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Oct 21, 2019, 07:28 AM
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Ground tracking at airports.


http://airportviewer.com/

Here’s a site to track airplanes on the ground vs in air for whatever reason you might have.
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Oct 21, 2019, 09:38 AM
AeroDan
Thanks for the interesting webpage, Aeronca52. Like the way aircraft that are “holding-short” seem to “pulse”. Maybe it’s just my imagination, being such an enthusiast. O’Hare’s BUSY!!!
Last edited by Bell47G2; Oct 21, 2019 at 05:24 PM.
Oct 21, 2019, 07:44 PM
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I think they are just building up momentum to take off. :^)
Oct 27, 2019, 02:49 AM
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Roger.
Oct 27, 2019, 01:02 PM
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These apps come into play at busy airports, and busy times of the day. Gives pilots an idea of how many planes are in line for departure, and they can decide of they need to start all of their engines or not. Saves fuel. Of course, this depends on how much their aircraft weighs, and ground conditions (snow, ice, etc.).

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Oct 27, 2019, 01:08 PM
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I like this one:

Global - baby!

https://www.flightradar24.com/51,-2/6

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Oct 27, 2019, 07:48 PM
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We have been having some problems with some full scale planes making low passes over our R/C flying field. A Cessna 172 recently made a full flaps approach to our East/West runway and was down to about 100' before he powered up and flew away. This has happened several times recently.

A week or so ago a plane came toward our field and began loosing altitude and one of our club members pulled out his phone and held it up and was able to identify the plane by tail number. the ap he was using identified the plane, where the flight originated from, the aircraft's owner and his altitude, course and airspeed.

The plane's owner was a flight school at an airport about 30 miles from our field and the ap even provided a phone number for it. The member called the flight school, reported the actions of the plane and within less than a minute the plane veered away from our area and turned south and didn't come back.

Technology does have its advantages.

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Oct 28, 2019, 01:24 AM
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Technology does have its advantages.
And luckily, its consequences.

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Oct 29, 2019, 10:04 AM
AeroDan
This student pilot’s gonna be in HOT water.
Oct 30, 2019, 10:34 PM
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Naw. If I can go from the paper to electronic world at my age (62) you'll be fine. And, I have ForeFlight to learn in the near future. ForeFlight is quickly becoming the standard for civil and commercial aviation. You may want to take a look at it.

https://foreflight.com

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Oct 31, 2019, 09:53 AM
AeroDan
I’m almost 3-years away from turning 50. Nice Products. What do you think of the new MANDATORY rule from the FAA regarding ADS-B/in-ADS-B/out starting 1/1/20? I read it’s like a $7/11K upgrade.
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Nov 01, 2019, 02:09 AM
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Can you imagine the costs of mandatory equipment that has been added (demanded) over the years? When I started flying in the mid-70s, you didn't even have to have a VHF radio in your airplane - even at airports with control towers. Of course, there was certain airspace you could not fly in. Then came transponders, again, you didn't need one - depending on the airspace that you flew in. Now, uncontrolled airspace is a rarity.

I know little about the ADS B in/out program. I've been operating with ADS-C for four years now, but not on my dime! I feel for the private aircraft owners out there that have to meet the requirement of adding yet another layer of oversight to their aircraft. Not sure if it's going to be a breaking point in which there will be a lot of 'for sale' signs hanging on propellers, though. Frustrating, yes. Deal-breaker, no.

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Nov 01, 2019, 01:09 PM
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I fought tooth and nail over putting a cheapie ELT in my Champ until the AI said it had to have one.
Nov 02, 2019, 09:42 AM
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Did you mount yours just behind the Rear Cockpit Bulkhead, or under the panel?
Last edited by Bell47G2; Nov 02, 2019 at 12:17 PM.
Nov 03, 2019, 08:14 AM
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Right side panel behind the door. Grab it on the way (crawling?) out.


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