Flight Explorer: Turning the Tables on ATC

In recent years, the Internet has had revolutionary impact on aviation by making a vast array of time- and safety-critical information available on demand. Now, in what may be one of the most exciting Internet applications ever, pilots and others can view and track aircraft movements throughout North America, Europe and major transoceanic routes in real-time. Airlines and major corporate operators have had this capability for a few years, but now the cost is so low less than $10 a month that the rest of us can look in on the airspace, too. AVweb editor Mike Busch offers a detailed look at this remarkable new service.

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