Last Week’s Poll Results: Keep Aircraft Tracks In Plain View


More than half of a healthy number of respondents were in favor of letting airplane trackers do their thing.

Russ Niles
Russ Niles is Editor-in-Chief of AVweb. He has been a pilot for 30 years and joined AVweb 22 years ago. He and his wife Marni live in southern British Columbia where they also operate a small winery.


  1. So much for the “wisdom of the crowd”.

    I wonder how many of those 2600+ folks would feel the same way when (not if) license plate trackers are readily available to every bored 10-year-old, ex-husband, marketing company, guy watching your car in the store parking lot last night, employer, and everyone else who has no business knowing where you are, or aren’t, at any point in time.

    “Vous Regarde” was thirty years prescient.

  2. That technology has existed for years. Mind you it is harder to track but can be done by any motivated high school student. I don’t mind because I’m not doing anything illegal. I wonder what the heck you’re doing that you’re that scared about folks knowing where you are.

    • SERIOUSLY??!!!

      Oh wait, you’re joking, right? For a minute I thought you were saying you’re advocating for anyone to know everything about your every move whether its any of their business or not.