Sunday, February 12, 2006

Google Earth: Looking at airplanes flying into LAX in real time

For background, see my first post on Google Earth.

A web site called FBO Web has some (so far free) resources you can layer on GE. One of these is a near-real-time display of air traffic flying into and out of five major U.S. airports. LAX is near me, so I played with that view. It shows the flight path, altitude, airspeed (I think), and identification of aircraft. If you zoom in to a low altitude and tilt the view to near horizontal, you get a 3D view.

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