28 February 2019

Following air flights

Did you know that you can follow flights in to detail? And not just flights in Europe, but flights from all over the world! How this works we explain in this article. 

Where can you follow flights? 

Through the website of following air flights from The United States, you can follow passenger and cargo flights for free from all over the world. On this website you can find a radar in which you can easily type in the wished-for destination. You can also zoom in and out by pressing the plus and minus buttons, to get a better overview of certain places. When you click on a plane you get more information, like where the plane took off and on which airport the flight will land. Even the speed and height of the airplane is calculated for you. 

Why follow an airplane?

Of course, many people have plane spotting as a hobby. They follow planes to calculate when a certain plane will be at a certain place in order for them to go see this plane. But wouldn’t it be a lot of fun to follow your friends and family as they fly somewhere? In that case it might be handy to have the flight number of the flight you would like to follow, since you can also search for flight numbers. Although it can also be a lot of fun to follow special airplanes, like the Airbus A380. Since this is the largest passenger airplane in the world. 

Imagine you have to pick up a family member from the airport, you might have to wait a long time before the plane lands. Like in case the plane gets delayed. This can be prevented by looking u the flight on the radar and following it. This way you will know exactly when the plane will land and if it might be delayed. This can save you a lot of time.