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AirportMonitor™ - Internet Flight Tracking System.
Welcome to Los Angeles World Airports LAX Internet Flight Tracking System, AirportMonitor™. This system allows you to watch the movement of flights and air traffic patterns within the greater Los Angeles region. If you are a first time user of this system, please take a few minutes to read the following information, which should assist you in understanding and utilizing the full capabilities of this site.
The system shows the flight tracks of aircraft arriving and departing to and from LAX, and from other airports throughout the region. It also shows aircraft transiting through the region. The size of the icons is much larger than the aircraft they represent and are uniform regardless of the actual size of the aircraft.
In the 10-minute delay mode you will see the following information about that particular flight displayed in the Flight Information fields on the right side of the screen:
Just under the map you will notice 5 buttons with corresponding zoom settings ranging from 6 miles to 96 miles. In order to change the view just click the button corresponding to the map setting you wish to view.
The LAX Internet Flight Tracking System has a replay function that archives flight track data for 3 months. This allows you to log on to the system anytime during the 3-month period and view past flight tracks. This replay function will be useful if an aircraft overflew your neighborhood and you were unable to log onto the system within the 10-minute delay period to view the flight tracks, or if you wish to view additional information about the aircraft.
To operate the replay, use the pull-down menus at the top of the page and enter the corresponding date and time you wish (using the 24-hour clock system), and then press the Start Replay button. To end the replay and return to the 10-minute delay mode press the Current button.
In the replay mode after an hour's delay for security reasons, you will be able to view
The information contained in some of the data fields is encoded to conform to standard FAA contractions (or shorthand). If you wish to decode the information in the Flight ID, Aircraft Type, and Origin and Destination fields please click on the following link: (DECODE PAGE)
Aircraft tracking, using secondary surveillance radar and the software that supports it, while highly reliable, is also complex. Sometimes circumstances can interfere with the signal, causing temporary distortions. For example, you will probably notice that an aircraft flying over LAX will temporarily disappear from the screen and then reappear away from the airport. This is due to the aircraft passing directly over the radar antenna and the temporary loss of signal. This is known in the industry as the cone of silence. You may also notice aircraft icons sometimes "dropping off" and/or suddenly doing unusual things. This is especially true in the area immediately around LAX, but could also occur away from the airport as well. These "ghost" aircraft are due to radar and aircraft transponder reflections from the ground and high rise buildings around the airport, and possibly from terrain and meteorological conditions farther away from LAX.
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LAX AirportMonitor - Internet Flight Tracking System