Monday, September 10, 2007
US & Canada Google Maps Flight Tracker
FlightStats.com has mashed up its services with Google Maps to deliver a real time map-based North American flight tracker! It works for most commercial flights originating and arriving in the United States and/or Canada and operates on a 5 minute delay for security reasons. To get started click on "Flight Tracker" and enter the carrier flight number and departure date. If you want to see Flight Tracker in action but don't have a flight number you can click "Track Random Flight". The flight tracker Google Map view works much the same as an in-flight tracker you'd see on-board an aircraft switching from national, regional and close-up position maps for the flight you are viewing. Essential real-time information gets displayed for you such as the flight status and scheduled arrival time. Other FlightStats.com info also gets displayed such as airport weather, national flight delays make this an informative real-time Google Maps travel mashup.
(There is also a mobile version of FlightStats.com)