(September 21, 2005) -- LB Airport has launched a new feature on its website letting internet users track incoming and outgoing aircraft and information related to them. LBReport.com posts a link below.
"Web Trak" shows aircraft going in and out of LGB, and identifies each aircraft's altitude, origin, destination, estimated time of arrival, aircraft type and identification number/flight number...and includes noise data.
"Noise data is available from a number of critical noise monitoring locations." LGB's website says. "On a daily basis the radar, flight and noise data is downloaded and processed by our Airport Noise and Operations Monitoring System (ANOMS). The data is checked, enhanced and used for our monitoring and enforcement program. The improved data is uploaded to the website server on a daily basis."
For security reasons, flight data are delayed roughly ten minutes before release.
Caveat: Web Trak requires a bit of software, downloadable free, called an "SVG Plugin"; additional system requirements are listed on the Airport's web page.
Additional caveat: we haven't completely "flight tested" Web Track yet, so we can't totally vouch for it (don't blame us for computer gliches or crashes)...but the page loaded for us and LB Airport staff delivered an impressive live presentation at the Sept. 20 City Council meeting, so fasten your computer safety belt and enjoy your ride.
To take a "test flight" with Web Track, start by clicking on its Web Trak Introduction Page and follow the instructions.