Not sure how many others do this, now that I don’t work at a desk I don’t get the chance as much, pull up liveatc.net and pick whichever airport you like and then watch the action on Flightaware at that airport. Just about as cool as having TRACON right in your living room!!
Also Youtube has many good videos by pilots and non pilots.
If you’d like to pass large amounts of time and would like some detailed accounts of some VFR and IFR flights in GA singles, you can visit My Flight Log site. There’s enough text in some of those flight reviews (particularly the recent ones) to sink a ship, or at the very least, put the whole crew to sleep while the ship drifts hopelessly off course, and quite possibly into an iceberg.
I added a Moving Map page today which gives a birds eye view of the arrival on two of the flights (thanks to Passur’s airport monitor product) with some audio commentary as to what was going on at the time.
You can spend DAYS watching Passur Airport Monitor. Pick a busy airport, pick a day in the past (a few hours or few days beforehand is fine) and enjoy the stream. You can click on any plane, see the callsign, origin, destination, altitude and aircraft type. You can zoom in/out and even use 2x, 5x, or 10x time compression to really understand the traffic flows.
I guess I can join the fray for shameless video plugs.
- YouTube will have you endure my flying adventures that include approaches, ATC communications, IMC, landings, takeoffs, interior makeover of my plane, stalls and falls, watching a glory from my plane during a Grace (AKA Angel) flight, watching a sunset from 2000 feet, commercial flights, overflight of snow in Mississippi, preflighting my plane, video of a dog as my passenger and just “plane having fun”
I do not mind-----And in the shape I am in I DO NOT CONSIDER any of you folks help shameless plugs----Darn its all great stuff and when you can not move and join in… Hey watching something of such superior expertise is pretty darn good…
I am very thankful for all the additions and pretty humbled as well.