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Listening to air traffic control

How many folks here on the discourse also listen to air traffic control?


I do from time to time.



I listen to YSBK from NYC when I get homesick.

I am next to the Hudson River VFR corridor. I can listen to it on a scanner or aviation handheld.

Sometimes I listen to a new tower before I visit the airport. When I did IFR training, we would practice in the Sim before shooting the actual approach.

Google Earth is also nice for getting a sight picture for unfamiliar airports. Just remember that it can be years old.

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I did in the past, but YOW is too boring for that.:wink:


I’ll listen to LiveATC when I go to watch planes land at a local airport. I also plan to setup a LiveATC station at a small airport with an ADS-B Raspi and use the ADS-B data to trigger a tweet when planes are inbound so I can listen to / watch those aircraft land.


I want to set up a live feed but I looked into it but process to compile it is too much for me

Look at this one, see if it helps:

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I may try that route when I get home

That sounds interesting.


Unfortunately this wont work neither Radarbox will not provide any reasonable help. In their forums they show people asking for help without any answers.What I found their instructions the only way is to actually build a feeder and add the ATC feeder as a second RTL device.I tried to just make this as a ATC feed from a Pi3b I had but it doesnt work. Too bad that setting up a ATC feed with a raspberry pi is too much for me to make.
If there is a easy way to set up a Pi as a ATC feed , please let me know.

That sounds fascinating.


I have contacted liveATC.com folks to see what it would take to set one up with them.