So, I look up in the sky and there is a 4-engine aircraft well above 30,000 ft. making this beautiful crisp contrail.
I live near a major airport (LAX) but it was obviously overflying SoCal and heading somewhere else.
So, I go to FlightAware thinking I could zoom in on SoCal and look for any high-altitude 4-engine jets moving in that general direction.
And I’m presented with these options:
- don’t zoom at all.
- zoom in on LAX traffic, but only get arrivals & departures for LAX, not overflights.
- try and find the flight by selecting its aircraft-type (747 or 340, I presume).
The question is - is there a way zoom in on a specific area of the U.S. (like right over my own house) and see all traffic overhead - even if I don’t know the origin/destination or the a/c type?
Be kind … I am a n00b. I’ve been on FlightAware for exactly 22 minutes - ever.