FlightAware Discussions

Radar on Flight Tracker

At what point does the FlightAware machine capture a radar image for a specific flight? ie, AWE2345 shows showers along the route, but what time is the radar image from as compared the the actual flight?

Thanks in advance for the answer.

EXTWA

For scheduled or en route flights, it’s the current picture (up to 5 or maybe 15 minutes old).

For completed flights, it’s the midpoint of the flight in time.

Thank you.

FlightAware - is this still how radar is depicted or has it been updated in the last 4 years?

  • For scheduled or en route flights, it’s the current picture (up to 5 or maybe 15 minutes old).
  • For completed flights, it’s the midpoint of the flight in time.

Thanks,

Jim

I found my own answer and the statement above is correct. If you look at a completed flight, on the bottom right, there is a time stamp for the radar imagery which is taken at the approximate midpoint of the flight.