FlightAware Discussions

Radar on Flight Tracker

#1

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

#2

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.

#3

Thank you.

#4

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

#5

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.