robbreid got a whole paragraph, thanks in large part to his tireless dedication to reporting incidents (though he seems to be slacking-off lately ).
A little more than half of FlightAware’s registered users are pilots, one of whom is Robert Reid of Toronto. Reid is a private pilot and lives close to both Buttonville (YKZ) and Downsview (YZD) airports. He uses FlightAware to track when a particularly interesting plane is taking off or landing, and to follow friends’ flights. YZD is used by Bombardier to fly their unfinished ultra-exclusive Global 5000 jets for completion at other locations. “I can click on YZD, and if a Global 5000 files a flight plan, I can catch them on camera departing YZD,” Reid told Wired.com. Such a picture is shown below. “I have a friend that owns a Cessna 421 in Torrance California, so I have it on FlightAware Flight Alert. When ever the aircraft files a flight plan, departs, or lands on the flight plan I get an email flight alert.” Reid also used LiveATC.net to listen to in-flight communications of a friend’s recent trip to West Palm Beach.