LAWA activates new flight tracking systemmihost
Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) has launched a new public Internet Flight Tracking System at Los Angeles International (LAX), LA/Ontario (ONT) and Van Nuys (VNY) airports. The new system, called WebTrak, replaces the flight tracking system LAWA has used since 2002. WebTrak allows the public to view movement of flights and air traffic within the greater Los Angeles region, and allows them to obtain information on the flight identification, aircraft type, altitude, and origin/destination airports of any aircraft flying over their neighborhoods. Real time data in the live mode is delayed 30 minutes for aviation security and historical data can be viewed up to 90 days after the flight. The new system uses FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) ARTS radar data, which improves the quality of the aircraft flight track data and is compatible with both PCs and Mac platforms.