Sites that offer free live airport radar tracking include FlightAware.com, Flightradar24.com, RadarBox24.com and RadarVirtuel.com. Each of these websites allow visitors to customize the area viewed and watch specific airport traffic patterns.
Radar tracking websites provide complete flight data for planes currently in the air, including flight path history and anticipated travel routes. Many of these sites also list complete arrival and departure information for specific airports. Some of the sites, including FlightAware.com, show live weather radar information along with flight information.
In addition to flight tracking maps, RadarBox24.com allows viewers to listen in to live control tower radio streams. Flightradar24 is also accessible via an app download on the Google Play Store for Android. Several larger airports, such as Edinborough, Scotland, and Sydney, Australia, provide access to live flight radar on their respective websites, but the information is restricted to flights arriving and departing from the specific airport offering the information. Many flight tracking websites grant viewers the ability to click on specific aircraft to see airplane numbers and photos of the aircraft, along with information such as the year the plane was commissioned and its flight history. FlightAware also hosts a robust forum on which visitors can discuss airport radar tracking tips and tricks.