What is ADS-B? Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) is a surveillance technology that uses on-board satellite navigation to precisely determine an aircraft’s positioning. It is via an ADS-B Out transmitter that this system periodically broadcasts an aeroplane location, ground speed, altitude and velocity to both, nearby planes equipped with an ADS-B In receiver and … Continue reading “How ADS-B Flight Tracking Works”

Pakistan International Airlines Flight 757 (PK757) has been escorted to London Stansted. Flight PK757 Flight Path Flight PK757 departed Lahore Airport in Pakistan at 11:13 this morning and was scheduled to arrive at London Heathrow at 15:05 local time. The aircraft instead diverted into Stansted under escort from RAF Typhoon jets. A clickable screenshot of the flight path for PK757 … Continue reading “Lahore Flight Bound for Heathrow Escorted to Stansted”

We’ve had great fun creating 122 editions that have arrived every Friday in AvGeek inboxes across the globe. We hope that you have enjoyed all of the wonderful, bizarre and sometimes sad stories that we’ve pulled together from the crazy world of aviation. Whilst AvGeek Weekly has gone to the great plane desert we’re still here doing what … Continue reading “AvGeek Weekly – So long, and thanks for all the fish”

What is Flight Tracking? Flight tracking is, as the name suggests, the tracking of commercial aviation flights. However, due to this activity’s popularity and our ever-growing technical ability, flight tracking has grown into a huge network: One fuelled by global data received by data broadcasts and antenna radars placed all around the world. There are … Continue reading “A Brief History of Flight Tracking”

Greetings fellow AvGeeks. What a chaotic week that was! Clearly inspired by the Christmas Star Wars spinoff we have machines, drunks and animals all running amok! It’s a good job we finish in Dubai for a timely reminder of the beauty of flying! Flight Simulator Sets Fire to Airport Oh dear! This sim got a … Continue reading “AvGeek Weekly – Rogue Ones”

Merry Christmas Happy Holidays fellow AvGeeks. This week we start and finish our weekly roundup with some cool Santa stories. Ho ho ho Santa’s New Ride? The big fella has been getting some ideas from Amazon it seems! Pilot ‘congratulates passengers’ for drinking all of the alcohol on board AvGeek respect to the Raider … Continue reading “AvGeek Weekly – Happy Holidays”

About Santa’s Sleigh Every year come the December 24th, Father Christmas, Santa or Good Old St. Nick – however, you refer to him, has 32 hours to travel over 510,000,000 km, visiting over 91.8 million homes to get presents to over 400 million children. This, of course, varies yearly, depending on whose been good of course! … Continue reading “Track Santa’s Sleigh With Plane Finder’s Flight Tracker”

About Emirates Airline Established in 1983, Emirates Airline today is the Middle East’s largest airline. Based in Dubai, the airline operates over 3600 flights per week to more than 154 cities, in 80 different countries and across all six continents. In terms of international passengers carried, Emirates Airline is the world’s fourth-largest airline. But, when … Continue reading “How To Track an Emirates Airline Flight Status”