Alice Dryden (huskyteer) wrote,
Alice Dryden
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Late last night I remembered my portable airband radio - a present from my parents almost twenty years ago - and decided to see what I could pick up. I found both Heathrow and Gatwick, and was listening in to the conversations between tower and air when it occurred to me that I could also turn on the iPad and fire up the Flightradar24 app. Sure enough, I could hear Air Traffic Control instructing pilots to change speed, height or direction, then watch the little aircraft icons comply.

I'm sure this sort of thing is old news to moth_wingthane, but it was pretty exciting for me.
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