Picture this: You’re sitting at home, perhaps sipping a cup of coffee, as you watch aeroplanes fly across your computer screen. You’re tracking these planes in real time, all from the comfort of your living room. Thanks to Flightradar24, an online service that monitors commercial aircraft worldwide, this fascinating experience is a reality for aviation enthusiasts and curious minds alike.
Flightradar24 harnesses the power of various data sources, including a system called ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast), to bring accurate and detailed flight information straight to your fingertips. While it primarily showcases civilian flights, with a keen eye, you might just spot some military aircraft in the mix. Today, we’ll embark on a journey to understand how Flightradar24 operates, delve into the identification of military aircraft on the platform, highlight some instances of military aircraft sightings, answer common queries, and round up with an overview of the constraints and hurdles in tracking military aircraft on Flightradar24. Ready to jet off?