We are changing the layout of our website over the following 12 months. At present we have the Flying section available with real-time tracking. This revision to the dashboard page, released as the Flying page, has a few extra features. Take a look below to start using these now.
The Flying page is an integration of some aspects of the original Dashboard page and the Tracks page. We have tried to make the Flying page a real-time, uncluttered, advanced page for viewing your aircraft's current location and flight.
The New Features
- Google Earth 3D. Click on the map layers icon in the Map Menu Bar to see the Google Earth View.
Please note that you may be shown this screen asking you to download the Google Earth Plugin.
You will need to download the plugin, click run, and wait for the plugin to be installed. Once installed you will be able to refresh the page to see the Google Earth View.
If you are asked to trust the website, click trust. Also, you must ensure you have the latest version of the Google Earth Web Plugin. If you don't, please follow the steps on our Google Earth Plugin Page.
- ETA for aircraft Flying. Now you can select an aircraft which is currently active, click the ETA button, and right click on the map to get an estimated time of arrival of the aircraft. You also get a distance from the last point to the destination. If you need to move the ETA location at any time, simply click and hold on the ETA box and drag it around. To remove the ETA box, simply click on the ETA button in the points of interest again.
- Full Screen Map. On the Map Menu Bar you will see a new icon on the far right. This increases the map to full screen. Simply press escape or click the full screen icon again to go back to the standard map view. Please note, Safari, Google Chrome, or Firefox will be required.
- Faster loading of position reports. All the data is now stored on the client side, which means when you click on a position report or a new track it will open much quicker. You will also see the map reloading position report data by a small blue reload bar at the top of the page.
- Active aircraft vs AOG. We have added another icon, the plane, to the Map Menu Bar which shows and hides the non-active aircraft, clearing the screen of aircraft that are not currently flying. If aircraft have not sent a position report in the last 15 minutes they will not show as being active.
- Sort aircraft. You can sort aircraft in the sidebar by alphabetical and latest flight. This allows you to easily select or see who is flying now. The sidebar, by default, will place any aircraft currently on SOS at the top of the list.
- Time of flight. Each aircraft in the list within the sidebar shows the flight time total.
- Improved visibility of each track. Previously all tracks would overlay each other. Now, by clicking on an aircraft in the list it will only show the track of the aircraft you have selected and no other tracks, reducing confusion over which position reports belong to which aircraft.
- Points of interest. Any points of interest, such as Mark Button press notifications, Watch on or Watch off are now shown on the Flying page sidebar.
- More map to view. The map is now bigger and covers the full screen.
- System Status. You will see a dot in the top right of the page. This is an indication of the system status. If the icon is green, everything is good. If this is orange then there is a partial system outage. If it is red, the whole system is down.
- Logout and Settings. To access your settings pages or logout you just need to click on your name in the top right of the page.