- 1). Go to FlightAware.com. FlightAware is a free website that receives constant data from the FAA's radar system, and plots this data on a map. FlightAware tracks, each day, where more than 50,000 flights in the world are located in the sky. The flight paths are displayed with only a few minutes lag time.
FlightAware is frequently consulted by the media in famous cases of pilot error and air crashes due to the their reputation as being the most accurate in-flight tracking system available to civilians.
- 2). Enter the Flight Number you wish to track in the left-side of the FlightAware home page. If you don't know the Flight Number, you can also search for flights by airline name or airport.
- 3). Click the "Track Flight" button.
- 4). Look at the FlightAware map in the center of the screen to see the airplane's flight path.
On the right side of the screen, you can also learn the current flight duration, and its status, arrived, on-time or delayed. If delayed, you'll see a updated flight arrival time.
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