Look, up in the sky! - Macleans.ca

Look, up in the sky!

A new Vancouver airport website tracks the flight paths of all YVR aircraft, a Canadian first.

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Vancouver International Airport is famous for its plane watchers, who park themselves, literally, at the end of the runways. Now the airport authority is delivering to your computer, a bird’s eye view of all commercial aircraft over Metro Vancouver. The website tracks, with a 10-minute delay for security reasons, the flight paths of all incoming and outgoing planes and helicopters, their altitudes and even their noise levels. It’s a plane-nut’s dream, and a first for a Canadian airport, Canwest News Service reports. It will also, no doubt, be a focus for the wrath of those living under the flight paths in suburban Richmond and Surrey who contend with aircraft noise.

Canwest News Service

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