WebTrak is a tool that allows you to access flight activity of aircraft over metropolitan areas.
Using a map to display surrounding suburbs within 55 km of a selected airport, WebTrak allows you to view information about arriving and departing aircraft, from 40 minutes to three months ago.
You can also:
- locate your street address and have your home appear on the map
- see noise levels of individual aircraft
- view information about aircraft type, height, origin and destination
- display an aircraft’s flight path and point of closest approach to your home
- zoom in and out down to street level.
How does it work?
WebTrak uses information from air traffic control secondary surveillance radars to monitor aircraft:
- within 55 km of the airport
- Up to 30 000 ft above mean sea level (AMSL).
Aircraft noise data is downloaded daily from noise monitors strategically located around communities close to the airport.
A broadband internet connection is recommended. You may experience a short delay when WebTrak is launched as a large amount of data is downloaded.
Due to the technology used to provide an accurate representation of aircraft operations, some components of WebTrak may not be fully accessible to people using screen readers.
To enable the visualisation of WebTrak graphics, your platform must have the capacity to run Flash. However, without Flash you are still able to access much of the information from a text version. Once you are logged into WebTrak, click the ‘Help’ tab followed by the ‘Accessibility’ tab and finally the ‘Text-only version’ tab.