How many planes are in the air now?

According to official figures, in 2020, approximately 60 million flights took place worldwide and 6 billion people traveled by airways. But have you ever thought how many planes are in the sky at any given moment? Although it is an open-ended question that differs according to both the days of the year and the hours of the day but we know there can be between 8,000 and 20,000 planes in the sky at any time, according to Flight Radar. If we look at the busiest moments during the year, it is possible to see more than 16,000 aircraft simultaneously in the sky between 2-4pm afternoon on a Friday in July-August. For example, we can get the information that 13,000 planes are in the sky right now. Flight Radar is a worldwide flight monitoring service and offers you instant information about thousands of aircraft worldwide. Flight Radar tracks 180,000+ flights, from 1,200+ airlines, flying to or from 4,000+ airports around the world instantly. You can reach Flight Radar on online or Mobile Apps.

Who is flight radar useful for?

Anyone who is interested in civil aviation, who is interested in airplanes, or who just wants to follow a relative who is constantly traveling by plane, should have the application. It is both useful and simple to use.
 

How does flight radar work?

The map shown on the website is sufficient for the use of aircraft radar. Flight movements in the surrounding area are shown on that map. More information about this plane can be found by simply clicking on the plane symbol shown on the map - such as airplane type, departure and landing times, destination. In addition to this information, it is possible to see the route of the aircraft so far. So aircraft radar is really easy to use.
 
If a user wants to access information about a particular aircraft, they can type the plane number in the search box and send it to the search. The map will show the area where this aircraft is currently located. Of course, other information about the aircraft will also be seen (departure, departure airport, arrival airport, aircraft type, etc.)
 
 

Where do the flight radar data come from?

Until the end of the 20th century, the aircraft radar was used only for professional purposes. It was used by employees working in the tower in civil aviation and responsible for the control and smooth running of flight connections. Of course, it was also used by military personnel. Like workers in civil aviation, they were responsible for the smooth running of flight connections.
 
As the importance of air connections increased, the importance of radars began to increase. More and more planes need to be tracked. Therefore, the development of the radar system is an important step for aviation. Radar systems are being installed more and more every day in the world. Since these systems can only observe a part of the airspace, the connection, sharing and compatibility of the information is important. For this reason, the information is provided by the purchaser.
 
Over time, especially with the use of the Internet, users can easily access information about flight connections in almost every home. It is possible to see this in public use areas such as different flight radar (fly radar) apps or “flightradar24”. Wherever you are in the world, it is possible to easily access information supplied by aircraft radar via smartphone or computer.

What are the features of it?

  • Simultaneously showing the position of the aircraft in the world

  • To show the number of brands, models and voyages of aircraft

  • Simultaneously showing the current flight heights, descends and elevations of the aircraft

  • Showing the current speeds of the planes simultaneously

  • Showing the routes of the planes,

  • To show how many kilometers they have traveled and how many more roads remained since the planes started

  • Displaying how long the planes have been on the road and how long they have been left

  • To show how many degrees outside are in the airports

  • Reporting the blowing speed and direction of the wind in the airports

  • Do not show the departure times of the planes from the airports and the hours of the planes that will land at the airport

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