Sometimes, a picture is worth 1000 words. To help community members interested in learning about flight operations and noise levels in their area, we implemented WebTrak for YVR - an innovative new online tool that allows the community to see “real-time” and historical flight and noise data. WebTrak provides an easy way to see what aircraft is overhead in the Metro Vancouver airspace.
WebTrak is a web-based tool that allows you to view "real-time" and historical flight and noise data collected by the Airport Authority's Aircraft Noise Monitoring & Flight Tracking System. For aviation security reasons, 'real-time' flight tracks are delayed by 10 minutes and specific flight information, including operating airline and flight number, remains hidden. Additionally, sensitive flight operations, such as law enforcement and military flights, are not displayed. Historical data (up to 30 days in the past) is available for replay.
The Vancouver Airport Authority acknowledges NAV CANADA for providing flight data and aircraft radar information for WebTrak. The intended use of WebTrak is to display the general location and flow of air traffic in the vicinity of YVR. Information is not intended for navigational or regulatory enforcement purposes. Altitudes, especially at low level, are not accurate and may vary greatly due to limitation in radar data and imaging.