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Travel Flight Delayed? You Can Listen to Air Traffic Control Updates From Your Phone

15:52  26 june  2018
15:52  26 june  2018 Source:   mentalfloss.com

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When your flight is delayed and you 're stuck sitting in your seat on the runway, you may not get as many updates as you want from your pilot about But there's another way to get the details on your flight status: As Thrillist alerts us, there is an audio feed that allows you to listen in on the air traffic

Air Traffic Control in action. Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images. Unfortunately, UK law puts a stick in the spokes to listening to the ATC at When your flight is delayed and you 're stuck sitting in your seat on the runway, you may not get as many updates as you want from your pilot about But

a laptop computer sitting on top of a table: Flight Delayed? You Can Listen to Air Traffic Control Updates From Your Phone© iStock Flight Delayed? You Can Listen to Air Traffic Control Updates From Your Phone When your flight is delayed and you're stuck sitting in your seat on the runway, you may not get as many updates as you want from your pilot about what's going on. But there's another way to get the details on your flight status: As Thrillist alerts us, there is an audio feed that allows you to listen in on the air traffic control channel almost in real time, while you're still on the plane. (Assuming you're allowed to use your cellular data/plane Wi-Fi, that is.)

LiveATC provides audio streams of air traffic control radio feeds for 1200 airports across the world. (Some countries prohibit streaming this audio, so not every airport's feed is available.) Through the app, you can either find a nearby airport—the one you're already sitting at, perhaps—or browse all the feeds to check out what's going on at an airport hundreds of miles away. You just need to know the ICAO airport code (which is slightly different from the more recognizable three-letter abbreviation that appears on tickets and baggage tags, like LAX or JFK), or you can pick an airport out from the interactive world map.

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© iStock Flight Delayed ? You Can Listen to Air Traffic Control Updates From Your Phone . By Shaunacy Ferro, Mental Floss. When your flight is delayed and you 're stuck sitting in your seat on the runway, you may not get as many updates as you want from your pilot about what's going on.

You don't need a pilot's license to eavesdrop on runway chatter. © iStock Flight Delayed ? You Can Listen to Air Traffic Control Updates From Your Phone . By Shaunacy Ferro, Mental Floss. When your flight is delayed and you 're stuck sitting in your seat on the runway

You can usually choose between several different feeds coming from different towers across the airport, picking between arrivals and departures, north and south towers, and various other options, depending on the airport's setup. For the uninitiated, it might be difficult to figure out what's going on in the feeds—pilots and controllers talk fast and use terminology that the average traveler probably isn't familiar with—but it's nonetheless a fascinating glance at what's going on behind the scenes while you're sitting there dreaming of that upcoming in-flight beverage service.

You can listen for free online at LiveATC.net, or download the app for $3.99 for iOS or Android.

[h/t Thrillist]

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