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Track flights on maps

We have three related map-based tools that are designed to give you information – including noise levels – about planes using Heathrow’s flight paths.

xPlane allows you to find out what flew over you, when and how often. Webtrak allows you to track specific flights on specific days in relation to where you live. Webtrak 'My Neighbourhood' system gives you a general overview of where planes fly, giving you a better understanding of Heathrow's operations over time.

xPlane - find out what flew over you, when and how often

With xPlane you can:

  • Locate your address on the map
  • Display information about the numbers, heights, position and types of aircraft over your property
  • Look at flights over your area from the last six years
xPlane

 

xPlane is a powerful tool so we suggest you first read the manual to help you get the most out of it. You can download the manual here.

Webtrak – track a specific flight near you

With Webtrak you can:

  • Locate your address on the map
  • Display individual planes as they take off or land at Heathrow, detailing the type of plane, height, origin and destination of the flight as well as the noise levels recorded for that flight
  • Look at specific flights over different day and time periods
  • Track a specific flight and make a complaint about it.
Webtrack map

 

Webtrak now includes an enhancement called Digital Elevation Model (DEM) which takes into account the elevation of the property being overflown. When DEM is enabled, the point of closest approach is calculated using a digital map that knows the elevation above mean sea level of a geographical area.

The flight data for Webtrak is taken directly from the National Air Traffic Services (NATS) radar that is used to direct aircraft at Heathrow. The accuracy of the system has been verified by the Civil Aviation Authority.

Please note that there is a delay of 20 minutes on the flights shown on Webtrak.

Webtrak 'My Neighbourhood' – see an overview of Heathrow flight paths

With Webtrak 'My Neighbourhood' you can:

  • Locate your address on the map
  • Display general information of where aircraft fly at Heathrow
  • Understand how often particular flight paths are generally used on a monthly, quarterly or yearly basis
  • View detailed information on Heathrow's operations, such as a heat map that allows you to see at a glance how the distribution of traffic changes across the months.
Webtrack My neighbourhood map

Heathrow’s Webtrak and data systems are fed directly by the NATS radar that is used to direct aircraft to and from Heathrow.

The accuracy of the system has been verified by the CAA. Nevertheless in response to concerns about the data accuracy, an independent Dutch company, NLR, was appointed in 2015 under the auspices of the Heathrow Community Noise Forum to carry out the extensive verification study. This work was overseen by the Forum members and has taken place over the past year. NLR has now completed their study and it confirms that Heathrow’s data systems are accurate. The full report can be downloaded here:

Heathrow data verification report

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