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Local Flight Tracks

AirportMonitor™

Welcome to AirportMonitor™, John Wayne Airport’s (SNA) Internet flight tracking system. This system allows you to watch the movement of flights and air traffic patterns within the Orange County region.

Now even better and easier to use, as we have expanded the functions of the AirportMonitor™.

FEATURES:

  • Pause/Resume: You can now pause the flight activity, click on flights in pause mode to see who they are, then resume where you left off, (works in both live and replay mode) – useful for taking the time to find the flight you want at your own pace
  • Fast Forward in replay mode lets you choose faster replay speeds, to view the flight you want quicker
  • Helicopter identification – some helicopters, depending on their speed and flight behavior, will be identified by a black helicopter icon (helicopters that are flying like airplanes may still be identified by a black airplane icon).
  • Online help page - frequently asked questions and topics are now conveniently located right on the application.
Understanding Airline and Aircraft Codes

The information contained in some of the data fields is encoded to conform to standard FAA contractions (or shorthand). If you wish to decode the information in the Flight ID, Aircraft Type, and Origin and Destination fields please click on the following links:

Aircraft Icons

The icons are larger than the aircraft they represent and are uniform regardless of the actual size of the aircraft. Please be aware that there is vertical separation between intersecting aircraft which cannot be viewed on a two dimensional display.

System Requirements/Information

  • AirportMonitor is designed to run on any computer that supports Java Applets and JavaScript. To download the latest free version of the Java software, please visit http://java.com/en/download/windows_ie.jsp.
  • If the Java Software is installed and the AiportMonitor is not displaying properly, check in your Internet Explorer to make sure that you have Java enabled. To check click [Tools] on your menu bar then click [Internet Options]. You will see tabs across the top – click on the [Advanced Tab] and scroll down to make sure that there is a check in the white box next to Java. If it is not checked please check box and apply.
  • A reasonable amount of memory is necessary. A minimum 64 MB of RAM is recommended.
  • AirportMonitor runs best in Netscape or Internet Explorer version 3.0 and higher. JavaScript and Java must be enabled in your browser.
  • AirportMonitor may take some time to load and begin playing, depending on the speed of your communication link and computer processor. The performance of AirportMonitor will be adversely affected by slow or intermittent Internet connections.
  • AirportMonitor is a resource intensive application that is best run without any other applications open at the same time.
  • The optimal screen resolution for viewing this site is 1024 x 768.

Liability Statement

THIS WEB PAGE AND THE FLIGHT TRACKING INFORMATION IS A PUBLIC RESOURCE OF GENERAL INFORMATION. THE USE OF THIS SITE IS FOR ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES ONLY. JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT AND ORANGE COUNTY MAKES NO WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION OR GUARANTEE AS TO THE CONTENT, SEQUENCE, ACCURACY, TIMELINESS OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY OF THE DATABASE INFORMATION PROVIDED HEREIN. THE USER OF THIS SITE SHOULD NOT RELY ON THE DATA PROVIDED HEREIN FOR ANY REASON. JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT AND ORANGE COUNTY EXPLICITLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT AND ORANGE COUNTY SHALL ASSUME NO LIABILITY FOR:

  1. ANY ERRORS, OMISSIONS, OR INACCURACIES IN THE INFORMATION PROVIDED REGARDLESS OF HOW CAUSED; OR
  2. ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN OR NOT TAKEN BY THE USER OF THIS SITE IN RELIANCE UPON THE INFORMATION OR DATA FURNISHED.

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Frequently Asked Questions