Welcome to the Lee County Port Authority Flight Tracking System

 

Click the following icon to access Lee County Port Authority’s WebTrak:

WebTrak is a Bruel & Kjaer web-based flight tracking system that provides near real-time and historical aircraft flight track information within the immediate area of both Southwest Florida International and Page Field. The source used to provide the flight tracks and other aircraft information is from Federal Aviation Administration data collected and distributed by ITT/Excelis. 

Bruel & Kjaer makes every effort to ensure that the data used is complete and accurate for the viewing public. In order to do so, a number of simplifying assumptions have been made to make the near real-time display of the data practical. Flight tracks that are displayed in the “Show Current Flights” mode are captured raw and have not been subject to auditing. Bruel & Kjaer audits the data nightly which allows for flight track smoothing and other minor corrections to the raw data. Corrections made to the flight track data will be made available the following day in the historical mode.

As you use the flight tracking system, please note the following:

  •   The site is best accessed through a high-speed broadband Internet connection. If you have a dialup connection, it will perform very slowly.
  •   This application should not be used to predict arrival or departure times for a particular passenger flight.
  •   Per federal regulations, some aircraft flight data is excluded. This includes operations by law enforcement and military aircraft.
  •   Aircraft information, including the aircraft model, the origin/destination airports, and flight number, is included whenever possible; however, this information is often not available for general aviation aircraft flight tracks displayed in the system.

Overflight Comment Information

In addition to being able to view aircraft, WebTrak does provide the ability for individuals to file overflight comments about specific aircraft. To create a comment, click on the aircraft of concern and then click the “Show Overflight Comment Form” on the bottom left of the pop up box. You will be required to fill in some mandatory information and then an email will be submitted to Lee County Port Authority staff to review and respond back, as necessary.

Data Source

Flight and aircraft radar data originate from ITT/Exelis, the primary FAA radar data distributor. That data is streamed directly to Bruel and Kjaer to be viewed on WebTrak.  The Port Authority does not have the ability to modify any flight information displayed as the data is streamed directly from the source to Bruel and Kjaer. In the event of a data outage the Port Authority will notify Bruel & Kjaer and flight information not available during the outage will be backfilled once the system comes back online.

Computer Requirements

WebTrak is best viewed using a high-speed broadband internet connection. A dial-up connection may also be used, but loading the application and data will be much slower resulting in longer waiting periods. And, it will not be possible to use high levels of acceleration when replaying flights.

WebTrak requires that Adobe Flash 9, or higher, be installed on your computer. Adobe Flash should automatically update to the correct version. If you have difficulties with Adobe Flash then you should refer to the Adobe product page for Flash 9. Your computer should meet the following minimum specifications:

  •   Windows 98 or later, or Mac OS/X
  •   128MB of RAM (256MB recommended)
  •   500MHZ processor (1GHz recommended)

Internet Explorer 6+ or Firefox 2+ are recommended for Windows users, and Safari on the Mac. Other browsers may work but they have not been tested.

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. The Lee County Port Authority makes no warranty, representation of 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. The Lee County Port Authority explicitly disclaims any warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The Lee County Port Authority 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 any information or data furnished hereunder.

 

For more information, click the links below:

 Roles and Responsibilities  Airport Noise Zones (PDF)
 Noise Abatement and Operational Controls  2011 Part 150 Study
 Tips for Homeowners/Real Estate  Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
 Noise Glossary and Acronyms  FAA – Southern Region Airports Division
 Frequently Asked Questions  Contact Us

 

 Click the following icon to access Lee County Port Authority’s WebTrak: