Welcome to the Mineta San José International Flight Tracking System, WebTrak™. This system allows you to watch the movement of flights and air traffic patterns within the greater San Jose region.
This feature allows you to watch the movement of flights and air traffic patterns currently in use within the Bay Area. This map will show flight tracks of aircraft arriving and departing from SFO, Oakland, and San Jose Airport and other nearby general aviation airports. Blue plane icons are arrivals, green are departures, black are General Aviation or small propeller aircraft and helicopters. The white icons are aircraft transiting the area and bypassing local airports. The icon sizes are uniform regardless of the actual size of the aircraft.
These flight tracks, although taken from actual radar data, are not in real time. There is a delay of ten minutes, as indicated in the lower left corner of the map window. This can be helpful if you notice an unusual overflight in your neighborhood and you need time to bring up this website to study its altitude and flight path. It is not uncommon to see tracks occasionally disappear as the information is updated.
There are several ways to navigate the map. The scroll bar on the right side and bottom of the map can be used to move it vertically and horizontally. Or, double clicking on any point on the map will cause it to re-center on that position. The "Zoom" pull down on the bottom-left portion of the screen will show options to make the map zoom in and out. Holding the mouse cursor over the airplane will show its altitude (in feet, above sea level) at the bottom of the window. Clicking on a plane icon will change its color to yellow and allow continuous tracking of the airplane to a destination or out of the coverage area.
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, you will need to use the Decode Page.
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