Vancouver Launches Tracking Tool

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has become the first airport in Canada to offer a new online tool that allows members of the public to see real-time and historical flight and noise data collected by the Airport Authority’s aircraft noise monitoring and tracking system – WebTrak.
The new technology allows local residents to view flight activity over much of Vancouver.  Using radar data received from NAV CANADA and noise data collected at 20 noise monitoring terminals in the area, WebTrak displays a map of the region and current flight and noise activity.  A simple visual key identifies aircraft type, elevation and noise level, and tells the user whether the aircraft is arriving or departing.
Anyone with access to the Internet has the opportunity to replay flight activity within the past 30 days, locate their residence on the map to determine the distance from the aircraft, and, if they wish, register a comment or concern about a particular flight.