Greetings and Happy New Year!
Let’s all home that 2017 goes a bit better than the last part of 2016. One way to help make that happen is to keep the hassle and aggravation down to a minimum. If we can have a bit of fun at the same time, so much the better.
Here’s something cool that is not only fun, but it can make traveling easier, too. You may know that I have been a big fan of the Web site LiveATC for some time. Check it our at www.liveatc.net and you will see what I mean. Visitors can listen to air traffic control at thousands of airport. It is possible to listen in to both landing and take off controls AND ground movements.
LiveATC is available as an app for Android and iPone, and it is also available for Windows phones. It is rather cool to be sitting at an airport with the phone tuned into the local control tower. Of course, I use earbuds to keep from annoying my neighbors, but that makes it even easier to hear what is going on.
Once upon a time I was plane spotting near LAX. I used the LiveATC app to hear the approach of one of the gigantic A380 planes. These are the largest passenger aircraft in the world. I was able to get a good look at the airplane because I got to a decent viewing location in time.
Check out LiveATC for both the computer and smartphones this New Year.