Came across Flight Radar 24 this morning when one of my colleagues inquired about monitoring flights in real time.

I immediately focused on the Middle East region and found an interesting flight path. Looks like the site tracked this flight’s take off and landing multiple times as it shuttled between Kuwait and Dubai. :) There was another interesting flight path where it looked like some flights just took a u-turn in the middle of the Indian ocean and flew back. Quite interesting to see this interactive picture of what’s happening in the skies above.

What’s more interesting is that it only costs about 600 EUR to setup your own receiver and antenna (up to 350km range) to pull up this info on your personal computer. Most commercial aircraft models are supported but no surprise that hardly any military ones were present. Who would have thought it’s this easy to track our flight movements?