There’s A Secret Way To Hear What’s Happening In The Cockpit Of Your Plane

Did you know that there’s a secret way to hear what your pilots are hearing in the cockpit? And yes, it’s legal and safe.

Aviation enthusiasts will love this one. If you have an internet connection aboard your plane, you can actually get almost as much information about your flight as the pilots.

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Flighradar24 is a free flight tracker and status updater. It allows you to see the same live air traffic reports that are available in the cockpit. The site even plots every plane in the air at that moment on a map, so you can see your own plane’s progress or check out nearby crafts in the skies.

You can also tune in to Live ATC via the internet for real live air traffic control broadcasts from control towers all around the world. These are the same broadcasts that the pilots are hearing, so it’s a great way to stay abreast of potential delays.

Of course, these services are only available if your flight has WiFi connectivity. You should always listen to flight crew and turn off your device’s data connection (i.e. switch to Airplane Mode) while you’re in the sky.