WebTrak is an innovative technology that enables you to see air traffic in the vicinity of Bournemouth Airport. We are one of the first airports in Europe to make this facility widely available, enabling you to see the general location and flow of flights.
The data you’ll see displayed is taken directly from the radar. However, it has been processed for public display and it is intended to show only the general location and flow of flights.
The information shown by WebTrak should not be used or relied upon for any other purpose including navigation or schedule information.
WebTrak enables you to see all aircraft operations in the vicinity of Bournemouth Airport with the exception of aircraft above 15,000 feet or outside a 30 mile radius (which is the limit of our radar recording) as well as some light aircraft.
WebTrak also provides detailed information about aircraft that have landed or taken off from Bournemouth Airport. This includes the aircraft track, altitude, airline and aircraft type. Flight information is updated daily and is displayed 24 hours behind real time. Flights which are not arriving or departing the airport are distinguished by a simple triangular icon.
As security is extremely important, we may on occasions, remove aircraft from the display.
Aircraft Tracks: The route an aircraft took after departing or before arriving at the airport.
Altitudes: The height of an aircraft in feet measured above mean sea level.
Airline: The airline information that is displayed is encoded in 3 or 4 characters.
Aircraft type: The aircraft type that is displayed is encoded in 3 or 4 characters.
If you have any questions or feedback about WebTrak, or if you wish to make a comment about aircraft operations at Bournemouth Airport, please use our feedback form.
You can also view our Frequently Asked Questions about Webtrak below, as an additional supplement to our General Information and additional Webtrak FAQ's.
Information on arriving or departing traffic at Bournemouth Airport will include the airline and aircraft type, its altitude and track. Other aircraft operating within the airport’s airspace will also be displayed but without such detailed information.
It is quite normal for aircraft to operate at a range of altitudes. Aircraft vary in size and larger aircraft often appear to be operating lower than others. WebTrak will give a very good idea of how high aircraft are in any particular area.
The altitudes shown by webTrak are transmitted by the aircraft. Sometimes some aircraft do not transmit altitude information, so when this happens webTrak simply displays the altitude as 0.
The airport’s air traffic controllers are in close contact with all aircraft to and from Bournemouth Airport. All aircraft comply with our procedures and instructions, as well as the requirements of the Civil Aviation Authority. If you have a concern, please contact us using our feedback form.