Follow Embry-Riddle Aircraft Live with the Free Flight Tracker App
Embry-Riddle’s live flight-tracking app, ERAU Live, is now available for iOS and Android, and it can be installed on a mobile device for free via the app store. Or, log on online to follow every active Embry-Riddle aircraft in real time.
ERAU Live was developed by Senior Software Engineers Mohamed Mahmoud and John Pesce in the Next Generation Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Advanced Research Lab (NEAR).
In the app, click on any aircraft chevron icon and you will see the call sign (ACID), pressure altitude (PALT), geometric altitude (GALT), heading (HDG), airspeed (SPD) and the departure and arrival. Click “follow” to track progress of a flight.
Embry-Riddle pioneered the implementation and testing of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) in its aircraft. With ADS-B, both pilots and controllers see radar-like displays with accurate traffic data sent from aircraft, updated in real-time. Pilots also have access to weather services, terrain maps and flight information services, which increases the pilots’ situational awareness, along with the safety of every flight.
The ERAU Live flight tracker app also enables you to access the data feed for all active ADS-B equipped flights in the vicinity of Daytona Beach International Airport (KDAB) and Ernest A. Love Field in Prescott (KPRC), and IFR flights in the southeast and southwest areas with an easy-to-use interface.
About the Next-Generation ERAU Applied Research Lab
The NEAR lab, located at Embry-Riddle's Daytona Beach Campus is a research and development facility supporting faculty, staff and students. Chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Dr. Tim Wilson directs NEAR’s team of engineers and researchers, who collaborate with the aerospace and aviation industry on software engineering proof of concept, modeling and simulation, data mining and various other related projects.
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