How to spot military aircraft in FlightRadar24
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How to find Military aircraft:
When you are searching for Military aircraft, there are three main factors that you must keep in mind.
This is possibly one of the first errors people make when trying to spot Military aircraft. Here’s the basics when it comes to date:
- Easier to find on weekdays rather then weekends, and holidays.
Another huge mistake, you need to know where to look. It’s unlikely you’ll find a C-17 flying near Amsterdam Schiphol. Here are some of the best areas to look:
- In the UK, look near Brize Norton for all military operations. If you’re looking for fighters (fighters are hard to find unless they’re trainers), look near the Mach Loop in Wales. If you’re looking for tankers, look near the channel and on the east coast. A sweet spot is just above Norwich.
- In Spain look around Southern Madrid and Zaragoza.
- In Italy look around Taranto and in Sicily. You’ll find some patrols in the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Military aircraft tend to have to following characteristic on FlightRadar24:
- No logos (enable airline logos to use this). If you see an aircraft symbol such as an A340 symbol that is unbranded, odds are it’s a KC-35.
- 747 unmarked: C-5 Galaxy.
- A340 unmarked: KC-35’s.
- A330 unmarked: A330 MRTT, 767’s.
- Dash-8 unmarked: C-130’s and A400M.
- BAE unmarked: C-17’s.
- Jets have unique symbols.
With this in mind, have fun! Post your finds here