I invite you to explore Flight Track On Line for your next balloon flight! Or, explore it with any of the active flights (click on the hamburger menu and select Active Flights) that are plentiful at six hour intervals starting at 00:00 UTC.
- Payload Tracking
- Payload Search
- Active Flights
- 10 Day Flight Archive
- Active Flights List (updated every 30 seconds)
- Flight Information at Each Location
- Follow Up to Three Flights
- Predicted Descent Path
- Displayed After Burst
- Updated Every 3 Minutes
- Graphical Activity Metrics
- Distance Measurement Tool
FTOL Introduction Details
I have been using FTOL to follow flights for many months. While I believe it’s ready for everyone to use, I think there are opportunities for improvements and possibly an occasional odd behavior. For the features listed above, I ask for your indulgence and your feedback when you think of something that could benefit you and others, or if you find something odd.
FTOL replaces the desktop version. I released the Flight Track add-in for Microsoft MapPoint in 2010 and appreciated everyone who experimented with it. When my laptop gave out, it was time to step back and determine a direction for Flight Track. I considered tool stacks for development, and Microsoft was ending support for MapPoint (I understand it is not supported on Windows 10). I eventually settled on a web-based design and started implementation at the end of 2014.
The product is available for your use, entertainment (yes, I’ve spent some Saturday mornings entertaining myself with FTOL), and tracking!