5 Days of Airplanes over PEI

I took the overflights of PEI data that I visualized earlier for an 18 hour period and extended the visualization to include the last 5 days of overflights. Here’s what it looks like:

Five Days of Planes over Prince Edward Island

Here’s the same data, but converted into a KML file and loaded into Google Earth, with altitude as well as latitude and longitude used to draw the tracks:

Five Days of Planes over Prince Edward Island (in Google Earth)

In this image, the intensity of the shadow clamped to the ground tells you something about how frequently a given path has been followed.

Here’s the KMZ file that you can load into your own Google Earth to see the data from different perspectives.


Oliver B's picture
Oliver B on March 16, 2015 - 23:11 Permalink

I'd be interested to see the PEI flyover density in relation to the amount the surrounding area is overflown. Also to know what proportion represents planes landing there.

Peter Rukavina's picture
Peter Rukavina on March 17, 2015 - 00:10 Permalink
Unfortunately, I don’t have an way to show surrounding area (non-PEI) overflights, so it’s hard to be able to compare. Of the flights I’ve detected over these past 5 days, only one has been landing on PEI. In part that’s because my receiver isn’t oriented in a way that would receive position reports, line of sight, from planes at low altitude coming into Charlottetown.
Shawn's picture
Shawn on March 20, 2015 - 02:01 Permalink

I use planefinder.net to see what is going on over PEI. They were kind enough to send me all the equipment I needed to get set up. I had the antenna professionally installed, and the receiver can see south of NS, and almost to Gaspe. I am just starting to explore the software and the info I have available.