AOPA members flying to the Louisville, Kentucky, area this weekend for the 128th running of the Kentucky Derby have available a real-time aircraft position display for pinpointing aerial chokepoints, courtesy of AOPA and Certified partner Flight Explorer.
"With the number of aircraft expected for this year's Derby, pilots know to expect aerial congestion," said Flight Explorer president and CEO Walter Kross. "They just don't know where. This real-time picture can help pilots keep horse races on the ground."
Flight Explorer's aircraft position display, centered on Louisville International Airport (Standiford Field), is on the AOPA Web site until Monday morning, May 6. It accurately shows real-time positions of all GA aircraft operating under IFR, as well as some VFR aircraft using ATC flight following service within a 30-mile radius of Louisville.
The display is updated once a minute and includes moving "tags" for each aircraft, showing identification, speed, altitude, and additional information. In addition to showing traffic congestion, the display shows restricted area 3704B, which is scheduled to be active during the period.
AOPA and Certified partner Flight Explorer offer subscriptions to the fully functional version of AOPA Flight Explorer Personal Edition for just $8.95 for up to 10 hours of real-time flight tracking per month, a discount of more than 10 percent from the regular subscription cost for non-AOPA members. For more information on subscriptions, see the Web site.