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SAN WebTrak Flight-Tracking and Noise Information

Welcome to San Diego International Airport (SAN) Internet Flight Tracking System using Brüel & Kjær’s WebTrak. WebTrak is a system that allows you to watch the movement of flights and air traffic patterns within the greater San Diego area. This flight tracking system includes specific information about flights from San Diego International (SAN), Montgomery Field (MYF), Brown Field (SDM), NAS North Island (NZY), and MCAS Miramar (NKX) airports, as well as information on air traffic transiting through the San Diego area. Information shown includes the aircraft’s type, altitude, origin/destination airports, and flight identification.

  • Green aircraft icons represent departures from SAN
  • Red aircraft icons represent arrivals to SAN
  • Yellow aircraft icons represent aircraft operations to/from MYF and SDM
  • Blue aircraft icons represent military aircraft operations from NKX and NZY
  • Black aircraft icons represent aircraft operating to/from any other airports in the region, or that are transiting through the area and are not identified as flying to/from an airport

Currently the data can only be reviewed in Replay Mode. The data will typically be made available for the previous day. Live Mode will be forthcoming in the near future.

Flight and aircraft radar data originate from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ASR-9 Radar system located on the MCAS Miramar property. SAN’s Airport Noise Mitigation Department owns and operates a Passive Surveillance Radar (PASSUR) system that collects both the flight track and flight identification from the FAA’s ASR-9 Radar. That data is then downloaded and processed in the Department’s Airport Noise and Operations Monitoring System (ANOMS), whereupon it is uploaded for WebTrak usage.

If you are a first time user of this system, please take a few minutes to read the “Start Here,” “Legend,” and “Help” tabs in the upper left corner of the WebTrak site. These should assist you in understanding the full capabilities of WebTrak and how to use it.

Noise Readings on WebTrak

Noise readings shown on WebTrak at the numerous noise monitors in the vicinity of the airport are represented by the A-weighted sound pressure level reading. A-weighted decibels, abbreviated dBA, are an expression of the relative loudness of sounds in air as perceived by the human ear. These noise levels represent the actual sound level at that location at that moment in time, and may be the result of an aircraft flying over or near the noise monitor. These noise levels may also be attributed to community-based noise, such as vehicle traffic, lawnmowers, etc., or just the ambient noise at that location.