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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.

Reliability of Radar Information

The intended use of this Web site is to display the general location and flow of air traffic in the greater San Diego area. WebTrak information is not intended for navigational purposes or airline schedule information. While ANOMS processes a large quantity of radar data with a very high level of accuracy, in a small number of cases, flight plan and noise data may not be correlated correctly. You may also notice aircraft icons sometimes "dropping off" and/or suddenly doing unusual things. This is especially true in the area immediately around SAN, but could also occur away from the airport as well. These "ghost" aircraft are due to radar and aircraft transponder reflections from the ground and high rise buildings around the airport, and possibly from terrain and meteorological conditions farther away from SAN.