Punta Gorda Airport Releases New Public Flight Tracking Display Portal
PUNTA GORDA, FL (Jan. 25, 2024) – PGD has just released its new Public Flight Tracking Display Portal. The web-based Portal gives the public the ability to view aircraft activity flying in and out of PGD. Users can search for a specific street address and replay the flight paths overhead at a specific date and time using the “REPLAY” feature.
“Engaging our community is a top priority for Punta Gorda Airport,” said CEO James. W Parish. “Our goal is to help improve transparency and encourage community feedback through an easy-to-use tool for receiving and responding to concerns from our neighbors.”
The new Portal also includes a “NOISE CONCERN” option, which allows users to report a specific concern, such as noise, altitude, vibration or frequency. While the form requires the user fill out their specific address, date/time and name, PGD staff encourages users to fill out additional information to help them respond. Users can refer to Guidelines to help them specify the type of aircraft and conditions. The user’s additional comments will also allow airport staff to formulate an informed response within five business days.
Everything that is presented through the Portal is in near real-time, delayed for security purposes, and identical to the data that PGD utilizes in their operations management system. The Portal is ideally viewed on desktop computers, as a mobile-friendly version has not been developed yet. The default Portal view is a few minutes behind “real time.” Users wishing to see real-time landings and takeoffs can utilize websites such as FlightAware or FlightView.
This interactive, map-based technology provides visual information on aircraft as they depart and arrive at PGD. The data posted through the application enables the community to see actual flight tracks, altitude and speed levels in a way that is easy to understand.
For users not familiar with flight tracking software, here are a few tips for the labels that accompany each plane icon:
- Allegiant flights will likely show “FLT: AAY###,” and will include the unique flight number in lieu of hashtags.
- Allegiant flights generally include “TYPE:A320-###,” indicating an Airbus A320 aircraft.
- Sun Country flights will likely show “FLT: SCX###,” and will include the unique flight number in lieu of hashtags.
- Sun Country flights generally include “TYPE:737-800,” indicating a Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
- The field labeled “ALT” represents altitude and “SPD” represents speed.
For more information and to access PGD’s Public Flight Tracking Portal, visit https://pgdreplay.airbossclient.com/