How to use CASPER flight tracker

CASPER flight tracker records aircraft movement live (with a delay) and allows you to search back up to a month for previous flights at specific times over specific postcodes. Casper differs from the other excellent Flightradar24 purely in its ability and ease of rewinding to previous flights. Flightradar really comes into its own when you want instant identification of aircraft flying over you right now! 

I regularly use both and here are my top tips on using Casper to help you seek out and ID a noisy aircraft. Its a bit of a faff to set up but once done its quick to use. Pretty much all functions are on the left hand side of the main screen map

A QUICK SET UP GUIDE:

1. Set the map to your postcode and hit the magnifying glass to enable

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2. Set to ‘show tracks’ to see how many planes have come over your area

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3. In ‘Settings’ I enable ‘remember settings’, ‘show planes’, ‘show tracks’ ‘show expanded’, ‘show departures’, ‘show arrivals’

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HOW TO FIND A NOISY PLANE FROM A PREVIOUS POINT IN TIME

4. TOP LEFT CORNER Set to ‘Replay’ rather than ‘Live’ – there is a downward arrow to the right of the little clock that opens to a calendar (therefore midnight is actually 00:00:00 today)

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5. There is a sliding bar below the calendar that you can slide to nearest 1/2 hour and arrows to more forward/backward in time by minutes

6. click OK and the map should go back to that time

7. I ALWAYS set replay to about a min or 2 before a plane goes over and wait for it to appear close to my house – using the ‘pause’ on the play speed (1x, 2x, 5x etc.) allows you to pause the plane (like catching a slippery fish!)

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8. click ON the plane label on the map to reveal more info 

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9. Using ‘pause’ simply write the height, time, flt number into your email template

10. Press SEND to make your complaint

CASPER stores data for a month

 

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