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Posted: 1/1/2006 9:51:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/1/2006 9:55:15 AM EDT by PeteCO]
Got this from another board*. Copy the following into notepad, and save as an *.htm file on your desktop or something. Then set it as your desktop background.

It will auto-refresh every 5 minutes (you can change this, in purple) and is set for DFW by default. Go to the "K---" airport identifier in the weblink below and change it to whatever airport you want.

Code follows:

<html>

<head>

<META HTTP-EQUIV="Refresh" CONTENT="300">

</head>

<body bgcolor="#0066CC">

<p align="center">

<font color="#FFFFFF" size="5" face="Verdana">

</font>

<br>

<img src="http://map3.flightaware.com/airport_map.rvt?ident=KDFW;key=2bdea312eb6c2429bbd 3344c4883b8e944f9e189;height=600;width=1000">

</p>

</body>

</html>


*Credits go to satpak77 on FlightInfo
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 9:59:20 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 1/1/2006 10:05:35 AM EDT
interesting.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 10:09:55 AM EDT
thanks!
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 10:10:54 AM EDT
tag for later
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 10:15:15 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 10:21:42 AM EDT
most of those are commercial airlines.

note the carrier and flight number
aircraft type just below.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 10:23:19 AM EDT
If you see an N on the front of the plane ID it's a puddle jumper, A 3 letter ID would be a pro.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 11:13:12 AM EDT
SWEET IT WORKS!
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 11:17:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By PinePig:
If you see an N on the front of the plane ID it's a puddle jumper, A 3 letter ID would be a pro.



The numbers on the left are altitude, the numbers on the right are groundspeed (not airspeed).

Link Posted: 1/1/2006 12:07:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/1/2006 12:22:54 PM EDT by JustinOK34]

Originally Posted By PeteCO:

Originally Posted By PinePig:
If you see an N on the front of the plane ID it's a puddle jumper, A 3 letter ID would be a pro.



The numbers on the left are altitude, the numbers on the right are groundspeed (not airspeed).




And the ^ or V just after the altitude indicate if it is climbing or descending.

Edit - hehe
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 12:19:57 PM EDT
Where in the code does it refresh every 5 minutes
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 12:21:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By USMC88-93:
Where in the code does it refresh every 5 minutes



<META HTTP-EQUIV="Refresh" CONTENT="300">

(every 300 seconds)
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 12:27:13 PM EDT
can not get it to save.
paste the code in notepad and it will not let me save it.
what do i need to do to save it?
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 12:29:15 PM EDT
Where it says file name enter a name and change the file extension to .htm instead of .txt
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 12:39:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/1/2006 12:39:55 PM EDT by otar]

Originally Posted By hanau:
can not get it to save.
paste the code in notepad and it will not let me save it.
what do i need to do to save it?
img.photobucket.com/albums/v248/whocareskma/Image2.jpg



Click on save file type and select "all"


ETA: works for me.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 12:40:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By USMC88-93:
Where it says file name enter a name and change the file extension to .htm instead of .txt



Yep. You change the extension by typing, in quotes, "filename.htm", or you can just let Notepad save it as a .txt file and then right-click it and rename it that way.

Link Posted: 1/1/2006 12:44:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By otar:

Originally Posted By hanau:
can not get it to save.
paste the code in notepad and it will not let me save it.
what do i need to do to save it?
img.photobucket.com/albums/v248/whocareskma/Image2.jpg



Click on save file type and select "all"


ETA: works for me.


i do that when i go and look for the file thru the display properties it will not show up when i browse the desk top.

how do i make a .htm file?
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 12:50:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/1/2006 12:54:55 PM EDT by BillofRights]

Originally Posted By PinePig:
If you see an N on the front of the plane ID it's a puddle jumper, A 3 letter ID would be a pro.




There are lots of N# ID's out there that denote aircraft that fly faster, higher, further, with better paid crews than the airlines.

A better definition is Commercial Airliners, vs. Private Airplanes.


For those of you who don't already use it, check out FLTPLAN.com

It's free. Check out the flight planning and in particular, the flight tracking. It's one stop shopping.

<­BR>
I'm de only one in dis thread prufessnul unuf to fly a puddlejumper.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 12:52:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By hanau:

Originally Posted By otar:

Originally Posted By hanau:
can not get it to save.
paste the code in notepad and it will not let me save it.
what do i need to do to save it?
img.photobucket.com/albums/v248/whocareskma/Image2.jpg



Click on save file type and select "all"


ETA: works for me.


i do that when i go and look for the file thru the display properties it will not show up when i browse the desk top.

how do i make a .htm file?



An HTM file is a text file, so just rename it to have an extension of HTM and be done with it. Follow my instructions just above on saving as a HTM file by enclosing the entire desired file name in quotes.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 12:59:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PeteCO:

Originally Posted By hanau:

Originally Posted By otar:

Originally Posted By hanau:
can not get it to save.
paste the code in notepad and it will not let me save it.
what do i need to do to save it?
img.photobucket.com/albums/v248/whocareskma/Image2.jpg



Click on save file type and select "all"


ETA: works for me.


i do that when i go and look for the file thru the display properties it will not show up when i browse the desk top.

how do i make a .htm file?



An HTM file is a text file, so just rename it to have an extension of HTM and be done with it. Follow my instructions just above on saving as a HTM file by enclosing the entire desired file name in quotes.


got it thanks
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 1:02:26 PM EDT
It works!
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 5:25:38 AM EDT
It works!

Is there a list of airport codes someplace? Might be fun to play around with different ones.
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 5:56:03 AM EDT
Cool.

Looks like the color of the lines mean something. I think the light blue lines mean the flight is going to the specified airport, and the green are just in airspace.
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 8:07:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Lancelot:
It works!

Is there a list of airport codes someplace? Might be fun to play around with different ones.



Well, you can try using www.airnav.com/airports/

Search by Airport Name, Airport City, or Airport Identifier (Code ).

Of course, you should have them all memorized, most are easy! (The big ones that is.)

Link Posted: 1/2/2006 8:15:29 AM EDT
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