obsession interest in commercial aviation manifests itself in everything from a large collection of models in my home to a 747-size load of apps on my phone. I won't bore you with the geekiest title (except for the one that comes later in this gallery), but even someone who can't tell a Cessna from an Airbus will find FlightTrack useful.
Of the many flight-tracking apps available, FlightTrack is my favorite. It offers a lot of information without saddling you with an overwhelming interface. For each flight, it lists the scheduled departure and arrival times, any delay information, the aircraft type, departure gate, and scheduled flight time. And once a flight is in the air, you can track it on a map along with the airspeed and current altitude. Though I have been known to track random flights for fun (you know what they say about different strokes), I also enjoy looking up my partner's flight when he's on a trip. If I'm having lunch, for example, I just find it comforting to know that he's presently 35,000 feet above the Aleutian Islands headed to Tokyo.
Price: $4.99, while an additional $4.99 upgrade adds useful tools like airport maps and airline seat guides.
July 11, 2011 3:55 AM PDT
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| Caption by: Kent German
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