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Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

This program appears to be a comprehensive flight-tracking tool, but the demo restriction makes it tough to tell how well it really works. In theory, Flight Explorer Personal Edition lets you track flights over most parts of North America and its surrounding seas in real time. However, since the trial version only offers simulated data, we cannot vouch for how accurate the program is if you subscribe. Most of the main interface is dedicated to a map of the United States, with a multitude of icons and tabs surrounding it. Because the program has so many features, its appearance initially can be quite intimidating, though the detailed help files provide some assistance. The application lets you choose what sort of information you want the map to display, including time zones, major cities, special-use airspace, and airports. You'll also find a number of preset themes, which show data such as all American Airlines flights or all aircraft approaching O'Hare. Of course, you can simply choose to view all flights currently in the air, either via a table or by a graphical representation. All told, we'd like to be more positive about Flight Explorer Personal Edition, but since the demo hobbles much of its functionality, we don't feel comfortable highly recommending it.

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Full Specifications


Publisher Flight Explorer
Publisher web site
Release Date February 10, 2005
Date Added February 10, 2005
Version 5.0


Category Home Software
Subcategory Hobby Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows (all)

Download Information

File Size 12.9MB
File Name FEPer50a.exe


Total Downloads 19,901
Downloads Last Week 1


License Model Free to try
Limitations Save View disabled, live flight data disabled
Price $9.95
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