Vector’s Public Portal displays both real-time (delayed 10 minutes) and historic aircraft flight tracks over a user-selectable base map. Users can also locate their homes on the map and file a noise complaint. When the user first starts the Public Portal, the delayed real-time data is showing on the screen.
All active flights are shown on the base map as labeled circles. Each aircraft has a tail that shows the last 20 seconds of its flight track and when the user selects an aircraft by clicking it, the tail turns into a trail, which shows the entire flight track for that aircraft. The label that follows the aircraft shows the aircraft’s altitude.. The user can change the base map by selecting an alternative in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Each map may have layers that are also user selectable by clicking them on and off.
The historic flight track data can be accessed through the Replay Tracks tool in the upper left corner. The user enters a start and end date and time and clicks the play button to start the data. The user can speed up or rewind the data using the buttons at the bottom of the Replay Controls tool. Clicking the square (stop) button returns the display into the real-time mode.
To help the user locate and mark their home on the map, an Address Search tool in the bottom left of the display allows the user to enter and address and have an icon appear on the display. The icon makes it easy for the user to see their home in relation to the flight tracks.
The Add Complaints button on the bottom right allows the user to enter a noise complaint. Please enter all relevant data into the form and click Save at the bottom of the window. The complaint will be stored automatically and airport personnel will process this complaint according to their policy.