Follow the NSF/NCAR GV in Real Time
Real time data feeds will be active at any time the NSF/NCAR GV is in the air.
A number of real time products will be available on the ground during research flight. These include the GV track and instrument data for GoogleEarth; a browser version of the instrument data; and data visualization using Aeros.
Real-Time Flight Position in Google Earth
To use, open the file in Google Earth and check the desired checkbox. The GV tracking will be updated automatically once the flight takes off. Real time variables can be viewed by using the most common check boxes, or click on the folder name itself to display the full list of variables available, then select one from the list. Please note that the full list of variables is not updated automatically as we add new variables to the data feed, so re-load the KMZ file every few days to make sure you can see the new variables (if any). Adjust transparency of the overlays as desired. Real time satellite imagery can be enabled by selecting the appropriate checkbox.
When the GV route track stops, it does not mean that it is down. It means that the airplane has reached the limits of satellite communications coverage, so please don't be alarmed.
You can also see the approximate location of the NSF/NCAR GV on FlightAware. Please realize that FlightAware does not use any data feeds from the GV and does not always provide an accurate real time position. Also, if the airplane is flying under Visual Flight Rules (VFR), the flight track will not be visible on FlightAware.