Anonymous asked in PetsDogs · 8 months ago

Can a pilot find out that someone is tracking their plane on flight radar?

6 Answers

  • 7 months ago

    Yes, military planes have radar detectors. One of the earliest was using a civilian FUZZ BUSTER and switching the frequency it picks up. However all that kind of thing tells you is you got "painted" by a radar beam, it does not tell you if a missile is coming in on you or not.

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago


    You simply look at the RPLY annunciator on your transponder.

    • Sky
      Lv 7
      8 months agoReport

      Why did you feel the need to go anonymous for such a spot-on answer? I've been in aviation for nearly 24 years and even I wouldn't have thought to write that answer.

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  • 8 months ago

    Not unless Flightradar24 (presumably)

    a) checks tracking history vs individual users

    b) saves such info and

    c) is willing or able to let anyone who asks have access to it, which with data protection laws probably don’t allow.

    So the likelihood, if not definitelihood, is no.

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  • 8 months ago

    All plane are tracked by radar at some time.

    If they are using an ADS transponder then apps such as FlighRadar can track them. These apps are available worldwide to intranetty users. I can sit in England and track planes landing at Memphis, Chicago or anywhere else I chose

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  • 8 months ago

    All planes in the air are tracked by radar.

    • Reginald
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      7 months agoReport

      That's not necessarily true.

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  • 8 months ago

    A military pilot can. Fighters and bombers have 'threat detection' systems that can tell the pilot when a radar-guided weapon is trained on him, so he can take evasive action. But civillian passenger/cargo planes, no.

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