Settings - A/C Labels

The "A/C Labels" tab of the Settings dialog

Settings are available from X-Plane's menu: Plugin > LiveTraffic > Settings.... The "A/C Labels" tab allows to select, which information will be shown in the yellow labels with the aircraft. It also defines the window title of the A/C Info Windows.

Settings - A/C Labels

Static info / Dynamic data

Just select the information you want to see. The label is put together in the order as listet here, static data first, then dynamic, top down.

Field

Example

Content

Static Data:

ICAO A/C Type Code

A388

Unique, ICAO-defined identifier for the type of aircraft, like A388 or SR20. See the ICAO DOC8643 aircraft type designators for a list.

Any A/C Id

The first non-empty field from the following list: Flight Number, Call Sign, Registration, Transponder Hex Code which happen to be exactly those fields used in an a/c search in the a/c info wnd.

Transponder Hex Code

3C65AB

Unique identification of an individual plane, or, strictly speaking, its transponder. Used throughout many database for airframe identification.

Registration

D-AIMK

Tail number

ICAO Operator Code

DLH

ICAO-defined identifier of the operator of the aircraft, often an airline.

Call Sign

DLH773

Call sign used in radio communication. For airliners this often gives away the flight number (here: LH773), but this is just convention and no guarantee.

Flight Number

LH773

Flight number. This is community-maintained data from the tracking data and might be inaccurate.

Route

BKK-FRA

Departure and arrival airports.

This is community-maintained data from the tracking data and might be inaccurate.

Dynamic Data, updated every second.

Note that all this data refers to LiveTraffic's modeling. This is supposingly close to reality, but not real.

Flight Phase

Cruise

Current flight phase like Take Off, Climb, Cruise, Approach...

Heading

310

...in degrees. Note that LiveTraffic does currently not distinguish between track and heading in flight.

Altitude

34000

...in feet.

Height AGL

32435

Height above ground level in feet.

Speed

432

knots over ground.

VSI

-450

ft/min vertical descend (negative) / climb (positive) rate.

Label Color

This section defines the colour of the aircraft labels:

Setting

Default

Description

Dynamic..

Disabled

Label colour is defined by the Flight Model and may vary per aircraft: By default the model defines:

Huge Jets: red

Business Jets: light blue

GA and smaller: green

all others: yellow

Fixed

Enabled

One colour is defined for all labels

(color code)

FFFF00 (yellow)

The text field next to the Fixed check box defines the color in form of a hex RGB color code. The 4 buttons provide standard values for yellow, red, green, and (light) blue. But you can enter any value manually. Check out color picker web sites like this one for inspiration.

In which views to show Labels

This defines, when labels appear. By default labels are always shown.

Setting

Default

Description

External

Enabled

Show labels in external views (i.e. outside the cockpit)?

Internal

Enabled

Show labels in internal views (i.e. when sitting in the cockpit)?

VR

Enabled

Show labels when VR is active?