Settings - A/C Labels

The "Aircraft Labels" section of the Settings dialog: What to show next to aircraft

Settings are available from X-Plane's menu: Plugin > LiveTraffic > Settings.... The "Aircraft Labels" section allows to select, which information will be shown in the yellow labels with the aircraft.

Setting

Default

Description

Show in which view

All Enabled

Show labels in external views (i.e. outside the cockpit), intern views (while sitting in the cockpit), VR, and/or on X-Plane's internal map?

Max Distance

3nm

Show labels for aircraft which are this far away from the camera at maximum.

Cut off at Visibility

Enabled

Current visibility can be less than Max Distance due to weather conditions (see X-Plane's weather settings, top right corner).

With this switch on, aircraft labels are not displayed for planes beyond current visibility range.

When it is off, the label would still show, even if the actual plane is hidden in fog our clouds.

Static / Dynamic Information

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 Information:

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 Information, 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

The last section defines the colour of the aircraft labels:

Setting

Default

Description

Dynamic by Flight Model

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 color

Enabled

One colour is defined for all labels.

If this is selected you can define the fixed color next:

Pick any color

FFFF00 (yellow)

Clicking on the first color square you can redefine the fixed color used.

Or you can pick one of the default colors offered to the right.