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.
Last modified 1yr ago