Settings - Basics

The "Basics" section of the Settings dialog: Activation and Cooperation

Settings are available from X-Plane's menu: Plugin > LiveTraffic > Settings.... In the "Basics" section you define if LiveTraffic is to show aircraft:

Settings > Basics




Show Live Aircraft

(depends on Auto Start)

Same as via menu Plugin > LiveTraffic > Aircraft displayed:

If enabled LiveTraffic starts querying the channels for live flight data and will soon begin showing aircraft.

Auto Start


Shall LiveTraffic enable Live Aircraft after startup?

Disable this if you want to control yourself when live aircraft are displayed.


This options can help running LiveTraffic in parallel with other multiplayer or traffic generation plugins:

Settings > Basics > Cooperation




TCAS on request only


If this is enabled then LiveTraffic will not try to control AI planes for TCAS simulation when starting to display aircraft. Then, if you want LiveTraffic to control AI/TCAS, you need to command so via menu item TCAS controlled.

Hide a/c while taxiing


If activated hides aircraft in phase "Taxi". Makes only sense if No a/c below is 0 because otherwise taxiing planes are hidden anyway.

This settings shall also ease integration with plugins for generating airport traffic.

No a/c below


[ft AGL] Aircraft flying below this height above ground are made invisible.

0 means: Don't hide anything, show all.

This shall allow integration with other plugins, which generate airport, taxi, and gate traffic while LiveTraffic takes care of the upper sky.

Note that hidden aircraft are just that: hidden. They are still tracked and computed and could be manually made visible.