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- 2.In X-Plane's startup menu place yourself at a busy airport.
- 2.No idea? Try EDDF, LSZH, KLAX, or OMDB: They have a pretty good coverage also of ground traffic. To make things perfect choose a gate or ramp position for your own aircraft rather than a runway...you don't want to be in the way of starting live traffic, do you?
- 3.Start your "flight"!
- 3.Live Traffic should welcome you with a short message on the screen. Message output is generally in the top right corner.
- 4.Switch to Tower View [Shift-5] and maybe from there even to Free-Camera [c] to roam around and watch.
- 5.Messages appear in the top right corner informing you about the fact that live data is being requested and that the buffer (hopefully) starts filling up.
- 6.As soon as it says "...displaying 1..." there really is a new aircraft in the air...somewhere.
- 8.Give LiveTraffic one or two minutes time to collect and buffer data and stabilize derived flight paths, then just enjoy watching traffic for a while.
- 10.If you activate the AUTO option in that A/C Information window, then it will show you information on the nearest aircraft in your camera direction. Very useful when just looking around or our of a cockpit window.
- 13.You'll notice that the aircraft come with yellow labels. You can configure the content of it in the settings. By default it contains a/c type, a unique identifier (flight number, call sign, registration, or transponder hex code, whatever is available first in this order), altitude, and speed. You can type the unique identifier into an A/C Info Window for getting infos on an aircraft of your interest.
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