FLIGHT TRACKS

Welcome to John Wayne Airport's advanced 3D flight track viewer powered by VOLANS!

VOLANS is a web-based application designed to display flight operations in 3D. The application is capable of showing aircraft operations to/from John Wayne Airport and over Orange County. 

JWA’s New Flight Tracking Feature Enables Viewers To:

  • View flights in 3D
  • View flights from a pilot's perspective or an aerial view
  • View in near-real-time or play back historical flight data
  • View aircraft data including origin/destination, altitude, aircraft type and flight number

System Requirements:

Get the newest version of Java VOLANS is a web-based Java application and will require a moment to load. To run VOLANS, you must have Java installed. You can download and install Java at no cost by clicking on the Java image or by clicking here.


Your computer should meet or exceed the following minimum specifications to properly run VOLANS:

  • Java SE 6 update 18
  • 2.0GHZ CPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • OpenGL version 2.1
  • 50MB free disk space
  • 350KB internet download speed

Check system to see if it's compatible

VOLANS Quick Guide

Five main sections control how aircraft operations can be viewed:

Flight Data - View flight tracks in near-real time (10 minute delay) or play data from a previous time period. 

View - View flight tracks in 3D. The default is to an overhead 3D view, but the view can be changed to a pilot’s perspective. Click on the aircraft of interest; a yellow circle will appear around the selected aircraft. Click 'View from the CockPit' to view that flight from the pilot’s perspective. 

Maps - Select either a satellite or street map option.

Lines - Toggle on/off the flight track and/or the 'curtain' (shaded area between the aircraft and the ground to show depth). The bottom edge of the curtain helps give an approximate location of the aircraft flight track on the ground. 

Tools - Zoom in/out, pan, rotate, tilt and reset map default location. The tools on the control panel allow the user to toggle on/off the mileage rings, noise monitor locations, flight information and find an address using 'Locator'.

Click here for the User's Manual

Clicking the VOLANS image will launch the application which will begin showing flight tracks within a few seconds. These flights are delayed by approximately 10 minutes as indicated by the date and time displayed in the lower right corner of the map window.

For questions, please contact the John Wayne Airport Access and Noise office at (949) 252-5185.

THIS WEB PAGE AND THE FLIGHT TRACKING INFORMATION IS A PUBLIC RESOURCE OF GENERAL INFORMATION. THE USE OF THIS SITE IS FOR ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES ONLY. JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT AND ORANGE COUNTY MAKES NO WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION OR GUARANTEE AS TO THE CONTENT, SEQUENCE, ACCURACY, TIMELINESS OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY OF THE DATABASE INFORMATION PROVIDED HEREIN. JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT AND THE COUNTY OF ORANGE ASSUME NO LIABILITY ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF THIS FLIGHT TRACK INFORMATION.

Open the Volans Local Flight Tracking application