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Replay of Bay Area Air Traffic

Welcome to Oakland International Airport's FlightReplay web site. Simply follow the instructions below to access Bay Area FlightReplay. This site includes specific information about flights from Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose International Airports as well as from smaller, general aviation airports in the area. Flights will be updated daily.

Click on the graphic above to continue or, if required, there are more instructions below to help you navigate the site with greater ease.


FlightReplay is best viewed while using a high-speed internet connection.  Although a Dial-Up connection can still be used, the loading of data will be much slower resulting in longer waiting periods.

FlightReplay works with browsers and operating systems that fully support Adobe SVG viewer 3.0. These include:

  • Internet Explorer 5.0 and greater
  • Netscape 6 and 7. (Note: Adobe does not officially support these platforms with Adobe SVG 3.0).
  • The Opera browser under Windows works, however the plug in requires manual installation and Java must be turned off. More Information.
  • Other browsers may work but have not been tested. Users should see their vendor support for instructions on enabling SVG to work with their browser.

For further technical instructions click here.

Flight Information

Aircraft icons are much larger than actual size of aircraft and will change in size at different zoom levels.  Flight and aircraft radar data originate from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).  Radar data is then downloaded and processed by our Airport Noise and Operations Monitoring System (ANOMS) where it is then matched to noise events at Noise Monitoring Terminals (NMT) located in the community and uploaded to the website server.  For NMT locations click here. Airline and aircraft type information is encoded in 3 or 4 characters.  For a list of airline abbreviations, click here.  For a list of aircraft type abbreviations, click here.

Reliability of Radar Information

The intended use of this web site is to display the general location and flow of Bay Area flights.  FlightReplay information is not intended for navigational purposes or airline schedule information.  While ANOMS processes radar and noise data very well, at times, flight tracks may display incorrect information and noise events may not be linked to the correct noise source.

The Oakland Replay site requires the SVG Plugin.

If you cannot see three animated balls above, please download the SVG plugin to continue.