Sacramento County Airport System has an Airport Noise and Operations Management System (ANOMS) to monitor aircraft flight tracks. The flight tracking system uses Automated Radar Terminal System (ARTS) radar data from the FAA and provides information on the location and time of aircraft in flight, aircraft type, aircraft operator name, and altitude. This system has a public access component known as WebTrak. WebTrak provides residents with the ability to view and research aircraft flight operations in the Sacramento region (depiction of aircraft operations are delayed by approximately two hours for data processing). Flights from the past 90 days are available for viewing and searches and residents can use the system to watch a replay of aircraft operations based on a specified date and time.
Aircraft are color coded on WebTrak based on the type of operation (arrival, departure, or overflight) and the airport with which the aircraft operation was associated. The use of WebTrak is fairly intuitive with the replay controls being located in the lower right corner of the screen. Simply input the date and time you would like to review, move the map to the location that interests you, and then click play to watch a replay of all aircraft operations beginning at the date and time you specified. If no date and time are provided, the replay shows the latest aircraft operations occurring in the area (delayed by two hours as discussed above). Detailed instructions for using WebTrak can be found on the top left side of the page labeled as “Quick Start Guide.” It is important to note the aircraft sizes are not to scale and may change size depending on the zoom level being viewed.