Both webcam streams are uploaded to an online server, which buffers the content before re-broadcasting it back to you with only a few seconds of delay, depending on your internet connection, in order to give you a better viewing experience. When you start watching the webcam, the stream should start automatically. If not, then press play on the green bar. The cameras are located about 3 miles from runway 05 touchdown, directly under the flight path, looking NE towards the airport. Wind direction is key! Aircraft will always take off & land into wind. Here at Glasgow, the prevailing winds are generally from the SW, so runway 23 is mostly used (landing from the NE, departing towards the SW).
There is a rewind feature (time-shift) allowing you to scroll back and replay the stream from an earlier time within the last 4 hours. This is a great feature to play around with. Time shift will only work on PC & laptop.
Both webcams and our Glasgow Airport ATC receiver will run from 0700-2200.
Due to the distance from camera to aircraft, low cloud base or heavy rain may result in aircraft not being visible. There is no aircraft sound from either camera.
You will see ALL arrivals & departures for runway 05 & 23 due to the cameras elevated roof top position. The runway is obscured by trees, but aircraft become visible around 100ft above the runway, so you don’t miss much.
This camera will capture runway 23 departures (flying towards you) and runway 05 arrivals (flying away from you). Aircraft are shown around 1.5 – 2 miles from the runway, giving you a much closer view, particularly when runway 05 is in use.