There are six main sections of VOLANS that control how you view aircraft operations.
Data - this section allows the user to view flight tracks in real time (10 minute delay) or playback data from a previous time period.
Maps - there are three map options: satellite, street and navigational charts
Lines - this controls the flight track for each flight allowing you to toggle On/Off the flight trail, as a "curtain" or the entire track
Perspective - this controls how the viewer sees the flights. It defaults to an overhead view. This view can be changed to a 'pilot'
perspective. Click on the aircraft you wish to 'fly'. A yellow circle will appear around the selected aircraft. Then click 'pilot'
and you will view that flight from the cockpit.
Tools - these tools allow you to adjust the map by zooming in/out, panning, etc, toggle on/off a scale bar and compass, and find an address by using 'Locator'.
Tags - this section shows information for each flight. Check the box for the tag information then click on the 'Flight tags on/off'
button to show the flight information.
Aircraft – Aircraft are displayed using a 3D model that matches or is very similar to the aircraft type for each flight. However, there
are times when the radar information does not include an aircraft type. For these flights a chevron symbol is used to show the aircraft;
the chevron is used because the aircraft type is unknown, therefore, the flight could be a commercial jet or a small general aviation