Any sunny spring or summer afternoon in the neighborhoods that reside under the Midway or O’Hare flight paths, such as Wrigleyville, just below Ukrainian Village, or central Logan Square, planes lazily graze the clouds above. Where are they headed? How many passengers do they have? Wonder no more, plane-spotters, even if you’re not into the minutia of wingspan and fuselage: Flightradar24 is the cleanest design of any app that will slake aimless curiosity for at least a few bursts of endorphins.
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