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Aircraft Page

The Aircraft widget will present you with a list of aircraft that are within your range. You can adjust the range in Settings => Simulator.

Each line will provide you with information about:

  • callsign
  • name of the pilot (anonymized in this screenshot)
  • distance relative to your own position
  • true altitude as broadcast by pilot clients
  • groundspeed
  • ICAO aircraft and airline codes of the model used by swift to display it
  • airline logo, if applicable and available in Datastore. If you want to have one added, follow these instructions
  • frequency that is sent on a pilot's primary radio
  • transponder code and mode

By default the entire list is sorted by descending distance, aircraft that are closest to you will be listed on top. You can change the sorting of the list column by column.

Context Menu

To open the context menu in the Aircraft widget select any aircraft on that list and clicking on your right mouse button. The context menu will offer you a number of functions and options.


Follow Aircraft (X-Plane only)

Users of X-Plane can jump to an external view of any aircraft in the list. After opening the context menu, select Display Models => Follow in simulator\

You should now be seeing the select aircraft from the outside.

Changing the viewing angle and distance

  • angle: while keeping the space-bar pressed, move your mouse
  • distance: while keeping the space-bar pressed, select either the arrow-up or arrow-down key

Changing the DEFAULT follow distance

  • in swiftGUI select the Settings widget, then choose Simulator
  • clicking on [...] (at the right side of the X-Plane-line) will open the X-Plane plugin settings window
  • set a new value in Follow acft. distance. The unit is metres (similar to yards)
  • changes will be saved through a prompt when you close swiftGUI.