You Can Ask Siri to Identify the Plane Flying Above You

You can ask Siri to identify the plane flying above youNext time you see or hear a plane overhead, ask Siri to find out the details. In the past, whenever I was curious about a plane flying above me I would open the FlightRadar24 app to find out what it was (I still use it when I go plane-spotting). But now I just pull out my iPhone and say, “Siri, what plane is overhead?” and like magic she brings up a graph showing the nearby planes—and for each the airline, flight number (if it’s a private plane she will just list its tail number), type, altitude, angle, and slant distance. See the screenshot below:

Note: The information is from Wolfram Alpha and has been around since 2011.

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