Technology made simple

Fox-owned WFLD-TV has a new way you can track the station’s chopper: through Google Maps.

Viewers can log on to the station’s website ( and track AirFox (the name of the station’s chopper) through a link (, and see where the chopper is on Google Maps, using a live GPS track. On the map is a bubble where the chopper is located in real-time, which gives you information including the speed and altitude.

The website also features live video from AirFox, and shows Chicago’s skyline when the chopper isn’t flying.