AsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3645 times:
I find the delay on my program to be about 6 minutes. It's kind of silly. Within minutes I learned that if an aircraft is at Point A on the Flight Explorer map, then it's really passing Point B (just outside my front door).
I agree, but you can understand why it's there. Any tool that can be used to "disguise" information about an a/c's location should be used, although I also concede that if you are any way involved/interested in aviation you wouldn't have much difficulty working out an approxiomate following position.
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Bond007 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 5417 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3499 times:
Unless you are 'approved', i.e. an airline, or can prove a requirement for dispatch reasons, the delay for the FAA data is a minimum of 5 minutes.
Quoting BDKLEZ (Reply 6): although I also concede that if you are any way involved/interested in aviation you wouldn't have much difficulty working out an approxiomate following position.
With or without a flight tracker. You can sit with a scanner and get real-time data.
Quoting BDKLEZ (Reply 6): Any tool that can be used to "disguise" information about an a/c's location should be used,
After 9/11 let's be very thankful that we have this data at all, especially since it originates from the FAA. If a private/corporate aircraft wants to show as 'blocked', they can do this to hide their registration/callsign. Also certain airlines and callsigns are excluded from the flight tracking data (military and some others).
I'd rather be on the ground wishing I was in the air, than in the air wishing I was on the ground!