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User currently offlineIwantanl1011 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 151 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2594 times:

there are lots of commercial products that show flight progress / flight data now... surely these all use some free, government provided source for their data... anyone know where it comes from, or where to get it for free???

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User currently offlineHeavierthanair From Switzerland, joined Oct 2000, 795 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2496 times:

G'day

apologize for typing error

should read http://www.flightexplorer.com

Cheers

Peter



"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe." (Albert Einstein, 1879
User currently offlineAirFinAir From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 667 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2483 times:

This is an excellent program, and the same one that CNN was using to show the actual flight path of American Flight 11 into the Trade Center. I've tried accessing it to no avail. The FAA has suspended all data to all fllight tracking sights on the web.


ORD,MDW,IND,ARB,AMS,AUS,ANQ,DTW,DEN,PHL,PIT,MIA,GPT,SAN,PHX,LAX,SFO,OAK,SEA,LAS,SLC,SMF,ATL,MEM,BOS,MHT,JFK,EWR,LGA,NASâ
User currently offlineTimvasquez From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2463 times:

To my knowledge, NO radar imagery is posted anywhere on the Internet. There are probably privacy and national security concerns.

The web site Peter mentioned, as well as trip.com and flytetrax.com seem to gather their data from onboard IRS positions and relay them through ARINC or satellite to the FAA and then to the servers. I don't think radar is involved at all. I've successfully tracked flights at 1-minute intervals across the Gulf of Alaska, far away from any ATC radar.

I am VERY curious, though, exactly which policy or agreement allows these private companies exclusive access to the raw data. They damn near have a monopoly on it. I haven't been able to find any info on this through Web searches, either.

Tim


User currently offlineSharpnfuzzy From Canada, joined Jun 2001, 570 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2454 times:

I have Flyte Trax 2001, but i can't download any of the data.... so i think the FAA shutdown everything.

User currently offlineZanadou From South Korea, joined Nov 2000, 342 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2446 times:

Try http://www.fboweb.com/20.

--->Zanadou!


User currently offlineIwantanl1011 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 151 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2422 times:

im not sure what IRS is... do you mean INS? When I file and fly on an IFR flight plan, I can see my entire route on fboweb.com, so this makes me think it is radar related.

User currently offlineTimvasquez From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2413 times:

Apparently then the database combines both IRS/ARINC and radar somehow.

IRS = Inertial Reference System


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