This IS a very cool feature!! I noticed for a few minutes last night that a few flights flying local were also in motion, that weren't flying into my airport. I haven't yet seen that on the blown-up map. Will ALL aircraft icons (both the blue AND green icons) be in motion as you guys tune the program?
Also, I noticed that since the flights are now moving across the map, they have become more delayed than before. I am in Philadelphia (PHL) and I noticed some flights are over 40 miles ahead of the maps current refresh, where a few days ago they were within 5 miles. Is this a bug thats being worked out?
Yes, all displayed aircraft are eligible for movement.
40 miles is about the norm for our North American coverage; 500 mph with the FAA-imposed 5 minute delay is about 40 miles.
The animation adds 2-60 seconds of delay depending on what coverage area you're in.