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 Post subject: helicopters showing on FA but the flights are usually old
PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:52 pm 
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Tonight (march 20, midnight) I am looking at KTUL and see a helicopter, not normally seen so I look it up and it is an old flight. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N730 ... /KSWO/KSNL

Have seen this very often lately with helicopters. I used to never see them on FA now I do, but never current.


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 Post subject: Re: helicopters showing on FA but the flights are usually ol
PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:10 am 
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https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N73 ... 0321/0232Z

You probably need to turn on "show position-only flights" at https://flightaware.com/account/manage


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 Post subject: Re: helicopters showing on FA but the flights are usually ol
PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:05 am 
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Thanks, no clue that existed nor do I understand what it means, but it is turned on now.


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 Post subject: Re: helicopters showing on FA but the flights are usually ol
PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:24 am 
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The short version is: that option lets you view flights where the only data FlightAware has is positions, no flightplan or other information; generally the data quality for position-only flights is not as good.


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