We received a departure message for the flight, but we haven’t received any position messages for the flight. Probably an issue with the FAA computers, but it could be an inop transponder.
The previous time it happened, there was no track, no tracklog, and my transponder was operative. After I landed, the track appeared on map and the tracklog had hits. This was this flight:
flightaware.com/live/flight/N100 … /KSRQ/KEVV
I am positive that when N26CX lands, he will report his transponder is operating normally.
So how is it that FAA computers can deliver the track to you after the flight lands? And how is it that you can generate the time progress bar and provide landing notification if you don’t have position messages?
My suspicion is that something at FA is not properly matching the transponder code with the flight and somehow this gets “fixed” at the end.
Anyway, this creates anxiety for those tracking our flights, they aren’t sure we’re still flying!