"Aircraft Reported/Other" - what is this exactly?


#1

For the record, please advise what types of reports are included in the category “Other.”

I asked this question via FA chat. Answer given was “ModeS and TIS-B.” Is that correct?

Why ask? I’m feeding FA via PlanePlotter. My PlanePlotter feed includes HFDL and 13 channels of VHF ACARS. Each of those sources produce thousands of reports daily. I want to know if FA makes use of those reports.

If not, please explain what distinctions FA makes to put ADS-B in one bucket, and “ModeS and TIS-B” in another.


#2

Please see our September ADS-B newsletter for an explanation:
http://mailchi.mp/flightaware/ads-b-network-news-l3ktu01tdm

We only receive Mode S and ADS-B data from PlanePlotter.