airport not in data base


#1

4G7, Fairmont, Wv. was not able to get this airport in the data base Flew in there this last weekend, was able to see it filed to 4G7 however under airport ID to track traffic in there it says that that identifier doesn’t exist.


#2

I too have found that to be a problem. 1D2 Plymouth/Canton Mettetal is my local airport right near DTW but is not listed. It does have an IFR approach.


#3

Oh, boy, my favorite topic! I like it so much that I enjoy seeing multiple topics started on it. I’m so glad nobody uses the search function to see if this topic has been posted before because then I’d be denied the honor of seeing multiple postings on the topic of missing airports.

discussions.flightaware.com/viewtopic.php?t=1768
discussions.flightaware.com/viewtopic.php?t=1139
discussions.flightaware.com/viewtopic.php?t=136
discussions.flightaware.com/viewtopic.php?t=113


#4

damiross
I checked the search funtion, yet non of those post answered the question, and most information posted by others were not correct to begin with.
1 . If I type in 4G7 I get a messange as follows
"Unkonwn or Invalid Airport Code
Hint #1: Airport code must be a 3 or 4 digit ICAO (e.g. AUS/KAUS) or FAA (e.g.,3R9 pr CA35) code.

 Hint #2 IATA codes are not currently supported (ie., Tokyo/Narita's ICAO code is RJAA, not NRT or KNRT)."

Now I know the FAA code for Fairmont, WV. is 4G7, on the resource page, if you click airports in WV this is what comes up

Major West Virginia Airports
Code Name City Links
All West Virginia Airports
Code Name City Links
70D Titus Field Arthurdale Flight Tracker or Airport Information
BKW Raleigh County Memorial Beckley Flight Tracker or Airport Information
W35 Potomac Airpark Berkeley Springs Flight Tracker or Airport Information
BLF Mercer County Bluefield Flight Tracker or Airport Information
W22 Upshur County Rgnl Buckhannon Flight Tracker or Airport Information
CRW Yeager Charleston Flight Tracker or Airport Information
CKB Harrison/Marion Regional Clarksburg Flight Tracker or Airport Information
EKN Elkins-Randolph Co-Jennings Randolph Fld Elkins Flight Tracker or Airport Information
4G7 Fairmont Muni-Frankman Field Fairmont Flight Tracker or Airport Information HTS Tri-State/Milton J. Ferguson Field Huntington Flight Tracker or Airport Information
I41 Robert Newlon Field Huntington Flight Tracker or Airport Information
W07 Leon Leon Flight Tracker or Airport Information
LWB Greenbrier Valley Lewisburg Flight Tracker or Airport Information
6L4 Logan County Logan Flight Tracker or Airport Information
MRB Eastern Wv Regional/Shepherd Fld Martinsburg Flight Tracker or Airport Information
12V Ona Airpark Milton Flight Tracker or Airport Information
MGW Morgantown Muni-Walter L. Bill Hart Fld Morgantown Flight Tracker or Airport Information
74D Marshall County Moundsville Flight Tracker or Airport Information
7G1 Herron New Cumberland Flight Tracker or Airport Information
75D P W Johnson Memorial New Martinsville Flight Tracker or Airport Information
PKB Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Parkersburg Flight Tracker or Airport Information
W99 Grant County Petersburg Flight Tracker or Airport Information
9W3 Simpson Philippi Flight Tracker or Airport Information
79D Philippi/Barbour County Regional Philippi Flight Tracker or Airport Information
I16 Kee Field Pineville Flight Tracker or Airport Information
3I2 Mason County Point Pleasant Flight Tracker or Airport Information
I18 Jackson County Ravenswood Flight Tracker or Airport Information
3I4 Richwood Muni Richwood Flight Tracker or Airport Information
6W0 Wade F Maley Field Shinnston Flight Tracker or Airport Information
14P Boggs Field Spencer Flight Tracker or Airport Information
SXL Summersville Summersville Flight Tracker or Airport Information
48I Braxton County Sutton Flight Tracker or Airport Information
I25 Welch Muni Welch Flight Tracker or Airport Information
49I Louis Bennett Field Weston Flight Tracker or Airport Information
HLG Wheeling Ohio Co Wheeling Flight Tracker or Airport Information
4I0 Mingo County

So all I ask is why when I put that code in to view airport activity, so I get the unknown or invalid airport code, or if I type in just the code on resources page I get the same, however if on the resource page for under the state it shows it.


#5

Sorry if I wasn’t clear. What I was pointing out was that the topic of airports not showing up has been covered and the FlightAware staff was working on it.

This problem usually appears only with airports that do not have 3 letter codes. I don’t see any rhyme or reason, though, for which ones of the others are chosen.


#6

yeah i’m a pilot in RI (thats rhode island, it’s a state!) and when i searched block island (thats an actual island) airport, it didnt come up. That airport is extremely busy in the summer. Its a small field though rwy is 2400 ft. code is KBID


#7

Yes, Block Island has been discussed before, do a search for “block Island” (The search button is WAY up at the top of each forum page.)


#8

Are you sure it’s a state?


#9

Apparently a state of confusion!