My smiley at the end should indicate the joke level of my comment
But you’re right. If you want to do more, it’s a heavy price.
For me it is sufficient having the aircraftlist as json file.
These are the things you get with the commercial license:
- Raw data interfaces.
- ASTERIX protocol.
- Better GPS timestamp resolution.
- Connection to Jetvision Flight Tracking Network (MLAT) can be disabled.
I compare it with a Volkswagen vs. Mercedes. With both you can reach your destination.