The Flightaware SDcard image had problems when the Pi 3B+ came out and broke the compatibility that existed across the hardware range. Same thing happened when I tried to take an SDcard from a Pi3B and stick it in a Pi Zero-W.
We had to wait until a new image was released to again be compatible across the range of Raspberry Pi.
It appears it is not compatible with any of the other Pi like SoC computers.
There are so many combinations of CPU, CPU family, motherboard chipsets, CPU manufacturers of PCs to make it virtually impossible to make a one size fits all and how are you going to choose which build you want.
As an example, the 8th Generation Intel chipsets don’t support anything before Win 10 now.
Flightaware has standardised on the Raspberry Pi as the platform for providing an easy, cheap, cheap to run and supportable receiver for feeding their real-time database of aircraft around the world.
@abcd567 answered your question and provided you with a method to meet your requirement to run a feed using a PC without a VM. The least you could do is follow his instructions so you can decide for yourself if it is a worthwhile path to follow. The instructions work.