FlightAware Discussions

Data when connection Lost

Appreciate Skymap is live data but curious as to how Flightaware actually use the data.

We all suffer network interruptions on occasions, sometimes momentarily, occasionally for a few minutes or even longer. Provided power to the device then data still being received locally.

Is any data received whilst offline subsequently used when network reconnects?


No, we don’t buffer data on the client side. Generally, if the data is more than maybe a minute old, it’s no longer very useful to us.