FlightAware Discussions

Estimated position tweaking?

As I am watching Anchorage I see a flight with an estimated position out east of PANC. It is a flight from Bali to Moscow. (TSO 516). I know on flights outside the FA area estimated positions are useful, but when no arrival message or updated actual position comes down the pike the estimated positions get really wild. Any chance of keeping the estimates somewhere near the planned route and ending them at some reasonable time after the ETA?

John in Saudi

Later: I see part of the problem with this particular flight. Even though no route is shown it looks like the route gets started in the right direction then about 1/3 of the way to Moscow a waypoint in south Texas gets thrown in turning a 5000 mile flight into a 19,000 mile marathon and taking it over Alaska.