my intention with this post is - to get a real discussion about other feeds beside flightaware.
it’s about three months ago when i started this ads-b thing and feeding planefinder then flightaware and at least flightradar24. even it was funny to become global number six feeder in planefinder - yesterday i shut down all my feeds apart from flightaware. as my internet-connection is 50mbit down and 10 mbit up - this was definitely not the reason
my reasons to shut down all other feeds was: what do i get back from them for my about 50-100$/month worth data? in my opinion - nearly nothing. the guys from planefinder are friendly but their app and webinterface are mediocre - from flightradar24 you get nearly zero support and their main advantage the app costs about 20$ all inclusive.
from flightaware i get:
- very very good mlat data back-feed for free use in any way
- a highly active and very helpful forum which is truly uncensored
- active software development and excellent technical support from obj
- best stats in industry
i asked myself ‚why should they do this over the coming years‘ as what they do costs lots of money and all the others (pf, fr24 etc.) get your data too - nearly for nothing.
posts up to now show that i’m not a ‚natural born fanboy‘ but now i have to say ‚thank you houston‘
just my two cents