There will occasionally be erroneous glitches in the flight log which cause the flight track map to be screwed up. For example: today I flew from San Diego to San Jose IFR. The flight tracking map show the route nicely except for two lines going to Arkansas!
Here is a portion of the flight log:
03:07PM -121.28 36.63 127 8200
03:08PM -121.30 36.67 125 8200
03:08PM -80.60 33.05 119 3700 descending
03:08PM -121.32 36.67 131 8100 climbing
03:09PM -121.33 36.70 125 8000 descending
Notice the erroneous entry in the middle: wrong location and altitude.
Here’s a link to the flight:
The glitches are probably in the feed. Is FlightAware working on any filters to “reality check” the feed data to avoid problems like these?