So, I’m really puzzled by this. I flew from 8D4 to YIP a few weeks ago for the Thunder Over Michigan airshow. Only a portion of my flight track shows on Flightaware. Also, when we got to YIP (at 10:28) ATC closed the airport while we were in the pattern to land. That caused a divert…where we sort of flew southwest until we figured out what we were going to do. We ended up landing at ARB…this leg is not shown either. And neither is the return track from YIP to 8d4.
So…the question is, how do some flights show up on flightaware but others don’t.
I’m flying a dog rescue mission tomorrow from Lansing, IL to Harbor Springs, MI. I’ve advised the receiving rescue shelter to monitor Flightaware, but I can’t be sure that my flight will actually show up, since I don’t know what triggers the tracking on the site.