I am considering signing up for the data API access. I am a flight simmer and would like to fly the routes of real aircrafts. At times though I want to fly a particular model over a particular distance (or time). For example, fly a 777 over 3000 nm.
My intention is to create a search that would show the results of a particular class of aircraft. Those results may be the planned distance and the tail number. I would then sort it however I wish such as longest to shortest distance. I would find the flight I want to simulate and then could come back to FlightAware’s web page and get the route that that particular aircraft flew.
I have looked over the pricing classes and the programming examples and it seems that I should be able to find what I need with the “class 2” “19. Search.” Do you agree? Is what I proposed feasible with the data provided via the API?
Thank you very much.
EDIT: Since my original post I believe what I would like to do is feasible. Something like this may do it:
w/ -type B77* AND -distance >3000 AND -distance <3500 (for example – will work out the programming syntax)
Retrieve the tail number or hopefully a unique flight number. Display that information in a list.
At that point I could use the web to search the tail number to find the specific flight and record the route. Better would be to make another query that pulls the information I desire.
Does this sound doable?