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Flightaware Tracking Anomili(?)

Why is the world are all these army helicopter flights starting to appear as flights of my airplane N72211?

Do you have an example that you can show us?

well, pull up flight tracking for N72211 and see for yourself. I am in Corpus Christi, Texas.

The Army helicopters have mis-programmed transponders which are emitting the Mode S code for N72211. Unfortunately this is difficult for us to address as those aircraft appear to us the same as your aircraft does. I’ve noticed several of the these in past with various tail numbers and some of them have eventually been fixed to use a proper military Mode S code.

Yeah, I figured. Thanks. Just makes a mess of the record I use flightaware for. Thank for the note.