Funky altitude tracking


#1

This flight: flightaware.com/live/flight/N505 … Q/tracklog has strange altitude reporting towards the end of the flight. It makes some improbable trips from FL350 to FL200 or so and back. Aerobatics or tracking errors?


#2

Search the forums to find other flights with similar quirks… it’s an error in the FAA’s system where a second radar facility (not the primary one tracking the aircraft) will report the aircraft is at its recently or previously assigned altitude.