I’m thinking about adding a little LCD display to my RPI to show aircraft within view at the window. Ideally, I’d like to show alt/distances/bearing/type/callsign.
I’ve written a python script to grab the aircraft.json and the receiver.json. This gives me the receiver location and the location of the aircraft. I’ve written the script to work out the bearing and the distances to aircraft. Filtering/sorting shouldn’t be an issue.
However, I’m getting allot of aircraft without callsigns and I’m unclear how I can determine the type. I’ve applied for an ADSBExchange API but I’m reticent to grab their data and consume their resources for something that is just for me.
Anyone know a smart way of grabbing the info from tar1090?
Appreciate anyone’s thoughts…