Helicopters on FA


#1

I live in rural TX about 100 miles from any metro area, but was wondering why helicopters that pass over don’t show up FA. Some I know are CareFlite type choppers, but some are private I assume (not military). Sometimes they are under ~1500’ and some are higher. I just never seem to be able to ID them on FA.


#2

What’s the closest metro area to you?

flightaware.com/live/flight/N37RX flys right over the house between KSAT and its base, but those are VFR, they won’t show up.

N38RX, N556UH, N557BA, N557UH are some other south Texas helicopters.


#3

They’re mostly VFR, which the FAA doesn’t provide us any information on.
The few/short segments when they’re IFR may be handled by local controllers and never make it to the national system we get data from.


#4

Thanks guys for the info, hadn’t thought about the VFR factor. I am in the middle of the triangle from DFW, Abilene, and Austin…so quite a bit of traffic even though I’m in the boonies…again, thanks…