helicopters showing on FA but the flights are usually old


Tonight (march 20, midnight) I am looking at KTUL and see a helicopter, not normally seen so I look it up and it is an old flight. flightaware.com/live/flight/N730 … /KSWO/KSNL

Have seen this very often lately with helicopters. I used to never see them on FA now I do, but never current.


flightaware.com/live/flight/N73 … 0321/0232Z

You probably need to turn on “show position-only flights” at flightaware.com/account/manage


Thanks, no clue that existed nor do I understand what it means, but it is turned on now.


The short version is: that option lets you view flights where the only data FlightAware has is positions, no flightplan or other information; generally the data quality for position-only flights is not as good.