How do you track VFR?


#1

How do you track VFR flights? I have a friend flying into KDWH from K4A7. I’m pretty sure he filed IFR. He’s nowhere to be seen an if he did fly VFR, is the only way to track him is by tail #?


#2

Hi Grapes! I believe FA only tracks IFR. I’m pretty sure that I read somewhere that VFR is unreliable to them since they don’t receive a flight plan. Hope that helps!


#3

VFR flights may appear as an extension of the previous flight on the map (if they get VFR flight following and have a discrete transponder code and the moon is in the right phase), but as skyhigh said we won’t have any flight information about them so they won’t appear on the boards for the orgin or destination airports.