I was tracking American Airlines Flight 61 tonight because I just happened to see it on my ADS-B receiver flying over my house.
So, I pulled it up in Flight Aware, and it showed it an “estimated” position somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean, but, the funny thing is that it had shown that the flight had already left JFK for LEBL / BCN.
According to flightstats.com, it was actually still flying the PHX to JFK leg, and had been delayed by 395 minutes.
I’m surprised that flightaware.com was showing the flight on the last leg of the trip. Where would this have been shown from?
I know my ADS-B receiver would have actually been picking up the real transmissions from the aircraft, not delayed data from the FAA which we would generally see from online tracking sites.
Thanks in advance.