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InFlightInfo

Hello,

Currently I am trying to find the information of an airplane with tail number: N785AV

The URL for the request is the following: http://flightxml.flightaware.com:80/json/FlightXML2/InFlightInfo?ident=N785AV

I get the following response:
{“InFlightInfoResult”=>
{“faFlightID”=>"",
“ident”=>“N785AV”,
“prefix”=>"",
“type”=>"",
“suffix”=>"",
“origin”=>"",
“destination”=>"",
“timeout”=>"",
“timestamp”=>0,
“departureTime”=>0,
“firstPositionTime”=>0,
“arrivalTime”=>0,
“longitude”=>0,
“latitude”=>0,
“lowLongitude”=>0,
“lowLatitude”=>0,
“highLongitude”=>0,
“highLatitude”=>0,
“groundspeed”=>0,
“altitude”=>0,
“heading”=>0,
“altitudeStatus”=>"",
“updateType”=>"",
“altitudeChange”=>"",
“waypoints”=>""}}

The documentation specifically says this endpoint supports tail number starting with ‘N’. May we get more information on how to use this endpoint properly?

Thanks

If an aircraft is operating under an identifier that is different from its tail number then that identifier will need to be used instead for InFlightInfo. For the current example that would be AVA19.

If you wish to search by ident or tail in a single call this is handled in SearchBirdseyeInFlight:
https://flightxml.flightaware.com/json/FlightXML2/SearchBirdseyeInFlight?query={ident_or_reg N785AV}