Kann man mit flightaware auch die Flüge von Segelfliegern und Motorseglern verfolgen? Habe bis jetzt noch keinen gesehen.
On the website Flightaware mostly shows scheduled flights with a flight plan unlike some other tracking sites which show every plane with a transponder.
While you can view so-called position-only flights when logged in, they won’t be shown on the live map i believe. (https://flightaware.com/live/)
See those two screenshots:
Another question is if the glider or motorglider has a transponder and which type.
Most gliders don’t have ModeS transponder much less with position reporting.
Many gliders have FLARM which can be used for position reporting but i don’t think Flightaware uses FLARM data (fr24 for example uses FLARM data to some extent).
Anyway all that is on the website.
If you have a piaware receiver yourself the local map will show all flights with a transponder including MLAT results, no matter if it is a position only flight. (still no FLARM)
MLAT might not work well though if the altitude isn’t sufficient and not enough receivers are receiving the signal.
In other words: you won’t see many gliders on flightaware.
I think I saw gliders using vrs to display dump1090fa-Data, but that was years ago.
Many thanks for the helpful information.