Noob


#1

What are the numbers underneath the AC type and the flight name?


#2

Hi, Texasred and welcome to FlightAware.

The bottom numbers on the map are altitude and groundspeed, respectively.


#3

Much appreciated. Thank you.


#4

I assume the ^ symbol means they are ascending and the v means descending…but am I missing something here? Do I add a zero to the altitude? Theres a FedEx DC-10 thats at altitude 354 with a gs of ~454 haha. Are these Flightlevels? FL354?


#5

Yes, exactly, on both counts. Sorry for the incomplete explanation; the altitude is in hundreds of feet and the groundspeed is in nautical miles per hour (“knots”).


#6

Again, thank you for your patience.


#7

One more thing and I swear I’ll leave you alone! For instance, it says Alt: 354. Would this in turn be FL354? 35,400ft?


#8

Above 179, it’s a flight level. For most practical tracking purposes (especially on FlightAware), 354 is 35,400ft.