I wanted a Raspberry Pi and bought one with a FlightAware Plus Pro stick. I have an interest in aviation, so I thought the FA might be useful.
Having connected it up to a suitable outdoor antenna and got it working successfully, I can’t see how it’s any better than free Android Apps like FlightRadar24, etc (I appreciate that some apps are limited unless subscriptions are paid for (£1.50pm).
It seems to me that I’ve paid to gather data for someone else to use for profit! I’m tying up the Raspberry Pi and committing to keeping it connected 24/7.
AM I MISSING SOMETHING? Unless I’m doing something wrong, I think the User-Interface is poor relative to the likes of FlightRadar24, which on a single page gives you a detailed map, live tracking, etc, etc. Click on a plane and you instantly get a photo of the actual aircraft, its height, speed, schedule, type, reg, COO, weather and can even see it moving around the airport run/taxi/ways. You can also click on it to show you its full route!
PLEASE DON’T THINK I’m here to diss FlightAware - I’m here to find out what I’m possibly doing wrong or not understanding.
Many thanks for any responses.