I have written a program to display the results of a search of a particular aircraft over a particular range. (If interested see post thread: flightxml/flight-simmer-wanting-to-find-distance-flights-t15983.html )
It is mostly working as I had hoped. I say mostly because I have run into a few oddities. Some are programming bugs but others just seem like very strange results. I wish to pose this scenario to hear your opinion about it.
One of the results of a particular search provided this flight: flightaware.com/live/flight/CVF7 … /KLIT/KLIT
The flight both departs and arrives at the same airport, KLIT. A route is provided of “ARG TUL JAN LIT” and the track log shows a significant distance traveled (including what appears to be, mostly, proper altitude adjustments.
My question is, do you believe this to be a real flight that took place? A “joyride” so to speak? Possibly a check ride? Or is this an aberration of the FlightAware computer’s fantasy?
Thank you for looking and hoping to help clarify what i am seeing.