I’m a MapServer developer and I’ve been watching FlightAware much more frequently as I’ve started my PPL training. One thing I’d really like to be able to do with FlightAware (I’m sure this request comes frequently) is to be able to pan and zoom around the maps.
A post by one of the other MapServer developers stated that FlightAware uses MapServer for some of its map renderings http://zcologia.com/news/117, and one suggestion for the mapping developers to look at is OpenLayers http://openlayers.org. OpenLayers can quickly provide the “slippy map” interface that many who are familiar with Google Maps, etc. are used to. Just an idea anyway.
Also, bugzilla appears to be down currently http://bugs.flightaware.com/buglist.cgi?query_format=specific&order=relevance+desc&bug_status=open&product=&content=