OBJ, I was told you were the GURU… Could you please consider the following if you have time?
Is there any way we could get some added features? I believe since these pertain to what is displayed it may only be required in the HTML code portion. Maybe thru dropdown menus for the associated values and of course the appropriate code to do the filtering.
1 - Altitude filtering… Set lower limit and upper limit and show only what is between those settings. i.e.: Lower limit 0 and upper limit 12,000 would only show what is between the surface and 12,000 feet (reported altitude).
2 - Maximum Display Range… Only show aircraft within this range. i.e.: 60nm would only show what is within 60nm of the ADS-B Receiver (programmed value)
3 - Display ADS-B Avionics version number (1, 2 or 3 currently) as only Version 3 or above (future above) is displayed to the controllers and has higher accuracy. i.e.: This could be a added column in the aircraft list.
Edit: Current versions are 0, 1 and 2. Version 2 (and above for future) are used on the controllers display. earlier versions re filtered.
With these first two items we can look more closely at what is considered ‘Terminal’ or ‘Enroute’ aircraft. Since I live near KMEM I can set the upper to 12,000 feet and the lower to 0 feet and the range to 60nm and essentially just watch what is in Memphis Approach/Departure airspace.
Just a thought but these would let folks customize things a little more.
If I set the floor to 0 and upper limit to 12,000 does this have any effect on what is sent to FA and ADS-B Exchange or only what is sent to a browser that is watching the output via HTML? I am interested on filters being in the web server side and not on what is sent to FA, etc…
I personally would like to see an ability to set a filter for a configurable set of airplanes (hex id, tail number etc). I have one of the receivers at my local flight school and I did modified mutability version to give them an ability to see their fleet only with a click of a button, but it is difficult to merge that with FA version.