Route question


#1

:question:
I have question. How does FA get the “route” info? Sometimes I notice that route will be n/a and others will be full rte from orig to dest, then sometimes it is only partial route as in http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N78PG

Is this a ATC or FAA glitch?

Some times I like to compare route to my own flight planning software for fun


#2

The route data is straight from the FAA (ATC is part of the FAA).
In the example you gave, given the short route I would say the aicraft is flying direct to the WETWO intersection then direct to the GAD vortac.


#3

n/a generally means radar vectors or direct – or a combination of the two.