Is there anywhere that describes the various sections of the status page? Things like how often they are updated and the difference between flights vs aircraft and positions vs messages. After a month now I’ve been able to figure out some things but need clarification on many others. If there is a description I’d like to read it before asking more questions or making suggestions.
Check the newsletters.
how often are the updates
The my-ADSB stats page is updated as fast as possible. This depends on the server load.
difference between flights vs aircraft
An aircraft is counted once per day. If it lands and takes off again it is considered a different flight.
and positions vs messages
A message is sent by the transponder. Not all messages sent by the transponder have a position.