I am capturing all enroute flight every 1.5 hours, and I noticed a sharp increase and decrease in traffic this morning, followed by yet another decrease before finally increasing this evening. Was this correct or is something wrong with my query?
For example between my 5:30AM (Central) capture and the one at 7:00AM, the number of flights recorded at each time was 493 and 1500, respectively. Then between 8:30 and 10:00AM Central the flight count dropped from 2279 to 202. From then on, the count remained around the 200’s, until dropping to around 80 at 4:00PM before rising back up to 2001 flights at 7PM.
My query filter is simply this, and is inside a loop that iterates through the offsets:
I am capturing all available traffic, and I realize in hindsight that I probably don’t need the “-aboveAltitude 0” at all.
Any thoughts would be most appreciated!