Tracking VFR flights


#1

I own a share in an a/c most of our flights are VFR, most of the time we fly through a VFR flight plan but only some of those flights can be tracked. What determines if a VFR flight will be tracked or not? Is there something we con do when filing our flight plan so that it is tracked?


#2

Welcome to Flight Aware.

Check out the frequently answered questions at flightaware.com/about/faq.rvt#ifradditionalinfo

Allen


#3

Thanks for the quick response, I had already read this info and my question was more to try to understand why some flights are displayed and others are not. Thanks again. Happy flying


#4

Sometimes, depending on the local center, controllers will " mark " a VFR flight traveling through a congested airspace. Sometimes you will see an ID like " TV5 ". This could be a newschopper traveling near an airports control boundry. Just a way for a controller to keep track of thier airspace.

Here is a specifc example:

flightaware.com/live/flight/CGVZ … /CYND/CYND

This is a Spitfire that flies out of Gatineau Quebec. It is part of a collection of warbirds put together by a private collector. I asked one of the pilots if they were filing IFR. Answer " Well chap I don’t think so "

Same thing happening here as with " TV5", the controller at Ottawa International tracks these flights because of thier proximity to the approach and departure routes.

So some VFR flights are tracked because it make life easier controlling a specific airspace.

Other than these examples, VFR flights do not show up here on FA.


#5

The best way to get on airport maps is to talk to center while receiving VFR flight following. VFR flights will not appear on the aircraft pages.


#6

OP - Do you have a link or picture of this happening?