Hi, ** wrgiacona**.
The short answer is that we don’t support off-site image sourcing of maps anymore.
The long answer is that generating an airport map is a real time and on-demand process that is very intensive. We work extremely hard (and spend a lot of money) to ensure that maps are available in less than a second. When a user requests an airport map, our map servers have to find all the flight in the proximity of that airport, find their position/altitude/airspeed as well as track, determine what direction they’re facing, plot it out, de-clutter the map, and then pull the NEXRAD radar for that area and overlay it on top.
The maps are extremely popular, which is fantastic, but the number of sites linking directly to the maps or individuals pulling the maps without viewing the FlightAware site (which displays advertisements to fund the company) was excessive. We were generating over half a million maps a day that weren’t being accompanied by the ads, so we had to make the decision to put a stop to that over the weekend.
I would suggest taking a map of the area you’re interested in, shrinking it down, saving it on your server, and then making the map a link to the appropriate airport page on FlightAware so that the user sees a thumbnail example of what they could be viewing if they follow the link. That would allow you similar functionality without requiring our map servers to generate a live map for your visitors with every page load. You can also see this page that offers other alternatives for linking to FlightAware.
Thanks for your understanding & continued support.