using flightaware info for a program


#1

Is it possible and am I allowed to use the flightaware data for creating my own program. I’d like to create a program that will create AI aircraft for my Flight Simulator using real world data. It would be for my own personal use and I would not make it available for others, whether for free or for profit. If it is possible and allowed, could you tell me how to access the data?


#2

From our Terms of Use: Any intellectual property or content associated with FlightAware is the sole property of FlightAware. With the exception of content in the “/export/” directory, you may not copy, reproduce, modify, lease, loan, sell, or create creative derivative works of any FlightAware content. Content available for public distribution and redistribution in the “/export/” directory may not be modified, leased, or sold.

/export/ isn’t up and running yet, but it will be soon along with an API for external applications. That being said, send us an email and we’ll see what we can do.


#3

Okay, thankyou. I didn’t quite understand that part in the terms of use. Does “may not be modified” mean that I can’t use it at all for my project or does that just mean I wouldn’t be able to publish the data in any other form?


#4

From what you’ve described, using your project for your own personal use sounds fine.


#5

awesome! thanks :smiley: