Version 3.0 - ArrayOfTrackStruct - altitude (not sure what value this is)


#1

ArrayOfTrackStruct
altitude int The aircraft altitude at time of position update

    {
      "timestamp": 1523647658,
      "latitude": 40.71667,
      "longitude": -74.15,
      "groundspeed": 130,
      "altitude": 5,
      "altitude_status": "",
      "update_type": "TZ",
      "altitude_change": "D"
    }

when i cross refrerence the flight - the altitude i get is: 914 how does “altitude”: 5 = 914 meters

using:
FlightAPI
Version 3.0 Beta


#2

Looks like that position, based on the timestamp, is the last position for this flight. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N12569/history/20180413/1710Z/KCMH/KEWR/tracklog.

Also, your web display of meters for altitude will be different than what is provided by the API, as that will be in hundreds of feet, so 5 would be 500 ft…