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Vertical Rate Value from API

#1

Hello,

I am new to the API. I am trying to get tracking values using FlightXML v3 for a specific flight, for example “BAW198-1557638784-airline-0056” using the following query: https://username:apiKey@flightxml.flightaware.com/json/FlightXML3/GetFlightTrack?ident=BAW198-1557638784-airline-0056.

This is the same flight as seen in the log https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BAW198/history/20190514/0750Z/VABB/EGLL/tracklog

I am able to get all numerical values from the page, except for the “Rate”, the one that the page gives in meters/min. I searched through the documentation, but I can find no way of getting the “rate” information. Can someone help me figure out how to get that?

Thanks,

Rohan

#2

The rate shown on the tracklog is just the difference between the prior and following positions, it’s not captured in the data.

#3

Ah, that makes sense. Thanks!