VFR acrft N903FC w/ Sqk code unable to pull up


#1

I can see N903FC when I go to ktlh (8/8/06 8:25 am), but I am unable to pull it by tail number and track the flight. I have been working with this for about 15 minutes or so. Does a flight plan have to be filed inorder to track? Thanks, Chris


#2

Yes, an IFR flight plan must be filed and activated in order to be tracked reliably. VFR flights will usually only appear on the airport screens as the plane overflies them.


#3

I can query the history of a flight, say N901Fc, and it shows for some time in June or July. These are VFR flights. I’m a lkittle confused about why VFR flights are not picked up.


#4

Unless the local controller did something very very strange, all of the flights in the Activity Log were filed and flown (at least partially) IFR.