VFR vs. IFR?

I was wondering, in the flight tracking map, are only IFR flights shown or are VFR flights included as well?

Also, is there any filtering going on. IOW, are all aircraft that are in coverage being displayed?


Quite a few posts have been done on this topic. Use the search link above to search the forum. You should also look at the “questions/answers” link at the top right to search the FAQs.

Pika: Was I too nice this time?

Welcome to FA and the forums.

As explained in the FAQ, VFR flights are visible only when flight following is being given, and even then, it may or may not show up.

Also, some owners Block their tail numbers. FA honors this block, and these flights would not appear.

Thanks for the quick responses – I missed the FAQ entry the first time through so that’s why I posted the question.

Who are you and what have you done with the REAL damiross???

Due to the fact that it’s about 39 degrees F here in his office, the real damiross had a brain freeze.

It’s been 39 degrees C in my office. Can we arrange a trade?