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Originally posted by talisman
How accurate is that graphic display?
A newscopter could have N175F as its identifier.
planes take off and land every 30 seconds at some airports, don't they?
...that demands up to the second accuracy tracking flights.
weedwhacker, are you suggesting that flight explorer could put a blip where there was none, and call it anything they like?
COA15 Flight Information
Operated by: Continental Airlines, Inc (COA15) Aircraft Type: Boeing 767-400
Flight ID: COA15 Ground Speed: 0 mph
Status: In Flight Altitude: 0 feet
Time remaining: 9h 49m (estimated) Bearing:
Distance remaining: 12,267 miles (10,659 NM or 19,741 km)
COA15 Departure Information
Airport: EWR (Newark Liberty Intl)
at 9 mph
City: Newark, New Jersey, USA
Departure Time: 7/29/2009 3:57pm (actual)
Current Local Time: 7/29/2009 4:01pm
FAA Airport Status: Ground stop
Boeing 767-400 (twin-jet) (H/B764/Q)
Origin Newark Liberty Intl (KEWR - track or info)
Destination Honolulu Intl (PHNL - track or info)
Route ELIOT J80 ETX RAV J64 BDF MCW J16 DPR J16 PDT ONP C1419 HEMLO A332 AUNTI R463 APACK MAGGI3 (Decode)
Date Wednesday, Jul 29, 2009
Duration 9 hours 36 minutes
Progress 9 hours 23 minutes left
Status En Route (40 miles down; 4919 miles to go)
Departure 01:49PM EDT 03:58PM EDT
Arrival 05:42PM HST 07:32PM HST
Speed 484 kts 357 kts
Altitude 30000 feet 15300 feet