Aircraft/Flight Number Ident

Tie into https://www.flightradar24.com/ or similar to show the flight info of an aircraft that is flying overhead.

3 Likes

Love this idea. I am a nerd and live on the LGA approach path so I actually have a premium subscription for Flightradar24. Will reach out to them and see how much it might cost to use their data.

4 Likes

I’ve pledged for this specifically to display aircraft info. I’d like to stay involved in the discussions.

I wonder if the free data available with the FAA’s SWIM, or the data from https://www.adsbexchange.com/data/# will be valuable here.

2 Likes

I looked into Flightradar24 some more and their business pricing isn’t terrible ($50/month). What’s not clear to me though is if Tidbyt, Inc., would be allowed to get just one business plan and then use it to provide a flight tracking app on everyone’s device. I’m trying to get an answer on that now.

Thanks for the link to ADS-B Exchange, I hadn’t seen that! I’ll reach out to them as well, they might be more our speed.

BTW, another thing to think about— what would we actually want displayed? Just from a design perspective and given that we’ve got limited screen space. Obviously could just show the flight number in giant text but I think we’d want more than that.

2 Likes

I work at an airport, so I’d love to see the call sign and other pertinent data for the next aircraft to arrive or depart.

Other people may appreciate knowing the closest aircraft to their home or other geographic coordinates. That way when they hear or see an airplane out side their house, they can see at a glance what the call sign is, and perhaps their destination and aircraft type.

2 Likes

Dan from ADSBexchange here… yes, we would love to get this working… I think there could be a few different types of widgets that would be useful.

5 Likes

It would be really cool to show the flight status of my own flights too, for frequent travelers. It would be awesome if it integrated with one of the services for general personal flight tracking, like App in the Air. I’d love to see my flight status pop up in the hours leading up to it before I’m running out the door.

2 Likes

Another request for this! I also backed the project with flights in mind (whether available as a feature or coding it myself!) so thrilled to see interest here

2 Likes

I have a raspberry pi running piaware (flightaware ADS radio). I’d like to see that, but any flight feeder would be good. Great idea!

2 Likes

Ideally there would be multiple fields that are user defined. The interesting data would be (imho):

Aircraft type
Flt. Number
Registration No.
Altitude
Speed
Departure
Destination

3 Likes

Would like to stick together on this, whether we need to code it ourselves or not!

2 Likes

Yes! Based on a proximity to a street address, lat/long, or home airport code…

1 Like