FlightAware Plugin/route from flight number

Sebastien Leclerc shared this idea 5 years ago
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When taking the plane to go some places, I like to record the trace to get stars like elevation, etc, set a point on the target airport to get ETA estimates, etc. I would like to go one step further and actually visualize the flight path vs the planned route (got to find something to do on long flights!).


For example, let's take this flight:

http://fr.flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL609


The route is composed of the following RNAV waypoints

AML GINYA WYNGS RAMAY Q72 HACKS J149 ROD WATSN2


The web site allows decoding the routes into coordinates

http://fr.flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL609/history/20141101/1345Z/KDCA/KORD/route


This generates a table like the one below

KDCA AML GINYA WYNGS RAMAY Q72 HACKS J149 ROD WATSN2 KORDNameLatitudeLongitudeDistance from originDistance from destinationTypeKDCA38.8519163-77.03769890611Origin AirportAML38.9347222-77.466666724588VOR-DME (NAVAID)GINYA38.9425139-77.680072235577Reporting Point[...]


This may be a good plugin idea for locus, as it is possible to get an API key from the site to pull the data in XML/json

http://flightaware.com/commercial/flightxml/


Being a PRO user, this could be a pro feature that opens the door to many possibilities like 3D compass that shows the actual location vs next waypoint, etc.

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Good day Sebastien,


there is many possible way, where Locus developing may lead, unfortunately, "Air" navigation is not on a list of top priorities. I'll leave this topic open for possible votes, but please keep in mind, that primary Locus function is navigation for hike & bike trips. Thanks for understanding.

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Menion wrote:

"that primary Locus function is not navigate for hike & bike trips."
??? I thought that that was the main function (after geocaching :)

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stebu wrote:

Menion wrote:

"that primary Locus function is not navigate for hike & bike trips."
??? I thought that that was the main function (after geocaching :)
Heh, I was already partially sleeping during midnight, thanks stebu :)