Editor's Log

April 2011 Issue

Privacy For Me, Not Thee

Back in the late 1990s, the FAA began making its aircraft situation display to industry (ASDI) data available to the public. This is the near-real-time data stream of aircraft position and identification data used by applications like Flight Explorer and Web sites such as FlightAware.com to facilitate flight tracking. The ASDI data includes all IFR flights along with certain VFR operations.

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