If you go look at arriving flights at an airport, you'll see something like "American Airlines Flight 224."

How do you cross reference that ADS-B flight data? Is this possible? Seems like there's some information in the "Call" field but it's not enough to match up the flights.

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    $\begingroup$ If you can get the tail number (N-Number), you can look up the aircraft registration to get the Mode-S code. It isn't clear to me what "ADS-B" data you are talking about? Where do you get the ADS-B data from? $\endgroup$
    – Ron Beyer
    Nov 3, 2016 at 13:27
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    $\begingroup$ The Aircraft Identification Field (ACID) has the flight ID which can be correlated to the flight number. You have to have a lookup table that is up to date. I think there are various website that maintain such a table. $\endgroup$
    – DeltaLima
    Nov 3, 2016 at 14:10
  • $\begingroup$ @RonBeyer i'm getting data from adsbexchange.com and I'm trying to cross reference ads-b data to flight numbers published by airlines. $\endgroup$ Nov 3, 2016 at 14:58
  • $\begingroup$ @DeltaLima here's a data sample from ADS-B, I don't see any aircraft id field, is "Call" what you're referring to? gist.github.com/kevinchugh/d6af1f736f33351e1820fb4d8e52bf5c $\endgroup$ Nov 3, 2016 at 19:15
  • $\begingroup$ Hi Kevin, yes the ACID is called 'Call' there. You can use that for looking up the flight number. $\endgroup$
    – DeltaLima
    Nov 3, 2016 at 20:15


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