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How to tell the difference between METAR and SPECI reports?

I am trying to use METAR data from AviationWeather.gov to programmatically collect hourly rainfall data. This Wiki says that the first field in the report should be "type" - either METAR or SPECI. ...
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Where can I find the planned and flown paths for certain flight routes?

Are there official definitions of air traffic corridor pathing? Specifically European & Mediterranean routes. I'm working on an application that needs this input data to perform an analysis. I ...
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Is there any data repository of discontinued commercial routes?

Is there any way of knowing - for example by referring to an existing data repository or something similar - what commercial routes were operated from a given airport in a given year? This would be a ...
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How can a large passenger aircraft's owner remain unknown?

I'm reading through TheStar's "Malaysia Airports seeks owner of three Boeing 747s abandoned at KLIA" article and I can't stop wondering, why I don't understand it or how should I understand it? How ...
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Where can I get a history of METARs? [duplicate]

Is there a place where past METARs are logged? Suppose I want all the METAR for a given airport from October 1st to October 15th 2015. Where can I find them? If it matters, I'm looking in particular ...
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Where to get information on FAA AIXM 5.0 versions of Special Activity Airpace (SAA) files?

Does anybody know where to find documentation or someone to ask questions about the SAA database provided by the National Flight Data Center? I have some questions about the ambiguity of some of the ...
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Why Black Boxes are not capable of transmitting its Critical Data directly to satellite? [duplicate]

Why don't airplane include a satellite technology to upload the critical (Voice/Engine etc) data recorded in FDR to satellite. This would be very useful, in case of missing FDR. Is there any ...
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Is there a comprehensive source for aircraft specification data for most of the aircraft in the world? [closed]

I'm aware that I can look at the Wikipedia entry for an aircraft and discover specifications like the MTOW, length, cruise speed, etc. However, I was wondering whether there is a (preferably free) ...
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Class B and C Airpsace Ring Data in Text [duplicate]

Class B and Class C airspace has multiple rings where each ring can be a custom polygon shape. I want to extract following data into text: the shape of these polygon rings in lat/long (ideally a ...
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How do I get flight numbers?

Flight AWE685 goes from Seattle to Philadelphia. What exactly is that AWE685 identifier called? Every flight seems to have a unique name. I'm trying to learn more about flight data but it's tough ...
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Where does Google Flights get its pricing information? [closed]

I was wondering if anyone knows how I can get flight data in mass. Specifically, I'm looking for price, time, and airports involved. Do you know where Google, Expedia, and the likes get their flight ...
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Why did the Flightaware groundspeed readout suddenly spike for this flight?

My 18yr old son is currently in Barcelona - first time abroad and in a plane. Being an overprotective parent I thought I'd track his flight so I could see when he had landed safely = and save the data ...
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Why did air traffic levels decrease dramatically in the US through the 2000s?

In 2015, the FAA stated that System-wide, air traffic has declined by 24 percent since peak year 2000. The chart in Figure 1.1 shows that air traffic volume is not expected to return to peak ...
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Is there a database of airport ceilometer raw data?

I am interested in obtaining raw ceilometer data, to test some cloud/aerosol layer identification algorithms. Is this type of data freely available or will I need to ask for it directly from the ...
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Where to find fuel type & fuel consumption info for PW 1000G engines family?

Where I can find the information about fuel type and fuel consumption for PW 1000G engines family?
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Is there a public database for annual flights by aircraft type?

I am doing research about the number of flights and distance flown performed by aircraft types, in a given year. For example: ...
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Where can I find data tables for lift and drag coefficients of airliners?

I'm teaching an introductory course in fluid dynamics and I'd like to show some "real" data regarding drag and lift forces on an airfoil. It is easy to find data on the geometry of typical airfoils, ...
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Where to find a waypoints/fixed points, navaids and airports database?

I wonder if it is possible to download a database with waypoints, navaids, airports and airways between them. I've been working with AIP documents but it's difficult to get raw information from them ...
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Was I nearly involved in an accident?

This is a while ago but it has been bugging me now and then. On September 11 2011 (yes exactly 10 years after 9/11!) I was flying Easyjet 3467 from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Copenhagen (CPH). ...
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What is the ratio between time in the air and time on ground for an aircraft?

I suppose it may be different from an airline to another. Given the maintenance, the time to load/unload the aircraft, the time the aircraft is grounded because there is no flight scheduled (e.g. at ...
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What open databases with aircraft, airlines and country exist?

As the above question states, I'm looking for an open database that I can access. I'm building a plane spotter app, and need a lot of data. The data needs to be downloaded.
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Are there any airports that do not have an IATA code but have a huge number of traffic?

I am collecting a list of all airports in the world for my project, at present I have 46000 airports in my database but only 7000 airports have IATA code. So my question is, if I only take 7000 ...
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Where to find historical locations of North Atlantic Tracks?

I'm looking for historical, daily locations of the North Atlantic Track (NAT, published daily as NOTAM) system for the past 10/20 years. I've already contacted what feels like dozens of organizations ...
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What information on a specific flight can be retrieved?

I would like to know where and what to search in order to have information on a specific flight (i.e. scheduled departure time, real departure time, technical failures reported, etc.) I'm guessing ...
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Where can I download the flight plan data around the world?

Where can I download the flight plan data around the world, so that I have analyze their route? Are they provided freely?
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How to find waypoint IDs?

Is there a website to find waypoint ID's from coordinate values? I am looking for waypoints in the Indian ocean area.
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What aerodynamic data exists for the Yak-130?

This is one of 3 question in "series" - one question split up in 3 to better reward those responding about each aircraft. Other questions: A-10 L-159 Yak-130 is one 3 planes that are used in the ArmA ...
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What aerodynamic data (drag/lift curves) exists for the L-159 Alca?

This is one of 3 question in "series" - one question split up in 3 to better reward those responding about each aircraft. Other questions: A-10 Yak-131 L-159 Alca is one 3 planes that are used in the ...
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What aerodynamic data (drag/lift curves) exists for the A-10?

This is one of 3 question in "series" - one question split up in 3 to better reward those responding about each aircraft. Other questions: Yak-131, L-159 A-10 is one 3 planes that are used in the ...
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Is there a database containing detailed information about airfields and runways?

Does an electronic database containing the various civil runways in a given region of the world exists? Maybe even categorized by type (e.g., grass vs asphalt), length, if controlled or not, etc. If ...

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