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Details tab specification

Callsign

The callsign is the identifier of the flight when it is called by the air traffic control (ATC). It is unique like the flight-number but may be different. The callsign is shown at the top of the datails tab and used for selection. If we do not have a callsign for a flight, the hex-code of the ADS-B transponder leaded by the characters hex is used instead.

Position

This line shows the position of the plane. First line is the position relative to the globe, second line is the position relative to your position. The first line values are latitude/longitude in the format degreeminutes'seconds'' and the altitude over ground in feet. The second line is the distance to your location either in metric or imperial units (You may change that using the menu.) and the direction you have to look to see in in the sky in azimuth and elevation angle in full degrees.

Speed

The current speed of the plane in nautical miles per hour (=knots) and in either metric kilometers or imperial miles units. Speed is measured against ground (not air).

Heading

The heading (azimuth angle) the plane is flying in full degrees. (90=East, 180=South, ...)

Registration

also called tail number is the number which is at the tail of the aircraft. This is an unique number, similar to a car's license plate. It begins with the characters of the country where the aircraft is registrated (hence registration number) followed by alphanumerics.

Aircraft type

The kind of aircraft manufacturer and model, e.g. Boeing 777.

Flight #

The flightnumber of the flight. This field may be empty if no information available.

Airline

The airline performing hte flight. This field may be empty if no information available.

Route

The last known route of the flight. This field may be empty if no information available.