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Old 30th Oct 2018, 05:41
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A Squared
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Originally Posted by StormyKnight View Post
Yes Flightradar does predict the path of flights when the data stops in real time, but only for a minute or so, then the plane usually stops at that point, then a little while latter it disappears. The tracking line then reverts back to the actual data received & removes the estimated components.
When you view the flight later or download the raw flight data it is only the received data, there is no estimated flight data.
Ok, so the use of predictive algorithms affects what is displayed in real time, but doesn't have any effect on historical data sets. That would be what I would expect.
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