Home > ResourceBlog > Article

« All ResourceBlog Articles


Bookmark and Share   Feed

Wednesday, 27th December 2006

Mobile Version: Aircraft Tracking with the New FlightStats Mobile

FlightStats is one of three flight tracking (flights to and from the U.S. and Canada) tools we use often.
In the past couple of weeks FlightStats has launched a mobile version of its service at Mobile.FlightStats.com. The mobile version offers a bunch of useful tools but it's not nearly as robust as the non-mobile site.

FlightStats Mobile offers:
1. Flight Status (Airline, Arrival Time, Gate)
2. Departures & Arrivals (For a specific time period and airport and/or airline)
3. Flight Alerts (Most airlines, sent via SMS or e-mail)
4. Airline Information (Telephone numbers, Seating info (via SeatGuru.com), Links to Airlines Mobile Site)
5. Airport Information (Weather, Security Wait Times, Delays)
6. Security Wait Times (By airport)
7. Weather Center
8. Current Airport Delays (Direct from FAA, Also available here)

Three other airport info/flight tracking services we use for mobile:

+ RoveNet (using RLM Data)
Includes current aircraft speed, direction, altitude. This site is optimized for mobile.

+ FlightAware
Airport, airline data, maps, etc. This site does not offer a mobile version but using a transcoder like Skweezer or Mobile Leap will allow access to most features.

+ fboweb.com
Some features are fee-based. The Quick Track service is free. Like FlightAware, mobile version is not available. Some free maps and reference databases are also available. The Quick Track version can also be used with Google Earth. A mobile version with some FBOWeb.com services are available here. Registration (free) is required.

See Also: PalmFLYING.com
Software for pilots and aviation enthusiasts. They also have a mobile site with a great compilation of links.


Views: 1915

« All ResourceBlog Articles



FreePint supports the value of information in the enterprise. Read more »

FeedLatest FreePint Content:

  • Click to view the article Changing Compliance Culture in the Financial Sector
    Thursday, 24th July 2014

    In a speech at the annual Thomson Reuters Compliance & Risk Summit Tracey McDermott of the UK Financial Conduct Authority spoke about the change in focus of the regulator towards corporate culture and the enforcement of personal liability by management. The shift from rules-based regulation to the harder to measure compliance culture may require information managers to review the compliance information in their organisation and who receives it.

  • Click to view the article Product Review of Reg-Track (Sources - Content & Coverage)
    Thursday, 24th July 2014

    In the second part of his review, Chris Porter looks at content coverage in Reg-Track, a regulatory tracking service aimed at compliance professionals focused on the financial services industry. With a focus on the largest financial markets, such as those within North America, the European Union and Asia-Pacific, Reg-Track is also expanding its coverage to additional regulators.

  • Click to view the article Are We Becoming Too Scared of Security to Benefit from Big Data?
    Thursday, 24th July 2014

    Information assets are in the hands of the right people to safeguard them but the wrong people to manage their exploitation concludes an influential new study. As reports continue to emerge of apparent corporate paralysis in the face of cyber security threats, Tim Buckley Owen wonders whether the emphasis hasn't swung too far in that direction, and sees opportunities for information professionals in helping to strike a balance between security in the cloud and effective data analysis for competitive advantage.

  • ... more ...

All FreePint Content »
FreePint Topics »

A FreePint Subscription delivers articles and reports that support your organisation's information practice, content and strategy.

Find out more and order a FreePint Subscription by visiting the
completing our online form: Subscription Order page.

FreePint Testimonials

"It was really useful to get so much input from customers and hear their perspective - I have come into the office this morning full of things ..."

Read more testimonials and supply yours »




Register to receive the free ResourceShelf Newsletter, featuring highlighted posts.

Find out more »

Article Categories

All Article Categories »


All Archives »