Im looking for open data on historical US flight paths. I know the FAA has a real-time data stream that gives the flight, latitude, longitude, and altitude of planes. I want this data for the past 10 years. Anyone know if this is available?

  • I'd try and post it on ESRI GeoNet to see if you get more respond than here. geonet.esri.com/welcome
    Feb 21, 2016 at 17:15
  • Does Flightradar24 keep historical records?
    – Tim Malone
    May 29, 2016 at 4:14
  • flightradar24.com/faq -- Only 7 days of historical records for free and 30 for paid subscribers.
    – LJB
    May 29, 2016 at 5:54
  • This kind of data is highly valued by airline companies as it provides insight in competitors' activities, so I doubt you'll be able to get it for free.
    – Swier
    Jun 2, 2016 at 9:19

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You can data till 2002 here.


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  • great, thank you for this link! Do you guys provide US - related flight data only?
    – davidski
    Oct 13, 2016 at 9:07

Check out openflights - might be useful?

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