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Air Flight Plan, Flight Path, and Flight Recorder

Flight plans and flight paths are essential elements of navigation to ensure the safety of civil air travel and the use of skies within and across borders. Flight plans are rarely accessible to passengers as they are used by the pilots and air traffic control for navigational purposes. Passengers have no influence whatsoever on the flight plans since they are not accessible publicly. Likewise, the passengers also have no influence on the flight path, but depending on the availability and configuration of the aircraft, it is sometimes shown to the passengers via in-flight audiovisual entertainment system.

On the ground, a number of airline and airport websites, as well as a handful of flight-tracking websites offer live or slightly delayed radar data of flights, including basic information ...

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