Aircraft Lookup Updates: Flight Diary + FlightMemory included


Aircraft Lookup Integration with FlightMemory - Add a Flight
Aircraft Lookup Integration with FlightMemory - Add a Flight

Last weekend I introduced a browser extension to ease aircraft registration lookups in FlightMemory. This weekend it gets a couple updates plus a new version which works on Flight Diary, too.

Both versions now will show on the Add Flight page of the respective site. This will only be useful if you’re behind in adding flights to your logs (the DoT data is typically 7-10 weeks delayed; January 2015 just came out this week) but the option is there. Click on the icon to populate the field. It will either put the registration number directly into the form for you or pop up an error message box.

Aircraft Lookup Integration with FlightMemory - Add a Flight
Aircraft Lookup Integration with FlightMemory – Add a Flight
Aircraft Lookup Integration with Flight Diary - Add a Flight
Aircraft Lookup Integration with Flight Diary – Add a Flight

And both work on the Edit Flight page, too. For Flight Diary the links are just below the Aircraft Registration field on the page. In this view you must click the registration number to have it populate the form.

Aircraft Lookup Integration with Flight Diary - Edit a Flight
Aircraft Lookup Integration with Flight Diary – Edit a Flight

Just like before, the data is limited to domestic US operations and carriers required to report to the DoT. It isn’t 100% of domestic flights but it is darn close.

The Flight Diary version can be found in the Chrome Store or directly downloaded here.

The FlightMemory version can be found in the Chrome Store or directly downloaded here. Note that the integration on the Add Flight page uses jQuery and I’m not sure how to integrate that into the download for the non-Chrome Store users so that part probably won’t work in other browsers.

Still no love for an OpenFlights version, but I keep tinkering in hopes of making it work eventually.

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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
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