In this topic, you learn how to download, save, and replay a recording of a completed flight.
We estimate that this will take 5 minutes to complete.
Use N-Tracking's replay functionality to download and/or replay a completed flight. Saving the flight locally provides you with access to the event log.
Click the Replay tab.
To learn how to replay a flight recording and view its event log within N-Tracking, imagine that flight SCX251 is the flight you want to investigate.
In this example, the flight you're interested is visible in the list. That won't always be the case, so search for it instead (for this example, by flight number).
Use the search fields on the Flights page to search for a flight by a variety of characteristics, such as:
- Flight number
- Call sign
- Aircraft registration
- From/To with OFF and ON time
- Date of flight creation
N-Tracking retains flight information for 6 months.
Click the Search input field.
To find the replay of a flight on a particular date, using the Flight creation date filter is your best strategy.
Enter scx251 into the Flight Number Search field.
You have access to several pages of stored flights.
Click the Download button.
The steps to download a file vary by browser. This example uses Mozilla Firefox, but we recommend that you use Chrome.
In Chrome, N-Tracking generates a zip file that automatically downloads to your Downloads directory.
In this example, you have the option of saving the file (to a default directory) or opening the file. Go ahead and open the file.
Click the OK button.
Flight information is saved in a .csv file.
You can use MS Excel to review positions data and any cautions/warnings conditions that were created and cleared during the flight and recorded in the flight log.
For this example, return to N-Tracking and review the information presented when you choose to replay a flight.
Use the Replay button to play back an animated script of the flight.
Click the Replay button.
Scroll down as needed to view more of the text in the events log pane.
Click the vertical scroll bar.
You can use the player controls embedded in the Replay function to play, stop, and re-start the recording.
In the next image, you learn all the different parts of the Replay page (a different flight, AF934) is used for the example).
You can use the zoom controls to adjust this map image.
The header summarizes flight information.
Position data is available for consultation.
Replay has its own video controllers.
The flight path displays on the map. Use the on-screen video controls to replay the flight.
The graph below the map indicates the flight level trajectory.
You can click along the time line to review different flight stages.
You can review logged events on the log panel.
The changes in altitude depicted by the plane icon and the events log are synchronized.
You can click on the depicted flight path, on the altitude graph, or on a line in the event log table to change the focus to the selected position and context.