Requesting a new real-time API integration

We have an API available so third-party consumers can retrieve telemetry data from our system

The Spidertracks Automated Flight Following (AFF) API enables users to share telemetry data with third party systems. The intended purpose is to provide live location data and other telemetry data (if available).  This API is based on the de-facto global standard that has been adopted for Automated Flight Following. This was first developed by the USDA Forest Service and the specification is maintained at

To be able to access data you will need to be registered as an API consumer and create a consumer account. Spidertracks reserves the right to approve and monitor all API consumer accounts. You can apply to to become a consumer by filling in the API request form.

AFF  Consumer Guide 

The following guide covers integrating with the spidertracks API / AFF feed. The data in the spidertracks AFF response, how to query the feed, and how to setup an AFF feed in the spidertracks website are all covered. Examples of querying the feed, including code, requests, and responses are all provided. 

API consumer request

The link below takes you to a form where you can apply for an API consumer account. We will review your application to check if it meets our conditions for accessing the API. Once you have submitted the form one of our team will be in touch to discuss your application. Depending on the context of the application we may need to request additional information.

The contact email that is written in the request form, will be the email that you will use for retrieving raw data from our system.
The organisation wanting to use the API will also need to add this email to their account as a member, this will send you an invitation email that will automatically link you to their account.

For more info on how to add more members, please visit this link :  Adding members to your account

New integration
Should your application be approved and a new consumer account be setup it will typically first appear under 'Private AFF Consumers'. This will need to be selected and activated for the correct aircraft. Additional approval steps are required before new integrations will appear for all users under our 'Public AFF Consumers' link.

Please Note: All AFF feeds have now been filtered to only show the latest report in any two-minute interval with the exception that all non-standard tracking points are always sent e.g. watch, mark, SOS, fire events etc.

This filtering update satisfies the AFF requirements to send at least one report every two minutes. 

Please see the following support page on how to:

Activate An API & AFF Feed

If you require any additional information please contact