How to Set Up Automated Flight Following (AFF / API) Using the Spidertxt App

Download the newest version of the App:

iOS Spidertracks App from the version: 4.2.0

                 

To activate AFF/APi feeds through your Spidertxt app, please follow the these instructions.

1. Tap the App on the phone

2. Tap More

3. Tap Manage AFF Feed

4. Tap the Aircraft

5. Select the Feed you wish to send data through to

To finish the setup, please send through the following details to the API provider:

  • Aircraft registration
  • The Spider IMEI

Where is my IMEI?

The IMEI can be found at the bottom of the Aircraft Settings page, which is a 15 digit number which will look like this 300234013726430.

For SpiderX Users

If you have a SpiderX and using the new aircraft registration page, you can find the aircraft IMEI

1. Select Aircraft & Spiders

2. Select the Aircraft

3. Select Spider, scroll to the bottom to find the IMEI

Who can pull data from Spidertracks?

Australia: Australian Maritime Safety Authority
Australia: NAFC (1 - 2 minute position reporting interval)
Australia: Victoria Dept. of Sustainability & Environment
Canada: Alberta Forest Service (1 - 2 minute position reporting interval)
Canada: British Columbia Forest Service (1 - 2 minute position reporting interval)
Canada: Manitoba Wildfire Program
Canada: Ontario - Ministry of Natural Resources
Canada: Prince Albert Forest Protection Base
Canada: Yukon Wildland Fire Management
Germany: Convexis Rescue Track (1 - 2 minute position reporting interval)
International: Aeronet
International: Aerotrack Flightops
International: Blue Sky Network (1 - 2 minute position reporting interval)
International: FlightAware
International: Guardian Mobility Inc.
International: Heligrafics
International: IndigoSat MiTrac
International: IndigoTrack (1 - 2 minute position reporting interval)
International: Latitude Technologies Web Sentinel
International: myFLIGHTDATA
International: Openflyers
International: SARTrack Limited
International: Skyops
International: SkyTrac Systems Ltd
International: TakeFlite
International: TracPlus Global Ltd
International: v2track
New Zealand: Rescue Coordination Centre
Switzerland: Rega Swiss Air Rescue
United States - FAA Alaska Flight Services
United States: Digital AirWare
United States: Leidos Flight Service (1 - 2 minute position reporting interval)
United States: National Park Service, Western Arctic Region, Alaska
United States: Satcom Direct (1 - 2 minute position reporting interva
United States: State of Alaska DNR (1 - 2 minute position reporting interval)
United States: US Forest Service (1 - 2 minute position reporting interval)

Things to note

  • Some AFF Consumers require an update rate of 2 minutes
  • Radius mode is not available
  • You will be billed at your standard rate
  • Contractors to NAFC (Australia) may be charged a 'roaming fee' by the NAFC integrator
  • Other AFF Consumers may charge fees outside of the standard spidertracks fees
  • Third parties consuming data through the API may be charged a fee

If you require any additional information please contact support@spidertracks.com