Limiting flight data options

Two options are available for limiting the display of aircraft data.

  1. FAA Source
  2. Subscriber Level

FAA Source

With the FAA source option, your aircraft data is limited to FAA use only. No FAA flight data will be available to external vendors. If you are considering limiting data at FAA Source, FAA flight data on your aircraft will not be available to internet web sites.

Subscriber Level

With this option, flight tracking data is made available from the FAA data feeds to vendors (i.e. internet flight tracking vendors). However, vendors are bound by access agreement to not publicly display information for aircraft on the subscriber level blocked list. This option allows aircraft owners or operators to track or monitor aircraft through an internet flight tracking provider.

To track an aircraft, the aircraft owner or operator must contact the flight-tracking provider and request flight tracking information be selectively available.

Unblocking

Should you wish to unblock your FAA flight data, submit a request to remove any data limits previously requested. This request will remove aircraft data limiting. Your flight tracking data will resume being transmitted to vendors who receive FAA data feeds.

FAA Monthly Implementation

The FAA implements limiting aircraft data displayed on the first Thursday of each month. As a result, requests that the FAA receives on or before the 15th of the preceding month are likely to be processed in time to take effect in the month after the FAA receives them. However, it is possible that the volume of requests in a given month, a requestor’s timeliness, or issues with the completeness and accuracy of the information that the FAA receives could preclude the FAA from processing some requests in time for them to take effect in the month following their submission. In that event, the FAA will process all requests in the order in which the FAA receives them, to the extent that it is possible.

How to Submit Your Limiting Data Request:

There are three ways to submit your request: using the easy-to-use form, via email, or via postal mail.

Use the Form (Preferred Method)

Click the “File a Request Now” button at the top of the page, fill in the form, and submit it.

Email

Submit your request via email to LADD@FAA.GOV.
The following information must be included in your email request:

  • Aircraft Registered Owner(s)
  • Aircraft Registration Number or Call Sign of the aircraft data to be limited or unblocked
  • E-mail Address to which the FAA can direct questions about the request
  • ICAO Code
  • Telephone number to which the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) can direct questions about the request
  • Aircraft Make and Model
  • Desired level of limiting data (FAA Source , Subscriber, or Unblocking)
  • Certification that the requestor is the owner or operator of the specified aircraft, or is a legally authorized representative of the aircraft owner or operator.

Postal Mail

Mail blocking request to:

FAA Limiting Aircraft Data Displayed
ATO System Operation Services, AJR-0
Wilbur Wright Building, Room 3E1500
600 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20597

Information required:

  • Aircraft Registered Owner(s)
  • Aircraft Registration Number or Call Sign of the aircraft data to be limited or unblocked
  • E-mail Address to which the FAA can direct questions about the request
  • ICAO Code
  • Telephone number to which the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) can direct questions about the request
  • Aircraft Make and Model
  • Desired level of limiting data (FAA Source , Subscriber, or Unblocking)
  • Certification that the requestor is the owner or operator of the specified aircraft, or is a legally authorized representative of the aircraft owner or operator.

Support/Questions

For all aircraft blocking and unblocking questions, please email us at LADD@FAA.GOV.

Aircraft Tail Number Blocking/Unblocking Request

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By signing below, I hereby certify that I am the owner and/or legal operator of the aircraft to be specified and I am legally authorized as the representative in relation to the blocking or unblocking of the flight tracking data of the aircraft to be specified.

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Choose this if you are requesting a block for the first time

Choose this if you already have requested a block

* Desired Level of Blocking (check one):

The aircraft’s flight tracking data will not be broadcast from the FAA to any vendor. You will not be able to track your own flights via an vendor once FAA Source Blocking is in place.

vendors will still receive the aircraft’s flight tracking data from the FAA. However, the vendor will not be authorized to publicly display the flight information. With Subscriber Level Blocking, you can subscribe to an vendor to track your own aircraft.

The aircraft’s flight tracking data will be broadcast from the FAA to all vendors and the vendors may publicly display the information.

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