Automated Flight Following

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Automated flight following (AFF) is GPS aircraft tracking that is mandated by a government agency (or other governing body) for its contractors.[1] The following criteria must be met:

  • The device must transmit position reports every two minutes
  • The position reports must be pushed into the third-party database (where they are automatically tracked by dispatchers[2])

Common uses for AFF devices are contractors flying for USDA during fire season and contractors flying for utility companies.