Daniel Baker

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Daniel Baker is the founder and CEO of FlightAware, a worldwide flight data and tracking company. In the 1990s, he was a principal of distributed.net, which pioneered Internet distributed computing. Baker was the head of the systems department at NeoSoft, the first Internet provider in Texas during the early 1990s. He was also a founder and Vice President of Superconnect, an enterprise cable/telecom monitoring software company.


Baker started FlightAware in 2004 with no outside investments and the business produced over a million dollars of revenue in the first 18 months.[1]

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Daniel Baker authored for Macmillan Computer Publishing's TCP/IP Unleashed book, published in 1999.[2]

He was also the founder of the I Travel, You Travel community and network,[3] which was sold to a social networking company for an undisclosed sum in 2006.[4]


Baker is a commercial pilot and lives in Houston, Texas.[5]


  1. ^ "Bootstrapped, Profitable, & Proud: FlightAware". 37signals. February 25, 2011. 
  2. ^ TCP/IP Unleashed (paperback) (2nd ed.). Sams. December 10, 1999. p. 1000. ISBN 0-672-31690-0. 
  3. ^ "Travel talk: Online and dangerous". CNN. October 13, 2003. 
  4. ^ "ITYT Acquired by Social Knowledge". ITYT. May 12, 2006. 
  5. ^ flightaware_bio (May 19, 2012). "FlightAware Executive Bio - Daniel Baker, CEO". 

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