I am working on a project for school, and I am trying to find past flight data concerning the altitude of the aircraft over the duration of the flight. This will then be used to identify contrails in a Landsat image.

I can find past departures and arrivals easy enough, and Flight Aware keeps a record of altitude for flights from the past 7 days, but I'm looking for flights possibly back to a year in the past. Is it possible to get this information? Of course, the source has to be official and stand up to legal scrutiny.

  • Downvoters - please explain with a comment. This is a new user and no comment downvotes don't help anyone.
    – Mark Mayo
    Dec 9, 2014 at 2:55
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    Possible downvotes because it seems to be outside the scope of travel.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic Dec 9, 2014 at 17:29
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    Have you contacted FlightAware to see if they're willing to provide you the data? If you make a very specific and limited request, they might waive any fees for an educational use.
    – mkennedy
    Dec 9, 2014 at 18:22
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    Official ... legal scrutiny ... for a school project? Dec 9, 2014 at 19:07
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    This question appears to be off-topic because it is about aviation data, not travel Dec 10, 2014 at 22:00


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