Auto Create Flights with FlightAware

Pilot Partner is excited to announce our integration with FlightAware to automatically create flights in your Electronic Pilot Logbook.    We will even grab a screenshot of the FlightAware tracking map and attach it to your Flight’s Image Gallery.

Automatically Imported from FlightAware into Pilot Partner

Pilot Partner has consumed the FlightAware’s API to read the flights of those tail numbers that you wish to subscribe to.  With this integration your flights will show if one of the two conditions have been met:

  1. You fly on an IFR Flight Plan
  2. Your aircraft is ADS-B Out Equipped

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Sunday’s interesting private airport of the day….74TE


By now you are starting to get the drift that Texas Oil has created a fair number of private airports!   Flat Top Ranch is no exeception.  Owner Louis Beecherl was chairman and chief executive officer of Texas Oil and Gas Corp. in Dallas from 1957 to 1977 and appointed to the UT Board of Regents by then governor Bill Clements.  You can read more about Flat Top ranch (74TE) here.    As depicted by the magenta ring around the air strip I suspect there is a (non-published) instrument approach procedure for 74TE.  As always…landing permission required!


Friday’s interesting private airport of the day…. 6666 Ranch


Scary name but it’s pronounced “Four Sixes”  6TE6 (BTW – I was once assigned 6666 for a transponder code…it was my first long cross country flight….thanks ATC!)   The Four Sixes produces legendary Quarter Horses and Black Angus breeding stock.  You can visit their Facebook page here.   Founded by Captain Samuel “Burk” Burnett in 1868 – when he purchased 100 head of cattle wearing the “6666” brand from Frank Crowley of Denton, Texas – Burnett Ranches (6666 holding company) today encompasses 275,000 acres near Panhandle and Guthrie.  More info about the Ranch on their web site here.



Wednesday’s interesting private Texas airport of the day….ArrowS


The Eagle Ford Shale geological formation in south Texas has been a boom to oil and gas producers in the area.   Literally a “boom town” scenario for many of the small towns in the region.    The Arrow S Ranch lies in the Eagle Ford area and is owned by Daniel Harrsion.   Harrison in 2010 leased his 100,000-acre ranch in the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas to Shell Oil Co. for $1 billion in cash, plus royalties for future oil and gas production.

You can read more about Harrison in this Houston Chronicle article.