Retro AI Traffic product



  • Considering JustFlight's apparent affinity for golden age jets, is there a possibility we could ever see a retro AI package containing either representative flights or actual historical flights listed in OAG books from the past? It does feel just a little odd flying a Tristar or VC-10 while surrounded by 787s and A350s. There is a niche community I am a part of that does exactly that, but I feel that if a mainstream company creates a product related to it, it could have a surge in popularity. Personally, I feel that using Traffic Global's software, and the obtaining of OAG books, from anywhere from the 60s to the 90s could result in a great product that a lot of people would be interested in, myself included.


  • JF Staff

    @Noob21 We did look at that with Traffic 2005 and Traffic X but it was a non-starter. Huge amount of work to create the package and then what period do you choose? 1950s, 60s and 70s were all different - plus, of course, the airports would all look 'wrong'.

    It's one of those things probably best served by freeware TBH.



  • That's understandable. If you guys ever change your minds, I'd love to help you guys out if possible.



  • Using Traffic X or Traffic 360, you could have achieved (if I understand correctly) what is being asked by eliminating all of the more modern aircraft from the aircraft listings within those programs. I am not sure if you could do this with Traffic Global though as I believe the aircraft database is too closely tied in with the schedules - which are based on current 'real-life' schedules. The built-in 'dates-of-operation' in TX and T360 are a bit awkward to use and I suspect did not get used very much.
    Once the 787's, etc. are taken out, the programs would generate all of the schedules with only the 'older' aircraft. The airport layouts would be left to the used to decide whether to use the supplied layouts or look for older versions.
    Not easy but do-able. But, of course, TX and T360 are no longer available?


  • JF Staff

    @RayM

    Using Traffic X or Traffic 360, you could have achieved (if I understand correctly) what is being asked

    The schedules is the (relatively) easy bit. You'd need the aircraft, liveries etc and you'd also need to decide on the timeframe. As I say, period traffic was originally a feature that could have been enabled in T2005 and TX, but the ROI simply wasn't there.



  • @Derek
    I agree with what you say but there are loads of 'vintage' aircraft available to users - both payware and freeware. I cannot speak for TG but in TX and T360 it is easy to add any extra aircraft and then create/modify schedules to include any that have been added.
    I still find that I am adding extra aircraft to my TX every month when I come across something that takes my interest.
    Would this be a similarly easy task in TG?


  • JF Staff

    @RayM

    Would this be a similarly easy task in TG?

    Certainly possible. You can add extra aircraft and flight plans at the moment. There isn’t a seamless way of doing it automatically yet though. You can do a lot of it through the app, but there would still be a couple of steps like adding the aircraft files to the right folders and that sort of thing.