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Welcome to AFF

Automated Flight Following (AFF) is a system that automatically tracks the location and velocity of specially-equipped aircraft and mobile assets, providing this information in near-real-time to dispatchers, aviation managers, and other authorized users. The equipment includes geolocation and data communications devices that use satellite-based technology. AFF only tracks resources with this specialized equipment from approved providers.

AFF Training

Whether you are new to AFF or an experienced user, we strongly recommend you utilize the following resources to become familiar with all the ins and outs of AFF. You just may learn something new you didn't know about AFF.

  • A-115: Automated Flight Following is a full course available online through IAT.
  • AFF 2.0 Video Tutorials are also available online through IAT.
    If you do not have an IAT account to access the A-115 course or AFF 2.0 Video Tutorials, you may request one at https://www.iat.gov/Training/user.asp.
  • A Quick Start Guide is available to help you become familiar with the basics of AFF 2.0 and use as a reference guide when using the application.
  • An FAQ Document is available to help troubleshoot some of the issues you may be experiencing or answer some of the questions you may have about the basics, changes, and future additions in AFF.
Please reference these documents prior to contacting the Help Desk. We will continuously update these documents as needed.

AFF 2.0

The next generation of AFF lets you view your aviation assets is a 2D environment. Find aircraft by call sign, tail number, or inside an elastic box. Create your own custom ramp list for frequently tracked aircraft. Center the view on an aircraft by selecting the aircraft in your search or ramp list. Set your preferred view with "Set Home" and return to it with the click of the "Go Home" button.

AFF 2.0 uses the latest in web technology and will run in Windows, OS X, and Linux. Besides you computer, AFF 2.0 will also run on Android, iOS, and Windows 8 mobile devices for those needing AFF on the go at remote helibases and retardant bases.

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Aircraft Changes and Additions

Online forms to request aircraft changes and additions are not available at this time. Please email aircraft requests to affadmin@firenet.gov.

For changes to existing aircraft in AFF, please include: the registration number and information pertaining to the changes needed. If switching modems, please provide the service provider, IMEI/ESN, and device model. For new aircraft requests, please email the following information:
  1. Aircraft registration
  2. Call sign (nationally assigned)
  3. Aircraft Make
  4. Aircraft Model
  5. Aircraft Owner/Vendor
  6. Phone Number
  7. AFF Device Service Provider
  8. Device IMEI/ESN
  9. Device Model
AFF Google Earth KML

AFF is not available in Google Earth at this time. We are in the process of rebuilding it and don't have a projected time for when the .kml will be back up. Please check back at a later time.

Help Desk
If you are experiencing trouble or need additional help, the Help Desk is available Monday through Friday 07:30 am to 17:00 pm MT. After hours or in the event of an AFF outage only, call the Help Desk and select option 2 to contact the duty officer.
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