Ever wonder how many hours you have spent on airplanes in your life?
I remember when back in elementary school I had to maintain a journal to keep track of the amount of fluid I drank every day for an entire year. At the end of the year, I would flip through the book and feel like I accomplished something.
Since 2014, I began recording details of my flights—every single one of them—on FlightMemory.com. A year later, FlightMemory has generated a highly satisfying map and some very cool statistics, and of course, I have that same sense of accomplishment I got in elementary school.
For example, it tells me that I spent 275 hours on planes last year, which equates to 11.5 straight days (or over a week) in the air! The website also shows the longest and shortest flights as well as the the fastest and slowest flights you have flown during a given year, or across your entire “flying history.”
It also shows you the routes that you have flown the most often, and cities you have visited the most. If you choose to record the booking classes and types of aircrafts, it aggregates that data and puts them in a nice table for you too. Besides the huge sense of satisfaction, seeing the summary of my “Year in Flying” also reminds me how lucky I am that my points and miles hobby enabled me to fly almost half my flights last year in business or first class.
To add a social aspect to the website, FlightMemory also shows you the number of members who are online and the routes that members of FlightMemory are currently flying. It’s a busy, busy map for sure!
FlightMemory is completely free and brings in revenue from selling airplane models and printouts of your FlightMaps. It takes less than a minute to log each flight, but at the end of each year, you get some truly, truly cool to look at.
Do you track your flights on FlightMemory.com?