One of my favorite websites is flightmemory.com. FlightMemory is a website that allows you to input every flight you've taken, then it maps out your flights and creates a list of interesting statistics about your time in the air. It's a simple yet addictive way to see how your flights look on a world map.
When you log into FlightMemory, you get to view a map of all the trips taken yesterday by the website's community. For example, here are all the flights taken by users yesterday, Tuesday, June 5, 2012:
All FlightMemory users' data for June 5, 2012 (source: flightmemory.com)
I was so excited when I first joined the website that I painstakingly entered all my flights in my life that I could remember into the database. I even took out my old passports to double check dates of our family vacations. It took forever, but I'm glad that I took the time to get my information correct so I could have the most accurate statistics about my life at 36,000 feet.
My USA map (source: flightmemory.com)
Some of the great average statistics FlightMemory gives me are:
In Miles - 349,908
In Kilometer - 563,122
Earth Circumnavigation - 14.05x
Distance to the Moon - 1.465x
Distance to the Sun - 0.0038x
Hours - 799:38Days - 33.3
Weeks - 4.8
Total - 330
My World Map (source: flightmemory.com)
FlightMemory also ranks the top ten airports, airlines, and airplanes I've flown in/out/on:
DFW Dallas/Fort Worth - 144 flights (21.8% of my flights)
BNA Nashville - 140 flights (21.2% of my flights)
ORD Chicago - 50 flights (7.6% of my flights)
My Top Three Airlines
American Airlines - 169 flights (51.2% of my flights)
Air Canada - 35 flights (10.6% of my flights)
American Eagle Airlines - 26 flights (7.9% of my flights)
My Top Three Aircraft
McDonnell Douglas-80 - 109 flights (33.0% of my flights)
Boeing 737 - 58 flights (17.6% of my flights)
Canadair 200 - 27 flights (8.2% of my flights)
In addition, FlightMemory gives crew members an easy way to track all their flights. Every flight a pilot flies must be logged in a book by hand. However, FlightMemory allows users to say whether the flight they took was for pleasure, business, or as a crew member - therefore eliminating the need for the pen and paper!
See more about my personal flying at http://my.flightmemory.com/twoodard.
Sign up for your own account at http://www.flightmemory.com/.