The data and analysis referenced in the Apr. 6, 2016 BuzzFeed News article, "Spies in the Skies."
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Government Surveillance Planes Analysis

This repository contains data and R code to support the findings reported in the April 6, 2016 BuzzFeed News article "Spies In The Skies."


The data comes from more than four months of plane tracking data provided by the wesbite Flightradar24, plus the Federal Aviation Administration's aircraft registration database.

Methodology / Code / Findings

A detailed methodology, the code running it, and the results it produces can be found online here, and in the R Markdown document analysis.Rmd.

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Email the author Peter Aldhous at