For this initial training data released, we have posted 14 days of data provided by FlightStats in InitialTrainingSet.zip. This can be downloaded from the data page. The file formats are more extensively documented on the flight quest wiki. Most of the wiki pages are editable, so feel free to add detailed descriptions along with stats and insights to the data pages for the individual files. These files contain information on each individual flight, the minute-by-minute position tracks for the flight, and weather. Please let us know if you have any questions about the data.
The competition will kick into full swing on December 18, 2012 with the release of the public leaderboard data set, a two-week test dataset that will be used to form the public leaderboard.
Good luck in developing the best models!