What I had thought of doing was a world map that showed areas around the globe in which the flares would likely be seen. All it really needs is to highlight where the sun's elevation is between (say) -40 to -50 degrees below the horizon, for any date & time, up to latitudes of about 53 degrees.. There are some graphs out there for specific locations but this would be a graphical map to show the extent of their visibility., I had hoped to create this so that everyone, not just pilots, could see the flares. Maybe I'll get round to doing it during the next pandemic.It's hard to get an insider view, it could be a lot of pilots see them and think "probably satellites" and are not bothered by them and those "reporting them and saying defo not satellites" are UFO fans who want to believe.
It is odd though you'd think if this were being seen by lots of pilots and there was no actual guidance on it, it would a bigger issue and thus solved because it would have "gotten serious"
I wonder if we could do some sort of rough calculation as to what percentage of flights have a chance of seeing them.