Plane Finder

Plane Finder

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Interact with 12,000+ planes moving live on a map. Millions worldwide already track flights in real time with Plane Finder, the ultimate pocket air traffic app.
Find out why...

Plane Finder shows you where flights really are right now. Search by flight number or watch the skies.

Simply tap on a plane to see Flight, Aircraft, Departures and Airline details with photos and technical drawings.

Plane Finder has been a highly rated, top ranking app since 2009 and has been featured by Gizmodo, CNN, GMA, BBC, Sunday Times, Mail on Sunday, CNET, Wired, GQ Magazine and many more.

With millions of happy users, Plane Finder is regularly updated with innovative new features. Our support team always listen to and reply to feedback.

Plane Finder tracks 12,000+ flights around the world using our own network of real time receivers and some traditional radar data. Our worldwide coverage is already fantastic and always expanding - please check www.planefinder.net to see live coverage in your area.

At a glance our coverage includes -

- Europe 95% - realtime
- North America - 100% via slightly US delayed data - Nationwide realtime ADS-B network in place and capturing 95% of ADS-B equipped aircraft
- Rest of World - Excellent coverage in Australia, New Zealand, Central America, Brazil, Japan, Taiwan, Dubai, India, Malaysia, Thailand, South Korea, Maldives, Mauritius, Singapore, Hong Kong and many more countries

Important Note:
Plane Finder works by picking up real time ADS‐B signals used by aircraft to transmit positional data to land based receivers. This technology is faster than traditional radar and is used for air traffic control and navigation. ADS‐B is not used by all airlines or aircraft, however this is changing and the number of aircraft tracked by ADS‐B is increasing all of the time. Traditional radar type data in near real time is also included for North America; this is subject to a short time delay.

And if you’ve read this far, you’ll also want to know this:

Plane Finder includes:
- Live moving planes on a Google Map
- Flight details including flight number, route, speed and altitude, service type, days of operation and more
- Current flight status
- Plane information including reg number, model, registration date and construction details
- Photo galleries and beautifully detailed aircraft illustrations
- Flight path contrails
- Powerful search by flight number, callsign and aircraft registration number
- FREE plane icon sets
- Bookmark favourite locations e.g. set a ground level view of major airports
- Share your sightings with family and friends via Facebook and Twitter
- Upload your own aircraft photos to see them in the app via our community at www.pinkfroot.com
- Technical information including squawk codes, ICAO/IATA codes, ADS Hexcode and heading

Disclaimer: The use of the information presented using Plane Finder is strictly limited to pursuing enthusiast activities (i.e. for entertainment purposes), which specifically exclude any activities that might endanger yourself or the lives of others.
Under no circumstances will the developer of this application be held responsible for incidents resulting from the use of the data or its interpretation or its use contrary to this agreement.

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Recently changed in this version

We have been hard at work on an all new version.

- Now you can unlock custom alerts to create alerts based, on aircraft registration, squawk, flight number and more!
- Lots of nasty bugs have been squished.

Please get in touch if you have any issues at all. We reply to every email that comes in.


Comments and ratings for Plane Finder
  • (67 stars)

    by Steve Atkins-Linnell on 17/04/2014

    Great app, once you pickup had to come off as you move through the sky!

  • (67 stars)

    by David Talley on 17/04/2014

    Great app, hours of fun.

  • (67 stars)

    by James Thompson on 17/04/2014

    Excellent really good app works well

  • (67 stars)

    by richard barth on 16/04/2014

    Lags a little on actual position, especially around airports, but otherwise a fun app. I'm often curious about where airplanes flying overhead are coming from and where they are going.

  • (67 stars)

    by Bernard Dossin on 16/04/2014

    Very good app.Informative and accurate

  • (67 stars)

    by Francis Foster on 16/04/2014

    Would definitely recommend it amazing app. Credit to the creators fabulous job. Best 2 quid ive ever spent!!!!!!!

  • (67 stars)

    by ryan petrie on 15/04/2014

    It's amazing