Plane Finder - Flight Tracker

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    Published: 2014-09-02, by .

    Track planes in real time as they fly across the blue skies

    • Amazing features in pro version
    • Augmented reality view to ID planes as they fly overhead
    • Extensive info of flight and plane model
    • Realtime tracking
    • Most features only for pro version

    "It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's... wait, no, that's definitely a plane"

    Plane Finder makes use of freely available data in a way you probably didn't know your mobile device could do - to display tracking data in real time for planes as they make their way to their destination.

    The basic free version of the app just shows the skies as they currently are. Tap any symbol of a plane to find out its flight number and destination. That's about the extent of what you can do with the free version - if you upgrade, though, there are a ton of really cool features you'll unlock. You'll be able to search for specific flights and set up alerts for if they take off, land, or pass certain points. You get a heap more data, including information about the model of the plane itself. You even get access to an augmented reality view that lets you point your device into the sky to ID planes as they pass overhead.

    Europe and North America are almost totally covered, and there's excellent coverage in many other countries the world over.

    A recent upgrade lets you check out flights that have happened in the past as well.

    The free version is kind of neat to look at, but it's definitely worth upgrading to the Premium version of Plane Finder if you enjoy the idea. The design is great and the features are super solid.

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    by Janel , Appszoom

    Sep 02, 2014


    Plane Finder shows live moving planes on a worldwide map and has been beautifully re-engineered. The map view is front and center giving an uninterrupted view of air traffic and features are quick to access.

    Plane Finder has been top rated and top ranking since 2009 and covers most of the world, tracking 12,000+ planes simultaneously.

    Search by flight number, place name, airport, airline and aircraft or browse the map.

    23 different plane markers are included and airline logos are displayed next to planes for easy identification.

    Simply tap a plane to see detailed flight and aircraft information including photographs or tap an airport to see live arrivals and departures boards.

    You can even use Augmented Reality (AR) view to identify planes overhead using your device camera.

    Custom alerts are unlimited and unlocked via an In App Purchase, so you can take a break from watching the air traffic and let the app notify you when a plane is in the air or nearby.

    Powerful and unlimited custom filters are also free to use. You can create, save and name as many filters as you need for quick access to the planes you are interested in.

    Add and browse bookmarks to saved locations around the globe to quickly navigate to areas or airports of interest.

    Plane Finder has been featured by Gizmodo, CNN, GMA, BBC, Sunday Times, Mail on Sunday, CNET, Wired, GQ Magazine and many more. We have millions of happy users and Plane Finder is regularly updated with innovative new features. Our support team always listen to and reply to feedback.

    At a glance our worldwide 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.

    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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    Users comments for Plane Finder - Flight Tracker

    Syed Xeechan

    by Syed Xeechan

    Oct 16, 2017  |  "Great"


    Anthony Fernandes

    by Anthony Fernandes

    Oct 14, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Great app

    Anthony Jenkins

    by Anthony Jenkins

    Oct 14, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Very handy for use near airfields.

    Jason Kench

    by Jason Kench

    Oct 13, 2017  |  "Poor"

    You pay £2.99 for the app then have to pay for £1.99 for flight alerts and cant even search for the flight.. Ridiculous.

    Steve Moore

    by Steve Moore

    Oct 13, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Fun app we tracked my wife's flight from Alanta to Seattle as we were tracking her flight we noticed that it looked like it she was gonna fly right over us in Walla Walla Washington so we went outside watched her plane fly over at 36,000 ft. That right there was worth the app.

    Tricia louisa

    by Tricia louisa

    Oct 12, 2017  |  "Great"

    Its okey for basic info but dosent provide much detail thats up to date.