Plane Finder - Flight Tracker App Description & Overview
Plane Finder tracks planes in real time around the world. Watch live moving planes on a worldwide map or use the camera AR view to ID planes above you. You can even play back past flights – all the way back to 2011.
The Plane Finder app launched in 2009 and was the first live flight tracking app - today there are millions of happy users all over the world. 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. (You can choose Apple or Google maps too!).
Simply tap a plane to see detailed flight and aircraft information including photographs or tap an airport to see live arrivals and departures boards.
Use Augmented Reality (AR) view to identify planes overhead using your device camera.
23 different plane markers are included and airline logos are displayed next to planes for easy identification.
Custom alerts are unlimited and free to use, 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. Handoff is supported too!
If you prefer a list view of planes to the map view, use the sortable List View. You can also rearrange the table columns for ease of use.
Watch your previous flights - all the way back to April 2011! Use playback to replay holiday flights, diversions, major incidents etc. You can also easily see the effects of storms, ATC strikes, volcanic ash clouds and more. Or just relax and use playback to view the flow of air traffic through the day.
FAA US and NATS UK aviation charts are available as an in app purchase as a visual alternative to standard maps.
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
Plane Finder works by picking up real time ADS-B and MLAT 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 real time is also included for North America.
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.
Don't you just hate bugs! Well this release fixes up a ton that crept in last time.
Anyway, in the last release was...
We worked really hard on a much improved details screen giving you much more information. Now you can see if a flight is on time or late.
We also managed to work in some extra information from the aircraft that tells you some geeky things such as the outside air temperature! (Chilly!)
Some brand new airport boards are also in place now too!
Oh and we also managed to squeeze in an awesome iMessage app!
Is that enough?
We hope you've noticed that our coverage gets better and better too. Thank you to everyone that shares data and host receivers for us. Please let us know if you want to be a part of our network.
Thanks as always for all of your feedback and comments too. We do listen!
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We cannot reply to reviews so if you have any feedback for us please email [email protected] - we always reply.
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Plane Finder - Flight Tracker Reviews
This app does have its issues, but overall it does what I need it to do and tracks the flights I need it to track.
Great So Far!
Like this app better than Flightradar 24. Better coverage and accuracy despite the built in radar delays for security purposes. Better icons, tracking, labeling.
Awesome helpful I love it thank you
You have earned one star. Additional stars can be purchased for $4.99 each.
Running an aviation business, it helps us keep track of the planes
By food broker
This app is a wast of time. I have tried numerous times to get it to work and nothing.
Ability to rotate map
I love this app! As an aviation geek, it's fun to look at. One thing that would be nice to have is the ability to rotate the map.
Great alternative to FlightRadar
This is a great replacement for FlightRadar, containing all the same features and without an absurd subscription model for the key features. Well done to the developers.
Well worth the cost
The AR feature alone is worth it. I use it all the time just to see what and who is flying over. Really cool app.
Unuseable for business traveler! Waste ofMoney
Useable for business or pleasure travel updates!
Great App For Aircraft Spotting
NOT A TRACKER
I purchased thinking it would be like other tracking apps and allow you to place future flight into a watch list. I use flight tracking to know when to leave to do airport pick-ups automatically.
This is a real-time tracker only that is worthless when you need to track flight status to travel updates.