Plane Finder - Flight Tracker

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

Important Note:
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.

Plane Finder - Flight Tracker App Description & Overview

The applications Plane Finder - Flight Tracker was published in the category Travel on 2009-11-03 and was developed by pinkfroot limited. The file size is 50.19 MB. The current version is 9.4.1 and works well on 9.0 and high ios versions.

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!

Each new version wipes out old reviews so please help us by leaving a new review. You should be prompted in a few days time!

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


Works great  CurbSlapper  5 star

Awesome app!! It's perfect for someone that regularly hosts people from out of town.


Suddenly buggy  nikkiphillips95  3 star

It’s suddenly buggy. It’s been fine but randomly today it decides it wants to load zero information about the private planes. All I get is a loading screen when I tap the plane icon. Why all of a sudden? 👎🏻

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Not worth the money  Useless 7755337  1 star

I bought this app thinking it would be great, from reading all the great reviews. I especially like looking at the planes overhead that are landing at our local airport. The problem is, these planes do not show on this app. I have to go to a different, free app to see the planes. The other problem is that the Airports do not show up on this app either. The troubleshooting tells you to go to the settings and make sure the airports are turned on but the problem is there is no place under settings to turn airports on. You're better off downloading one of the free apps because you get more information than this particular app.


Love it!  hmalin  5 star

We use this for plane spotting with our son. It's accurate and easy to use. Tons of info!


Rafael88et  Wizzardjoker  4 star

I'm so thrilled to us these app,to know what planes are flying in & out of my town. Finding out about international flights Day& nights flying overhead.Tracking flights around the world.Awesome


Pretty cool app  Seventy302  5 star

Love being able to know what's flying overhead. App has dramatically improved over time. Really enjoy using this in tandem with listening to air traffic control While near the airport.


What we see seems ...  qleo  4 star

to be what's up there. then we wondered what was up there we couldn't see 😉 We all downloaded the app and we're happy we did.


Drinking Game!  iATWS  5 star

Fantastic App. Always wanted to know what was flying overhead and now I know. My brother and I track each other's flights when we're traveling and it is spot on with departure and arrival times, as well as location and flight paths. You can even turn back the date to see your own previous flight path. Also, Great fun at our family picnic. See a plane, guess how far away or what altitude is. Most wrong guess drinks. Iced Tea of course 😇. Or we do $5 bucks a plane. Made $35 two Saturdays ago. Really enjoying this App.


Out of Date  Aggieland  1 star

Every flight I type in comes back "Currently not tracked". I can use another app like FlightView or FlughtRadar24 and find the flight and then open this to manually look for it based on information from the other apps. Used to work fine but time to delete


Super Fun  ShoreMom  5 star

Love knowing what's flying overhead. Very accurate. Ivan spend hours playing with this. Great app!!


Great  Chambon  5 star

!Muy bueno!


Increasingly frustrating  Strappingloin  1 star

App is a lot of fun especially if your really into planes. My biggest complaint is the app doesn't always work. On numerous occasions, the plane info and flight info is unavailable and for an app I paid almost $7 for that is unacceptable. Extremely frustrating to say the least. I have done every update and the same thing continues to happen. There has been no improvement.


Great app!  Sublime2727  5 star

I use this app all the time! Best app I have ever payed for! Best for plane nerds like me!


Beautifully designed app for Plane Watching Hobbyists  Xaptus.  5 star

Extremely accurate, watching for my sister's flight to come overhead and without any lag tracks them perfectly. Tons of info on each flight, simply polished user interface, doesn't seem to miss any flights at all! One small want perhaps in the future: a day-night dark mode for those flight-watchers who enjoy spotting planes at nighttime when it's easier. Overall wish I could give 6 stars


Great  Bnhgj  4 star

I love it .it's a great app


Nice app  Dlatorre1701  5 star

Very nice app actually useful!


Nice app  Collin2377  4 star

Nice app


Love this app  CareyAndrew  5 star

It's so much fun to use and useful when you are expecting an arrival to see where the plane actually is


Solid app, great tool  AJC  5 star

Quick way to ID and see flights, in the sky and virtually.


Amazing  Zifbip  5 star

Love this app! Not only very helpful accessing info for flight of interest, it's fun. Brilliant interface and features!

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