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20 Most Wanted Receiver Locations in the US

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With more than 30,000 ADS-B receivers connected to Flightradar24, we maintain the largest receiver network in the world. But we’re always looking for additional receiver hosts in areas that either lack coverage or need additional coverage. For the first post in a new series on where we’d most like to send our ADS-B receiver kits, we’re focusing on the 20 most wanted receiver locations in the US.

If you live near or work at any of the 20 airports listed below and want to host a Flightradar24 receiver, apply today. To learn more about our ADS-B receiver kits and what you get for hosting one, please read on.

A map showing the 20 most wanted receiver locations in the US.

Our most wanted new receivers

The table below lists the 20 most wanted receiver locations in order of most coverage improvement. For most of the locations a new receiver at the airport will enable complete ground coverage for the entire airport.

IATA CodeAirport NameCity
IAHGeorge Bush Intercontinental AirportHouston
STLLambert International AirportSt. Louis
MEMMemphis International AirportMemphis
SDFLouisville International AirportLouisville
JAXJacksonville International AirportJacksonville
SAVSavannah Hilton Head International AirportSavannah
BHMBirmingham Shuttlesworth International AirportBirmingham
ORFNorfolk International AirportNorfolk
TRMThermal Jacqueline Cochran Regional AirportThermal
ECPPanama City International AirportPanama City
LITLittle Rock Clinton National AirportLittle Rock
ALBAlbany International AirportAlbany
EGEEagle County Regional AirportVail
CAEColumbia Metropolitan AirportColumbia
TMBMiami Executive AirportMiami
USTSt. Augustine Northeast Florida Regional AirportSt. Augustine
KTNKetchikan International AirportKetchikan
UOXOxford University AirportOxford
TCLTuscaloosa Regional AirportTuscaloosa
MKLJackson McKellar Sipes Regional AirportJackson

Why are receivers at airports so important?

Receiver installations near airports provide unparalleled coverage of flights at very low altitudes and on the ground. Ground obstacles around airports, like sound-dampening berms and buildings, make having receivers as close to aircraft as possible a critical factor in ADS-B coverage. Having receivers located as close to the airport as we can—or better yet, at the airport—solves this problem and enables us to provide precise real-time coverage of ground movements. Ground coverage allows us to catalog departures and arrivals with greater accuracy, including important gate arrival and departure events.

How to host a Flightradar24 receiver

Flightradar24 ADS-B Receiver Kit

Hosting a Flightradar24 ADS-B receiver is easy. We send a complete receiver kit, including the receiver computer, ADS-B antenna and hardware mount, GPS antenna, and all the cabling necessary for installation. Installation is simple as well, with no software to install, the antenna just needs to be placed in an area with a clear line of sight and the receiver connected to power and internet.

The application process is easy too. Begin here with a short form to let us know your location and a little about where you plan to place the receiver. The best place to put the ADS-B antenna is outside as high as possible with a clear view of the sky away from any obstructions.

What you get when hosting a receiver

In addition to enabling important flight tracking coverage, you’ll also receive a complimentary Flightradar24 Business subscription, which includes a variety of valuable features, like detailed weather layers, aeronautical charts, and extensive historical data.

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