• Using Filters in Flightradar24

    Seeing every aircraft we’re tracking around the world at any given moment is an awesome sight, but sometimes you only want to see a selection of those thousands of flights. For those times, we have several different filters from which to choose. Filters are a great tool for when you’re looking for something specific, but …   Read More

  • New Flightradar24 Receivers for the Week of 17 May

    This week we activated about 50 receivers, many of which are already helping increase MLAT coverage. We also activated three receivers that will be very helpful in expanding our trans-Atlantic coverage. One new receiver was activated in St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada, which will help with northern Atlantic coverage. We also activated receivers on the island …   Read More

  • How We Track Flights with ADS-B

    The primary technology we use to receive flight data is called Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B). This relatively new technology enables us to track aircraft in real-time with great accuracy. As ADS-B becomes industry standard the number of flights we are able to track will rise.   Read More

  • New Flightradar24 Receivers for the Week of 10 May

    This week was a big week for new Flightradar24 receivers. We activated our 100th African receiver for 2015! We also activated half a dozen receivers in China this week, adding additional MLAT coverage.   Read More

  • Interesting Patterns on Flightradar24

    “What’s this plane doing?” is a question we get more than any other. Users will post a screenshot to our Facebook or Twitter pages and wonder why they’re seeing a particular flight path. While we don’t necessarily have specific information for individual flights, there are a few categories under which these flights can be filed.   Read More

  • How We Track Flights with MLAT

    Of the thousands of aircraft we track each day, many do not yet have an ADS-B transponder and still rely on an older transponder to report flight information. For these aircraft we’ve developed our receivers and software to take advantage of Multilateration (MLAT) to help us track their flights.   Read More

  • New Flightradar24 Receivers for the Week of 3 May

    Each week we send out dozens of receivers to hosts around the world. This week, we activated new receivers in places like Burkina Faso, Saudi...

  • How the Flightradar24 Receiver Application Process Works

    We’re constantly working to expand our network of receivers around the world to increase our ADS-B and MLAT coverage. Each week we send out approximately 50 Flightradar24 receivers to new hosts. Before receivers are shipped, each application goes through a multistage review process to ensure we’re providing the best service for our users.   Read More

  • Comment on BEA Preliminary Report for Flight 4U9525

    Following the release of the Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses (BEA) preliminary report on the crash of Germanwings flight 4U9525, questions have arisen regarding the previous flight (4U9524) and the first officers actions during that fight.   Read More

  • Flight Paths and Great Circles—Or Why You Flew Over Greenland

    We’re often asked why an individual flight is flying a particular route, or put another way—“why did we fly over Greenland?” Long distance flight paths are designed to be the most efficient way to get from point A to point B on the other side of the world. The shortest distance between two points is …   Read More