Archive for : July, 2015

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Our Weekend at EAA AirVenture

This weekend we attended the Experimental Aircraft Association’s annual AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and had a wonderful time seeing the sights and talking to people about Flightradar24. We arrived on Friday and stayed through Sunday, exploring the various pavilions, exhibits, and enjoying multiple air shows, including a Saturday night show capped by an impressive fireworks display.

With 500,000 attendees from over 73 countries this year, AirVenture is the largest gathering of aviation enthusiasts in the world. It was nice to be surrounded by people who are as passionate as we are about aviation and we enjoyed talking with many of them about hosting a Flightradar24 receiver. We’re always looking for new receiver hosts, if you’re interested, please see our post about the application process and how to apply.

Below is a gallery of photos from our visit to AirVenture and we hope to see many of you there next year!

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New Flightradar24 Receivers Activated for the Week of 13 July

This week we continued to expand MLAT coverage in Russia, India, South Africa, and Brazil. We also continued to expand our coverage areas in the United States. (more…)

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Inside the Airbus A350XWB

We were privileged to receive a tour of the Airbus A350XWB as part of Airbus’ #A350XWBTour of the Americas. We flew the airplane from Chicago-O’Hare International Airport on a demonstration flight, returning after about 90 minutes. We were then able to get an in-depth look at the aircraft, including areas not normally seen by passengers. (more…)

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New Flightradar24 Receivers Activated in the First Two Weeks of July

Last week, we explored our map of new receivers for the first half of 2015. This week we take a look at the first half of July. In the past two weeks we’ve activated over 50 receivers, most of which have helped increase our MLAT coverage. We also activated new receivers in Bermuda and Funchal, Portugal, which will help with southern Atlantic coverage. (more…)

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EAA AirVenture—The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration

For one week each year, Whittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, becomes the busiest airport in the world. From 20 to 26 July this year, over 10,000 aircraft will fly in from all over the world for the Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture. AirVenture, the self proclaimed “World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration”, will host over 500,000 people. We’re excited to announce that this year, we’ll be among them. We’ve also been expanding MLAT coverage in the Oshkosh area, so we hope to be able to track many of the 10,000 aircraft flying in for the week. (more…)

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New Flightradar24 Receivers Activated in the First Half of 2015

With the first half of 2015 over, we’ve activated approximately 1200 new receivers! So far this year we have activated over 50 receivers in Brazil, China, and Russia, greatly increasing our coverage there. We’ve also expanded MLAT coverage in Japan, India, South Africa, and the United States. We have also added receivers in areas that help expand coverage for transoceanic flights, like our new receivers in Iqaluit, Unalakleet, and Fernando de Noronha.

As of today, we have almost 7500 Flightradar24 receivers around the world and we continue to add more each day. (more…)

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Tracking Airborne Science Around the World

When scientists want to study the upper atmosphere, look deep into space, or free themselves from the effects of gravity, they don’t necessarily need to go to space to do so. NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), and commercial operators have multiple scientific programs based on airborne platforms that operate anywhere from 500 feet to 60,000 feet off the ground. We’re able to track many of these flights as research is conducted in real time. (more…)