Archive for : November, 2015

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Tracking Special Sports Liveries

This week we turn our attention to tracking special sports liveries. Airlines often add special liveries to celebrate teams or events they sponsor. These liveries can be some of the most intricate liveries around the world and many certainly stand out. Some airlines have a few different liveries for teams in different sports and others have multiple aircraft in the same special livery. (more…)

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The Flightradar24 Glossary

We’ve put together a glossary of terms you may encounter either on our site or in aviation in general that we hope enriches your flight tracking experience. We’ll be continuing to add terms to this post, so check back often. If there are missing terms you think we should add or terms you have questions about, please contact us on Facebook or Twitter and we’ll do our best to answer. (more…)

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Eight Impressive Runways Around the World

Aerial photos of airports are often similar—a few runways with a terminal surrounded by a large tract of flat land. But not every airport fits the mold. Some runways are carved into mountain sides, some are paved right in the middle of a city, and others sit on an island in the middle of the ocean. We took a look through the JetPhotos catalog to showcase some of the more impressive runways around the world. (more…)

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New Flightradar24 Receivers for the Last Two Weeks of October

From Vardoe, Norway, to Rio Gallegos, Argentina, in the final two weeks of October, we activated nearly 100 new receivers. We expanded our coverage in various places, including United States, Argentina, and Iran. We also enhanced our MLAT coverage in China, Iran, Brazil, and the United Kingdom. We also expanded our oceanic coverage with new receivers in the Azores.
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Metrojet 9268 Extended Mode-S Data Decoded

In addition to our initial data, we have decoded Extended Mode-S data from a single receiver with the best reception in the area of Metrojet flight 9268. This is additional data sent from the aircraft when requested by air traffic control. This data is raw data from the aircraft that has been decoded, but not processed, by Flightradar24. Our previously released data set was synthesized data from multiple receivers processed normally through Flightradar24 servers and did not include Extended Mode-S data. (more…)