Archive for : April, 2017

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AvTalk Episode 4: North Korea, Goodbye 747-200s, and Patterns in the Sky

In episode 4, we learn how most airlines navigate their way around North Korea, sit down with Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren to talk about the last US-based 747-200 flight, and learn about tracking aircraft that may be broadcasting the sporting event you’re watching on TV. (more…)

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Quick Tutorial—Mastering Aircraft Filters in the Flightradar24 Mobile App

In this quick video tutorial we cover the basics of filtering different types of aircraft and then teach you how to take advantage of some of the more advanced features available in our mobile app.

Download the new Flightradar24 mobile app for iOS or Android

Finding Aircraft ICAO Codes

All of our aircraft filters take advantage of the aircraft’s assigned ICAO code. But what if you don’t know the ICAO code of the aircraft you want to track? ICAO offers a searchable database for aircraft type codes on their website.

The type code search page on the ICAO website

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A Look at Airspace in North Korea and the Surrounding Area

Over the past few days, we’ve received quite a few questions about airspace over North Korea and South Korea. The most common question: is North Korean airspace always that empty? And second, do you have coverage there? We’ve also been asked about patterns of flights to and from South Korea and Japan. In this post, we’ll answer some questions and take a look at airspace on the Korean Peninsula. (more…)

The New Flightradar24 App — Answering Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs About the New App

We’ve compiled a few frequently asked questions about the new app and how you can take advantage of all the new features in the new app and on Flightradar24.com. If you have a question not addressed in the FAQ, get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to help.

Can I keep using my Premium app?

Yes, but we recommend downloading and installing our new app, available for iOS and Android. With the new app you will get more information about each flight and more features. After downloading, just log in to begin enjoying the features available with your subscription.

Can I keep using my Free app?

Please update your existing free app to get the new app with many new features and much more flight data.

Can I keep using my Pro app?

Yes, you may continue using the Pro app and any previous in-app purchases, but the Pro app will no longer be updated. Please download the new app to take advantage of additional flight data and new features. The new app is available for free, but you can upgrade for even more features in the app and on the web. We offer a free trial for all of our Flightradar24 subscriptions, perfect for trying out the features to see which are right for you.

Can I have the old Pro app and the new app installed at the same time?

Yes.

If I download the new app, will it overwrite my Pro app?

No, the Pro app and the new app are separate and can be installed and used in parallel. The new app was previously the free app.

Can I transfer my alerts or filters from Pro app to the new app?

Because the new app is a separate app, it is not possible to transfer alerts or other settings.

Can I transfer the in-app-purchases from the Pro app to the new app?

It is not possible to transfer in-app purchases, but you may continue to use those purchases in the Pro app. We recommend downloading the new app to get even more flight data and all of our new features. We offer a free trial for all of our Flightradar24 subscriptions, perfect for trying out the features to see which are right for you. If you have any questions about your existing Pro app, get in touch with us.

I have web subscription, do I need another subscription to use the app?

No, your Flightradar24 subscription is available on the web and in the mobile app. Just log in on the device you’d like to use. See all of the features available as part of your subscription.

If I buy a subscription in the new app, can I use it on web as well?

Absolutely, the new app and web are sharing the same subscription plans. See all of the features available as part of your subscription.

Is it possible to get the features in the new app with just a one-time payment?

The new app offers a lot of additional features for free and even more features are available with a Flightradar24 subscription. Our Silver subscription is just USD 9.99 per year and offers no ads and other additional features like more labels and historical data. All subscriptions and their features can be used in our mobile app and on the web at Flightradar24.com. We offer a free trial for all of our Flightradar24 subscriptions, perfect for trying out the features to see which are right for you.

I can’t find the Pro app in the store?

The Pro app is no longer available for download. If you have previously purchased the Pro app and would like to restore it to your device, instructions are available here.

Why did you make this change?

The Flightradar24 mobile experience was 3 separate apps, which was confusing for many of our users. We decided to merge features from our 3 apps into one and add most of the features from the web to make just one app with subscription plans shared between Android, iOS and web.

Why did you update the free app and not the Pro app?

The free app had many more users, so by updating the free app to the new app we added new features to the app for free, enabled subscribers to take advantage of features across platforms, and also made it possible for our Pro users to keep using their existing app alongside the new app.

What are the benefits of downloading the new app?

The new Flightradar24 app has been rebuilt from the ground up with many new features from the new Flightradar24 website included. Features like weather layers, aeronautical charts, flight history, and aircraft on ground that weren’t possible to add to the old app are now available.

We’re already working on some great new features for the app and updates will be released regularly with new features and include updated data like to airports, airlines, and airline logos as they are added to our database.

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The Boeing 737 Turns 50

Yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of the first flight of the Boeing 737. On 9 April 1967, the prototype 737 took to the skies for the first time, beginning a 50 year journey that has shaped and reshaped how we fly. Since that day in 1967, nearly 14,000 737s have been ordered and almost 10,000 delivered to customers. (more…)

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AvTalk Episode 3: Visiting the Aircraft Interiors Expo

In a special Episode 3, we visit the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany to see what you might find inside or connected to an aircraft in the coming years. (more…)

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Visualizing a Special Day for the Emirates A380 Fleet

On 26 March, Emirates launched two brand new A380 routes and re-inaugurated a third, marking the occasion with events in Tokyo, Casablanca, and São Paulo. Emirates asked us to visualize the flights and the rest of their A380 fleet’s travel for the day. We created two visualizations and noted a few statistics about the day’s flights. (more…)

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New Flightradar24 ADS-B Receivers Activated in March 2017

We activated nearly 100 new receivers in March, helping us track over 4.3 million flights. We increased our coverage area in places like Greenland, Brazil, India, and Somalia and added more MLAT coverage in the US, Australia, and Brazil as well. (more…)