Archive for : November, 2017

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AvTalk Episode 18: A United 747 Farewell

In this episode of AvTalk, we send Jason to Hawaii on the final United Airlines 747 flight, the Maho Beach Cam comes back after Hurricane Irma, and Emirates takes delivery of its 100th Airbus A380. (more…)

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United Says Farewell to the 747

17,275 days after the first United 747 flight the airline retires its 747 fleet today with a special flight between San Francisco and Hawaii. Passengers aboard UA747 will be treated to a flight that recreates the atmosphere of the first flight in 1970. Take a tour of United’s 747 fleet through the years and see how you can follow the final flight. (more…)

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New Flightradar24 ADS-B Receivers Activated in October 2017

In October we activated nearly 100 new receivers, including a few that have immediately had a large coverage impact. Throughout the month, we tracked 4.9 million flights, nearly 300,000 more flights than in October 2016.

Two new receivers in Yemen, including one on Socotra, are providing good coverage of flights over the Gulf of Aden and the Arabian Sea. A cluster of receivers in the southern United States are helping provide increased coverage and expanded MLAT coverage there. And a new receiver in Slave Lake, Canada is helping with coverage of flights in central Canada.

The Map

Here’s the full map of all receivers activated during October (click to expand).

New Flightradar24 ADS-B receivers activated during October 2017 (click to enlarge)

Help Add ADS-B Coverage

We are always looking for new receiver hosts. Especially if you or someone you know lives in a remote location, please apply to host a receiver. All of our receiver hosts get a free Flightradar24 Business Subscription, which can be used on the web or within our new mobile app. If you’re interested, please apply today. If you’d you like more information about our application process, you can read more about it in our blog post.

Use Your Own Hardware

Have a Raspberry Pi sitting around collecting dust or looking to get started with tracking flights with a quick project? Build your own receiver to help us increase ADS-B and MLAT coverage in your area. Our simple guide walks you through the steps from getting the parts you need to setting up your receiver. Learn more today!

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