Archive for : September, 2018

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AvTalk Episode 41: Mistakes Were Made

On this episode of AvTalk, Seth Miller joins us as he and Jason take in the Airline Passenger Experience Expo in Boston. We revisit some of the aviation mistakes made last week and with a Bloomberg report suggesting Emirates could take over Etihad, we try to envision what a merger between the two carriers might look like. (more…)

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An Amazing Avgeek Adventure in Los Angeles

On Saturday, we flew to Los Angeles for the day to attend Crankflier’s Dorkfest and NYCAviation’s SpotLAX events and we had an amazing time. Thank you to everyone who came out to watch planes and chat about aviation. A huge thank you to Crankyflier Brett Snyder, NYCAviation’s Ben Granucci, Heather Abbott, Andrew Poure, and Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren for making the day possible. If you couldn’t make it this year, here’s a taste of what we saw during the day and we hope you can make it next year.  (more…)

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AvTalk Episode 40: A Hurricane Approaches and the Wheels Fall Off

On this episode of AvTalk, tropical cyclones dominate the discussion. We also look at a close—or not so close—call in Kenya. And Crankyflier himself, Brett Snyder joins us to preview the upcoming LAX Dorkfest next weekend. (more…)

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Monitoring the Aviation Impacts of Hurricane Florence

The National Hurricane Center is forecasting that Hurricane Florence will be an ‘extremely dangerous major hurricane when it nears the U.S. coast’ sometime Friday. Airports in the areas expected to be hit hardest by the hurricane have already begun to cancel flights beginning late Wednesday and on Tuesday, Boeing moved any flyable 787 from its production facility in South Carolina to Washington. (more…)

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Choose Your Own Alert: New Notification Sounds Now Available for the Flightradar24 iOS App

In our latest update for iOS (7.9+), we’ve added custom notification sounds for our different types of notifications and alerts. Instead of the default system alert, you can now choose from eight new custom aviation-themed sounds. (more…)

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New Flightradar24 ADS-B Receivers Activated in August 2018

In August, we tracked 5.9 million flights, just slightly fewer flights than last month.  During the month, we activated dozens of Flightradar24-supplied receivers around the world, focusing on areas where we could substantially improve our ADS-B or MLAT coverage. Each month we send out complete receiver kits that include an ADS-B receiver, antennas, and all necessary cabling to qualified hosts. You can apply to host one of our receivers or easily build your own. (more…)