Archive for : December, 2018

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AvTalk Episode 47: Emotional Support Chicken

On this episode of AvTalk, we discuss the recent incidents allegedly involving drones, Norwegian ends up with a 737 in Iran, Korean Air takes on overzealous K Pop fans, and one restaurant wants to help flyers with some emotional support chicken. (more…)

Unauthorized Drones at Gatwick Airport Force Airport Closure

Unauthorized drone activity at Gatwick Airport has forced the airport to halt operations for much of Thursday, 20 December and disruptions are expected to continue through Friday, 21 December. The drone flights have led to over 100 diverted flights since 2100 UTC 19 December and over 550 flights have been canceled at Gatwick during the busy pre-Christmas travel period. (more…)

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Airbus unveils ANA’s first fully painted A380

Airbus and All Nippon Airways unveiled ANA’s first fully painted A380 today in a ceremony in Toulouse. ANA has 3 A380s on order and each will wear a special ‘Flying Honu’ livery featuring the green sea turtle as ANA will employ them between Tokyo and Honolulu. (more…)

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AvTalk Episode 46: Pickled Herring

On this episode of AvTalk, Indonesian investigators release a preliminary report on Lion Air 610, Anchorage gets shaken up, WOW Air lives to fly another day, and we travel to Stockholm for some pickled herring and Australian pronunciation. (more…)

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Show us your best Augmented Reality View photos to win a free Flightradar24 subscription

Augmented Reality View is the perfect way to identify flights passing overhead just by pointing your device at the sky. Tap AR in the app and point your device at the sky and AR View will overlay details for flights in the area, like flight number, route, aircraft type, and more. We love AR View so much, we want to see your AR View photos! We’re giving away a Flightradar24 Business subscription to one lucky grand prize winner and 3 Gold subscriptions to second place winners for the best AR View screenshots. (more…)

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New Flightradar24 ADS-B Receivers Activated in November 2018

Each month we send out complete ADS-B 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. The dozens of new Flightradar24-supplied receiver kits and the hundreds of home-built receivers activated in November, combined with over 20,000 existing receivers, helped us track over 5 million flights.

New receiver kits are sent to locations that will expand our coverage are or most improve existing MLAT coverage. In places like Ecuador, Russia, and Papua New Guinea new receivers are helping track more ADS-B equipped flights, while new receivers in the United States and Iran are increasing our MLAT coverage.

The November Map

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

Map of Newly activated Flightradar24 ADS-B receivers in November 2018.

Newly activated Flightradar24 ADS-B receivers in November 2018.

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 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!