Archive for : June, 2019

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The world’s first known flying tribute to a hedgehog

ADS-B sky art has grown significantly as more aircraft are equipped with transponders and better lower-level coverage allows non-pressurized aircraft to join in. We’ve seen airplanes draw airplanes, a forest full of Christmas trees, hearts of all sizes, and plenty of written messages. But this is new to us. Last week, pilot Robert Green drew a sky art tribute to his pet hedgehog. (more…)

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AvTalk Episode 59: From Regional Jet to Space Jet

On this episode of AvTalk, Mitsubishi sets its eyes on the CRJ program, we learn more about the Air Astana loss of control incident in Portugal, and Jason and Seth Miller check in from the IATA annual general meeting in Seoul. (more…)

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New Flightradar24 ADS-B Receivers Activated in May 2019

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 May combined with over 20,000 existing receivers, helped us track nearly 6 million flights, including our busiest day ever when we tracked 217,824 flights. (more…)