Archive for : June, 2019

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New Icing and Turbulence Forecast Layers Now Available on Flightradar24.com

We’re happy to announce new icing and turbulence forecast layers are now available on Flightradar24.com and will soon be available in our mobile apps as well. The three new layers available today display forecasted icing, in-cloud turbulence, and clear air turbulence (CAT). Users with a business subscription will find the new layers available in weather settings. (more…)

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AvTalk Episode 60: A Paris Surprise

On this episode of AvTalk, aviation journalist John Walton joins us from the Paris Air Show to discuss Airbus’ launch of the A321XLR and the importance of IAG’s order of 200 737 MAX aircraft. We also discuss a recent GPS issue that grounded some flights. (more…)

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FAA prohibits US carriers from operating in Tehran FIR over Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman

Amid heightened tensions following the 19 June downing of a US Navy unmanned aircraft system by the Iranian military over the Persian Gulf, the US Federal Aviation Administration has banned all US carriers from operating within the Tehran FIR over the waters of the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman (highlighted area pictured below). (more…)

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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…)