• Help Name the Flightradar24 Wave Glider

    Giving our Wave Glider a Name We have been calling our autonomous surface ocean robot Wave Glider, but we want to give it a proper...

  • This Week in the Air—September 4-10

    Beginning Our Wave Glider ADS-B Sea Trials This week we began tracking flights with an ADS-B receiver on a Wave Glider®  manufactured by Liquid Robotics® and managed by Maritime Robotics. The Wave Glider is currently 650 kilometers southeast of Jan Mayen and 400 kilometers from our target test area. One week into our sea trial, …   Read More

  • Setting Sail for Global Coverage—Flightradar24 ADS-B Receivers On-board a Surface Ocean Robot

    We are excited to announce for the first time that we have received and processed ADS-B signals collected by our autonomous boat. The unmanned surface vehicle, a Wave Glider®  manufactured by Liquid Robotics® and managed by Maritime Robotics as part of their new partnership, is receiving ADS-B signals from aircraft over the North Atlantic Ocean …   Read More

  • The Evolution of Flightradar24 Coverage

    In 2009, three years after we installed the first ADS-B receiver on a roof in Stockholm, Sweden, we launched Flightradar24.com and opened the Flightradar24 network, making it possible for anyone with an ADS-B receiver to share data. We quickly added coverage all over Europe and began to expand outward. In late 2010, we published our …   Read More

  • 30 Days of Global Flight

    In the 30 days of June 2016 we tracked a record 4,813,051 flights. We also set a new single-day record with 175,107 flights tracked on Friday, 24 June. On average, we tracked 160,435 flights per day. We put together a time lapse of global flight for June, showing all 30 days and millions of flights. See …   Read More

  • Welcoming Weather to Flightradar24

    We’re excited to announce that multiple weather layers are now available in Flightradar24! We’ve added layers for clouds, precipitation, lightning, volcanic eruptions, Airmets/Sigmets, and high level significant weather forecasts. The current weather at over 3000 airports remains available as well.   Read More

  • Exploring Estimated Coverage in Flightradar24

    While we continue to expand our receiver network and explore new ways to achieve our goal of global ADS-B coverage, there are still some areas where we lack ADS-B or MLAT coverage. When an aircraft exits our coverage area we continue displaying that aircraft using estimated positions.   Read More

  • Introducing Aeronautical Charts in Flightradar24

    With Flightradar24 you have always been able to see where aircraft are flying. With our latest addition of aeronautical charts, you’re now able to see why they’re flying there. While the shortest distance between two points is a straight line, flights don’t actually travel directly from airport to airport. Commercial aircraft use a system of …   Read More

  • Over the Ocean—24 Hours of Transatlantic Flight

    Following our previous time lapse showing 24 hours of flights over the United States, we’ve moved east to see what 24 hours of transatlantic flight looks like. This time lapse shows traffic over the North Atlantic from 0000 UTC to 2359 UTC on 6 May 2016.   Read More

  • Understanding Extended Mode S Data in Flightradar24

    With the release of the latest version of the Flightradar24 website we introduced new flight details called Extended Mode S data. We’re proud to be the first flight tracking service to offer this additional flight data. We receive the Extended Mode S data directly from the aircraft we are tracking and decode the data for …   Read More