Making the Flightradar24 Network Even Stronger

Since the beginning of the summer, we’ve moved toward satellite-based ABS-B tracking and ocean going surface robots with ADS-B receivers, but the core of our network remains our terrestrial receivers hosted by thousands of volunteers around the world. We are always looking for new receiver hosts to help expand our ADS-B network and we often get questions on where we’re looking for hosts.

The map below highlights where we’re prioritizing applications for new receivers. Some areas are vast, like much of Africa, others are quite small, like the island of Jan Mayen in the North Atlantic. The map shows all current Flightradar24 ADS-B receivers, but does not include the thousands of volunteers who have purchased or built their own ADS-B receivers. If you live in a highlighted area and would like to host a receiver, we would like to hear from you. If you don’t live in a highlighted area, we still want to hear from you as you may live in an area where we need additional MLAT coverage.

Terrestrial receivers are vitally important for tracking flights with MLAT, which allows us to track flights not equipped with an ADS-B transponder. MLAT tracking requires multiple receivers, so the greater the number of receivers in an area, the better our MLAT coverage.

Receiver applications from highlighted areas will receive priority consideration (click to enlarge)

Receiver applications from highlighted areas will receive priority consideration (click to enlarge)

Areas of Interest

LocationNotes and Exceptions
AfricaAll African locations will receive priority consideration, except those from South Africa
Antarctica
Ascension Island
AustraliaApplications 200 km or more inland from the coast will receive priority consideration
Brazil Amazonas and Pará
CanadaNorthern Canada
ChinaWestern China
ColombiaEastern Colombia
Cuba
GreenlandExcept Nuuk
KazakhstanExcept Almaty and Astana
Myanmar (Burma)
Vietnam
JapanOgasawara Islands
NorwayJan Mayen
RussiaNorthern Russian, especially Siberia
South KoreaExcept Seoul
TurkeyEastern Turkey
United StatesMoses Lake, Washington

Alaska, except Anchorage and Fairbanks
VenezuelaSouthern Venezuela

 

Hosting a Receiver

If you are interested in helping expand the Flightradar24 network, please apply to host a receiver. All of our receiver hosts get a free Flightradar24 Business Subscription. The receiver application process is simple and only takes a few moments to complete. If you’d you like more information about our application process, you can read more about it in our blog post.

The Flightradar24 ADS-B receiver

The Flightradar24 ADS-B receiver

If you prefer to use your own hardware and have a Raspberry Pi you can now help us increase MLAT coverage as well. Please see our Raspberry Pi page for more information and to begin sharing data today.