In August we activated over 100 new receivers as we continue to expand our coverage area around the world. In August those new receivers helped us track a record 5.36 million flights and a one-day record of 190,003 flights on 24 August.

Our most notable new receiver this month is now tracking flights from Chernobyl. Installed in Pripyat, approximately 1.5 km from the nuclear power plant, the receiver is helping with coverage in northern Ukraine.

The new Flightradar24 ADS-B receiver approximately 1.5 km from the Chernobyl nuclear plant

Read more about the new receiver near Chernobyl

Other notable receivers include those in Africa, including receivers in Namibia, Niger, and Zimbabwe. Six new receivers in China are helping expand ADS-B coverage and increase MLAT coverage. Two new receivers in New Zealand are increasing our MLAT coverage there as well.

The Map

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

New Flightradar24 receivers activated during the month of August (click to enlarge)

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 new 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!

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