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 more than 100 new Flightradar24-supplied receiver kits and the hundreds more home-built receivers activated in February combined with over 25,000 existing ADS-B receivers, helped us track over 5 million flights—the first time we’ve tracked more than 5 million flights during the month of February.

New receivers activated in February helped improve our coverage on six continents. Our Brazilian coverage expanded with 11 new receivers. In Africa, we activated 9 receivers in 7 different countries. And in southeast Asia, our coverage in Indonesia grew thanks to 4 new receivers. Low-level ADS-B and MLAT coverage in Europe also grew significantly, especially in the United Kingdom, Belgium, the Netherlands, and northern France. Finally, new receivers on islands in the North and South Pacific Ocean are helping track even more transpacific flights.

The February new receiver map

February 2020 new receiver map

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 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. Find out more about building your own ADS-B Receiver.

Ian Petchenik’s love of aviation began at an early age growing up next to Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. As Flightradar24’s director of communications and co-host of the AvTalk podcast Ian now gets to share that passion for aviation with millions of Flightradar24 users and listeners around the world.

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