In May, we activated nearly 100 new Flightradar24 ADS-B receivers, helping us track over 4.9 million flights. Those receivers also helped us track the most flights in a single day so far this year with 182,790 flights on 26 May.
Two of the new receivers activated are helping with flights transiting the high north latitudes over the Atlantic Ocean and Canada. Installed in Svalbard and near Pond Inlet, Canada, these receivers are already helping track additional flights. Other important receivers include a new receiver in Kabul, Afghanistan; Pokhara, Nepal; and a cluster of receivers in Washington state. Those will help us better track all flights in the Pacific Northwest, but especially test flights operating in the area from the likes of Boeing and Mitsubishi.
Here’s the full map of all receivers activated during May (click to expand).
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!