The nearly 100 new receivers we activated in October are helping fill our remaining coverage gaps and expanding our MLAT coverage area. With our over 12,000 receivers we’re tracking an average of 160,000 flights a day. In October, we tracked a total of 4.6 million flights around the world. See where we activated new receivers last month and how you can apply to host a receiver or build your own.

The receivers activated in October are helping with coverage gaps and enlarging our MLAT coverage area or lowering the altitude at which we can offer MLAT coverage. Multiple new receivers in east Texas are doing just that, allowing us track even more fights in the area not yet equipped with an ADS-B transponder.

We also activated our second receiver on the island of St Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean expanding the coverage area around the island. Thanks to these receivers we tracked our first landing at St Helena this month.

Tracking our first landing at St Helena
Tracking our first landing at St Helena

We also activated new receivers of note in Greenland, southern Chile, eastern Iceland, and one in Baghdad, Iraq. See the map below for the location of all of our new receivers from October.

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

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. 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.

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.

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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