In September we activated over 100 new receivers, which helped us track 5.1 million flights. September was our fourth month this year with over 5 million flights tracked. In contrast, in 2016, we tracked over 5 million flights during just two months.
New receivers in Rwanda, Mozambique, and Senegal are contributing to our steadily improving coverage in Africa. Two new receivers in Iceland and four in southeast Canada are adding even more coverage to flights transiting the Atlantic. A new receiver in Bolivia is adding some much-needed coverage there. And a new receiver in southern Saudi Arabia is helping track flights across a large area from Yemen to Eritrea.
Here’s the full map of all receivers activated during September (click to expand).
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!