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AvTalk Episode 60: A Paris Surprise

On this episode of AvTalk, aviation journalist John Walton joins us from the Paris Air Show to discuss Airbus’ launch of the A321XLR and the importance of IAG’s order of 200 737 MAX aircraft. We also discuss a recent GPS issue that grounded some flights. (more…)

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The world’s first known flying tribute to a hedgehog

ADS-B sky art has grown significantly as more aircraft are equipped with transponders and better lower-level coverage allows non-pressurized aircraft to join in. We’ve seen airplanes draw airplanes, a forest full of Christmas trees, hearts of all sizes, and plenty of written messages. But this is new to us. Last week, pilot Robert Green drew a sky art tribute to his pet hedgehog. (more…)

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New Flightradar24 ADS-B Receivers Activated in March 2019

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 dozens of new Flightradar24-supplied receiver kits and the hundreds of home-built receivers activated in February, combined with over 20,000 existing receivers, helped us track 5.4 million flights.

New receivers activated in March helped improve our coverage in places like eastern Canada and islands in the South Pacific Ocean. Our MLAT coverage in the United States experienced improvement as well.

The March Map

All new Flightradar24-suuplied ADS-B receivers activated in March

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. Learn more today!

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New Flightradar24 ADS-B Receivers Activated in February 2019

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 dozens of new Flightradar24-supplied receiver kits and the hundreds of home-built receivers activated in February, combined with over 20,000 existing receivers, helped us track 5 million flights.

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New Flightradar24 ADS-B Receivers Activated in September 2018

In September, we tracked 5.5 million flights thanks to our newly activated receivers and the over 20,000 receivers already connected to the Flightradar24 network. This month, our new receiver activations focused on areas where we could substantially improve our ADS-B or MLAT coverage. Each month we send out complete 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 September Map

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

New Flightradar24-provided ADS-B receivers activated in September

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. Learn more today!

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New Flightradar24 ADS-B Receivers Activated in August 2018

In August, we tracked 5.9 million flights, just slightly fewer flights than last month.  During the month, we activated dozens of Flightradar24-supplied receivers around the world, focusing on areas where we could substantially improve our ADS-B or MLAT coverage. Each month we send out complete 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. (more…)

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New Flightradar24 ADS-B Receivers Activated in July 2018

In July, we tracked 5.9 million flights, our busiest month ever. We also set a single day record of 209,752 flights. During the month, we activated dozens of Flightradar24-supplied receivers in remote locations around the world. These new receivers—and the tens of thousands of others already a part of the Flightradar24 network—helped us get there. (more…)

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The Busy Summer Skies—Continuing to Break Flight Tracking Records

From 00:00 to 23:59 UTC on 13 July, we tracked 205,468 flights, our most ever and only the third time we’ve ever tracked more than 200,000 flights in a single day. The two previous days in which we tracked over 200,000 were the day prior, 12 July, and the last Friday in June. 29 June was the first time ever we tracked over 200,000 flights. (more…)

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Flightradar24 App Updates: User Feedback Edition

The latest version of the Flightradar24 app is now available in the App Store and in the Play Store. In this update we added a bunch of often requested features, beginning with arrival terminal, gate, and baggage information. We also added new ways to display precipitation layers, ATC boundaries, and the ability to apply to host a Flightradar24 ADS-B receiver in the app. Update to the latest version for your device to take advantage of these great features today! (more…)

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New Flightradar24 ADS-B Receivers Activated in May 2018

In May, we activated nearly 100 new Flightradar24 ADS-B receivers and hundreds of more home-built receivers connected to the Flightradar24 network for the first time. These new receivers and the tens of thousands of receivers all around the world already sharing data with our network helped us track nearly 5.5 million flights! (more…)