Plane Finder - Flight Tracker

Plane Finder - Flight Tracker

By pinkfroot limited

  • Category: Travel
  • Release Date: 2009-11-03
  • Current Version: 11.1.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 54.84 MB
  • Developer: pinkfroot limited
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 8,088 Ratings


Plane Finder tracks planes in real time around the world. Watch live moving planes on a worldwide map or use the camera AR view to ID planes above you. You can even play back past flights – all the way back to 2011. The Plane Finder app launched in 2009 and was the first live flight tracking app - today there are millions of happy users all over the world. Plane Finder has been top rated and top ranking since 2009 and covers most of the world, tracking 12,000+ planes simultaneously. Search by flight number, place name, airport, airline and aircraft or browse the map. (You can choose Apple or Google maps too!). Simply tap a plane to see detailed flight and aircraft information including photographs or tap an airport to see live arrivals and departures boards. Use Augmented Reality (AR) view to identify planes overhead using your device camera. 23 different plane markers are included and airline logos are displayed next to planes for easy identification. Custom alerts are unlimited and free to use, so you can take a break from watching the air traffic and let the app notify you when a plane is in the air or nearby. Powerful and unlimited custom filters are also free to use. You can create, save and name as many filters as you need for quick access to the planes you are interested in. Add and browse bookmarks to saved locations around the globe to quickly navigate to areas or airports of interest. Handoff is supported too! If you prefer a list view of planes to the map view, use the sortable List View. You can also rearrange the table columns for ease of use. Watch your previous flights - all the way back to April 2011! Use playback to replay holiday flights, diversions, major incidents etc. You can also easily see the effects of storms, ATC strikes, volcanic ash clouds and more. Or just relax and use playback to view the flow of air traffic through the day. FAA US and NATS UK aviation charts are available as an in app purchase as a visual alternative to standard maps. Plane Finder has been featured by Gizmodo, CNN, GMA, BBC, Sunday Times, Mail on Sunday, CNET, Wired, GQ Magazine and many more. We have millions of happy users and Plane Finder is regularly updated with innovative new features. Our support team always listen to and reply to feedback. At a glance our worldwide coverage includes - • Europe 95% - realtime • North America – 100% via slightly US delayed data – Nationwide realtime ADS-B network in place and capturing 95% of ADS-B equipped aircraft • Rest of World – Excellent coverage in Australia, New Zealand, Central America, Brazil, Japan, Taiwan, Dubai, India, Malaysia, Thailand, South Korea, Maldives, Mauritius, Singapore, Hong Kong and many more countries Important Note: Plane Finder works by picking up real time ADS-B and MLAT signals used by aircraft to transmit positional data to land based receivers. This technology is faster than traditional radar and is used for air traffic control and navigation. ADS-B is not used by all airlines or aircraft, however this is changing and the number of aircraft tracked by ADS-B is increasing all of the time. Traditional radar type data in real time is also included for North America. Disclaimer: The use of the information presented using Plane Finder is strictly limited to pursuing enthusiast activities (i.e. for entertainment purposes), which specifically exclude any activities that might endanger yourself or the lives of others. Under no circumstances will the developer of this application be held responsible for incidents resulting from the use of the data or its interpretation or its use contrary to this agreement.



  • Suggestions

    By Jamal_4_Eva
    1. Make it where you can see the planed flight path. 2. Have a final review of the flight according to schedule. LOVE THE APP!!
  • Must have Flight Tracking

    By jumimping Joby
    If your industry revolves around timely positional awareness of civil and general aviation—this App is a “must have!”
  • Mr dirtbag

    By Buick gn 87
    Worth the money only problem the grid should move when click on a plane
  • Locks up

    By Give me a Break978
    Frequently led up
  • Really well done with a couple quirks

    By Perf14
    I really like this app. The only major thing it is missing is a weather overlay. It does have a couple of minor quirks that really don't detract from the overall experience. For example on filters, if you filter on DFW late in the evening you will see DL 84 enroute from ATL to CDG. Turns out DL 84 originates in DFW as a Boeing 717 to ATL, where a change of equipment happens and the flight number then continues on to CDG. Also, if you click on a plane icon sometimes it will show an aircraft type that is incorrect. For example, the other night I clicked on AA 945 enroute DFW>SCL and the photo on the plane was an A321, not the 777 the plane data said it was supposed to be. Lastly, if you click on history, frequently there are gaps and it will show you that a given aircraft flew from A to B and then from C to D but not how it got from B to C. Nonetheless, it is a great app and I have spent quite a few hours enjoying it. Highly recommended.
  • Ads are relentless

    By DanielShaneD
    Every time I open this up I’m blocked by a full page ad that I can’t close until it completely loads the website. I paid for this and bought the one you advertise.
  • I wish I could get a refund

    By zmbxjeht
    This gives no specific info about a flight totally worthless
  • ATC Approved!

    By Uncle Pop @ ZOB
    As a retired air traffic controller, I find this the best app available. Other than not depicting the altitudes of all the aircraft in a screen shot, or depicting the jet airways, you can’t beat it. Absolutely fantastic with all of the information this app provides, it‘s just as if I were behind the scope again.
  • Nice app but hate nicknames

    By M245xzh
    The app is great. It's nice to know what those planes overhead are. I wish there something similar for trains since I am a train watcher too.
  • Now I know

    By Ninkah
    For years I’ve seen planes cross over my land and now I finally know where they’re going.