Plane Finder - Flight Tracker

Plane Finder - Flight Tracker

By pinkfroot limited

  • Category: Travel
  • Release Date: 2009-11-03
  • Current Version: 11.1.5
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 61.24 MB
  • Developer: pinkfroot limited
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 12,446 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.



  • Not accurate

    By Rayanr56
    Most of the tracking airplane data like speed, location and altitude are wrong!
  • Used to be a great app til they changed things

    By Pej_really_angry_customer
    Me and all my pilot colleagues I work with purchased the app because it once allowed us to filter the traffic between two specific airports. Being a private jet pilot it was very helpful to see what routes all the airlines are flying considering winds and weather. Especially for routes like New York - Los Angeles. Unfortunately the developer changed the filter setting a few updates ago and now this functionality is not available anymore. Now, when you set the filter to departing traffic New York and landing traffic Los Angeles, it won’t show you the traffic between those specific airport. Instead, it will show you all traffic departing New York to anywhere and all traffic landing Los Angeles from anywhere which makes the app useless for me and my colleagues who purchased it extra for that purpose. Unfortunately the support team was not interested in my request providing the previous filter functionality and wouldn’t change it back. I guess I’ll look for alternative apps and try to get a refund from AppStore since the functionalities that were there when the app was purchased were taken away later..... What a shame....
  • *NOTICE*

    By hbabar2
    Please update Islamabad International Airport as they have built a new one.
  • Just Awesome!!!

    By z28cop
    A must have if your an Aviation Geek! I love be able to find flights over my area and spotting the Queen if the Skies..747’s.
  • Nice with playback

    By Nicholas Fenton
    This app has a lot of useful information. I love how you can playback historical flights dating back a long time ago, which is really convenient. I love how you can find the information just about anywhere. You can also playback flights from a long time ago, which is really convenient for trying to find out tail numbers of old flights. However, there's only one thing I have to say: aircraft that were retired back prior to June 2015 or so we're deleted from the database and won't show up anymore on playback. Specifically, I am looking for some FedEx MD-10s retired prior to June 2015. Is there any way to be able to see them on playback again? I had wanted to see them, but if not, I understand.
  • Awesome

    By I saw it!
    I live on flight path to and from Logan airport in Boston. This app mails it every time. Airline, city of origin/arrival, air speed and altitude. I tracked my wife’s flight from racing down the runway, across country and then land, tax and stop at her destination gate ! Does what it promises
  • Excellent app!

    By 6s219
    I downloaded this app to track off light my daughter was on, and I am extremely impressed how accurate it is with real time updates!
  • Missing many planes

    By Gearloose2013
    I’m near MHT and can watch planes (big commercial and small hoppers) landing from the office window. But most do not show up in the AR view. Very disappointing.
  • It’s about time

    By Elibibse
    If you love aviation you will love this app. After years of wondering about where a plane was coming from or going to, or what type of aircraft it was, now I know.
  • Eyes on the sky everyone

    By MegaMMC
    Interesting to see what you hear in the sky - many inefficient and outdated jets cruising around the skies. Great way to test your sonic skills. How many cargo jets? How many private jets? Listen closely - for what you can’t hear - say check out this App.