Top ranking since 2009, Plane Finder tracks planes live on a worldwide map or by pointing your camera viewfinder at the sky!
Trusted by friends and families of travellers, enthusiasts, pilots, cabin crew and aviation professionals alike. With no subscriptions to pay Plane Finder is the mobile flight tracker of choice for millions of curious people worldwide.
Where’s my flight now?
Simply type in the flight number and follow your plane on the live map. Explore photographs as well as detailed plane and flight data.
Where’s that plane going?
Launch the camera AR view and point the viewfinder at the plane to find out where it’s flying from and to. Looks interesting? Follow it on the live map too.
What’s happening at my local airport?
Type your airport name and have a browse around the live map and departure boards, don’t forget to bookmark it for next time!
Is my flight on time?
See live arrivals and departures statistics and tap flight numbers to follow your flight on the live map. Simply find your airport and explore.
When will my flight take off?
Set an alert to notify you as soon as your flight is in the air or even when it reaches a set area.
Where did we fly?
Use playback mode and type in your flight number and date to follow a previous flight on the map.
How does Plane Finder work?
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.
Why choose Plane Finder?
With NO SUBSCRIPTION fees to pay, Plane Finder is a trusted source of global flight tracking information to both the enthusiast and professional aviation community. We use our own worldwide bespoke flight tracking network that we are constantly growing and evolving to provide the best possible flight tracking experience. We pride ourselves on the accuracy of our tracking data and apply rigorous data quality checks throughout our systems.
Plane Finder has been featured by Gizmodo, CNN, GMA, BBC, Sunday Times, Mail on Sunday, CNET, Wired, GQ Magazine and many more. Plane Finder is regularly updated with innovative new features and our support team always listen to and reply to feedback.
If you would like to try Plane Finder for FREE please search for Plane Finder Lite on the app store. This Lite version of the app is a cut down Plane Finder experience with adverts.
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.
Support for new iPad Pro devices
Ratings and Reviews
Not as good as the earlier version
I love plane finder. I sit in the garden first thing with my tea and track the planes flying across us. The Stansted flight paths are routed round us or over us, and exotics from America bound for Amsterdam cross over us, too. I think about the lives of the passengers, their expectations, why they are travelling. I love the big, mysterious cargo planes, and the jerky, wandering flight paths of those little planes going into Cit of London.
But the latest version irritates me. I can no longer track a plane without having the box with all its information blocking half the screen. Much of the pleasure was following them quietly along. And that box is soooo big! So intrusive! And it no longer gives me the altitude changes in graph form. And the planes have those unnecessary cutesy shadows....
So I sit and grumble. The older version would have got 4 or 5 stars. This version gets 3. But I wouldn’t be without it.
Have used this app for several years and, despite not having every bell and whistle available from some of the competition I’ve never been tempted to move elsewhere. I’ve found it as reliable as any others - more so, in fact. Tracking a friend’s flight today, most of the others reported its arrival instead of its diversion (that this one picked up).
My only issue is with airport flight boards - for airports I’ve compared, the web-accessible board from the airport is more reliable. Probably a problem with the feed used, so not an app issue but perhaps alternative feeds may be available.
Was Excellent... Now ads?
EDIT: Since the launch of the new 3D app I can’t open this app without having to waste time dismissing an ad for the new app, despite the fact that I’ve paid for this app and as part of the package of paying I was told there would be no ads. I understand the need to promote new apps, but every time I launch into this one is a bit much!
This app is one of the best ones! It sometimes screws up when you watch the airport but further out from it, this app is great. But when will we see iPad compatibility? I have to run it on my iPad in compatibility mode and I'm not a big fan of this!
Developer Response ,
Please can you email firstname.lastname@example.org I think something has gone a bit wrong with your installation and we would like to help you fix it. Also Plane Finder is a universal app which means it runs on your iPad too. I think you may need to delete and re-install your iPad version. Apple will recognise your previous purchase and you won't be charged again.
- pinkfroot limited
- 63.8 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Apple TV.
- English, Arabic, Armenian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Welsh
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © pinkfroot limited 2009-2018
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.