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 basic flight data and information.

Where’s that plane going?
Launch the camera AR view and point the viewfinder at a plane to find out it's flight number.

What’s happening at my local airport?
Type your airport name and have a browse around the live map and departure boards.

Is my flight on time?
See live arrival and departure boards, search for your airport and explore.

This Lite version of the app is a cut down Plane Finder experience with adverts. If you like it and want more great features (like Bookmarks, Playback of flights and loads extra flight and aircraft detail to name a few!) why not upgrade to Plane Finder for a one off fee?

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.

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.

What’s New

Version 11.1.4

Support for new iPad Pro devices

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
12.5K Ratings
12.5K Ratings
bill2348 ,

Free version unusable

The free version is basically unusable. Adverts intrude with music, the aircraft often don’t even move and trying to watch Heathrow, it doesn’t really aircraft taking off or landing properly. I am using a recent I-pad that runs everything I’ve tried up to know. Had the free version worked or even had a time limited version of the full program, I would have bought it provided it actually worked.
I think this company has really missed an opportunity to actually sell its full version.
I often use this type of program when teaching in schools but unfortunately won’t be able to use this one.

Developer Response ,

Hi Bill, we would love to discuss this with you further as we are concerned by the issues you describe. Please would you be kind enough to email us at
Many thanks in advance.

TAG-15 ,

Good if you like to know whats flying over your house

I enjoy watching planes at the airport and we get a lot flying over us nearly every day and always wondered where they were going, this app now tells me, you can see the planes moving on the map as they're tracked, also gives height and speed, route and both flight time and distance between departure and arrival airport

Love this app

beleiver in God ,

Plane Finder

What an interesting free App. I have a marvellous view of aircraft taking off and landing at Malaga Airport and this App provides me with every little bit of information that the pilot needs to know in addition to minute by minute tracking movement of all aircraft. Absolutely great to use especially in these last few days when the weather has not been nice to go outside anyway!


pinkfroot limited
66.5 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
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Age Rating
Rated 4+
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In-App Purchases
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