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Plane Finder

By pinkfroot limited

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Plane Finder shows live moving planes on a worldwide map. The beautiful and intuitive design puts you in control. Watch in full screen, playback your flights, view in AR, set alerts, search, add filters and so much more!

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!).

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.

23 different plane markers are included and airline logos are displayed next to planes for easy identification.

Simply tap a plane to see detailed flight and aircraft information including photographs or tap an airport to see live arrivals and departures boards.

You can even use Augmented Reality (AR) view to identify planes overhead using your device camera.

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.

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 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 near real time is also included for North America; this is subject to a short time delay.

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 in Version 9.1.1

Fixes in this release...

• Fixed search on iOS7 devices, we really advise you upgrade to iOS9 if you are able to!
• Improvements to Watch app - if you are still having issues with location not being found we have found that removing the app and re-downloading fixes the issue.

We hope you've noticed that our coverage gets better and better too. Thank you to everyone that shares data and host receivers for us. Please let us know if you want to be a part of our network.

Thanks as always for all of your feedback and comments too. We do listen!

Each new version wipes out old reviews so please help us by leaving a new review. You should be prompted in a few days time!

We cannot reply to reviews so if you have any feedback for us please email - we always reply.


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Customer Reviews

When I was a kid...

Decades ago up on the Maine coast in Kennebunkport I'd watch the incoming and outgoing transatlantic flights, wondering what we all did: which airline is that? What kind of plane? Where's it going? Where did it come from? So because this app answers all those questions and more, I give it the highest possible rating. Today from my home in southern New Hampshire I love using this app to track all sorts of commercial flights, and the filters are especially helpful in weeding out the less- interesting stuff.

This App is amazing!

All I can say is wow. I love being able to track planes that fly over my house. I always wondered how high and fast planes flying over me and where they were going. Now I can see everything I want to know about them. I also love how the app shows (on the map) the different sizes of planes. So cool! Well worth every penny 😀👍


Awesome app. I've used Flight aware for the past few months then it crashed and I'm totally glad it did or I wouldn't have found this one. This app is so functional. Worth every penny. I would however like to see a "night time mode" similar to using Apple or Google maps at night.

Plane Finder
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
Offers Apple Watch App for iPhone
  • $3.99
  • Category: Navigation
  • Updated:
  • Version: 9.1.1
  • Size: 25.2 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Languages: English, Arabic, Bokmål, Norwegian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese, Welsh
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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