Uncover the mysteries of live air traffic in one beautiful and easy to use app. Is it a bird? Is it a plane?! If it’s the latter, Plane Finder can tell you exactly which plane it is.

Plane Finder is incredibly easy to use and utterly fascinating. It enables you to see live air traffic patterns with real-time tracking of almost any plane you’re interested in, and in addition to the aircraft’s location you can see its current altitude, its speed and where it’s heading.

Get live information on flights - super handy when travelling. You can even be alerted when a particular flight is heading your way, which is useful if you’re trying to catch sight of rare birds such as the Airbus A380.

Switch to incredible 3D flight tracking anytime from any aircraft, airport or location on the map seamlessly to view air traffic as never before.

There’s a superb augmented-reality option that enables you to point your camera at the sky and see details of the aircraft that’s overhead, and with full support for iOS’s Dark Mode it’s just as handy for night flights as it is for daytime ones.

It’s all great fun, but it’s also very practical: in addition to flight tracking there’s extensive airport information, which supplements live arrival and departures with live weather reports for hundreds of airports.

Enjoy Plane Finder’s leading edge design as featured in Apple’s “The Power of Dark Mode” and “See it in Dark Mode” Collections 2019.

Apple’s App of The Day – Jan 2020 and Top ranking since 2009. Plane Finder is also featured in Gizmodo, CNN, GMA, BBC, Sunday Times, Mail on Sunday, CNET, Wired, GQ Magazine to name a few.

Trusted by friends and families of travellers, enthusiasts, pilots, cabin crew and aviation professionals alike. Choose Plane Finder for:

• Live Global Flight Tracking
Quickly find and track flights live on a map and explore live status information

• Switch to 3D Tracking Anytime
Flip instantly to 3D from any aircraft, airport or location on the map

• Live AR Mode
Point your camera at a plane in the sky to instantly reveal live flight and aircraft information

• Live Airport Information
View real time airport arrival and departure boards plus terminal, gate, baggage and weather information

• Comprehensive Technical Data
Dig deeper into technical aircraft and flight data

• Unlimited Custom Alerts
Never miss a flight, create as many custom notifications as you like and stay informed

• Unlimited Global Playback
Replay interesting flights and watch fascinating air traffic patterns back to 2011

• Unlimited Filters
Simplify your view with powerful filters

• Custom Aircraft Labels
Choose the position, color and content of aircraft labels inc. logo with text label

• Leading Edge Dark Mode
Adopt dark mode, a bold interface perfect for low light

• Curated Map Styles
Switch seamlessly between simple, detailed, hybrid and satellite maps

Help and Support
Plane Finder is regularly updated with innovative new features. Please email with any questions or queries, we are happy to help.

How does Plane Finder work?
Plane Finder receives real time ADS-B and MLAT signals sent by aircraft to transmit their positional data to land based receivers. This technology is faster than traditional radar and is used for air traffic control and navigation. You can check our worldwide flight tracking coverage for free at

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.

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What’s New

Version 13.9.1

The Quick Filters & iPad UI Update - December 2020
Introducing Quick Filters & New iPad UI: Simplify your view with a handful of new features for both iPhone and iPad

* Ground Traffic Filter: Choose whether to display aircraft on the ground with this new filter type
* Marker Type Filters: Easily hide and show gliders, vehicles and more with new marker type filters
* Airport Marker Filter: We've moved airport markers to the filters screen for quick access
* Aircraft Preview on iPad: Aircraft preview has made its way to iPad, tap a plane and try it out
* Airport Preview on iPad: Quickly identify airports and view local weather reports on your iPad

This builds upon our recent updates that include:
- October 2020 - The Aircraft Labels Update: Choose the position, colour and content of aircraft labels with powerful new label settings
- August 2020 - The 3D Update: Flip instantly to 3D from any aircraft, airport or location on the map
- May 2020 - The Watch Update: Add the power of Plane Finder to your wrist with our free Apple Watch App
- April 2020 - The Weather Update: Experience the impact of weather on air traffic and airports worldwide

Thank you for supporting Plane Finder, we regularly release updates to bring you the best live tracking experience and are already working on the next set of features!

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
13.9K Ratings

13.9K Ratings

Mastagamer187 ,

Very Useful and Good For Plane Spotting

It is just a such accurate way to find planes at 10km up. Recently, I bought the pro and I love it. Such a good deal and been using this for three years. The plane finding app is the reason I have so many plane captures and how I was able to see the plane. Sometimes, people would know how I knew the airline and that was because of using plane finder and eventually got to know exact airline and aircraft immediately. Thanks pinkfroot limited.

First of all, thanks for actually knowing how important plane finder is in my life. That is so amazing how y’all make such an accurate plane tracker radar. It’s the thing that started my interest in commercial planes. Just thanks for such a great app and the memories make in just plane finder.

Developer Response ,

Wow! Thank you so much for your lovely review, we really appreciate it.

Josienjoe ,

Fun app

I couldn’t figure out how to contact the developer at first. Then found it has to be done through the app, not their website.

The developer responded quickly to my question about getting rid of the ads on a second device, so it’s all good. I was happy to see the option of getting rid of 3rd-party ads without having to purchase the full version.

It’s a fun app. We always watch the planes in the sky and wondered where they were going. Now we can find out.

Jrnolan2screwedByYutzoo ,

Misleading/Pro account unmanageable

It worked. But only once. When I returned to the app, clicked the icon, I was taken back to the beginning of the purchasing process. The app then freezes. I waited 30 minutes with a frozen screen before I completely exited the app and tried again. The third, fourth and even a fifth attempt to use the app again went just as the second attempt - frozen screen, no way to access the app or my account. A few moments ago I cancelled my subscription through a series of random, frustratingly pushed option buttons and icons. Now I don’t trust I won’t be charged for attempting to buy the Pro version and then cancelling my subscription after being subscribed for only an hour of the two week free trial period because the entire purchasing process seems fatally flawed. Trying to use this app has been extremely frustrating and definitely disappointing.

Developer Response ,

Hi please could you email us via the app by tapping MoreMore->Contact Support or via we can then help you check that all of your settings are how you would like them to be. I'm not sure what happened for you during the trial process but we would like the opportunity to help you.

App Privacy

The developer, pinkfroot limited, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
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