◆◆◆ This App requires ADS-B Receiver Hardware - see info below ◆◆◆

ADS-B Radar lives on your menu bar, at a glance you know how many aircraft are currently within reception range of your ADS-B receiver.

Open the map to view all aircraft and ADS-B flight statistics such as callsign, speed, squawk, vertical speed, category, track, distance, country of registration, etc.

The route is visible on the map, blue represents level flight, while green, orange and red represent an increasing/decreasing vertical rate of speed.

Configure local notifications based on callsigns, icao codes, countries, aircraft category, squawks, altitude, vertical rate, speed, distance and number of aircraft within reception range.

Re-post each notification with aircraft flight data in JSON to a web server for further processing. This will allow you to convert it to an email, tweet, message, log to a database, etc.

A search bar will quickly identify aircraft on the map based on a search for callsign, icao code, country or category.

Switch to fullscreen for a better view and uninterrupted radar mode.

Should the ADS-B signal contain the aircraft category, 14 different aircraft icons are available ranging from light to heavy, a glider, a helicopter, a drone or an airport vehicle.

A polar plot will automatically determine the exact reception range of your receiver in all directions, and plot it on the map.

The altitude filter will reduce the amount of aircraft on the map to show only the aircraft between two altitudes.

The app keeps track of how many aircraft it spots during the day and plots the statistics in a "last 7 days" graph.

With the share button you can easily share a snapshot of the map with aircraft and flight data.

◆◆◆ What makes this App stand out ◆◆◆

- Simple to set-up
- Very low CPU and energy usage
- Beautiful crisp graphics and text
- Local notifications with re-post possibility
- Quick access via menu bar and fullscreen option
- Independent from online databases and API's, completely private

◆◆◆ Requirements ◆◆◆

Your own ADS-B hardware receiver with dump1090, this makes a great hobby project if you don't have one yet. The Raspberry Pi with RTL-SDR Dongle running dump1090 is one of the most popular solutions. Search the internet for ready to buy or DIY solutions.

This app uses the information received over ADS-B and presented by dump1090 in the aircraft.json file. 

This app does not rely on a built-in or online database with aircraft information, it works completely autonomous. 

It will not display information such as airport of departure, destination, aircraft type, etc. Simply click the copy button next to the aircraft on the map, and search the internet by callsign and/or ICAO code.

This app is free from ads, requires no subscriptions, no sign-up, no API registration and has no in-app purchases.

What’s New

Version 1.3

◆ UI bug fix for Big Sur
◆ Bug fix in the daily statistics
◆ Bug fix in the search function

App Privacy

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

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.