Track planes in real time on a worldwide map or use your camera to identify planes in the sky! Top ranking since 2009, Plane Finder is the mobile flight tracker of choice for millions of curious people worldwide.


• Holiday makers, business travellers and their friends and families
• Aviation enthusiasts
• Pilots
• Cabin Crew
• Aviation Professionals
• Airlines


• See live air traffic patterns and track flights in real time on a detailed map.
• Search by flight number, create a custom filter or just browse. Tap a plane to see detailed information such as
• Live flight path
• Flight route
• Detailed live flight status information
• Live altitude, speed and course
• Registration and callsign
• Aircraft photos
• Aircraft type
• Aircraft age
• Airline logo
• Days of operation
• Flight history
• Identify planes in the sky above you using Augmented Reality, point your camera at a plane overhead to see details
• Jump to worldwide locations easily by adding favourite bookmarks
• Check airport arrival and departure boards and view live information and statistics
• Get an instant notification when a flight takes off or is near landing using alerts
• Use playback to watch old flights (back to 2011)


• Where is my flight now?
• What is that plane overhead and where is it going?
• How many planes are flying right now?
• Are there delays at my airport?
• When will my flight take off?
• When will my flight land?
• Is my flight on time?
• What route did my flight take?


Top ranking since 2009, 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 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. 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. You can check our worldwide flight tracking coverage for free at


Our Plane Finder support team always listen to and reply to feedback. Please email or visit our website

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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 13.4.1

Updated markers to include helicopter types.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
46K Ratings

46K Ratings

Paul M U ,

New graphics!

I have used this app for some time, and loved its simplicity, but good relevant detail! I have even Persuaded several friends to download and use it! However, the latest update has left me disappointed! Why have you taken the carrier ID away from the site Map graphics? That was a great feature, which made spotting a particular flight or carrier easy! The rest of the update, with easy to use info is very good! Shame about the ID. It makes the site map look very much like another popular App!!! PMU.
After a swift response from the app developer, and having found the carrier ID logos in settings, I am happy to change my rating from 4 to 5. Thanks! PMU

Developer Response ,

Hi there, please activate the airline logos for the aircraft makers in the app settings screen. We hope you like them - the hundreds of different airline logos have been completely redrawn for this version to make them clearer and easier to see. You also have the option in settings of 4 row custom text fields for the aircraft markers. Please email us via if you would like further help with this. Many thanks.

Moonpuss ,

Was The Best App Ever...

**Update** Plane Finder kindly emailed me to inform me how to get Flight Nos or Co Logos on screen next to each plane. That problem has been solved Thank You. Now for the bug that causes my plane(s) especially when I first open up Plane Finder, the first one I touch to relocating miles behind where it originally was - very strange...

Until the latest upgrade which has become a downgrade. How can u improve on perfection? U can’t. When it isn’t broken don’t try and fix it. I loved all the flight nos displayed on the screen without having to click onto a certain plane. I feel blind now. When I do click on a plane it disappears totally or re-emerges miles behind its original location. The app is useless now. It’s such a shame. Will have to find alternative and it was the best. Wish they would just leave things alone.

Developer Response ,

Hi again, just to let you know that there is an update out today with a few fixes in that I think will help you. We hope you are enjoying Plane Finder, we would love to hear any further feedback you have via email at

Granniro ,

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.


pinkfroot limited
55.1 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 and watchOS 2.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Apple TV.


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