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, colour 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 14.3.2

The 3D Aircraft Liveries Update - August 2021

Introducing realistic liveries for 3D aircraft models

- Detailed aircraft liveries: Over 100 popular aircraft liveries recreated to enhance your 3D experience

This builds upon our recent updates that include:

June 2021 - The Search Update: Find More, with Less: Get more relevant results, simply type into the search box and we’ll find them

April 2021 – The Calendar Timeline Update: Easily navigate our extensive collection of historic and future flights

March 2021 - The Single Flight Playback Update: Play, Pause and Rewind any past flight including 3D

December 2020 - The Quick Filters & iPad UI Update: Simplify your view with Ground Traffic, Marker Type and Airport filters

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

4.6 out of 5
41.3K Ratings

41.3K Ratings

Darkstoat ,

A bit of fun for me

I enjoy the app and just following random aircraft around the world. I also love to see what’s flying overheard. My only issue is sometimes I hear and see aircraft and they don’t show on the app. Maybe there’s a good reason. But it’s fun and kills time. I just wish I lived near a busy airport. I’d go watch them land. I also told my Dad about this app and planes and he said I was boring. Then later he’d come into my room to point out planes flying overheard so obviously downloaded it. Haha.

The free is ok but full of ads. I can cope for now. I enjoyed the free trial more a while back. I had to stop it because at that time couldn’t afford the subscription. I plan to subscribe on payday because I’m not sure when the money will be taken (some apps do it immediately, some at certain dates though that’s rare). It’s quite a reasonable price currently and I hope it stays that way since I’m on a budget. It keeps saying free trial again but I don’t think you get another. I daren’t test it.

Anyways, good tracker app! Thanks guys.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your review, we are glad you are enjoying Plane Finder. The free trial is a one time offer, good to hear you're planning to sign up.

Amadi666 ,

Not for me

I had a two weeks free trial, and unfortunately that’s end there. I do not blame the app but what I wanted this for, is just not there. I don’t care about airlines but GA. There is all info you want about airlines but very little about planes that flying outside my window, if they show up at all. I read and fully understand is that all about type of transponder. As I’m writing this there is two planes SR22 and Cessna flying nearby. I can see them in real but I can only see sr22 on the app and like 99% GA planes I have only alt course vertical rate type and registered date. Is missing rest of them. Again is not app fault but just my expectations are a bit unrealistic. Then is playback, sounds awesome but I only managed to find my flight to Spain but none of them to Poland, even very recent with Rynair or Wizzair. Featured flights alert, well I don’t know how it works because it didn’t notify me about Red Arrow flying by!! Charts is just joke, there is 6 of them, I knew will be bad but there is more then 7000 airports on Navigraph, as example.
The good
Is quick and Very easy to use. 3d stuff is gadget but nice addition, weather is fairly accurate compared to Windy. Filters are awesome. I like the layout and presentation.
If that was one of purchase yes worth to have for around £10 but subscription, no to me. Thank you for let me try this first and keep improving so maybe one day I will have a go again.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your review, we hope to see you back again in the future.

Marcus (app developer) ,

Super fast support

I’ve been using plane finder since 2010. I bought the original separate paid for version (pre in app purchases) to support a great app. On moving phones I got confused and installed this by mistake thinking it was my paid version (it was in my list of owned apps), but this is the original Lite App renamed. I contacted support and got a super fast helpful reply. I’ve now found the App I paid for. It has a logo with white in the bottom left (not green) - search your purchased apps list or contact support for fast help.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your review and for supporting Plane Finder.

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.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Purchases
  • Location
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Linked to You

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

  • Purchases
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Search History
  • Diagnostics

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


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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