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.

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 – Dec 2019 and Top ranking since 2009 with thousands of 5 star user reviews. 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

• 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 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 up to 4 lines of data to display next to live aircraft or show airline logos

• 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

• Super fast performance
Enjoy our fastest flight tracking experience yet

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. 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

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 13.3.3

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

This update includes:

- New! Flight diversions: track live diversions as they happen.
- Refined Aircraft Preview: See more map with our 15% smaller preview screen.
- Enhanced Dark Mode: Our Apple featured dark mode just got better!
- Clearer flight status: It's now easier than ever to keep track of your flights.

This release builds on our previous major release of Plane Finder 13 - reimagined for iOS 13 with a beautiful new look.

Plane Finder 13 includes:

- New Location Marker with Compass.
- New Map Style: See aircraft more clearly against the new ‘Simple’ map style option.
- Aircraft Labels: Airline logo labels are now included.
- Dark Mode: Enjoy a bold new Plane Finder experience with Dark Mode.
- Map Enhancements: Detailed flight paths, HD markers and map rotation.
- Lightning fast performance: Even quicker map browsing, searching and loading.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
21K Ratings

21K Ratings

TAG-15 ,

Good if you like to know whats flying over your house

I enjoy watching planes at the airport and we get a lot flying over us nearly every day and always wondered where they were going, this app now tells me, you can see the planes moving on the map as they're tracked, also gives height and speed, route and both flight time and distance between departure and arrival airport

Love this app

bill2348 ,

Free version unusable

The free version is basically unusable. Adverts intrude with music, the aircraft often don’t even move and trying to watch Heathrow, it doesn’t really aircraft taking off or landing properly. I am using a recent I-pad that runs everything I’ve tried up to know. Had the free version worked or even had a time limited version of the full program, I would have bought it provided it actually worked.
I think this company has really missed an opportunity to actually sell its full version.
I often use this type of program when teaching in schools but unfortunately won’t be able to use this one.

Developer Response ,

Hi Bill, we would love to discuss this with you further as we are concerned by the issues you describe. Please would you be kind enough to email us at
Many thanks in advance.

beleiver in God ,

Plane Finder

What an interesting free App. I have a marvellous view of aircraft taking off and landing at Malaga Airport and this App provides me with every little bit of information that the pilot needs to know in addition to minute by minute tracking movement of all aircraft. Absolutely great to use especially in these last few days when the weather has not been nice to go outside anyway!


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Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


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  1. Plane Finder Premium - Annual £9.99
  2. Plane Finder Premium - Monthly £1.99


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

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