AirScope 4+

Air Traffic Radar

Haversine Ltd

    • 2.3 • 6 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Air Traffic in ATC style for VATSIM, IVAO and ADS-B.

AirScope is a plane plotter that retrieves aircraft positions and measurements from online sources and displays them on top of a world map in radar / ATC style.

When flying online with VATSIM or IVAO (or even as preparation for a flight in one of these networks) it's often useful to have an overview of who's in the air at any given moment or which ATC positions are currently filled and online. AirScope shows just that in a stylish universal interface for iOS and macOS devices.

With the ADS-B Interface users can connect AirScope to their local receiver and display traffic data as it's being broadcast. AirScope can connect to a computer with one of these receivers and an instance of dump1090 to recognise messages in SBS (BaseStation) format on a TCP port (default 30003) and plot air traffic on its map. On top of that, with the built-in complimentary cloud based ADS-B, users can see real traffic from various places in the world (anywhere where there's voluntary coverage) even without being there or having a receiver themselves. The ADS-B Interface functionality is enabled and available through an in-app purchase.

The data is retrieved from the online and public info servers of the respective networks (for which an Internet connection is required) at periodic intervals and traffic is plotted accordingly. Clicking on a plane (target) further discloses a tag with additional information about the flight such as its callsign, aircraft type, squawk, flight level, vertical speed, flight stage, course, speed, departure and arrival.

VATSIM and IVAO positions currently online are also plotted / shaped and shown on the map together with their frequencies so that virtual pilots can contact them should they enter their airspace.

What’s New

Version 1.3.1

Maintenance version containing bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

2.3 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

c141flyer ,

No Military ADSB data

Open ADSB/ADSB exchange data collects Mil data, why is this app not displaying it?

Developer Response ,

Apologies for the delay, but better late than never as it will provide info to other readers and clarify it; AirScope doesn’t filter any data so what you see is what others have shared plus what you are able to get from your own ADSB receiver. But it also doesn’t use ADSB exchange as its source, it uses ADSBHub, so data and it published will be different and might explain the differences in what you were observing.

wpritch ,

Quick Developer Response

I initially had setup problems interfacing the app with my RasberryPi providing ADS-B data.

I communicated my difficulties to the developer and he immediately followed up personally with me on various solutions.

The support received was outstanding, and I am totally pleased.

AirScope is working perfectly...thanks

Developer Response ,

You need to enter the IPv4 address (and optionally the TCP port) of the raspberry Pi which needs to provide ADS-B sentences in port 30003. What input problems are you observing? It should be a matter of just entering the numbering the digits. You'll need to enter padding 0s for each byte of the IP address, for example is entered as 010001002003. If you still have problems let us know the details through support on the web site and we'll be happy to assist or fix anything that needs fixing.

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