Wondered where that plane up above is going - Wonder no more!
Plane Finder AR - Point the camera at a plane and you'll see the airline, flight number, route, aircraft registration, speed, altitude and even how far away it is!
Amaze your friends with your newfound knowledge!
Those trails across the sky will no longer be a mystery!
Plane Finder AR is the original and best Augmented Reality plane tracking app. We are proud to have been featured by CNN, GMA, UK Sunday Times and many others.
Don't take our word for it either - check out our AppStore ratings and the wide range of positive press we've had across the world.
Plane Finder AR blends the data from our Plane Finder virtual radar apps with the Augmented Reality capabilities of your iPhone or iPad to show you what is flying overhead.
The app is fun to use and is very dynamic. It will work in all areas for which we have coverage.
Please check our web map at http://www.planefinder.net or ask a question via firstname.lastname@example.org to make sure we cover your area.
Our global coverage is impressive and growing all of the time too!
Why not also check out our Plane Finder and Plane Finder 3D apps for an amazing radar like view of the air traffic across the world.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between Plane Finder AR and Plane Finder?
Plane Finder AR is our augmented reality app that shares the data available in Plane Finder- our original iPhone App. Plane Finder provides a near real time virtual radar view of flight from across the world and include a great deal more detail that Plane Finder AR. All Plane Finder apps share common ADS-B data.
Why can't I see all planes?
Aircraft must be carrying ADS-B equipment and we must have a feed in the area. (In the US airlines have been slow to adopt the technology but usage is continuing to rise).
What if my area isn’t covered?
We are always on the lookout for more data feeds. Check back regularly to see if we have added your area. You could even help us by running a free receiver!
If I have an ADS-B receiver can I share my data for use with Plane Finder AR?
Yes. Please contact email@example.com and we will assist.
Can I use Plane Finder AR for navigational purposes?
Definitely not. Plane Finder must not be used for navigational purposes under any circumstances
**Whilst we do have the best network please double check coverage using our free app Plane Finder Lite to make sure that we have coverage for your area**
Disclaimer: The use of the information presented using Plane Finder is strictly limited to your 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.
Support for new iPad Pro devices
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Paid Version Bait & Switch
If you download the free version, called the Lite version, you can select each flight and will be presented with a screen telling you about all of the great features that you will get if you upgrade. It’s all really quite exciting and the AR finder works well. However, the bad news, if you buy the paid version the only feature you get from the giant list of claimed features is the removal of ads. Straight up fraud. Stick to the free version and avoid giving this company your money. Huge bummer as I really like the idea of the app, but without flight details it is just a novelty and the free version is more than sufficient for that.
New update not good
With the latest update, the ability to tell what type of aircraft is above you has been lost. Prior to this update I would have given this app a 5 star review and worth the five dollar cost. I also have recommended to several friends With the new update, it's not worth the price. Also I will no longer recommend this app. Feedback from Pinkfroot on this loss of the plane type feature has been non caring to say the least. Do not waste the $4.99 on this app.
Don’t get this app it doesn’t work
AR just shows boxes beneath the horizon, does not pick up / follow / give any information on the planes right above my head (I’m on the JFK flight path so plenty going over and low enough to read the details one the side of the plane).
Can’t ‘switch’ to map mode. Just stays as a small circle in the top left corner, both in portrait and landscape.
Terrible UX all round - with 0 tutorial and or guidance to help get the most out of the app.
In short, this app promised so much but delivered soooo little.
Wish I could get a refund.
- pinkfroot limited
- 48.3 MB
Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone and iPad.
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- © pinkfroot limited 2010-2018
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.