Have you ever seen a plane overhead and felt a burning curiosity to know where on Earth it’s headed? Now you can finally find out with Flightradar24.
The app gives you the real-time status of flights all over the world. Start by checking out the ones that are in progress above your current location, then travel elsewhere on the map to see international flight patterns. Tap on a plane to view specific details about it such as the airline operator, flight origin and destination, aircraft model and manufacturer, and you’ll even find photos of the actual aircraft.
There’s also a cool in-app augmented reality (AR) feature. Switch to AR View and point your iPhone or iPad skywards to see the real-time location and flight details of passing jets.
With its up-to-the-minute flight status reports, the app is handy for frequent flyers or for those picking someone up from the airport. It can even help you capture incredible photos of low-altitude planes – use the app’s flight path tracking function to perfectly time when the flight will swoop into your frame.
The app also provides hard-to-obtain air traffic control information, such as when weather forces a runway change or keeps aircraft in a holding pattern before landing. It’s time for boarding with Flightradar24, where you’ll see what’s going on up in the air from your spot on the ground.