The flight data used by Plane Finder is collected via ground based ADS-B receiving stations located all over the world.
We work very hard to continually increase our global coverage and it is improving all of the time.
Free ADS-B Receivers
If you are in a location that does not have any data, or if you think that you can help improve our current ADS-B coverage (such as from a location near a major airport) we may be able to supply a free ADS-B receiver and setup. There are a few technical requirements that need to be met but you don’t have to know anything about the technology in advance to do this.
ADS-B Data Sharing
We understand that a lot of time and effort goes into running a full or part time ADS-B data feed and very much appreciate and data that is shared with us. If you share data please make sure you ask us for free apps. We would also be delighted to hear from you if you ever need help in any way and will try our very best to help out.
If you have an ADS-B receiver of any type and want to see your data in Plane Finder, please see the simple instructions below and let us know that you’ve set it up. Alternatively contact us at email@example.com and we’ll respond straight away.
We have some very simple client software for Windows, Linux and Mac so it should be very easy to share your ADS-B data.
Please don’t forget to ask us for free apps if you can use them too.
Our software client works with all receivers including Kinetic SBS and Puck models, Mode-S Beast, RTL, Airnav RadarBox, MicroADSB etc.
Please just contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your receiver model and whether you are using Windows, Linux or Mac and we’ll respond straight away.
Alternatively you can share your data via COAA PlanePlotter. If you don’t already use it you can download the latest version from here
We have been working with COAA and the latest versions simplify the sharing process as you can just select the PlaneFinder checkbox. Please contact us if you don’t wish to purchase the software yourself. If you let us know your PlanePlotter share code we will conform that we can identify your data share.