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.
If you are in a location that does not have any data, or if you think that you can improve the current 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. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss in more detail.
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.
There are currently two options for sharing ADS-B data:
Software Client (Kinetic SBS, Airnav RadarBox, Aurora)
We can supply some simple client sharing software – contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll respond straight away.
COAA Plane Plotter (This supports any receiver including RAW devices such as the Beast, MicroADSB and PGR)
If you don’t already use it, download the latest version of COAA’s Plane Plotter software from here
We have been working with COAA and the latest versions simplify the sharing process. Please contact us if you don’t wish to purchase the software yourself.
Once it’s set up go to Options–>Sharing–>Setup and fill in as per the image below.