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EgyptAir Flight MS804 has gone missing over the Mediteranean Sea on route from Paris to Cairo. The Airbus A320, registration number SU-GCC, departed Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris on Wednesday evening shortly after 23:00 local time and was expected to arrive at Cairo International Airport 03:15 local time. The aircraft disappeared from air traffic control … Continue reading “EgyptAir Flight MS804 Missing”

Plane Finder relies on a global network of sharers to help maintain ADS-B clients all over the world. To help make the process of sharing ADS-B data with us as easy as possible we released a ground-up rewrite of our Plane Finder ADS-B Client just over a year ago. The update included a beautiful new web-based user interface, a quick … Continue reading “Visualising your ADS-B data in 3D with the new Plane Finder ADS-B Client”

Plane Finder has received reports that EgyptAir flight MS181 was hijacked by a man “strapped with explosives” and diverted to Larnaca, Cyprus. The flight was due to fly from Alexandria to Cairo and had departed a couple of minutes early as part of a scheduled flight between the two airports. Flight tracking shows the flight made it most of … Continue reading “EgyptAir MS181 Hijacking”

Plane Finder for iOS is now a Universal app! This means that a single purchase now works on iPhone, iPod Touch, Apple Watch, Apple TV and iPad! We’ve also added some great new iOS 9 features such as the split screen multitasking view. This means you can run Plane Finder along side your other favourite … Continue reading “Plane Finder is Universal!”

Mark the Battle of Britain 75th anniversary with three unique events at the iconic Biggin Hill airfield. Tuesday 18th August 2015 www.biggin75.co.uk On the 18th August 1940 the Luftwaffe launched raids against RAF Fighter Command with the objective of destroying them to allow for an invasion of Britain. The day was to become known as … Continue reading “Battle of Britain 75th anniversary events at Biggin Hill”

Interesting to read the latest Daily Mail scare story today regarding the tracking of an Air Ambulance that happens to be piloted by the heir to the UK throne. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3174593/Spy-sky-terror-threat-William-Security-alert-app-lets-track-pilot-Prince-s-air-ambulance-helicopter.html The Daily Mail have some history here – back in 2010 they were doing the same thing when Plane Finder released augmented reality aircraft tracking … Continue reading “Spy in the Sky terror threat to William: Friend or Foe?”

We are looking for some help setting up the core of our new UK Multilateration (MLAT) ADS-B radar network. To support this we are offering high quality receivers – completely free to good homes! We have the following initial target locations: Swindon Worcester Northampton High Wycombe Sevenoaks Thetford Colchester Derby Liverpool Goole We’ll supply the receiver, … Continue reading “Plane Finder MLAT – Free Receivers”