Extreme aircraft are fascinating feats of engineering. They flirt with the limits of what humans can achieve, pushing the envelope further every time. Breaking records isn’t just about being the biggest or fastest – there are extremes at each end of the scale, and some of the tiniest, cheapest and slowest planes are also some … Continue reading “7 Extreme Planes: the Biggest, Smallest, Fastest and Slowest”

The future’s coming around fast. Just a decade ago, there was no iPad, no 4G network, no voice assistants – not even Plane Finder (we first released our flight tracking app in 2009). Today, we’re in the midst of an all-electric, self-driving car revolution, while automation, AI and the Internet of Things is making work … Continue reading “What Will Replace Air Travel?”

Since the 1990s, air travellers have been staring into seatback screens on almost every international flight. But now, those screens we’ve come to know and love could be set to disappear. In flight entertainment will never be the same again. Saying Goodbye to Seatback Screens Those screens won’t be missed by every passenger. Clunky user … Continue reading “The End of In Flight Entertainment?”

It’s time to crack open the mince pies, hang up your stockings and be on your best behaviour: because Santa Claus is coming to town! Every year, we track Santa on his busiest night of the year as he whizzes from rooftop to rooftop, town to town and country to country. Using Plane Finder, you … Continue reading “Track Santa with Plane Finder!”

Missile testing around North Korean airspace has dominated recent headlines. The United States may be confident that a nuclear war with North Korea would be won easily – but Japan, given its history and proximity to North Korea – feels far less secure. In amongst the international tensions are the fears of individuals, particularly air … Continue reading “North Korean Airspace – Are Commercial Flights in Danger?”