We’re excited to announce the immediate release of Plane Finder for iOS 10. It’s packed full of new features, as well as a number of bug fixes and improvements. We think it’s the best version of Plane Finder we’ve ever released, and we’d love to share some of it with you.

Plane Finder App for iOS 10
The all new Plane Finder for iOS 10

Brand New Design

Perhaps the most noticeable change in this release is a brand new design for the aircraft and airport detail screens that makes available more data than ever before. You’ll find new advanced live data for aircraft including Wind Speed, Air Temperature, Barometer readings, Selected Altitudes, Target Headings, Vert Rate and much more.

We’ve also redesigned the airport detail view, offering more information on delays and more accurate flight status data across the board. There’s even handy stats that will calculate the % of early, on-time, late and cancelled flights per airport – super handy for getting a sense of how events have an impact on flights across an airport.

Flight Tracker Sharing
Social Sharing

With iOS 10 Plane Finder takes advantage of new functionality in iMessage to allow users to share the status of their flights with friends and family. It starts with a countdown to take-off and then automatically transitions into a live view of your aircraft as it travels to its destination. Perfect for letting contacts know your progress and estimated arrival time!

We love the new sharing features in iMessage so much we’ve written a separate article about how to make the most of it using the Plane Finder extension. Why not check it out?

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Smart Search

Plane Finder continues to increase its global coverage and with more planes tracked than ever before we know that accurate search is increasingly important to our users. That’s why we’ve worked hard for this release to make search smarter. Whether you’re entering a postal address, airport code, flight number or callsign – our new search will get you the information you need quickly.

Add to that the ability to view recent search terms and search for flights using a particular route, and you’ve got seriously smart search!

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Improved Filters

We’ve always offered our users the option to setup free and unlimited filters but we’ve worked hard in recent updates to improve the process of setting up those filters. It’s now easier than ever to filter by specific airlines, airports and aircraft types – and we’ve also added the ability to filter by radar source.

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Beautiful Fullscreen Photos

At the heart of Plane Finder is an avid community of enthusiasts who continue to share their amazing plane spotting photography. We love looking through these photos, which is why the latest version of our iOS app introduces a new fullscreen image viewer to really give them the attention they deserve!

Lots to love, and more to come

We love working on Plane Finder and are dedicated to continuing to improve it. We hope you enjoy this new version as much as we’ve enjoyed building it for you. Thank you!

How to get Plane Finder on iOS

Plane Finder for iMessage comes with the Plane Finder app for iOS and is available as a free upgrade for existing users. If you’re new to Plane Finder you can find it on the App Store by clicking here.

We hope you found this article helpful. We're a small team of enthusiasts dedicated to making live plane tracking available to everyone at the touch of a button. If you'd like to find out more why not try out one of our apps for your Android or iOS device?

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