13.6.3 The Watch Update - May 2020
* New Apple Watch app now included! Add the power of Plane Finder to your wrist with our free Apple Watch App
* Type exact filter or search matches using quotes eg "C17"
* Filter or search on Royal Air Force or US Air Force
Thank you for supporting Plane Finder, we regularly release updates to bring you the best live flight tracking experience and are already working on the next set of features!
This update builds on the April 2020 update that included:
- NEW! Global Weather Layers: Experience the impact of weather on air traffic and airports worldwide.
- Precipitation: Watch as pilots divert aircraft to avoid extreme rain.
- Cloud Cover: Add a level of realism to your app with cloud layers.
- Surface Pressure: Anticipate extreme weather conditions with surface pressure layer.
- Wind Speed: Animated wind particles and coloured overlay display global crosswinds and jet stream.
- Spring Clean: We’ve tidied up the settings and tab bar to make it easier to find the features you love.
Uncover the mysteries of live air traffic in one beautiful and easy to use app. Is it a bird? Is it a plane?! If it’s the latter, Plane Finder can tell you exactly which plane it is.
Plane Finder is incredibly easy to use and utterly fascinating. It enables you to see live air traffic patterns with real-time tracking of almost any plane you’re interested in, and in addition to the aircraft’s location you can see its current altitude, its speed and where it’s heading.
Get live information on flights - super handy when travelling.
You can even be alerted when a particular flight is heading your way, which is useful if you’re trying to catch sight of rare birds such as the Airbus A380.
There’s a superb augmented-reality option that enables you to point your camera at the sky and see details of the aircraft that’s overhead, and with full support for iOS’s Dark Mode it’s just as handy for night flights as it is for daytime ones.
It’s all great fun, but it’s also very practical: in addition to flight tracking there’s extensive airport information, which supplements live arrival and departures with live weather reports for hundreds of airports.
Enjoy Plane Finder’s leading edge design as featured in Apple’s “The Power of Dark Mode” and “See it in Dark Mode” Collections 2019.
Apple’s App of The Day – Jan 2020 and Top ranking since 2009 with thousands of 5 star user reviews. Plane Finder is also featured in Gizmodo, CNN, GMA, BBC, Sunday Times, Mail on Sunday, CNET, Wired, GQ Magazine to name a few.
Trusted by friends and families of travellers, enthusiasts, pilots, cabin crew and aviation professionals alike. Choose Plane Finder for:
• Live Global Flight Tracking
Quickly find and track flights live on a map and explore live status information
• Live AR Mode
Point your camera at a plane in the sky to instantly reveal live flight and aircraft information
• Live Airport Information
View real time airport arrival and departure boards plus terminal, gate, baggage and weather information
• Comprehensive Technical Data
Dig deeper into technical aircraft and flight data
• Unlimited Custom Alerts
Never miss a flight, create as many custom notifications as you like and stay informed
• Unlimited Playback
Replay interesting flights and watch fascinating air traffic patterns back to 2011
• Unlimited Filters
Simplify your view with powerful filters
• Custom Aircraft Labels
Choose up to 4 lines of data to display next to live aircraft or show airline logos
• Leading Edge Dark Mode
Adopt dark mode, a bold interface perfect for low light
• Curated Map Styles
Switch seamlessly between simple, detailed, hybrid and satellite maps
• Super fast performance
Enjoy our fastest flight tracking experience yet
Help and Support
Plane Finder is regularly updated with innovative new features. Please email [email protected] with any questions or queries, we are happy to help.
How does Plane Finder work?
Plane Finder receives real time ADS-B and MLAT signals sent by aircraft to transmit their positional data to land based receivers. This technology is faster than traditional radar and is used for air traffic control and navigation. ADS-B is not used by all airlines or aircraft, however this is changing and the number of aircraft tracked by ADS-B is increasing all of the time. You can check our worldwide flight tracking coverage for free at www.planefinder.net
The use of the information presented using Plane Finder is strictly limited to pursuing enthusiast activities (i.e. for entertainment purposes), which specifically exclude any activities that might endanger yourself or the lives of others. Under no circumstances will the developer of this application be held responsible for incidents resulting from the use of the data or its interpretation or its use contrary to this agreement.
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