If you need information and the exact location of a specific flight, or you're simply curious about anything that has to do with air traffic, Flightradar24 Free is the app you need to download to your smartphone or tablet. With the latter, you'll have due information in real time about all the commercial and cargo flights that operate all over the world.
It covers 100% of the North American air traffic, as well as other regions around the world.
By installing the APK you'll be able to view in real-time on a map the location of different flights. By tapping each one of them, you'll be able to obtain interesting information about the latter. It's a service that is used by different media outlets such as Bild, Le Monde or CNN, due to its reliability.
The free version of this app offers us the following features and functions:
- Identify any plane overflying your area thanks to the augmented reality function.
- Watch the planes fly in real time.
- Built-in search engine with different criteria: flights by routes, airports by country, flights by airline and nearby flights.
- Get hold of the flight number of specific planes.
- Access images of the majority of aircraft.
However, the pro or premium version, the edition you have to pay for, comes along with additional features that will delight any aviation fan. Here are some of them:
- Detailed information about each flight, including the route, speed or altitude.
- Augmented reality view.
- Simple way to search for specific flights.
- Search filters that include airlines, altitude, and speed.
- Notifications and alerts about incidents.
- Airline logos.
How does Flightradar24 work?
Now, that's a good question, isn't it? How is it supposed to track planes in real time? Well, because it can basically detect any aircraft equipped with an ADS-B locator, used by the majority of planes except for those that operate in the USA and Canada. For the latter, it uses information provided by the FAA and that's why these plans are shown with a 5-minute delay in the application.