Flight Tracking

How does Flightradar24 work?
Flightradar24 is a flight tracker that shows live air traffic from around the world. We combine data from several data sources including ADS-B, MLAT, and ra...
Thu, 29 Sep, 2022 at 4:00 PM
Why are some aircraft shown as blue, yellow or red on the map?
Blue: Aircraft displayed as blue icons are currently being tracked via satellite. Satellites are collecting the ADS-B signals from aircraft and transmit the...
Tue, 13 Sep, 2022 at 4:13 PM
Why does the aircraft’s trail change colour?
When you click on an aircraft icon, the path that this particular aircraft has taken is displayed on the map. The color of the trail behind the aircraft ...
Thu, 22 Sep, 2022 at 3:17 PM
I was following an aircraft when it suddenly disappeared, why?
In most of these cases, our receiver network is no longer receiving a signal from the aircraft. This tends to be more common when an aircraft is flying over...
Mon, 12 Sep, 2022 at 5:10 PM
I own an aircraft but I cannot see it on Flightradar24. What can I do to have it displayed on Flightradar24?
There are a few reasons why your aircraft may not be shown.    First, the aircraft may not be fitted with an ADS-B transponder, meaning it is not compatib...
Mon, 12 Sep, 2022 at 5:24 PM
How can I find flights?
Find flights by searching for a flight number, call sign, or registration.    There may be several reasons why a flight cannot be found. Either it has not...
Mon, 12 Sep, 2022 at 5:11 PM
Why did it look like the aircraft landed outside the runway? Has it crashed?
An aircraft’s ADS-B transponder is transmitting the position from the onboard flight computer, which in most modern aircraft comes from GPS data and is very...
Mon, 12 Sep, 2022 at 5:14 PM
Why don't you show routes for all flights?
The route is not transmitted from the aircraft. We are receiving the call sign of the flight from the aircraft and comparing it with large databases of airl...
Thu, 15 Sep, 2022 at 11:25 AM
Is it possible to see playback of past flights?
Yes, playback is available for individual flights in our mobile apps and also on our website. To see individual flight histories, select or search for a fli...
Mon, 12 Sep, 2022 at 5:15 PM
What are the blue points on the map?
The blue points mark airports with regular and daily scheduled passenger traffic in areas where Flightradar24 normally has coverage.    You can click on a...
Mon, 12 Sep, 2022 at 5:20 PM