Flight Tracking

Why can’t I see certain oceanic tracks?
The North Atlantic tracks are not active 24 hours a day and are shown during periods of track validity.  The daytime (westbound) tracks are valid from 11:3...
Mon, 12 Sep, 2022 at 5:22 PM
Why use space-based ADS-B?
ADS-B signals have a limited range and terrestrial stations are incapable of coverage over the oceans and in remote areas without power and internet.   Us...
Mon, 12 Sep, 2022 at 5:31 PM
Why don't you have coverage in my area?
Flightradar24 coverage is only available in areas where someone has installed an ADS-B receiver and shares data with the Flightradar24 network.  We are ...
Wed, 8 Feb, 2023 at 3:13 PM
What is the latency of the space-based ADS-B signal?
The latency of each position varies depending on a number of factors. Any outdated data is discarded and only near real-time aircraft positions for space-ba...
Mon, 12 Sep, 2022 at 5:32 PM
Who produced the side views that show up for certain aircraft?
The side views were created by Nicholas Knapp at airlinersillustrated.com
Mon, 12 Sep, 2022 at 5:19 PM
How does space-based ADS-B work?
ADS-B signals are sent out from the aircraft and collected by satellites orbiting the earth.  The signals are then transmitted to ground stations and the Fl...
Mon, 12 Sep, 2022 at 5:30 PM
Do you still need terrestrial feeders if you have now have space-based ADS-B?
Yes, we do. Expanding our terrestrial network is vital in our continuing quest for global, multi-source flight tracking coverage.  We see space-based ADS-B...
Fri, 16 Sep, 2022 at 4:24 PM
The airport/airline says the flight has departed, why can't I find it on Flightradar24?
The “Departed” status used by airlines and airports usually means the moment when the gate is closed but on Flightradar24 we're tracking transponders so...
Thu, 29 Sep, 2022 at 4:04 PM
How to use filters on the Flightradar24 website.
We’ve made huge improvements to Filters lately. Now you can choose between ready-made filter categories or you can create your own custom filters. Our categ...
Wed, 28 Jun, 2023 at 8:54 AM
How does the Airport disruption widget work?
Our new Airport disruptions widget shows the top 10 airports with the most cancellations and longest delays. A score of 0 - 1.9 indicates good traffic flow....
Thu, 31 Aug, 2023 at 4:54 PM