Flightradar24 Flight Tracker Android App Review

| June 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Nearly every aircraft is operational with so called ADS-B transponders that transmit positional data. Flightradar24 – Flight Tracker for Android has a swiftly growing network of quite a lot of ground stations around the world to obtain this data that then shows up as aircraft moving on a map in the app. In an expanding number of regions Flightradar24, with the help of multilateration (MLAT, a navigation technique based on the measurement of the difference in distance to two stations at known locations that broadcast signals at known times) is able to calculate the positions of aircraft that don’t have ADS-B transponders. Traditional radar data is also used in the application as the result of a direct feed from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). You can download the app from Google Play for $1.99, offers in-app purchases too.


With Flightradar24 Android app you can gaze at planes in motion in real-time on a comprehensive map. Identify planes in the air overhead by plainly pointing your device at the sky. Experience what the pilot of an aircraft sees in real-time and in 3D. Tap on a plane for wide-ranging flight and aircraft information such as aircraft type, altitude, route, estimated time of arrival, actual time of departure, speed, and high-resolution picture. Easily look for individual flights using flight number, airport, or airline. Filter by airline, aircraft, altitude, speed, and more. It is easy to set bookmarks to facilitate quick navigation to areas of interest.

Flightradar24 Flight Tracker Android App

You can also transform the device into the arrivals and departures board of whichever major airport and search out real-time status updates for flights plus existing airport weather conditions (in-app purchase). Realistic aircraft symbols are available too (in-app purchase). Set up custom alerts based on airline, aircraft type, flight number or registration (in-app purchase).


Flightradar24 app for Android shows real time flight status, especially when you are desperately counting minutes to see your treasured one arriving. At times there is a delay on tracking. The flights airborne through the northern hemisphere jump continents and they just go missing on the screen. It’s like a blind spot where you can’t see the tracking. This blind spot could last of a few disturbing moments and is a point to be noted though it shouldn’t discourage you from downloading this amazing application. This application comes with a disclaimer that the use of this application is strictly limited to entertainment and this specifically excludes activities that might endanger yourself or the lives of others. Under no circumstances will the developer of this app be held responsible for incidents resulting from the use of the data or its interpretation or its use contrary to the agreement. They reserve the right to anonymously track and report a user’s activity inside of app.

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