If you are a frequent flyer, then you would probably prefer to have an app on your mobile phone that tracks the details of a plane landing or taking off. These real-time flight tracking apps can be helpful in transit situations where you have to run to board the next flight.
Here are some apps that can be used for real-time aircraft tracking-
- App in the Air
This app helps you enter the flight number and helps you keep your trip organized. It keeps you updated with check-in times, boarding times, take off, and landing times, delays, gate numbers. The app comes in handy when you are going to pick up someone at the airport as it helps you search flight by location, flight number. It has a real time database of all the flights that can help you track a flight’s current status. You can download this for free on your iPhone or Android phones.
- Flight view
It is a real-time flight tracking app that helps you track the real-time status of the flights. The same company has three tiers of IOS apps which offers more features. The app lets you see and track your flight and even lets you see where it is over the earth. Flight view elite includes access to a flight to flight boards. This lets you filter the airline by origin and destination city. It also keeps you abreast of how the weather can affect the flight timings.
This app is for those who are less interested in tracking a particular flight but are more interested in the general aesthetics of aviation. The Flightradar24 app helps you track planes all over the globe. One of the most interesting features of this app is, you can point your iPhone towards a plane that might be flowing overhead and track its flight number. The app is available for iPhone and other Android phones for around $5.
- Now arriving
This app is handy if you are on the way to pick someone up from the airport as it provides you with the information of the estimated time of landing of a flight. All you need to do is enter the flight number and it will provide you with information on ETA of the flight.
- ADSB flight tracker
This is a fun app for plane spotters and aircraft enthusiasts. ADSB or Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast picks up details of flights that are broadcasting their position. The app shows the position of the airplanes with their flight number with a 2-dimensional top-down menu. This app is available only for Android devices.