This flight tracker offers a real-time display of planes on a map, complete with position updates and detailed flight information, akin to a radar. All of the features are entirely free, which is worth noting as there are no subscriptions or payment options to unlock additional functionality.
Upon selecting a plane, you’ll have access to comprehensive details, such as the airline and flight number, origin and destination airports, departure and arrival times, aircraft type, altitude, speed, heading, and 3D pilot view animation. The planes are represented on the map with a variety of icons based on the aircraft type, including helicopters.
Using the highly responsive search engine, you can search for a plane by flight or registration number and add it to your list of favorites for easy access later on. Additionally, you can customise your settings to choose the type of maps and units.
One of the app’s standout features is the real-time 3D view of the ground, which provides a bird’s eye view of the landing as if you were on the plane.
It’s worth noting that the app is designed specifically for commercial flights, and military aircraft is not included. Additionally, not all planes are available, with coverage ranging from 90 to 95%.
You’ll appreciate the app’s responsiveness when navigating the map by panning and zooming. As far as permissions go, the app only requests location permission if you wish to use the ‘around me’ feature, and you can deny it if you prefer. There are no other tricky permissions to worry about, making for a clean app experience.