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This site has been created to help you get the most from our applications and websites. Our flight radar app Plane Finder and marine traffic app Ship Finder enable you to track both flights and vessel traffic across the globe.

Here at Pinkfroot you'll find a very active and growing community of aviation and maritime enthusiasts and professionals.

Check out Plane Finder and Ship Finder for real time tracking on the iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android and Windows Phone.

We also provide a live air traffic radar map at to track flights and super fast live ship tracking of AIS ships at Both websites are free to use with no ads and provide the same amazing ADS-B and AIS virtual radar information straight to your PC or Mac.

Hopefully you've noticed too that coverage continues to expand - we really appreciate the generosity of everyone that helps us with this.

We hope that you continue to enjoy all of our iPhone, iPod, iPad, Windows Phone, Android and web applications.

Win an iPod - June 2018 Competition Running

We are delighted to announce that two more iPod touches have been won by the two latest winners of our photo competition. Congratulations to Ethan Tang and Bill Mallinson for winning with these great images.

(Click on the photos to learn more about them)

B-16339 by Ethan Tang

DENSA CHEETAH by Bill Mallinson

The June 2018 competition is now running and as before we welcome photographs from professionals and amateurs alike and there will be two more iPod Touches to win. Photos already uploaded are eligible too!

We really appreciate all photos uploaded to the website and any tagged or named with the MMSI or Plane Reg will show up in the apps.


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Plane Finder News

The End of In Flight Entertainment?

Since the 1990s, air travellers have been staring into seatback screens on almost every international flight. But now, those screens we’ve come to know and love could be set to disappear. In flight entertainment will never be the same again. Saying Goodbye to Seatback Screens Those screens won’t be missed by every passenger. Clunky user … Continue reading "The End of In Flight Entertainment?"

The Future of International Flights

Concorde was supposed to be the future of air travel. It cut the eight hour flight from New York to Paris by more than half. But it never became mainstream – that technology never trickled down. Airliners are evolving extremely slowly and, while we’ve recently had the safest year in air travel on record, progress … Continue reading "The Future of International Flights"

2017 was the Safest Year in Aviation History

Last year was certainly one to remember in aviation. We waved goodbye to Monarch and Air Berlin. Missile tests threatened the skies over Japan. There was weather chaos with hurricane Irma and a high-level terrorism alert plunged European airports into lengthy delays. Even with all those dangers, 2017 was the safest year in aviation history, … Continue reading "2017 was the Safest Year in Aviation History"

Track Santa with Plane Finder!

It’s time to crack open the mince pies, hang up your stockings and be on your best behaviour: because Santa Claus is coming to town! Every year, we track Santa on his busiest night of the year as he whizzes from rooftop to rooftop, town to town and country to country. Using Plane Finder, you … Continue reading "Track Santa with Plane Finder!"

What’s the Most Tracked Aircraft Ever?

On the 8th of November 2017, the curious (and politically savvy) among us tracked flight KQA100 from Kenya to the UK. Why? To track the return of former International Development Secretary Priti Patel. This particular flight made headlines at the time for the amount of attention it drew – but it’s by no means the … Continue reading "What’s the Most Tracked Aircraft Ever?"

Ship Finder News

Woman missing after yacht and dredger collide

A search is underway one mile off of Felixstowe following a collision between a yacht and a dredger.Two RNLI lifeboats and a number of commercial vessels are taking part in the search for the woman who fell from the yacht. One person from the yacht has also been rescued. The screenshot below shows the search […]

Aft section of MOL Comfort sinks

In an incident that poses serious questions for the shipping industry the container ship MOL Comfort snapped into two parts on 17 June in the Indian Ocean. Fortunately no crew were lost in the incident. It had been hoped that both the fore and aft sections would be recovered and that this in turn would […]

Ferry hits dock in Harwich

The ferry Sirena Seaways carrying 400 passengers and their vehicles hit the dockside at Harwich, Essex, England this afternoon. A lifeboat was launched and the  Essex Fire and Rescue Services rushed to the scene. The ferry, operated by DFDS Seaways,  is reported to be holed under the water line but has been stabilised by the […]

48 rescued after tourist boat hits rocks

A major rescue operation has been completed after a boat hit rocks off Pembrokeshire, Wales this afternoon. The Lady Helen was carrying 48 passengers, including many children, when she hit the rocks and started taking in water. The Milford Haven coastguard was alerted by a Mayday call from Lady Helen at 12:55. All passengers and […]

Cargo ship still aground on Farne Islands

The cargo vessel Danio remains aground this morning on the Farne Islands off of England’s Northumberland coast. The ship’s crew spent the night on board following the grounding at around 04:30 GMT on Saturday. The vessel went aground near to Little Harcar rock, close to the Longstone Lighthouse. The MV Danio was carrying timber from […]

Airline Finder keeps on growing!

Alaska is just one of a large number of recently updated airlines in the app. We're glad that they kept the Inuit!

Airline Finder updates in the background so look out for this and many more new airlines and liveries. More info here..

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If we don't have coverage in your area and you are interested in helping out then we'd love to hear from you.


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