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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 - December 2017 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 Andrew Franklin and Max W. for winning with these great images.

(Click on the photos to learn more about them)

Stefanie M by Andrew Franklin

EI-EDY by Max W.

The December 2017 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

As Qantas Pledges WiFi on More Planes, We Ask: How Does in-Flight WiFi Work?

Qantas has trialled and tested their in-flight WiFi. Their passengers are pleased with the service. So now, with a working proof of concept, Qantas has pledged to bring in-flight WiFi to 80 of its aircraft by the end of 2018. As more planes with WiFi take to the skies, we answer the real burning question … Continue reading "As Qantas Pledges WiFi on More Planes, We Ask: How Does in-Flight WiFi Work?"

ADS-B Receiver: Features and Requirements

Plane Finder is a powerful flight tracker that works using the real-time flight data transmitted from an aircraft. It’s a simple and effective piece of software that works on phones and tablets – but that hides the incredible power under the hood. For this to work, a sophisticated data-collection network is required – one that … Continue reading "ADS-B Receiver: Features and Requirements"

Good Times, Bad Times: Air Berlin Falls, Bombardier Flies

October was a big month in aviation. Monarch Airlines collapsed after 50 years, right at the start of October. Travel chaos ensued as over 100,000 travellers were left stranded, with the CAA stepping in to repatriate them over the course of two weeks. And then, on October 27th, Air Berlin made its final flight: a … Continue reading "Good Times, Bad Times: Air Berlin Falls, Bombardier Flies"

Fear of Flying: How Safe Are Commercial Flights?

Travelling by plane is a unique experience: watching the world below you shift from landscape to landscape, from sea to sea. But for some people, flying is an unnatural horror – one so terrible that they avoid it entirely, for their whole lives. The Facts of Commercial Flight Safety When trying to help a nervous … Continue reading "Fear of Flying: How Safe Are Commercial Flights?"

How Many Plane Finder Jets are in the Air?

Right now, it’s Friday afternoon in the UK. Most of the inhabitants of the USA are awake – or will be stirring from their slumber soon. And there are already thousands of planes in the sky. Plane Finder is flight tracking over 12,000 planes as we write at this moment. How do You Manage 12,000 … Continue reading "How Many Plane Finder Jets are in the Air?"

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.


Plane Finder Aviation Forum

Our aviation forum is now live over on

We look forward to seeing you there - just click on the logo above!


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