Home of Plane Finder, Ship Finder and more


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 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 Kimi Stoner and Shaun Jones for winning with these great images.

(Click on the photos to learn more about them)

JA873A by Kimi Stoner

Madrid Maersk by Shaun Jones

The June 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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Ripped Off Photos

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Processing Digital Images Before Posting

Started by Hans Fairhurst in Photography. Last reply by Andrew Priest (Aushiker) Nov 29, 2016. 26 Replies

Pics on plane finder

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Team GB Return

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Copenhagen Airport visit

Started by Mark Harrop in Photography Aug 8, 2016. 0 Replies

Mersey Ferry

Started by Howard - Liverpool in General Marine & News. Last reply by Howard - Liverpool Jul 14, 2016. 3 Replies

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Plane Finder News

How ADS-B Flight Tracking Works

What is ADS-B? Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) is a surveillance technology that uses on-board satellite navigation to precisely determine an aircraft’s positioning. It is via an ADS-B Out transmitter that this system periodically broadcasts an aeroplane location, ground speed, altitude and velocity to both, nearby planes equipped with an ADS-B In receiver and … Continue reading "How ADS-B Flight Tracking Works"

Lahore Flight Bound for Heathrow Escorted to Stansted

Pakistan International Airlines Flight 757 (PK757) has been escorted to London Stansted. Flight PK757 Flight Path Flight PK757 departed Lahore Airport in Pakistan at 11:13 this morning and was scheduled to arrive at London Heathrow at 15:05 local time. The aircraft instead diverted into Stansted under escort from RAF Typhoon jets. A clickable screenshot of the flight path for PK757 … Continue reading "Lahore Flight Bound for Heathrow Escorted to Stansted"

AvGeek Weekly – So long, and thanks for all the fish

We’ve had great fun creating 122 editions that have arrived every Friday in AvGeek inboxes across the globe. We hope that you have enjoyed all of the wonderful, bizarre and sometimes sad stories that we’ve pulled together from the crazy world of aviation. Whilst AvGeek Weekly has gone to the great plane desert we’re still here doing what … Continue reading "AvGeek Weekly – So long, and thanks for all the fish"

AvGeek Weekly – Cattle Class?

Time to jump into the cheap seats for an AvGeek world tour! Whilst we do that others it seems are travelling in somewhat better, more perfumed, luxury! Ho hum – as we find out in this week’s Blast From The Past even US presidents didn’t always get the most expensive rides! 9 Countries, 8 Days: … Continue reading "AvGeek Weekly – Cattle Class?"

A Brief History of Flight Tracking

What is Flight Tracking? Flight tracking is, as the name suggests, the tracking of commercial aviation flights. However, due to this activity’s popularity and our ever-growing technical ability, flight tracking has grown into a huge network: One fuelled by global data received by data broadcasts and antenna radars placed all around the world. There are … Continue reading "A Brief History of Flight Tracking"

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 Eskimo!

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

Airline Finder App

Free ADS-B Receiver

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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