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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

The Aftermath of Irma: Airport Damages and widespread Flight Cancellations

Hurricane Irma – A force to be reckoned with Following one another only 16 days apart, Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma mark the first time since records began that “two Atlantic Category 4 hurricanes have made U.S. landfall within the same year” National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The horrific scale of Hurricane Irma’s trail of … Continue reading "The Aftermath of Irma: Airport Damages and widespread Flight Cancellations"

Pilotless Airliners: How realistic and how soon?

Today, with commercial and privately flown aircraft, autopilot technology already does most of the piloting and can be used to guide, direct and land an aircraft even in the most challenging weather conditions. In some regions it can even be argued that autopilot technology is more in control of the plane than a human pilot … Continue reading "Pilotless Airliners: How realistic and how soon?"

Boeing 747-8 Airliners Confirmed to Become New Air Force One Aircraft

On the 4th August 2017, the US Air Force and Boeing finalised a deal for the purchase of two Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental airliners. After significant modification, the ready-built aircraft will serve as the next generation of Air Force One for future presidents, replacing the ageing VC-25A Presidential support aircraft. The decision to purchase pre-existing aircraft … Continue reading "Boeing 747-8 Airliners Confirmed to Become New Air Force One Aircraft"

European Airports hit with 3 hour delays – What’s happening?

Following some particularly testing times for commercial passenger aviation, new security measures were put in place to ensure the safety of those flying in and around Europe. Understandably, this is a precaution that should be taken and should not be begrudged by those flying, however, new reports and cited passengers are now reporting being delayed … Continue reading "European Airports hit with 3 hour delays – What’s happening?"

How Graphene could Revolutionise the Future of Aviation

Graphene is a super strong, thin, conductive material, made from a hexagonal lattice of carbon atoms. First isolated in 2004 by two scientists from Manchester who later went on to win a Nobel Prize, it has the potential to revolutionise the world as we know it, from electronics and energy storage to security and aviation. … Continue reading "How Graphene could Revolutionise the Future of Aviation"

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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