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 - December 2015 Competition Running

We are delighted to announce that two more iPod touches will be on their way to the latest winners of our photo competition. Congratulations to Maximilian Gruber and Jack Dryden for these winning images.

(Click on the photos to learn more about them)

G-GATK by Maximilian Gruber

Jumbo Javelin captured by Jack Dryden

The December 2015 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

Plane Finder is Universal!

Plane Finder for iOS is now a Universal app! This means that a single purchase now works on iPhone, iPod Touch, Apple Watch, Apple TV and iPad! We’ve also added some great new iOS 9 features such as the split screen multitasking view. This means you can run Plane Finder along side your other favourite […]

Battle of Britain 75th anniversary events at Biggin Hill

Mark the Battle of Britain 75th anniversary with three unique events at the iconic Biggin Hill airfield. Tuesday 18th August 2015 On the 18th August 1940 the Luftwaffe launched raids against RAF Fighter Command with the objective of destroying them to allow for an invasion of Britain. The day was to become known as […]

Spy in the Sky terror threat to William: Friend or Foe?

Interesting to read the latest Daily Mail scare story today regarding the tracking of an Air Ambulance that happens to be piloted by the heir to the UK throne. The Daily Mail have some history here – back in 2010 they were doing the same thing when Plane Finder released augmented reality aircraft tracking […]

Plane Finder MLAT – Free Receivers

We are looking for some help setting up the core of our new UK Multilateration (MLAT) ADS-B radar network. To support this we are offering high quality receivers – completely free to good homes! We have the following initial target locations: Swindon Worcester Northampton High Wycombe Sevenoaks Thetford Colchester Derby Liverpool Goole We’ll supply the receiver, […]

TransAsia Airways plane crashes in Taiwan

A TransAsia Airways aircraft has crashed and burst into flames whilst making an emergency landing in Taiwan. Local media are reporting 47 deaths with 11 others seriously injured by the crash and fire. Flight GE222 (callsign TNA222) took off from Kaohsiung Siaogang Airport (KHH), Taiwan sat 17:43 (scheduled departure 17:00) local time and was originally […]

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!

Bangkok Airways livery is one of the most colourful around. We have added all new images for this and many more airlines.

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.


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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