A website dedicated to aviation enthusiasts. It leverages enthusiast receivers to capture ADSB (Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast) and MLAT (Multilateration) data, providing real-time information about aircraft in your area.
Whether you're a plane spotter or simply curious about the skies above, AIRPLANES.LIVE offers a unique perspective on air traffic, making it a valuable resource for aviation enthusiasts and curious individuals alike.
Simply use our install scripts on any existing reciever!
When you send data from your local area, not only do you bring joy to other enthusiasts, that combined data assists in search and rescue, fire fighting, and emergency services.
It's fun to see planes in your area!
AIRPLANES.LIVE is made for aircraft tracking enthusiasts by actual aircraft tracking enthusiasts! We are not owned by private equity firms and profit driven individuals like those other exchanges.
The simple answer is we are plane tracking enthusiasts and coders that grew tired of corporate greed, lies, and drama that plagues the tracking community. We spent nearly 8 months forming an organization with by-laws that can't be sold, transferred, or otherwise taken over by any one individual. We are here for the long term. We are not working to get rich and sell out to a corporation. We are working for the greater good.
Corporations and shady individuals pretend to be enthusiasts while most of us just want to enjoy the hobby and share it with the next generation. While FlightAware ( owned by Raytheon ), FlightRadar24, et all are popular and well known, they exist to generate profit, not for public good or to support the needs of the greater community. Some of us ran and developed a well known tracking site that was sold to a private equity firm in 2023, without our knowledge, without our constent, and it was a slap in the face to the community we supported.
Read the court filing from the team that developed the infrastructure - [ Golden Hammer v JETNET, Dan Streufert of ADSBx et all ]
Have more questions? Come say hello on Discord!