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FlightAware Flight Tracker

FlightAware Flight Tracker icon
Genres: [Travel | Navigation]
Developer: FlightAware
Release Date: Jun 04, 2009
Version: 4.4.2
Size: 33.08 MB
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Free, live flight tracker and flight status from FlightAware for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch!

This app allows you to track the real-time flight status and tracking map of any commercial flight worldwide. It can also track general aviation (private, charter, etc) in the United States and Canada.

Search by aircraft registration, route, airline, flight number, city pair, or airport code. Tracking data includes complete flight details and full-screen maps with NEXRAD radar overlay.

Push notifications for flight departure/arrival info as well as cancellations, gate changes, delays, and diversions.
Get now this application with your unique ID and secured password.

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How to download the App

Download FlightAware Flight Tracker app for free for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and iPad mini.
Download FlightAware Flight Tracker on PC or Mac:
1. Go to the FlightAware Flight Tracker application page in your iTunes.
2. Click the button to download the App.
3. Sync your iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad or iPad mini with iTunes to install the FlightAware Flight Tracker app.
Download the App With iOS App Store:
1. Open the App Store on your iDevice.
2. Search for FlightAware Flight Tracker.
3. Click the button to download and install it on your device.
4. Enjoy.


You can securely create an apple profile with your information, but you have to be registered to iTunes in order to get the FlightAware Flight Tracker app to your device.
If you don’t have an active account, please register to iTunes store with a credit card number. In case you are not interested to open an account with your credit card, you can select the option ‘None’ during the secured registration.
*This FlightAware Flight Tracker application may be available in some countries.

User Ratings

Jun 28
(5★) Great app!
For a free plane tracker app, it is very efficient and easy to use. Great app!
Jun 14
(4★) Solid app
This is my go-to flight app. For me, two things keep it from a 5.1. When searching a route, it seems like the most current active
flight should be at the top. Instead, some flight way out in the fut
Jun 09
(3★) 'Nearby Me' Doesn't Work
Every time I try to use the "Nearby Me" function, I either get the spinning wheel forever or a blue background that never
loads…very frustrating!
May 25
(2★) Facebook connection flaw
It used to work flawlessly, but now the app will not connect with Facebook.
May 11
(5★) Things above me
If they ever remove the "nearby" feature I'll change my rating to 1-star. I haven't explored anything else in the app but it does
what I want it to when I'm looking up.
May 09
(4★) Useful app
I have found this app useful and easy to use.
May 08
(3★) Near Me Needs Updates
I love the Flights Near Me feature. One of my favorite time killing apps on my phone. One thing though that annoys me about it is
whenever you go back to the map from looking at a flight's details, it
May 07
(5★) great app
easy to use and live updates on the flight
May 05
(3★) Ok, but could be better
I like the search by flight number, but why not add the day. Trying to track a flight arrival that is in the air (isn't that the
primary purpose?) and I end up scrolling through a whole list of past a
May 04
(4★) Great app.
They offer a free upgrade if you write a review.
Apr 29
(5★) Great app
I can easily track the flight status on my relatives. Excellent app!
Apr 28
(5★) Such a well thought out app
So many features, so much information, all designed neatly and super helpful no matter how much information you want. One of two
flight apps I have and will use. Have tried many.
Apr 22
(4★) Please add a BACK BUTTON!
I love this app and use it a lot but really really wish it had back button from when.well every screen you click. If I'm looking
at Airport activity or flights by tail number & click a specific flight
Apr 11
(3★) Former fan of Nearby
Latest update gives an erroneous bf Kansas location about 75% of the time when I select Nearby Me. I haven't been in Kansas in 30
years!I also preferred when Nearby was on the main page.
Apr 10
(4★) Super
Very useful app. It's still missing a few things that would enhance it. The schedule departure and schedule arrival time should be
posted in case there are delays.
Mar 27
(5★) Love it!
Downloaded so many different "flight tracker" apps, and this is by far the best one! And accurate too!
(4★) Would be a 5 but.
I live just north of dfw airport and it is consistently centering me on a lake in central Oklahoma.
Mar 26
(4★) Almost perfect?
Great app in every respect but 'Flights Near Me' is sometimes slow to load or delayed in its tracking by 20 miles. My location
services option is activated in my iPhone with wifi service so my load/re
Mar 21
(2★) Don't bother - major flaw
Can't search for future flights?I.e. Eva Air 851, the entire flight is in a different time zone and the whole leg is "tomorrow".
It seems to work for flights that have one US leg.Not even show in the
Mar 15
(4★) Almost Perfect
I love this app and use it often. I gave it four stars. What I'd like to see is being able to go to "nearby me" from the main
page. This is what I use most, so I can find out which planes are above.
Mar 06
(5★) Best app for traveling
We go to out the country a lot and this app is so good to see where I am at in the air! This is the best app
Mar 04
(2★) Terrible uodates
As with other apps, updates rarely do anything but make them worse. Searching for flight shows a list of pretty airline logos and
huge text to scroll through instead of concise listings like before. I
Mar 02
(5★) I think it's great
Not sure where the negative comments are coming from. I think this app is awesome. I travel A LOT (Chairmans on USAirways) and
I'm an instrument multi engine pilot. This program is feature rich
(5★) Very Informative App. If You Learn How To Use It!
I've Been Using Flight Aware For Nearly 5 Years Now & I've ALWAYS Found It To Be Very Functional & Accurate Compared To Other So
Called Flight Tracking Apps. I Love The Favorite Tail# Function & Route
(4★) Works fine for me
Had no trouble finding all flights I've looked up. The program uses the 4 character ICAO airport identifier, not the three
character FAA code (KATL, not ATL, for example).
Feb 23
(5★) Just wanted to laugh at all the whiners
Haven't had a problem with the app. Works as advertised. Everyone complaining how worthless this app is or how bad the updates are
need to keep in mind it's completely free. You lose nothing.
Feb 21
(5★) Very Nice
I track the plane I work on at least 3 times a week and found this app so I could track I found it very easy to use I don't really
know why others are complaining about this app because I find it very
Feb 11
(5★) flightlevel69 approved
I have been using the desktop version of FlightAware for several years. Initially the app version did not bring a lot to the
flight tracking game. I usually tract outgoing and incoming flights via mob
Feb 02
(3★) Annoying
At least it isn't crashing. I don't like the new UI on the en route/scheduled/arrival/departure pages. The previous version let us
see what the aircraft were without having to click on the flight.
Dec 21, 2014
(3★) Worse than website; confusing UI
Helpful data, but is less intuitive and confusingly laid out compared to the Flightaware.com website. Proliferation of unintuitive
icons.They need to hire a new UI designer.
Dec 12, 2014
(5★) Awesome
This app is my go to travel tool. The day before I hit the airport up until I am on the plane Flight Aware is on top of its game
letting me know when and where my plane is at. A must have for any tra
Dec 05, 2014
(5★) Amazing app
Amazing app with all the information you could want about a flight. Only cons would be clumsy navigation with "originating"
Dec 04, 2014
(3★) Love it . When it works
After the last update, the app locks up almost every time I use it, making it useless. Prior to that, I loved it & used it almost
Nov 27, 2014
(3★) Back Norton
I love your app except 1 thing you need a back button for every function if you want to go back you have to start over every time
Nov 26, 2014
(3★) Where ARE THE 2014 Review
DO YOU HAVE NO 2014 Reviews you guys?
Nov 23, 2014
(5★) Awesome App
I am a charter member of FlightAware. I have been in the airline business for 32 years. This app is accurate very detailed and
extremely useful at my job. Thanks FlightAware keep up the good work!
(5★) Go-To App
This app gets you info before the official airline notifications. If you are picking someone up from the airport you need this
Nov 22, 2014
(5★) Functional and fun
This app is one of my favorites. I can waste tons of time or just jump right in for the travel info I need immediately! Great job!
(5★) Very useful app
Flight Aware gives me information on flights and airport delays. The flight route with weather overlays is my favorite part.
Nov 19, 2014
(2★) Not happy with iOS 8 update
It seems a lot more complicated. I have used this app for a while now. Before the App, I used to use the web based site. Always
has been great. Now the latest updates looks horrible. Icons, and c
Nov 16, 2014
(5★) Amazing
Great app! A bit slow but, I love taking the time and follow my family&friends while traveling! Even though, is much better the
full site on a computer than in the app!
Nov 15, 2014
(2★) Okay
This tells you when tires hit the Tarmac not when they are at the gate. Also gates are not consistent. Hard to see flight you want
on the go because it pulls up so many at a time.
Nov 13, 2014
(5★) The best !
Accurate and fast. contrary to the review below, you CAN track incoming flights. Use it all the time.
Nov 12, 2014
(5★) Great tracking
I think is the only one who really shows where the airline is!I use on daily basis!Great app
Nov 11, 2014
(3★) Look up by airport
It would be a lot easier to look up the flights by airport. That way you can see all at once which ones are going to arrive early
or delayed.
Nov 08, 2014
(4★) Great, but
I use the App regularly, but tonite it locked up amidst an advertisement. COULD NOT escape or close the ad. Must be a bug, but
wish you could prevent that hold-up.
Nov 07, 2014
(5★) Works Great after reinstall
Had worked very well in the past but after upgrading to a 6 Plus, touching the Flightaware icon resulted in an immediate crash of
iOS 8.1. Uninstalling the app and reinstalling fixed the problem.
Nov 06, 2014
(5★) Very accurate
I downloaded a couple of flight tracking apps to see which one was best, and this one came closest to the airline info. The other
one I tried was way off, both time-wise and geographically. There is a
Nov 01, 2014
(2★) Not Impressed
To say that this app is buggy would be an understatement.
Oct 29, 2014
(5★) Great app
Well done FlightAware, a great app.
(4★) Why sign up?
Why sign up to receive notifications?Not the best app, but it has the best data!
Oct 28, 2014
(2★) Bizarre
Was checking to see how late my flight was delayed .app showed that I had been in the air for 30 mins when I had been on the
ground.makes me wonder how reliable it is
Oct 27, 2014
(5★) Best for tracking
It literally tells you every single thing going on with the plane down to the altitude, speed, and longitude and latitude. It
updates like every minute!
Oct 14, 2014
(2★) Less functional than before
Like Markt_99 I find the inbound flight info invaluable. Where is that link? Hiding somewhere?
Oct 08, 2014
(4★) Flight plan
This app is great i love it. I mostly use it for flight plans for my flight simulator x, but now the last update that was made the
flight plans are not showing completely in any route?
Oct 02, 2014
(2★) No more inbound flight tracking
Link to inbound flight has been removed. This is what I used the most. Boo!
Sep 28, 2014
(4★) add the stars
SIDS would show up in the route but not the STARS.
Sep 27, 2014
(4★) Improvements; Still getting adjusted to changes
The nav buttons on the startup screen are good. Can you add a fourth one for "Nearby"?
Sep 25, 2014
(3★) No longer available
Attempted update on my iPad.got error message that say the app is no longer available
Sep 01, 2014
(4★) Can we lose the ads?
Just started playing with this app and quite like it. But hate the pop up ads. Is it possible to lose them? It seems
Flightaware has a premium service for pilots or fetishists that costs 20/mo. Th
Total 60 reviews with 78.6% ratings for this app.

Version History

  • 3.2.2 Upgrade Aug 11, 2012
  • 3.2 Upgrade Jul 13, 2012
  • 3.3.2 Upgrade Jun 4, 2009
  • 3.2 Upgrade Jun 4, 2009
  • 1.0First TrackedDec 31, 1969
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  • New App: Free Dec 31, 1969

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