Each month we send out complete ADS-B receiver kits that include an ADS-B receiver, antennas, and all necessary cabling to qualified hosts. You can apply to host one of our receivers or easily build your own.

In August, we activated dozens of Flightradar24-supplied ADS-B receivers on six continents, plus hundreds more home-built receivers. Each new receiver helps us increase flight tracking coverage and provide redundancy across our network of over 25,000 terrestrial receivers. New receivers all across Brazil and sub-Saharan Africa have enhanced our coverage there, including additional MLAT coverage in Brazil, while receivers in the United States, Russia, Australia, and India have made additional lower-level coverage possible. We also activated new receivers in oceanic areas adding coverage in the mid-Atlantic and South Pacific Oceans.

The August map

Help Add ADS-B coverage

We are always looking for new receiver hosts. Especially if you or someone you know lives in a remote location, please apply to host a receiver. All of our receiver hosts get a free Flightradar24 Business Subscription, which can be used on the web or within our mobile app. If you’re interested, please apply today. If you’d you like more information about our application process, you can read more about it in our blog post.

Use Your Own Hardware

Have a Raspberry Pi sitting around collecting dust or looking to get started with tracking flights with a quick project? Build your own receiver to help us increase ADS-B and MLAT coverage in your area. Our simple guide walks you through the steps from getting the parts you need to setting up your receiver. Find out more about building your own ADS-B Receiver.

Ian Petchenik’s love of aviation began at an early age growing up next to Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. As Flightradar24’s director of communications and co-host of the AvTalk podcast Ian now gets to share that passion for aviation with millions of Flightradar24 users and listeners around the world.

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