While I am talking about Flightradar24, I’m not really talking about it in the context of Infinite Flight at all. I feel like every time I hear an aircraft above me and I go to search for it on Flightradar24 I don’t see it but if I see an aircraft near me on the app and I look up then I can see it. For example there was a helicopter circling near where I live very very close to my house for like 10 minutes. I turned on the radar and it showed there was aircraft in a hundred mile radius of me.
Hey maybe you should check this out. Anything interesting you find you can post there :)
Some aircraft (military, government, etc.) won’t be on FR24. It’s just because…welll…they are classified aircraft.
This article has information as to why:
Not all of the aircraft will show up on FR24, many will not have a transponder on, have one at all, or other various reasons.
Or simply the FR24 isnt receiving a signal from the aircraft.
Check out the FAQ section on FR24
*edit - @Thunderbolt beat me to it. i is a sloth (for my dlva peeps)
Flight Radar 24 uses ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast), which broadcasts to receivers via satellite. However, in most countries ADS-B isn’t a requirement, so some aircraft will not show up on FR24, also, operators may request for the aircraft not to be displayed, such as Military Operators or some Private Jet Operators.
For military and government aircraft I use this page. For example you won’t find a KC-135 on FR24. I’ve even seen AWACS aircraft on it. Just use the U filter in the top right hand corner and you may find some interesting stuff ;)
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