How to track the flight of the aircraft online: 5 best applications for the iPhone and iPad

The, who constantly flies, just need to know the flight schedule, so as not to be late for the plane or not to detect, that the flight is delayed or canceled altogether.

There are a number of applications for flight tracking, which will provide you with an invaluable service. While many airlines, usually, have their own applications, Separate flight tracking programs offer more accurate information in most cases.

Besides, they will be a great solution, if you use multiple airlines.

Flightradar24 Airplanes in the world

The most popular free aircraft tracking application.

The Flightradar24 application has the most necessary functions, including: allows you to monitor aircraft in real time, learn about the flight, which is flying over you now and view the details about it, just sending an iPhone or iPad to the sky.

Besides, Detailed flight history information is available to users, as well as tools for searching and filtering flights by airlines, plane, height, speed, etc.

Planes Live – Flight Tracker

Perfect for: budget travelers and those, who likes to observe and identify airplanes and helicopters in the sky.

Planes Live – Flight Tracker – great option for tourists, so for those people, who likes to just watch the planes. The program can track aircraft around the world.

Planes Live – Flight Tracker Offers Information, related to airports: take-off and arrival times, time zone data, local time, weather forecast, etc. If you live near the airport, the application will provide an opportunity to observe the aircraft.

With smart filters, you can track a specific aircraft or manufacturer, and even watch airliners, flying at a specified height, speed or following to a certain airport.

App in the Air

Perfect for: those, who constantly flies and spends a lot of time on board.

App in the Air — not just a flight tracking app, a multifunctional virtual assistant. Each flight can be divided into four stages: check in, landing, takeoff and landing. The app tracks each of these stages, offering time data, which will take registration, pre-flight inspection, customs control, etc.

Besides, the application shows useful information, concerning the airport, including current weather forecast, flight delay data, Exchange Rates, and also gives some hints and tips. for example, where is the best cafe at the airport, Wi-Fi hotspots and tons.d.

However, for additional features, you will need to make an in-app purchase. Besides, to access your flight status or use the automatic check-in feature, subscription required.

The Flight Tracker

Perfect for: users, who want to get flight information, but do not want to deal with advertising.

The Flight Tracker application shows detailed information about the time of departure and arrival of any flight in the world. Data is updated in real time. Along with synchronization with your TripIt account, any information about flight delays is automatically displayed in the application.

Users can receive push notifications on changes in departure and arrival times, changes, concerning the gate numbers and terminals, and flight status. The application allows you to set reminders about the time of departure of the aircraft and its arrival.

Flight Tracker is compatible with iPhone and iPad, all flight information is synced via iCloud. Besides, you can save data and share it through test messages, emails or social networks.


Perfect for: low budget travelers, who need real-time information.

The application allows you to view flight information. To do this, enter the flight number, airport name and route. Information for each flight is displayed on the map, including city names, flight path, radar data and stuff. Apple Watch owners can use the accompanying application to quickly view flight information.

The application also allows you to view information, concerning the necessary airports — delayed flight data, weather forecast and t.d. Using the Today Widget widget, you can see specific flight information, not opening the application. Although FlightStats is free, the impression can be spoiled by the unobtrusive ads displayed in the application.

FlightAware Flight Tracker

Perfect for: those, Who needs a simple application for tracking flights with the function of sending push notifications.

FlightAware Flight Tracker provides not only commercial information, but also private, as well as charter flights to the USA and Canada. You can search for flight information, indicating aircraft registration number (alphanumeric code on the aircraft), route, airline, flight number, corresponding cities or airport code.

FlightAware Flight Tracker displays complete flight information, as well as a weather map. The application will send notifications with information about the time of takeoff and arrival, flight cancellations, delays and t.d. The program is compatible with the iPhone and iPad, a one-time inline purchase will get rid of advertising.