I’ve been a closet plane fangirl since I was 8. When we moved to Sydney mum worked under the flight path and then we lived under the flight path from when I was 13 and for the last 10 years I’ve worked under the flight path.
I can’t help myself, I have to look up if I hear a plane overhead. I’m fascinated by the fact that those giant hunks of metal can FLY. It’s crazy!
Earlier this year I discovered flight tracker apps on my phone and iPad and the real big plane fangirl has come out to play. I’ve started sitting on the couch, just watching the planes in and around Sydney airspace from the magic of an app. I’ve even started going to lookouts at the airport to watch planes IRL. It’s freaking COOL you guys.
My level of crazy has kinda spread and I have a big of a reputation for being a crazy plane lady. But even the hardest critics are willing to admit that the apps are awesome.
Plane Finder (on Play, iOS and Windows mobile)
This is the app I’ve been using the longest on my Android phone. It’s easy to get basic flight info and detailed plane info. I find sometimes it hasn’t got all the flights loaded, not sure if the app is to blame or the data source?
Flight Radar 24 Pro (Play, iOS, Windows phone)
While I prefer some of the standard features of Plane Finder, Flight Radar Pro 24 wins for the AR View. Look!