Plane Finder now lets you track past flights back to April 2011


If you’re the type of person who enjoys/has a work-related need to track airplanes using their iPhone or iPad, you may want to download plane-tracking app Plane Finder, which has just received a brand new update — letting you watch previous flights, dating all the way back to April 2011.

The app lets you replay holiday flights, diversions, and major incidents, as well as easily seeing the effect of storms, ATC strikes, volcanic ash clouds, and more.

That’s not all the 7.3.0 update does. It also features an improved search tool, which will now display data for aircraft not currently tracked or flying. On top of this it fixes a few of the regularly complained about bugs, meaning (according to the apps developers) that “Mexicans are no longer operating the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Australia.”

Finally, coverage is better than ever, as this top app goes from strength to strength.

Plane Tracker can be downloaded for $4.99 from the App Store, available for all iOS devices running iOS 7.0 and above.

  • Artem Tkachenko

    Can the app track mh370?

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