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FlightFeeder

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Host an ADS-B flight tracking receiver and watch nearby aircraft live on SkyAware!

FlightFeeder Features

  • SkyAware displays real-time nearby flights from receiver displayed on a personal radar-like interface.
  • Be part of the world's largest and fastest growing ADS-B network.
  • Real-time MLAT positions enabled with nearby participation.
  • All equipment delivered to you at no cost, including shipping.
  • Connect via LAN to receive all data.
  • Self-configuring and remotely managed automatically by FlightAware.

What is FlightAware?

FlightAware is a digital aviation company and operates the world's largest flight tracking and data platform. With global connectivity to every segment of aviation, FlightAware provides over 10,000 aircraft operators and service providers as well as over 12,000,000 passengers with global flight tracking solutions, predictive technology, analytics, and decision-making tools.

What is a FlightFeeder?

A FlightFeeder is a device that listens for radio signals from ADS-B aircraft transponders and decodes them to determine aircraft positions. FlightAware designs and manufactures these receivers and provides them free of charge to qualified individuals who agree to host them. Aircraft data received by the FlightFeeder is available to the host by directly accessing the device and is transmitted over the Internet to FlightAware. FlightAware uses this data to provide real-time flight tracking to the public on our website. By collecting and analyzing the position data we are able to help airlines and operators improve efficiency and more importantly, promote aviation safety.

What’s involved in hosting a FlightFeeder?

As a FlightFeeder host, you will need to install an antenna in an open location with a clear view of the sky. The antenna needs to connect to an indoor FlightFeeder and that receiver needs to connect to the Internet and electricity. FlightAware will provide you with the antenna, FlightFeeder and antenna cable at no cost.

How do I get started?

To volunteer to host a FlightFeeder, submit a request by providing your location via the form below. FlightFeeder requests are evaluated based on a variety of characteristics, including the proposed location. We will let you know via email if your request is approved. If you are not approved, we will keep your information on file in case our needs change in the future. If you are not approved, there are still other ways you can participate in real-time flight tracking, such as by building your own PiAware receiver.

Please note if you plan to install the FlightFeeder at an airport or FBO as we are currently prioritizing these locations.

Why should I host a FlightFeeder?

  • Receive a complimentary FlightAware Enterprise Account which includes:
    • 8 months of historical flight data.
    • Unlimited flight alerts.
    • Registration/tail numbers for airline/callsign flights.
    • Air traffic control callsigns.
    • Full screen maps without ads.
  • Access SkyAware, a web-based map showing all aircraft currently being tracked by your FlightFeeder.
  • View multilateration (MLAT) results in SkyAware to track even more aircraft.
  • Browse detailed statistics about the performance of your site.
  • See which flights your site helped track right in the tracklogs on flightaware.com.
  • Free delivery of the FlightFeeder equipment.
  • Receive the ADS-B Network News monthly email with tips and tricks to get the most out of your ADS-B receiver.
  • Complimentary FlightAware t-shirt.
  • Free delivery of the FlightFeeder equipment.
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Start tracking flights today with your own FlightFeeder!

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