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  • New #Aircraft #Airbus A320-251N 🛬 descending over #Foshan, #China at 9250ft at 296.5mph heading NE with tail B-321K… https://t.co/1hwf1tIgfX
    about 5 hours ago

Sharing my database of Aircraft, Airports and Routes

I have been gathering data for few years now, from multiple sources (databases found online, some special aircraft found manually online, …). I now have more than 35000 entries in my database of aircraft, including 6,000 that I flagged as “special”, meaning military or any other interesting features (helicopters,...

G-IRTY Spitfire flying over Hong Kong in 2019

One of the most surprising catch of 2019 was for sure seeing a Spitfire in my new aircraft list! I had to check if that was correct or a mistake somewhere in the database of Mode S codes I collected. It turned out it was the real thing! The...

A Guide to Aircraft Tracking Around the World

If your a fan of Aircraft Tracking, I highly recommend the article from Global Investigative Journalism Network (or GIJN) “Planespotting: A Guide to Tracking Aircraft Around the World“. This is one of the most comprehensive article I have seen on the subject, addressing it from multiple angles (#avgeek, journalist,...

Buzzfeed trains an AI to find spy planes

An interesting article about how Buzzfeed is training an Artificial Intelligence (AI) to detect spy planes circling over San Francisco (mainly law enforcement and other contractors). That’s an interesting direction… I will have a look at how to do that and detect anomalies in trajectories on my trackers. I...

Another F16 from Belgian Air Force for my tracker in Briancon

My tracker in Briancon has detected 2 new F16 from the Belgian Air Component on April 1st, 2021 (that’s how the Belgian Air Force is called). The aircraft detected so far have the tail numbers FA-87, FA-57, FA-133, FA-130, FA-101, FA-107, FA-82, FA-129 and FA-72. Belgian F16 are regularly...

ADS-B tracking with an off grid Raspberry Pi

I have been looking for a solution to do ADS-B tracking off grid for quite a while. I have several Piaware trackers in different setup (fixed one at home, mobile one with GPS in the car, mobile one that I take with me when I travel abroad), and I...

How to build an ADS-B tracker in 5 steps

In order to build your ADS-B tracker you will need just few items: a Raspberry Pi, a RTL-SDR dongle, an antenna, and some free time! For the tracker, I am using a Raspberry Pi. I started with the A version, but it was a little limited (it was often...