In this Raspberry Pi Flightradar24 tutorial, I go through the steps to set up a flight tracker that feeds to the FlightRadar24 service.
I had covered an ADS-B tracker before but utilized the FlightAware software. Depending on personal preference you may prefer to use Flightradar24 instead. Both have their pros and cons.
One of the most significant benefits to running your own flight tracker is that you get the Flightradar24 business account for free. That’s a $499 yearly subscription you will get for free in exchange for sharing the ADS-B data. Perfect if you love tracking flights around your house.
The distance that your ADS-B tracker will be able to see depends on the location and line of sight of your DVB-T antenna. It should cover roughly 140-480 km (87-300 miles), maybe more or less.
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