Feeding FlightAware with dump1090-mutability on Debian


Hi all,

I’m relatively new to the ADS-B space, so please bear with me!

I bought the FA Pro Stick Plus and a 1090mhz antenna from ModMyPi, which I’ve got setup on a Debian 9 system running dump1090-mutability. I’d love to feed FlightAware, but the only instructions I can readily find are about running PiAware on a Raspberry Pi.

What’s the best way to feed FA using my current setup?

Thanks :slight_smile:


Have you looked at


I have looked at that page, but the apt repository that it adds doesn’t contain any packages for the amd64 architecture - I presume they’ve been pre-built for the rPI. That means I still can’t actually install PiAware.

Thank you for the link though!


You can build it from scratch
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install build-essential debhelper tcl8.6-dev autoconf python3-dev python3-venv dh-systemd libz-dev
git clone https://github.com/flightaware/piaware_builder.git
cd piaware_builder
chmod +x sensible-build.sh
sh sensible-build.sh jessie
cd package-jessie
dpkg-buildpackage -b

Then install the package it creates
something like
sudo dpkg -i (package name/location)


The manual method posted by @jonhawkes2030 is good and works OK.

If you want easier automated method, use J Prochazka’s scripts by giving commands below:

sudo apt-get update   
sudo apt-get install git   
cd ~/   
git clone https://github.com/jprochazka/adsb-receiver.git    
cd ~/adsb-receiver   
chmod +x install.sh   


It looks like he just got it to work


Thanks @jonhawkes2030 - I did indeed get it working as per your instructions, but in my excitement forgot to update the post!

Thank you all for your help :slight_smile: