2019 was a great year for the FlightAware ADS-B network! We added over 5,000 new sites to the network last year, which takes our total network to over 25,000 sites . Our ADS-B network is a vital component of what makes our free flight tracking services work! We value your participation. Please tell your friends and family about how they can build a PiAware or apply to host a FlightFeeder free of charge!
We saw amazing demand from users for our specialized ADS-B equipment. We distributed thousands of Pro Stick and Pro Stick Plus USB RTL-SDR receivers through all of our channels worldwide. FlightAware sells all of these parts “at cost” (read: no profit) to promote the wide availability of this equipment throughout the world. (Third party retail partners may add their own mark-ups; get the best price by buying directly from us via Amazon USA or Amazon Canada if possible.) See our Pro Stick page for a list of international parts retailers. If our parts are not available in your country, please ask your local Raspberry Pi or electronics retailer to contact us about selling them locally!
FlightAware has big plans for 2020. You can expect to see PiAware v3.8.0 released in the next few days which will provide support for the Raspberry Pi 4. Later in the year there are plans for a desktop image that let you set up without editing config files. We’re also working on two new versions of our Pro Stick, one of which will take advantage of the USB3 ports on the new Pi.
Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Facebook and on our latest social media channel: Weibo . Be sure to tag " FlightAware ADS-B " so that we can see reports of the how well your sites are doing, interesting aircraft or custom PiAware builds!
We appreciate your support of the FlightAware network. Happy New Year from the entire ADS-B crew!