It’s time for another App of the Week. I’m excited about this app because we area a family that travels frequently and this app makes tracking flights in real time lots of fun. We recently had two perfect opportunities to use the FlightTrack 5 app. Dave went out to Seattle for a few days and then when he and I went down to Panama City Beach we took different flights back. His flight was delayed an entire day due to the Polar Vortex and both times the kids and I were able to watch his plane make it’s way back home.
Here’s a look at some screenshots I took of the Denver to Seattle leg of his flight.
As you can see the reason we love the app so much is for the ability to follow a flight live and for the detail of what you are flying over. If you visit the FlightTrack site you can see a demo on the home page of what a plane looks like in motion.
I like that you can see an overview of the plane’s path or you can zoom in to see incredible details.
It’s amazing to see the rivers, roads, mountains, towns, and cities that the plane flies over.
We were excited to see that when Dave’s plane from Seattle circled around Cleveland as it prepared to land, we recognized the street names and other details as it flew towards downtown.
Other features of FlightTrack 5 include:
- Real time departure info including gate numbers and delays
- Push alerts to notify you on flight changes even when the app is closed
- Share your flight status by email, iMessage/SMS, Facebook, and Twitter
- Add flight notes for your confirmation numbers, flight numbers, and more
- Find out if your flight has onboard wifi
- Specify all travelers on a trip so you can see who who is on which flights
The FlightTrack 5 app covers more than 3,000 airports and 1,400 airlines worldwide. It makes tracking your flights in real time fun. It’s great for kids too. They can see exactly where loved ones are as they fly and it’s a geography lesson as well. We recommend this app to anyone who travels frequently or to those that have frequent fliers in the family.
Carl L Smith Jr says
this is awesome! another app for me to get addicted to! my wife will love that! lol
What a cool app! This looks like a must for all travelers!
Janice Cooper says
This is super neat! I LOVE tracking flights and did not know about this app. I will definitely be looking into this. Thanks so much for sharing!!
Tired Mom Tésa says
It really is a great app and makes it lots of fun to track flights. It’s got lots of info for either keeping track of your own or someone you know and it’s amazing to see all the details as the plane flies over.
shelly sawicki lash neuhouser says
Wow, that is amazing. What a great app for travelers!
Sarah L says
That looks like a fun and useful app. I like following the plane when I’m in it. Didn’t know you could follow someone elses plane.
Analisa Roche says
What a great idea for an app! Thanks for telling us about it.
Rachel S says
So glad to learn about this!