Accessing Data Collected by ADS-B Exchange

Filtered ADS-B data costs a significant amount of money to buy from the other ADS-B aggregators, and that data will not include military, FAA blocklist, LADD et all, and all block requested aircraft. data is reasonably priced, unfiltered, unblocked, and available on demand.

As noted in the legal terms and conditions, commercial (for profit or non-profit organization) use requires written authorization from ADS-B Exchange.  This is necessary to ensure operating this site remains financially viable and continues to provide unfiltered global tracking services.

Commercial users are asked to contact for a commercial data license agreement. We ask that commercial users contribute financially to the operation of this site for any internal or external products.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Enthusiast Usage

Low cost API at Rapid API:

X-Plane LiveTraffic:

Enthusiasts are approved to use data in their own apps, projects, code tests, without seeking consent from If you would like to feature your app in a tweet or list it here, feel free to contact or @ADSBExchange on Twitter.

Current independent developers supporting listed below. If you are using data in your app and would like featured in this list, send an email.


Visualize airplanes, helicopters, balloons etc. around you, without having to reach for your phone.

‍PlaneWatcher was designed specifically for the Apple Watch, providing the best possible experience on this small device. 

Available exclusively on the Apple Watch (WatchOS 7+).


If you love tracking aircraft using dump1090, tar1090 or Virtual Radar Server then you’ll love OpenADSB. OpenADSB is a full featured high performance aircraft tracker display app that connects to a variety of backend air traffic sources. Enjoy OpenADSB’s smooth native iOS experience instead of using the web interface.

ADSB Flight Tracker

For the geeky aviation enthusiast to track and view planes flying in the local area as well as around the world using a radar style similar to the radar screens that Heathrow air traffic controllers use in the real world.

Commercial Usage

Commercial usage requires authorization by

No bulk resale or redistribution is permitted without consent from

Global low latency access is available with a commercial usage agreement.

Contact for information and pricing.

Data Field Explanations

Sample Output

      "hex": "a61d00",
      "type": "adsb_icao",
      "flight": "UAL2153 ", 
      "r": "N493UA",
      "t": "A320",
      "alt_baro": 33975,
      "alt_geom": 35100,
      "gs": 414.5,
      "track": 309.03,
      "baro_rate": 0,
      "squawk": "2444",
      "emergency": "none",
      "category": "A3",
      "nav_qnh": 1012.8,
      "nav_altitude_mcp": 34016,
      "lat": 34.397552,
      "lon": -97.442957,
      "nic": 8,
      "rc": 186,
      "seen_pos": 0.3,
      "version": 2,
      "nic_baro": 1,
      "nac_p": 9,
      "nac_v": 1,
      "sil": 3,
      "sil_type": "perhour",
      "gva": 2,
      "sda": 2,
      "alert": 0,
      "spi": 0,
      "mlat": [],
      "tisb": [],
      "messages": 29438991,
      "seen": 0,
      "rssi": -5.6 
 "msg": "No error",
 "now": 1607615560100,
 "total": 1,
 "ctime": 1607615560873,
 "ptime": 48