FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I live in XYZ, can you use another feeder there? Where can I see if you need more coverage in my area? Etc.

A: The answer is simple. If you live on planet earth, yes, ADSBexchange.com could use a feeder at your location. The map may look like you see aircraft in your are, but the truth is you can’t see what you can’t see. To detect aircraft with MLAT, we need a minimum of 4 feeders to receive data and the more receivers see it the better the MLAT accuracy. If an aircraft is low altitude, feeders may have to be within a few miles.

Q: Is there any way to get my flight/aircraft removed from your website?

A: The short answer: No. The long answer: No. ADSBexchange.com does not filter any data from our website, all requests to do so will be ignored.

Q: Is there a way to see the departure and destination airport of the aircraft from flight plans?

A: No. flight departure and destination info is not freely available nor does it fall within the mission of ADS-B Exchange. ADSBexchange.com may revisit this policy in the future.

Q: I’m building a project for my company but we aren’t making money off of it, can I get a free API key?

A: Any project for a commercial entity regardless of if the end results are being sold or used internally requires a commercial API license. In very limited situations ADSBexchange.com may choose to allow non-profit, research, or educational entities access to the historical data or API at reduced fee, in these situations such entities must meet all other requirements including hosting a feeder. ADSBexchange.com API pricing is 1/100th of the cost of ADS-B data available anywhere else.