ADSBexchange.com aggregates data from aircraft receivers worldwide using ADS-B (1090 and 978) and MLAT (multilateration).
This data is broadcast without encryption on 1090 Mhz by aircraft worldwide. If we have a receiver in the area, that data is available here, via this API.
A live map of all coverage and planes can be viewed on http://www.adsbexchange.com.
If you are in a remote or non-covered area, ADSBexchange.com may be willing to sponsor the necessary equipment.
Unlike the vast majority of similar flight tracking sites, ADSBexchange does not censor it’s data. That means that even FAA “blocked” aircraft, and military aircraft are available for tracking if they are broadcasting their position on 1090 Mhz.
Commercial entities, government agencies, and government contractors should not use the data via this API in production.
Please contact us at https://www.adsbexchange.com/contact/ for other data access options. This API is made available for personal, non-commercial use only.
This data is not to be used for, or in any products supporting the trading of financial products for profit.
This data is not for use in any government, military, or product where a government agency is the end customer.
This data may not be used to support illegal activity.
Absolutely no re-sale or redistribution of this data is permitted.
If your use case requires any of the above, or especially high-volumes of data, please contact us at https://www.adsbexchange.com/contact for other available options.
This API is being phased out. V2 API coming Q4 2021.