How to Find Out Which Planes Are Flying Overhead

Two Methods:Using SiriUsing Plane Finder

Using your iPhone, you can also get the information about the flights that are flying on your area. You can get to know about them by using some very simple steps on your iPhone. All you need is for your iPhone to be connected to the Internet.

Method 1
Using Siri

  1. 1
    Launch Siri. You can open Siri by pressing and holding the Home button on your iPhone.
  2. 2
    Wait for Siri to ask what you’d like. You will see the message “What can I help you with?” on your screen.
  3. 3
    Ask Siri what plane is flying overhead. Speak “What flights are overhead?” to your iPhone. It will search over the Internet all the flights that are flying in your area. After the search is completed, you will see the list of flights which are currently flying over or near your area on your iPhone screen.

Method 2
Using Plane Finder

  1. 1
    Launch Plane Finder. Locate the Plane Finder app on your device. It is the app icon of a plane. Tap on it to launch it.
    • If you don’t have the application on your device, you can install the application from the App Store.
  2. 2
    View your location. Once launched, you will see a terrain map of your location. You will also see flights flying over areas near your location on the map, designated by flight numbers and an airplane icon.
  3. 3
    Zoom in to your location. Place two fingers on the screen and move them away from each other to zoom into your specific area. This will allow you to clearly see which planes are flying overhead, especially useful when there are several plane icons crowding the map.
  4. 4
    View information of the plane(s) flying overhead. You can tap on any airplane icon to view its details, like Flight Number, Path, Destination, Speed, and other information.

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