Create your own FlightAware ADS-B Aircraft Tracking Ground station with our super-convenient PiAware Tracking kit!
With advice from the nice folks at FlightAware, we carefully selected the best components to create a flight tracking starter kit that's affordable, perfect for beginners yet expandable for those who then want to build on the project further down the line.
- Raspberry Pi 4 2GB - we use the most affordable Model B Raspberry Pi as it offers more than enough memory to run PiAware
- 16GB Panasonic micro-SD card (with PiAware pre-installed) - we install PiAware for you, making set up more convenient
- FLIRC Case - a robust case made from aluminium featuring a central cooling-core meaning no noisy fans!
- Official Raspberry Pi USB-C Power Supply (UK Plug) - the recommended power supply for the Raspberry Pi 4
- Official Raspberry Pi micro-HDMI cable (1m)
- FlightAware Pro Stick Plus - FlightAware's USB SDR ADS-B Receiver with a built-in 1090MHz bandpass filter
- 1090MHz Desk Antenna - a 3dBi ADS-B 1090Mhz SMA Antenna with magnetic base
Visit FlightAware's setup page for full instructions on how to get started: https://uk.flightaware.com/adsb/piaware/build
Once you're set up and tracking, if you choose to feed your tracking data back to FlightAware (via internet connection to the Raspberry Pi) they reward you with:
- Live data on flightaware.com (subject to standard data processing delay of up to two minutes)
- Access to up-to-the-second live data received by the local device (accessible from the stats page with a local network connection)
- Data from local device highlighted on FlightAware track logs
- Detailed statistics on site performance
- A free Enterprise Account ($89.95/month value)
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