End of Life Announcement:
A number of factors have all converged to prompt the team to make the
hard decision to shutdown this service.
- AirPRS was built to use Google's mapping technology and Amazon's web
services. Recent changes to those licensing agreements threaten to
increase the operating costs of this offering.
- You have likely read about growing internet privacy concerns which
have lead to the European GDPR. While AirPRS does not require users to
create accounts or to log in, it does track anonymous usage and searches
with the help of Google Analytics.
- The changes to our third party licensing agreements as well as the
new privacy rules requires a number of changes to the AirPRS software.
We are not able to justify these development and maintenance costs.
- The hard fact is an average day has queries for less than 10
- One of our biggest regrets will be seeing the student built Eagle's
Nest airplanes on the Top Ten lists each week.
On behalf of everyone who has worked to bring you AirPRS, we say Fly
This application was designed to allow users to locate
airplanes equipped with APRS trackers using the “automated Packet
Reporting System”. Therehave been about 500 aircraft across Canada and the
USA equipped with these trackers.
AirPRS was 'mobile friendly' and
tested on a wide range of devices from very small smartphones, small and
large tablets, and computer screens.
The team used GitLab for development and project management of the source code.
AirPRS was generously designed and developed by the staff at
Bradán Lane Studio
/ Washington DC
AirPRS used data from the
automatic position reporting system network
- a public source on the internet.
This data was not aggregated with any other source.
AirPRS never sold any data nor used data for monitization purposes.