As the above question states, I'm looking for an open database that I can access. I'm building a plane spotter app, and need a lot of data.

The data needs to be downloaded.

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    $\begingroup$ Let's assemble our minions and build one! Haha. You might want to take a look at this: flightradar24.com/data/airplanes I'm not sure if they have an API for it though :) $\endgroup$ – Alexander Johansen Sep 24 '14 at 13:11
  • $\begingroup$ That would be awesome! I kinda found somthing that I'm thinking about spidering. airfleets.net/recherche/country.htm Is it a good one? An API would not be enough. $\endgroup$ – Gus de Boer Sep 24 '14 at 13:47
  • $\begingroup$ I have spent the last couple of days to build a crawler for you, it is written in PHP, and is almost complete. For the moment: It stores all the data it crawls into a MySQL database table. If you want it stored im some other way: Let me know :) $\endgroup$ – Alexander Johansen Sep 29 '14 at 6:43
  • $\begingroup$ Wow that's amazing! Currently working on it myself. I would love to take a look at it. MySQL database is perfect! $\endgroup$ – Gus de Boer Sep 29 '14 at 7:15
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    $\begingroup$ Add me on Skype so we can chat without filling up the comment section, I dont think the mods like it. My Skype is: djzorrow . I have started to collect the data now, but with 23090 aircrafts: It takes quite some time. $\endgroup$ – Alexander Johansen Sep 29 '14 at 12:08

Geographic (routes, land-based infrastructure) data:

Coordination (scheduling, flight numbers) data:

Aircraft (registration) data:


Have you seen Flight Aware's Flight Status API?

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks, looks like a great service, but it's a project for a friend so I need the data to be free. The app may not even go online so I'm not going to make any money of it. $\endgroup$ – Gus de Boer Oct 3 '14 at 7:33
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    $\begingroup$ While this link may answer the question, it is better to include the essential parts of the answer here and provide the link for reference. Link-only answers can become invalid if the linked page changes. - From Review $\endgroup$ – FreeMan Oct 29 '20 at 17:15
  • $\begingroup$ @FreeMan In general you are right of course, but in this case the question is asking about an online database, so a link would IMHO be appropriate as an answer. The questions itself is however a resource location question and should be closed as off-topic. $\endgroup$ – Bianfable Oct 29 '20 at 17:49
  • $\begingroup$ Agreed, @Bianfable, and I thought about that, I just didn't do it. I thought maybe the standards were different that long ago. $\endgroup$ – FreeMan Oct 29 '20 at 17:53

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