Adding FlightRadar24 feed to my FlightAware raspberry pi PiAware install

Since a week or so I am running PiAware from FlightAware on 1 of my Raspberries. It’s running fine. Thanks to Chris Johnson I also managed to feed Flightradar24 from the same feed. This are the steps I did on my raspberry through the shell. I don’t run a fancy container solution like Chris does on his setup so I had to steal some configuration and instructions from his github page.

This were the instructions I pasted in my sudo shell window:

gpg --keyserver --recv-keys 40C430F5 && \
gpg --armor --export 40C430F5 | apt-key add -
mv /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.bak && \
grep -v flightradar24 /etc/apt/sources.list.bak > /etc/apt/sources.list && \
echo 'deb flightradar24 raspberrypi-stable' >> /etc/apt/sources.list
apt-get update && apt-get install --assume-yes --no-install-recommends \

To configure the feed type:

./usr/bin.fr24feed --signup

Enter your email address, leave the next blank, enter your latitude, enter your longitude, enter your altitude in feet, enter ‘yes’ to confirm and the ini file will be filled in for you.


sudo service fr24feed start

and you are set. You can check the /var/log/fr24feed.log file to see if everything is working correctly.


Comment by pixelakrobat on 2019-04-11 05:17:35 -0800


I found another good resource for the integration of other feeds to PiAware – take a look here (helps me a lot):