FreeBird is aimed at the enthusiast with the need for a comprehensive listing of current to historic types from homebuilt through to the latest jet aircraft; FreeBird currently holds data for over 1 million airframes!
FreeBird is edited by a knowledgeable, dedicated group of aviation enthusiasts from many different professional backgrounds, all of whom give up their time for the development of our hobby.
FreeBird has been in existence for over 20 years evolving from a semi-static, PC based MS Access database to today's dynamic, technology agnostic, on-line resource that embraces modern technology to the benefit of today's aircraft enthusiast.
The database can be accessed, updated and used in real-time from a variety of devices including PC, laptop, tablet or smart phone; all that you need is internet connectivity.
No longer is there a need to wait for distributed database updates to record your aircraft sightings and photographs, this can now be done in real-time from your device whilst you are on the move or at an airport.
FreeBird, the aviation database by enthusiasts, for enthusiasts.
We have decided to stop issuing random trials. We have found that we have too many ‘tyre kickers’ and, frustratingly, some who don’t even take trials up after they have been issued. For those who do not continue a subscription we receive almost zero feedback (with respect to those one or two kind souls who did bother to send us a note).
We will therefore now consider trials for those who send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org (button below) stating their name, location and interest (spotter, photographer) and intended use (logging, cataloguing, lookup). If you have a friend or friends who have recommended FreeBird, then please drop their name in as well.
To assist your thinking, we do not import sightings files of other databases, as they could potentially corrupt our data. In addition users, both from a legal and technical point of view, are not able to download tracts of data from FreeBird, other than their own sightings, so we are not a cheap and easy source of data.
We are not putting up walls. We are friendly enthusiasts first and foremost, and our ethos is that we are happy to share our efforts with fellow friendly enthusiasts, in order to enhance their enjoyment of our hobby.
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