This RadarAtlas blog is produced by a hobbyist software developer and aviation enthusiast based in the USA. RadarAtlas has a Google Chrome Extension of the same name. You can install it here (Currently this extension goes by our old name, RadarSpots, but will be updated soon)
I began work on the Chrome Extension in October, 2020. I started with small features and worked up to tracking large groups of people based on category: Athletes, Janet Airlines/Area 51, Companies, Environmentalists, North Korea, etc. I am not a professional developer so I taught myself everything I needed to know to incorporate the features I wanted to build.
This blog is a newer thing. I started it in February, 2022. I wanted to be able to share with the world all the interesting stuff I've seen on the map. I do have a twitter account that I've posted from in the past, but as we all know, it's hard to tell a story in 140 characters or less.
Only recently has this project been thrust into the spotlight because of some research and tracking I've done on Russian oligarchs. To me, tracking this group of people is no different than tracking my favorite athletes and superstars. The fun comes from putting in time to research the person, finding their aircraft, and seeing if I can spot them flying around the world.
Our stories have been referenced and featured in many publications such as the New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Slate, Forbes, Bloomberg, and many others.