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User currently offlineShaggy From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 111 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 6311 times:

I wonder if anyone could reccomend ant spotting databases I could use to help me log the aircraft I have seen? I would also, if possible like to add the pictures if the aircraft I have seen also.

Is there anything available that you people use either pre-populated or a blank database?

Lee

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User currently offlineDogfighter2111 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1968 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 6308 times:

Hey, i could setup a simple webpage on my server if you wanted. I can make it now, and post a link to it so you can see what you think.

Thanks
Mike


User currently offlineShaggy From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 111 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 6307 times:

Mike,

I am looking more for an access database or something like (SQL database) etc.

Something that is commercially produced.

Let me thank you though for the offer, very much appreciated.

Lee


User currently offlineDogfighter2111 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1968 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 6304 times:

Ok, no problem.

What i was suggesting was creating a Search Option, a Submit Form and a Table of results.

If you want that, then i will do it.

Thanks
Mike


User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6300 times:

woudlnt it be better if you had a username and password and a list of all makes of aircraft and possibly airlines and then u use the little tick boxes of craft you've seen and if your not sure what they are then enter the reg into a search and it comes up with the aircraft and you check it off


You cant have your cake and eat it... What the hells the point in having it then!!!
User currently offlineGo3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3267 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 6284 times:

Contact Karlok about his database as discussed here:
http://www.airliners.net/discussions...raphy/read.main/150185/6/#ID150185

It may be what you are looking for.



Yay Pudding!
User currently offlineRODOL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 6275 times:

I use Airline Data Unlimited which is good and has a facility for photographs.
www.airlinedataunlimited.co.uk
 smile 


User currently offlineRyan h From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 1571 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 6270 times:

I don't know of any commercial databases, but I have heard of people creating their own.

I have made a simple database for logging aircraft when I see them for the first time.



South Australian Spotter
User currently offlineShaggy From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 111 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 6251 times:

Thanks all for your input. i had a look at the first link but its dead and i think ADU is a bit expensive for me at this time.

Once again thanks to all, it might be a case of JP Airlines fleets and MS Access and doing it myself  Smile

Lee


User currently offlineSenorcarnival From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 6064 times:

Wow! Last response was 6 months ago and I can still respond! Goody..

Well, I've been running into the same problem as the original poster. I have an Excel spreadsheet and I have a certain set of rules, but right now I have over 1500 unique entries and it's getting a little out of hand especially since there has been a few user errors that have somewhat jumbled the process. Is ADU the definitive software to log movements?


User currently offlinePaulc From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5972 times:

There are a couple of commerical packages available, both of which have there good / bad points. Both off an easy way to log aircraft seen & photographs with regular updates either by email or cd. Both are approx £100 a year to operate & update etc - if you do a lot of spotting then it is worth it. You will also save time in not marking up any registers you may use.

Aviation Database is one that I have used & Aerodata which is one I have swopped to in the last 6 months. (mainly because it has a lot of data ie 1.3million airframes)



English First, British Second, european Never!
User currently offlineDeltaWings From Switzerland, joined Aug 2004, 1294 posts, RR: 17
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5953 times:

What is this exactly? Is it something like JP fleet lists and you just tick off the aircraft that you have spotted? I don't quite get this.


Homer: Marge, it takes two to lie. One to lie and one to listen.
User currently offlinePaulc From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 5932 times:

yes that is pretty much what it does - you just type in the aircraft seen, a date & place and it records them for you. Both have extensive reporting & search facilites allowing you to print production lists, airline lists, base lists for hundreds of airfield & lots more.


English First, British Second, european Never!
User currently offlineNoelg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 5900 times:

Freebird is by far the best I've seen, and it's only about £20 a year, including updates 1-2 times a week by email. I have used this for three years and highly recommend it to anyone. The guys who run it are incredibly helpful and are always open to suggestions to improve it. It is totally non-profit, any money raised above the cost of distribution goes to a charity (nominated by the members).

It's in Access format, and is the most comprehensive database I've found, covering loads of types with histories etc, and is very easy to use.

Go to http://www.freebirddb.com/default.htm.

One thing to watch out for - with the expensive ones if you don't re-subscribe you run the risk of being locked out of your sightings until you pay again. I had this with the del-boys known as "Aviation Databases" - after your subscription ends you can't even access the data you've already paid for. Avoid them with a bargepole!


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