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Finding Out Registration Numbers...  
User currently offlineLevg79 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1013 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 6 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2046 times:

Hello everyone!

I was just wondering, how is it possible to find a tail number of the airplane in flight? The author of this photo claims that these two planes that have crashed are F-BTSC and SU-GAP. When I enlarged it on my screen, I could see that the concorde is indeed an F-BTSC, but how does he know that EgyptAir is SU-GAP. How is it possible?

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Hope that someone could satisfy my curiousity.

[Edited 2003-12-02 18:35:44]

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User currently offlineJayDavis From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2000 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2027 times:

Knowing Mike, he probably has a log book and the exact date and the tail numbers of each plane while they were at JFK. That would be my guess.

User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5099 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2006 times:

Mike does have an extensive log of reg. #s


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User currently offlineJFKTOWERFAN From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1100 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1992 times:

Well gee....maybe, just maybe he took more than one pic in this series and thats the one he chose to upload. I don't think any of us just take one pic of one plane at a time.


C'mon Man
User currently offlineMikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1987 times:

Simply answer, I shot it (the MS 767) on arrival that same morning.

Come on Jay, I'm not that crazy. But I do have a Shooting Log for each day I go out shooting and what planes/regs I shot so I guess you're close  Smile


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