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User currently offlineMalandan From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 380 posts, RR: 15
Posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 25126 times:

I suggested in a previous thread that

"it would be helpful, certainly to newcomers, to have a file somewhere on Airliners containing the net addresses of information databases such as G-INFO, Scramble, the FAA register, etc? My favourites are filled with them but it has taken many months to assemble them. Such a list would surely lead to greater accuracy in uploads and less work and frustration for all.”

Bearing in mind that my interests have up to now been with light and military aircraft, these have been my most used web sites. I feel sure there must be many more and would personally be interested in adding to my list. Should Airliners be interested in adopting such a list, some editing of the descriptions would be preferable.

http://users.rcn.com/jeremy.k/serialSearch.html
Joe Baughers serial No list for US forces aircraft.

http://www.caa.co.uk/application.asp...yid=60&pagetype=65&applicationid=1
GINFO, database listings for all aircraft registered in the UK with the CAA.

http://w3.teaser.fr/~pbrugier/n_index.htm
Pascal Brugiers “Civil Aircraft Register of the World.” Probably the most complete listing on the net for civil aircraft, particularly useful for tracing older a/c.

http://home.hccnet.nl/p.w.riool/main.html
Production lists for Airbus, Boeing, Convair & Douglas.

http://www.scramble.nl/milbase.htm
Aircraft serials and codes for the worlds air forces. Lacks c/n’s for many older aircraft.

http://www.thirtythousandfeet.com/
A source of data on manufacturers and aircraft.

http://162.58.35.241/acdatabase/
Database listings for all aircraft registered in the US with the FAA.

http://www.landings.com/evird.acgi$p...dings/pages/search/search_nnr.html
Another source of N-Registrations (US Reg.)

http://members.tripod.com/spottercrazy/nonjava/topmenu.html
Contains French & German civil registers

http://www.geocities.com/rotorspot/historic.htm
Worldwide overview of complete (historical) civil rotorcraft registers (Autogiro, Helicopter and Tiltrotor)

http://www.aire.org/rnac/index_eng.htm
Unofficial web of the Spanish Register of Civil Aircraft.

http://www.airlinecodes.co.uk/
Civil aircraft online registers

http://www.aviation-links.co.uk/
An aviation links website.

http://www.sweptwings.co.uk/avenger_gallery.htm
Aircraft in UK museums.

http://www.casa.gov.au/casadata/regsearch/findreg47.asp
Australia’s official civil aircraft register.

http://www.caa.govt.nz/
New Zealand’s official civil aircraft register.


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User currently offlineF4wso From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 974 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 25024 times:

Thanks for sharing. I have added several of those to my favorites.
Gary
Cottage Grove, MN, USA



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User currently offlineFergulmcc From Ireland, joined Oct 2004, 1916 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 25017 times:

Yeah, nice work Malcolm,  bigthumbsup 

Fergul Big grin



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User currently offlineDendrobatid From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1648 posts, RR: 62
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 25012 times:
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A lot of these are new to me so thanks Malcolm.
One very useful one missing is http://airlinerlist.com/

Mick Bajcar


User currently offlineWoody001 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 529 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 24999 times:

Cheers Malcolm, hadn't got quite a few of those.

Cheers,
Ian.



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User currently offlinePsych From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 3043 posts, RR: 59
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 24995 times:
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That's helpful stuff, Malcolm.

I would echo Mick's link though I thought it needed the 'www' - what's that all about?

Certainly if you have a need to check c/n or l/n's, and also any airliner's history, I don't think you can beat Airlinerlist. It is very regularly updated, so usually has very recent deliveries, and the data comes in zipped spreadsheets which even I know how to deal with Big grin . An excellent resource for double checking what the Auto Complete function throws at you when you have multiple choices, such as c/n or model/type.

The only down side is that you can't (well I don't know how to if you can) search for a particular registration. Aircraft are listed according to c/n, by manufacturer.

Paul


User currently offlineDendrobatid From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1648 posts, RR: 62
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 24992 times:
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Paul
When you open one of the spreadsheets Press Ctrl F

Mick


User currently offlinePsych From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 3043 posts, RR: 59
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 24941 times:
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Blimey Mick - where have you been all my life Big grin.

There are so many times I now wish I had known that. Excellent. If you weren't already on my Respected Users list I'd add you just for that  thumbsup .

Ta.

Paul


User currently offlineQ330 From Australia, joined Dec 2003, 1460 posts, RR: 22
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 24932 times:

Don't forget planemad! A great site that I use all the time when uploading.

Excellent list, Malandan, thanks for posting it!

-Q



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User currently offlineAeroWeanie From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1606 posts, RR: 52
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 24928 times:
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For warbirds, I find http://www.warbirdregistry.org/ to be very useful.

I wish that everyone posting pictures of US military aircraft would first check Joe Baugher's lists. I find a lot of errors - someone today identified a F-5E as a T-38!


User currently offlineMalandan From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 380 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 24865 times:

Another suggestion.

If you have old airshow photos, UK and International, and an identification query, put into your browser

Scramble Airshows, followed by the location (eg Upper Heyford) and then the date

thus

Scramble Airshows Upper Heyford 1992

you then get a list of the participants with the reg, been a great help to yours truly!

Malcolm.



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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24811 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 24845 times:

Perhaps Johan or Henks or someone could do something to keep this thread permanently at the top of the page for photographers to use


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User currently offlineJFKTOWERFAN From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1100 posts, RR: 16
Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 24813 times:
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Ahhh...so clearly there should be no more BADINFO rejects  thumbsup  Wink

Corey



C'mon Man
User currently offlineMalandan From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 380 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 24764 times:

A UK warbird site.

http://www.ukwarbirds.fsnet.co.uk/warbirddirectorytrainers.html

Malcolm.



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User currently offline9A-CRO From Croatia, joined Jun 2000, 1574 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 24746 times:
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Also a Tristar site which I use for database editing
http://www.eucomairlines.de



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User currently offlineGerardo From Spain, joined May 2000, 3481 posts, RR: 32
Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 24717 times:

Quoting Malandan (Thread starter):
http://w3.teaser.fr/~pbrugier/n_index.htm
Pascal Brugiers “Civil Aircraft Register of the World.” Probably the most complete listing on the net for civil aircraft, particularly useful for tracing older a/c.

While it may be good for tracing older aircraft, I found several errors. FOr example: it lists HB-JMA to HB-JME as "A340-642". This SR-order has been canceled at least 3 or 4 years ago.

I always use
http://www.planemad.net (very good db, easy to use)
http://airlinerlist.com/ (very complete)
http://www.jetphotos.net/census (finally updated!)

Cheers
Gerardo



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User currently offlineDendrobatid From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1648 posts, RR: 62
Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 24716 times:
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Quoting JFKTOWERFAN (Reply 12):
Ahhh...so clearly there should be no more BADINFO rejects

Corey



Quoting Gkirk (Reply 11):
Perhaps Johan or Henks or someone could do something to keep this thread permanently at the top of the page for photographers to use

Maybe there should be a permanent access to these links, an information tab on the upload page or something.
It would be a great pity for this thread to disappear !
Mick Bajcar


User currently offlineGhostbase From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 354 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 24693 times:

Another very specialist but helpful resource for US military aircraft is the AMARC Experience website:

http://www.amarcexperience.com

Its database lists all the aircraft currently in AMARC as well as the disposal details of those that have left over the last few years. It also has a sister section dedicated to the scrapyards adjacent to the storage site with the same type of information. Very helpful for c/n details.

 ghost 



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User currently offlineAeroWeanie From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1606 posts, RR: 52
Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 24675 times:
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A little tutorial on how US Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard serial numbers work would also help (I'll write it, if required). I find way too many pictures in the database with incorrect USAF serial numbers - the USAF often doesn't paint the first digit on the aircraft and people don't realize this.

Just today, I found a picture of a Iraqi Fury in the new posts. It was identified as a Sea Fury - Iraq didn't receive Sea Furys, they received Furys! A little work with www.warbirdregistry.com and I had the CN and registration (which wasn't visible in the photo).

Another example: N251CE is in the database as a DC-6. It isn't one though: it was built as C-118B 53-3241.


User currently offlineWanderer From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 233 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days ago) and read 24655 times:

I hope the airliner sourses are better than maritime ones. Us ship enthusiasts have had one of our primary sources taken away from us due to terrorism paranoia and sheer greed. It fucking sucks!  Angry

User currently offlineAeroWeanie From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1606 posts, RR: 52
Reply 20, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 24636 times:
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Wanderer:

Its the same all over. The AMARCexperience website was locked up for a time after 9/11. I'm surprised they reopened it.


User currently offlineMalandan From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 380 posts, RR: 15
Reply 21, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 24614 times:

Quoting AeroWeanie (Reply 18):
Just today, I found a picture of a Iraqi Fury in the new posts. It was identified as a Sea Fury - Iraq didn't receive Sea Furys, they received Furys! A little work with www.warbirdregistry.com and I had the CN and registration (which wasn't visible in the photo).

I was a bit surprised to see this as I already have what I believe is a correctly identified photo in the database and have now suggested the relevant alterations.
No disrespect to the photographer. I suspect many of us failed to log sufficient details at some time in the past!
This once again reinforces my reasons for starting this thread.

Malcolm.



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User currently offlineAeroWeanie From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1606 posts, RR: 52
Reply 22, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 24608 times:
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No disrespect to anyone. I just have an incredible ability to remember aviation trivia. This comes in handy when I see a picture - I can usually quickly identify the aircraft down to subtype. The youngsters at work claim I remember tail numbers, but I'm not that good. My wife claims I can't remember her birthday, but I can remember everything about airplanes...

The real key is that people should do research before submitting photos. I have a Grumman TBF photo that I have held off submitting, as I can't read the N number clearly (its from the small N number days) and I haven't been able to match the aircraft with a CN any other way.


User currently offlineTommy Mogren From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 912 posts, RR: 22
Reply 23, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 24533 times:

If you are interested in a particular 747SP, there's
always www.747sp.com

Full production list, history of each airframe, Current status and photogallery.
We welcome new photos of 747SP's.

Tommy Mogren

[Edited 2005-04-09 19:07:24]


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