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User currently offlineElcableguy77 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 523 posts, RR: 5
Posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3644 times:

At least once during the course of a day, I will be outside, look up, and wonder what aircraft that is flying over my head at altitude. Now, I know there are good tracking sites that tell me what flight it is, but I have seen some folks post to this site as to what the tail number of the particular aircraft is.
My question is twofold:

1. What site do you use to tell you what the tail number is of a particular flight?

2. Is there a different site that shows information for flights outside the US (I'm looking to travel abroad in the next couple of months), or does the answer to the first question answer this one?

Thanks for the help!

-Gavin


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User currently offlineDeaphen From India, joined Jul 2005, 1425 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3620 times:

Quoting Elcableguy77 (Thread starter):
2. Is there a different site that shows information for flights outside the US (I'm looking to travel abroad in the next couple of months), or does the answer to the first question answer this one?

no there isnt any very effective software or site which shows u tail numbers atleast outside the usa. Its quite bugging, i have airliners flying above all the time but i can just tell the airline and nothing else... ofcourse also the aircrft type!



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User currently offlineDC10Tim From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1406 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3597 times:

A lot of people over here use an SBS thesedays to identify stuff flying over.

http://www.javiation.co.uk/sbs-1.html

They're quite pricey but it's amazing to see one working.

I'm not aware of any freely available websites that publish near real-time info. of over flights.

Regards,

Tim.



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User currently offlineSpencer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1635 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3554 times:

Other than the SBS-1 you'll probably just have to wait for someone to post an ACARS list.
Spencer.



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User currently offlineWalter2222 From Belgium, joined Sep 2005, 1293 posts, RR: 28
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3480 times:

Is there any chance of getting a photo accepted of an aircraft with contrails if the aircraft cannot be identified?

I can see aircraft like this on beautiful days:

http://walter2219.fotopic.net/p27145401.html

PS: this is just an example for non-identification, I am not assuming this is A.net quality...

Best regards,

Walter



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User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6686 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3433 times:

Quoting Walter2222 (Reply 4):
Is there any chance of getting a photo accepted of an aircraft with contrails if the aircraft cannot be identified?

Yes, there are a few of them. Just try a search for a type with unknown airline, e.g. B747-400.


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As for getting the ID of aircraft, there are a number of ACARS sites around. http://www.acarsd.org/world_ACARS_reports.html

has a day by day listing of ACARS info culled from around the world.



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