Edoca From Belgium, joined Mar 2005, 688 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4760 times:
I assume these are commercial airliners, and you only have the tail, not the fuselage (which would always mention the N-number)?
With the risk of pointing out the obvious, perhaps you can do an a.net database search: fill out airliner and aircraft model, and then look for those numbers in the registration field or the remarks; perhaps using a wildcard (*) helps.
Hope this makes sense... Good luck...
Skidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4725 times:
Hmmm, well, US Airways aren't listed as having code numbers , only US AIrways Express aircraft. Can I ask where you got the number from? Was it the radio or is it anotated on the aircraft somewhere?
I've had a good look at the picture and it's hard to see the reg. However, I have to agree it DOES look like 458, but not necessarily UW. N458UW doesn't exist according to the FAA. So, have you tried contacting the Customer Relations dept of US Air? Or their Ops dept. They would know.
I think it could have been N458UW at the time you shot this, after being reregistered from N738AU
After googling N458UW I got this from the FAA registry:
N458UW is Reserved
Reserved N-Number Type Reservation N-Number Change
Mode S Code 51310653
Reserved Date 05/11/2006
Renewal Date None
Purge Date None
Pending Number Change 783AU
Date Change Authorized 05/11/2006
Reserving Party Name WELLS FARGO BANK NW NA
Street C/O DFP&H
204 N ROBINSON
City OKLAHOMA CITY
Zip Code 73102
Country UNITED STATES
D L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 12082 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4710 times:
The number 458 is more clearly written on the white cheat line just below the tail. I noticed that N458UW isn't registered in the FAA database as belonging to a particular plane, but that it was recently reserved for use. (As in within the last month and a half, i believe.)
I suppose I could call ops... do you think they'd actually give it to me?
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Monorail From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 630 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4701 times:
I'll bet it is N458UW now that I think of it. That FAA site is sometimes slow in updating. I also know that US was planning on reregistering HP's planes for consistency with their current regs, perhaps they're reregistering the N7**AU 737's for consistency with the N4**UW. When did you shoot this by the way?
EDIT: You answered my question before I asked it! I had the regs backward in my explanation, I fixed it after you saw my post. You should upload it under N458UW I would guess, since that is the reg we think it's wearing now.
Brick From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1644 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4530 times:
In the smaller resolution photo I was going to say it looked like 453 to me, but seeing the full res I have to agree it is "458" with a reg of "N458UW".
The FAA database can sometime be behind. I've shot new Southwest Airlines aircraft that the FAA website doesn't show an active registration for. I bet wait a week or two and you'll be able to confirm it's N458UW on the FAA site assuming it isn't spotted in the next few days...