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User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3754 posts, RR: 4
Posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4006 times:

In this photo, the photographer seems to know the registration. Despite the plane being quite far away and all the numbers being unreadable, how do they figure out what the reg was? I suppose you could did through ACARS records or maybe email the airline but is there another way?

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User currently offlineBottie From Belgium, joined May 2004, 281 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3986 times:

Probably he can read the reg. on his original file (before cropping)?

User currently offlineLGW340 From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 323 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3976 times:

Would I be right in thinking that, if it was taken by a pilot, they can find out what it's reg is from a certain computer?

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User currently offlineJetmatt777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3239 posts, RR: 30
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3974 times:

He also may have gotten other shots that he looked at that were zoomed in closer to the tail but not really A.net quality or such.

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User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5519 posts, RR: 49
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3944 times:

I'm pretty sure the reg would be readable on the original file.

User currently offlinegabik001 From Poland, joined Jun 2005, 245 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 3915 times:

It is easy. Even if reg is not redable he can find. You know shooting time , approx. place and route. After arrival you are checking the route (it is gonna take a time) and looking for a fllight number (e.g. flightaware). Then you can run acarsd database and... Voila...
I am using this way to find aircraft's reg when flying at high altitude.
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