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Air-to-Air Registrations?  
User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3527 posts, RR: 4
Posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3167 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: 8
Reply 1, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3147 times:

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

User currently offlineLGW340 From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 315 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3137 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, 2788 posts, RR: 32
Reply 3, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3135 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, 5498 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3105 times:

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

User currently offlinegabik001 From Poland, joined Jun 2005, 206 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3076 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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