JAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3661 posts, RR: 4 Posted (5 years 1 month 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3404 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?
gabik001 From Poland, joined Jun 2005, 222 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 month 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3313 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.
Best regards , Gabriel