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User currently offlineFJWH From Netherlands, joined May 2004, 969 posts, RR: 3
Posted (10 years 4 months 4 hours ago) and read 2917 times:

I don't get it..


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Under the photo it says: "City of Calgary" bound for Hong Kong as KL887 meets Air France 744F, F-GIUD, as AF6723 heading for Paris from Seoul".

You can see the KL 747 alright, but how can you know for certain it's KL's "City of Calgary"?. Same for AF: first: with the AF 747 you have to look very closely to see it's an AF plane, but second: how could you ever know the reg.number of the plane and where it's heading?

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FJWH


FlightS in the next 3 months: MSP, PHX, MEM, NCE, TFS, BCN. All round trips from AMS
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User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 4 hours ago) and read 2878 times:

Simple answer. ACARS  Smile

Take care,
Rafal


User currently offlineLHSebi From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 1049 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 4 hours ago) and read 2859 times:

Hi,
I was wondering the same thing. The fact that they're AF and KLM is quite clear, but the registrations are not! I guess one possibility is always that the photographer was listening with his scanner, heard their flight numbers, and then searched to see what registrations were flying those flights that day. Takes a while, but it can be done.

Sebastian



I guess that's what happens in the end, you start thinking about the beginning.
User currently offlinePhaeton From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 406 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 3 hours ago) and read 2761 times:

Simple answer. ACARS

okay ... what does that stand for?



"History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.", Winston Churchill
User currently offlineMerC From Sweden, joined Dec 2003, 590 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 3 hours ago) and read 2712 times:

okay ... what does that stand for?

Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System.



It's Scandinavian
User currently offlineGSPSPOT From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3037 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 3 hours ago) and read 2635 times:

Do mere mortals have access to this information??


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User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6741 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 2 hours ago) and read 2550 times:

GSPSPOT and others

Yes there are plenty of websites dedicated to ACARS.

Google "acars".

Airband radio on 131.55 or 131.75 or whatever frequency, feed radio signal to a decoder on a computer, use software to sort it all out and display information.

It's basically a way for aircraft to automatically send out position information and to send/receive information from ops that doesn't necessarily need to go over the radio.

The AIRNAV systems sidebar on the right side of the screen is ACARS. You can buy the software and it'll display positional information on whatever aircraft are picked up. Visit the site.


Andy



wheat and dairy can screw up your brain
User currently offlineJofa From Sweden, joined Apr 2002, 320 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2428 times:

I got the information from this very useful danish ACARS site:
http://www.flightspot.dk/


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