HPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4655 posts, RR: 7 Posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4630 times:
For over a month now I've noticed a 737 (either -100 or -200, I can't tell from the road) parked in back of the Flightcraft business aviation area at PDX and not far from United Cargo. I have no idea if it leaves the airport on a regular basis since I'm only there in the morning, but it is there almost every morning very predictably. It is all white with a dark blue tail and no other markings, no company logo or name, I believe the tail number is N746AP. Unmarked planes at PDX come by occasionally but I figured a 737 is a little big for a GA or business traveler, unless you're Paul Allen in your 767. Anyone know anything about it?
Also, how do you track down this sort of information? All I know about it Flytecomm but it isn't very detailed, often sketchy on information and only lists regularly scheduled commercial flights...for the most part.
Bluewave 707 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3158 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4580 times:
N746AP is a 737-281 (c/n 21770), that may have been from WestJet. Others with the reg N74_AP have been either leased or sold to airlines in Indonesia and other in the market for 2nd-hand jets. 746 may be awaiting its next assignment.
"The best use of your life will be to so live your life, that the use of your life will outlive your life" -- D Severn
Serial Number 21770 Type Registration Corporation
Manufacturer Name BOEING Certificate Issue Date 09/02/2005
Model 737-281 Status Valid
Type Aircraft Fixed Wing Multi-Engine Type Engine Turbo-Jet
Pending Number Change None Dealer No
Date Change Authorized None Mode S Code 52404342
MFR Year None Fractional Owner NO
So, this at least confirms that your registration number does indeed match that of a 737. Then I took the aircraft type and serial number and entered it into another Google search to come up with this: