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How Can I Find Planes Headed For My Airport?  
User currently offlinejetpixx From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 845 posts, RR: 1
Posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3385 times:

I know how to check schedules and such -- but how can I find information on when certain planes in special schemes will be headed to my airport.

I was out at RDU today and in succession, I saw the AirTran B712 in Milwaukee Brewers paint followed by the US A319 in Allegheny retro paint....followed by an Allegiant charter headed to KIN to pick up passengers after a casino junket.

I know how to use flightaware -- but is there any way to see registration numbers so I can get an hour or two heads up before just randomly stumbling upon these planes.

Today I got lucky...and 5L was closed, so I headed to the indoor observation deck and it was busy busy!

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User currently offline413X3 From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 1983 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3224 times:

Flight Aware just started letting you search by registration. So you'd have to just do it all manually finding the reg of the planes you want and see where they are heading. Otherwise the industry has their own tracking systems.

User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2951 times:

Quoting 413X3 (Reply 1):
Flight Aware just started letting you search by registration.

The best I know Flight Aware has always done that. I've tracked a friends corporate jet for years that way, you just can not do that with commercial flights by registration.



"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3278 posts, RR: 45
Reply 3, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2942 times:

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 2):

What he's saying is you can now do it by airliner registration, but I've found it to be INCREDIBLY spotty.

Cheers,
Cameron


User currently offlinevgnatl747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1513 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2905 times:

Not the answer you were looking for, but were you shooting at RDU? If so, any good spots to recommend? I just moved to the area!


Work Hard. Fly Right. Continental Airlines
User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3178 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2901 times:

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 2):
The best I know Flight Aware has always done that. I've tracked a friends corporate jet for years that way, you just can not do that with commercial flights by registration.

You actually can now. Some of the commercial flights now can be done by registration. I think UAL you can now. Unfortunately the last time I checked - TRS, SWA, USA and FFT - anything with special schemes you can't yet.


User currently offline413X3 From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 1983 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2787 times:

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 2):

The best I know Flight Aware has always done that. I've tracked a friends corporate jet for years that way, you just can not do that with commercial flights by registration.
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N777UA


User currently offlineMSN007 From United States of America, joined Sep 2009, 126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2479 times:

After all this replies, the question is still unanswered because when it comes to tracking the specials by reg, flightaware is useless.

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