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Why Do Aircraft Have Their Reg's On The Wings?  
User currently offlineBigmo747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 306 posts, RR: 1
Posted (11 years 8 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2851 times:

I've always thought that there must be an interesting reason behind this.


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is it for us airlinernetmaniacs??  Nuts

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User currently offlineB747skipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2809 times:

ICAO mandated that airplanes have registration letters (numbers) near the tail and on the upper side of the RH wing and lower side of LH wing... there is a "minimum size" for markings as well... in USA apparently they dont observe the rule anymore... foreign aircraft still seem to abide by the rule -
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Comes from Admiralty Law traditions i.e. flag showing on the tail as ships were doing in the old days...
(s) Skipper


User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 2, posted (11 years 8 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2718 times:

I always thought it was for spotting purposes!  Big grin


America's chickens are coming home to rooooost!
User currently offline9V-SVA From Singapore, joined Aug 2001, 1860 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (11 years 8 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2714 times:

Singapore Airlines aircraft have the registration on the underside of the port wing but no registration on the upper side of the starboard wing.

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User currently offlineRick767 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 2662 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2639 times:

Underside of the port wing is a JAR requirement. 50cm is the minimum height of each printed letter of the registration in this location also, if I recall Big grin


I used to love the smell of Jet-A in the morning...
User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 8 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2617 times:

Also useful for plane-to-plane identification. Some countries would send up fighters to spot-check airliners coming through their airspace, but for obvious reasons don't want to park just off the wing so close as to read the small reg near the tail.

Charles


User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 8 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2605 times:

They are being different again !!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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