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Question About Air Canada Flight (AC864)  
User currently offlineMarkChief From Canada, joined Apr 2007, 27 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 9893 times:

Hi, I'm a new member on airliners.net and I'm not sure at 100% if my question is in the good forum, so please excuse me if I'm wrong...

I flew Air Canada flight AC864 on march 3rd 2007, and I would like to know what is the registration of the aircraft? Is it possible to get this information?

Thanks a lot!!

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User currently offlineLongHauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 5132 posts, RR: 43
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 9837 times:

It was C-GHKR .

And, yes, this place is as good as any to post your request.
Cheers



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User currently offlineMarkChief From Canada, joined Apr 2007, 27 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 9796 times:

Thank you very much LongHauler!

Can you tell me where you can get this kind of information?

Mark


User currently offlineLongHauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 5132 posts, RR: 43
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 9772 times:

I just pulled the Operational Flight Plan from the computer. The registration is included there. I am pretty sure one must be an Air Canada Flight Ops employee to access this information.

On the other hand, there are several ACARS websites online, which also have that information. I don't know of any myself, but if you did a search here on "ACARS" you may find some of these sites mentioned.



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User currently onlineYYZYYT From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 989 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 9752 times:

I've always thought that airlines should have the fin and reg somewhere in the cabin, so that geeks like us can tell... perhaps on a bulkhead, somewhere discrete?
My $.02


User currently offlineMarkChief From Canada, joined Apr 2007, 27 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 9719 times:

Thank you again!!

I found this address on another thread here, and I can now obtain all the information that I want!!

http://www.antonakis.co.uk/acars.php?page=request

Cheers!!


User currently offlineMarkChief From Canada, joined Apr 2007, 27 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 9629 times:

Hi, another question  Smile

When I make a research in an ACARS database, I must convert all the departure time and date of a specific flight to GMT time and date? Thanks again everyone!

Mark  Smile


User currently offlineHangarRat From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 633 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 9562 times:

I've been wondering about this for a while:

I came to the US in August 1982 as a 5-year-old on a BA flight from LHR-BOS-PHL. If I knew the exact date, would it be possible to track down the reg?

How about the flight number, for a start?

I've always thought it might be cool to have a picture of that plane. I like to think it might be this one 17 years later.


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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17118 posts, RR: 66
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 9557 times:

Quoting YYZYYT (Reply 4):
I've always thought that airlines should have the fin and reg somewhere in the cabin, so that geeks like us can tell... perhaps on a bulkhead, somewhere discrete?

It's posted in full view. Inside the cockpit. Big grin



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User currently offlineG-CIVP From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1335 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 9309 times:

HangerRat. It may be possible but you will need the date. The flight no. will be in the range BA213-BA217 (off the top of my head) but I would need to check against my archived timetables! If it was a B747, it would have been a B747-136 or B747-236B as the 400 series weren't delivered until mid 1990. Remember BA TriStars often crossed the pond as well, so I hope you have your type correct! This said, it is an extreme long shot and is dependent on someone, somewhere having SEL-CALS reports from those days and tied up these up to the relevant registrations. I can only think that SEL-CAL reports would have recorded the relevant data. The other issue is that 'dot-spotters' would have been more interested in recording non British over-flyers. I think after 25 years, it may be easier to 'let go!'

As an aside, BA aircraft normally have the reg above door 1L, although this maybe dependent on type.


User currently offlineHangarRat From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 633 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 9255 times:

Quoting G-CIVP (Reply 9):

Thanks for the response. The date probably lies in my U.S. naturalization paperwork, which should be at my parents' house. At some point soon, I'll be taking all of that sort of stuff to my own house, so I may pursue that.

I am positive of the type because I remember going up the spiral staircase to visit the cockpit with one of the hostesses. I vividly recall looking out the huge cockpit side window and getting a sense for the first time what this "flying" business was really all about.

A fond memory.



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User currently offlineG-CIVP From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1335 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 9160 times:

HangerRat, get the date and we will see what we can find. T.

User currently offlineTristarSteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 4052 posts, RR: 33
Reply 12, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 9158 times:

Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 8):
It's posted in full view. Inside the cockpit.

There is also a steel plate usually in the L1 door structure at about eye height which gives all the details of registration, serial number, model type, and owner (usually a bank!) It is like the chassis plate on your car.


User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17118 posts, RR: 66
Reply 13, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 9128 times:

Quoting TristarSteve (Reply 12):
There is also a steel plate usually in the L1 door structure at about eye height which gives all the details of registration, serial number, model type, and owner (usually a bank!) It is like the chassis plate on your car.

I have only ever seen this on McD products. Where is it on the others?



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User currently offlineDon81603 From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 1185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 7855 times:



Quoting MarkChief (Reply 5):
Thank you again!!

I found this address on another thread here, and I can now obtain all the information that I want!!

http://www.antonakis.co.uk/acars.php?page=request

Cheers!!

I'm in the process of writting a trip report, and tried the site listed above, but it can't find the flight I'm looking for (AC299 YWG-YVR 01NOV08). Are there any other sites I could get the reg numbers from?



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User currently offlineSunriseValley From Canada, joined Jul 2004, 5148 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (6 years 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 7787 times:



Quoting G-CIVP (Reply 9):
Remember BA TriStars often crossed the pond as well, so I hope you have your type correct!

An additional "kicker" in this was the dry lease by BA of NZ DC10,s which were used on the LHR- BOS route among others. But I can't remember the years involved.


User currently offlineAlexA340B777 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2008, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 7760 times:



Quoting Don81603 (Reply 14):
I'm in the process of writting a trip report, and tried the site listed above, but it can't find the flight I'm looking for (AC299 YWG-YVR 01NOV08). Are there any other sites I could get the reg numbers from?

You can try this one:

http://www.acarsd.org/acars_search.html

Cheers

Alex



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User currently offlineCrank From Canada, joined May 2001, 1562 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (6 years 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 7730 times:

Don81603,

AC0299 01Nov08 FIN/REG AC222 (C-FKCR)


User currently offlineGatorman96 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 874 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (6 years 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 7414 times:

Alex,

I have been looking for a site like that for years. Thanks!

[Edited 2008-11-15 13:59:48]


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User currently offlineCrimsonNL From Netherlands, joined Dec 2007, 1894 posts, RR: 42
Reply 19, posted (6 years 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 7326 times:
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Too bad I never got anything usefull from that site! I still have a few leaps in my flights log  Sad


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