When I first started flying, I didn't keep track of the registrations, because I never thought I'd fly much. When I became more interested in aviation and started flying a lot, I started keeping complete records of each flight. I still had the tickets for my first flights, and I wanted the registrations. So on September 20, 1978, I wrote to Eastern and asked them if they could tell me the tail numbers of my first four Eastern flights if I gave them the dates, flight numbers, origin-destination, and aircraft types. They were from 1966 and 1967. Here is the letter they wrote back to me:
October 4, 1978
Dear Mr. Bradley:
I am attaching your letter to us of September 20 with the tail numbers written in beside the list of flights you asked information on. Sorry we could not find the number of that 5/23/66 flight aircraft, but three out of four hits isn't bad when we're going back into records better than 10 years old.
Thanks for writing us, and we hope to see you making more logbook entries on Eastern in the future.
James R. Ashlock
So it never hurts to try.
Fly Eastern's Golden Falcon DC-7B