MaverickM11
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65,000 Airplanes Tracked Globally: ATBD.org

Tue May 01, 2007 1:59 am

"Documenting the genealogy of planes started a decade ago as a hobby for Mr. Avrane, a 50-year-old former software manager for Oracle Corp. in France. Today, his AeroTransport Data Bank is a subscription-based online catalog, with detailed information on successive owners, operating history and unusual features of nearly 65,000 military and civilian jet and propeller planes -- including ones in the scrapheap -- serving the fascination of aviation fans around the world."

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1177...5969685069.html?mod=hps_us_pageone
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scbriml
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RE: 65,000 Airplanes Tracked Globally: ATBD.org

Tue May 01, 2007 2:21 am

I think you mean ATDB.org  wink 

I have the basic subscription to this site. It's a very useful tool (nearly as useful as a.net!)

http://www.aerotransport.org/
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RE: 65,000 Airplanes Tracked Globally: ATBD.org

Tue May 01, 2007 2:25 am

at least http://www.airlinerlist.com is free for all  duck 
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RE: 65,000 Airplanes Tracked Globally: ATBD.org

Tue May 01, 2007 2:36 am

Quoting MEA-707 (Reply 2):
at least http://www.airlinerlist.com is free for all

Yes, I use that site as well. The only "issues" I have is that they don't provide a means to download all their spreadsheets in one go, and you have to keep downloading to keep updated. Between the two sites, 95% of my research is answered quickly.

I don't mind paying the subscription for ATDB when I get my answers online as soon as I need them.
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MaverickM11
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RE: 65,000 Airplanes Tracked Globally: ATBD.org

Tue May 01, 2007 7:15 am

Quoting Scbriml (Reply 1):
I think you mean ATDB.org

Yes that's the one. I had no idea that the site grew out of a hobbyist's obsession. It seemed more official. Who knew.
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