sleekjet
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Need Help ID-ing An Aircraft

Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:12 am

I photographed this a/c this morning...gorgeous bird. Reg number is N52OE. The problem is that it's not listed in the FAA registry. If you google it, nothing pops up. I know what kind of a/c it is...I can't figure out why it's not in the registry...btw, I haven't fixed the photo in Photoshop yet...that's why it looks a bit unpolished.

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RE: Need Help ID-ing An Aircraft

Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:16 am

try replacing the "O" for a Zero (0).

Ta-da!
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RE: Need Help ID-ing An Aircraft

Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:58 am

Quoting mmedford (Reply 1):
try replacing the "O" for a Zero (0).

Ta-da!

Yep, no U.S. registration will have an "Oh" as in O or an "Eye" as in I in the call sign......so putting the call sign is as N Five Two Zero Echo, you'll find it is an ExxonMobil aircraft, one of many they have.
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RE: Need Help ID-ing An Aircraft

Thu Sep 08, 2011 3:08 am

It's a Bombardier Global Express. Nice little toy.
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RE: Need Help ID-ing An Aircraft

Thu Sep 08, 2011 4:16 am

Something else I might have suggested is that occasionally the '0' in the standard FAA registration font can be confused with a 'D' if you're viewing it from a distance.
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RE: Need Help ID-ing An Aircraft

Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:18 am

It's a Canadair Regional Jet, err, Crappy Regional Jet, oh wait, make that....

Never mind   

 
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RE: Need Help ID-ing An Aircraft

Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:23 am

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 5):
Crappy Regional Jet,

There is nothing crappy OR regional about this plane.  
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RE: Need Help ID-ing An Aircraft

Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:37 am

Quoting dw747400 (Reply 6):
There is nothing crappy OR regional about this plane.

If you gave it the same seat pitch, number of seats, substandard seating, and baby overhead bins as its cousin, I assure you it would make make for one crappy ride   Oh, and then fly it under contract for someone else, and stick some fresh graudates from _____ (fill in the blank: ERAU, UND, etc) in the cockpit, severely underpaid, and same with the flight attendant...well, you get the picture...

Somehow, though, I don't think that that's how ExxonMobil flies N520E  
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RE: Need Help ID-ing An Aircraft

Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:24 am

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 7):
Somehow, though, I don't think that that's how ExxonMobil flies N520E

Not at all....

http://www.businessair.com/aircraft/jet/bombardier/2002-global-express
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RE: Need Help ID-ing An Aircraft

Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:13 am

Quoting dw747400 (Reply 6):
There is nothing crappy OR regional about this plane.

+1.

If you've seen the two side by side, there's no comparison.
 
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RE: Need Help ID-ing An Aircraft

Sat Sep 10, 2011 2:21 pm

Quoting dw747400 (Reply 8):
http://www.businessair.com/aircraft/jet/bombardier/2002-global-express

Talk about spolit to call THAT crappy!!  
 
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RE: Need Help ID-ing An Aircraft

Sun Sep 11, 2011 3:23 am

Just about the only thing the RJ and Global have in common is that they come from the same manufacturer.

A few reasons the Global is far superior: Wildly different wing design with slats (typical V1 near 100kts...or less), Rolls Royce/BMW engines at 14750 lbs thrust each, service ceiling FL510, cruise M85, much shorter runway requirements even at 98,000 lbs, and on and on. The Global can depart a 5500' runway in California and fly non-stop to London.

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