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Photographed Every Single Airliner?

Wed Jul 24, 2002 9:43 am

I wonder.......with over 250,000 photos on the database how close are we to having photographed/uploaded at least once every single commercial jetliner flying? We must be getting close....I always search for reg #s of jets I upload and I think I've only had 1 that was new to the database.

I think that instead of cheering whoever gets no. 300,000 we ought to give a prize to the one who captures the last remaining un-photographed jet! Does airliners.net keep any statistics about which airline is the most photographed or how many DIFFERENT planes of each airline are in the database?

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RE: Photographed Every Single Airliner?

Wed Jul 24, 2002 10:14 am

The answer is NO

I take shots of the common stuff at ORD.

You wont believe how many planes arent on here.

Alot of RJs, MD-80s, 737s and even DC-9s
 
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RE: Photographed Every Single Airliner?

Wed Jul 24, 2002 11:32 am

Well, the only one I had that wasn't on here was a DC9 (NWA) I think those are the less popular ones. I mean, we're probably closer to having every 747 and MD11 though....i think those get more hits than the common AirTran-style DC9s.

But, I photographed a whole bunch of RJs & turboprops at ATl and BNA and each one was already on here.

I think there will come a time when we will have all jets, and I think its' not as far away as you might think since we have so many contributors to this site now.

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RE: Photographed Every Single Airliner?

Wed Jul 24, 2002 2:35 pm

I remember a while ago I did a search of the database to see if there was a photograph for each of the 250 L1011 TriStar's built, and I was surprised there was about 25 aircraft missing. No doubt this number is probably less now.

I am sure if you did a search of some of the popular airlines aircrafts (e.g. United A320's) that there are possibly some aircraft still missing.

Even last week when I was uploading a photo of a Channel Express F27 (G-CEAG), I did a search of the database first to check, and to my surprise there were no photo's of this aircraft listed. (Although there may be some photo's here under it's previous registration(s)).

So you never know, keep clicking away and you may be lucky, or alternatively check the database before you go to the airport and keep a look out for those rare aircraft.
 
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RE: Photographed Every Single Airliner?

Wed Jul 24, 2002 2:50 pm

We don't even have a hundredth of what's out there... gotta remember, you have to get a shot of EACH plane plane in EACH livery for it to count. Trust me, there are a LOT more than 25 missing L-1011s. That number is in the thousands more like it, if you take everything into account.

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RE: Photographed Every Single Airliner?

Wed Jul 24, 2002 3:10 pm

Rindt:

Sorry I should have made it more clear, I was of course only referring to having at least one photo for each of the L1011 airframes built. But you are correct there would be a LOT more missing in order to have a photo of every registration/airline colour scheme worn by an L1011.
 
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RE: Photographed Every Single Airliner?

Wed Jul 24, 2002 4:12 pm

No, I'm not being that picky. I do not mean one photo for every livery of each aircraft.

I was talking about counting by the # of airframes. That means a photo of each of however many of the 250 L1011s are still flying.

Also I'm curious, the most often photographed airline? I'd guess Delta.

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RE: Photographed Every Single Airliner?

Wed Jul 24, 2002 5:46 pm

You'd be surprised what's missing - never mind the local exotica in far flung corners of the world, a United 75 or 73 (forget which) went through the other day which was an A.net first!

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RE: Photographed Every Single Airliner?

Wed Jul 24, 2002 6:03 pm

Don't forget all the newly produced airliners, Airbus and Boeing delivers new jets every day, almost at least  Laugh out loud.

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RE: Photographed Every Single Airliner?

Thu Jul 25, 2002 12:39 am

For example I have listed below the missing TriStar photo's on the Database. As you will see there are still possibly 12 aircraft missing, some of which are still probably intact. I know that there is a photo of N726DA on airdisaster.com, if only we could get the photographer to upload it here! If anyone could possibly help identify photo id # 150049, that would be one less. I am sure if some of the photographers who have been around for some time could check their old collections we could reduce it by more, especially for the Saudia ones which were quite common around Europe about 10 years ago.

193A-1011 N1011 b/u 1986
193A-1011 N310EA w.o. MIA 1972.
193C-1089 N713DA b/u Marana
193C-1147 N722DA std VCV.
193C-1163 N726DA w.o. DFW 85.
193P-1068 JA8505 A40-TS EI-CBM EL-AKG 5N-ABB b/u 1993.
193P-1119 JA8515 b/u MHV.
193P-1128 JA8517 b/u (Is this id# 150049?)
193S-1110 N64854 HZ-AHA std
193S-1169 HZ-AHK w.o. 1980.
193S-1190 HZ-AHP std
193S-1214 HZ-AHR std


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