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Finding Out Registration Numbers...

Wed Dec 03, 2003 2:34 am

Hello everyone!

I was just wondering, how is it possible to find a tail number of the airplane in flight? The author of this photo claims that these two planes that have crashed are F-BTSC and SU-GAP. When I enlarged it on my screen, I could see that the concorde is indeed an F-BTSC, but how does he know that EgyptAir is SU-GAP. How is it possible?

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Hope that someone could satisfy my curiousity.

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RE: Finding Out Registration Numbers...

Wed Dec 03, 2003 2:40 am

Knowing Mike, he probably has a log book and the exact date and the tail numbers of each plane while they were at JFK. That would be my guess.

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RE: Finding Out Registration Numbers...

Wed Dec 03, 2003 3:10 am

Mike does have an extensive log of reg. #s

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RE: Finding Out Registration Numbers...

Wed Dec 03, 2003 4:20 am

Well gee....maybe, just maybe he took more than one pic in this series and thats the one he chose to upload. I don't think any of us just take one pic of one plane at a time.

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RE: Finding Out Registration Numbers...

Wed Dec 03, 2003 4:33 am

Simply answer, I shot it (the MS 767) on arrival that same morning.

Come on Jay, I'm not that crazy. But I do have a Shooting Log for each day I go out shooting and what planes/regs I shot so I guess you're close  Smile


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