elcableguy77
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Questions For You Contrail Spotters Out There...

Thu Apr 06, 2006 9:13 pm

At least once during the course of a day, I will be outside, look up, and wonder what aircraft that is flying over my head at altitude. Now, I know there are good tracking sites that tell me what flight it is, but I have seen some folks post to this site as to what the tail number of the particular aircraft is.
My question is twofold:

1. What site do you use to tell you what the tail number is of a particular flight?

2. Is there a different site that shows information for flights outside the US (I'm looking to travel abroad in the next couple of months), or does the answer to the first question answer this one?

Thanks for the help!

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deaphen
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RE: Questions For You Contrail Spotters Out There...

Thu Apr 06, 2006 10:18 pm

Quoting Elcableguy77 (Thread starter):
2. Is there a different site that shows information for flights outside the US (I'm looking to travel abroad in the next couple of months), or does the answer to the first question answer this one?

no there isnt any very effective software or site which shows u tail numbers atleast outside the usa. Its quite bugging, i have airliners flying above all the time but i can just tell the airline and nothing else... ofcourse also the aircrft type!
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dc10tim
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RE: Questions For You Contrail Spotters Out There...

Thu Apr 06, 2006 11:25 pm

A lot of people over here use an SBS thesedays to identify stuff flying over.

http://www.javiation.co.uk/sbs-1.html

They're quite pricey but it's amazing to see one working.

I'm not aware of any freely available websites that publish near real-time info. of over flights.

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Tim.
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RE: Questions For You Contrail Spotters Out There...

Fri Apr 07, 2006 5:19 am

Other than the SBS-1 you'll probably just have to wait for someone to post an ACARS list.
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RE: Questions For You Contrail Spotters Out There...

Sun Apr 09, 2006 10:14 am

Is there any chance of getting a photo accepted of an aircraft with contrails if the aircraft cannot be identified?

I can see aircraft like this on beautiful days:

http://walter2219.fotopic.net/p27145401.html

PS: this is just an example for non-identification, I am not assuming this is A.net quality...

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RE: Questions For You Contrail Spotters Out There...

Mon Apr 10, 2006 5:50 pm

Quoting Walter2222 (Reply 4):
Is there any chance of getting a photo accepted of an aircraft with contrails if the aircraft cannot be identified?

Yes, there are a few of them. Just try a search for a type with unknown airline, e.g. B747-400.


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As for getting the ID of aircraft, there are a number of ACARS sites around. http://www.acarsd.org/world_ACARS_reports.html

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