apollo13
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Help With Registrations!

Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:15 am

Everytime I go out with my camera and get photos of aircraft either departing or arriving. I always try to use the registrations to find out where they are flying to. However when I use either flightaware or flightstats.com they either display incorrect information or no information at all.

Is there a website or some tool that will help me in figuring out where a certain aircraft is headed to by just using the aircraft registration for example N522VA. It belongs to Virgin America on one of its Airbus A319's that I saw today at SFO but I dont know where it went to and thats what I want to know. Any help would greatly be appreciated.
 
oly720man
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RE: Help With Registrations!

Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:42 am

You can try this site

http://www.acarsd.org/acars_search.html

or

http://www.libhomeradar.org

Beware that the time stamp is UTC so will be 9 hrs ahead of you, I think. Also these aircraft are picked up with ACARS so any time is not always when they depart an airport, just when they're picked up.

The flight you saw was possibly (note detected in 2 different locations 4 1/2 hrs apart)

N522VA (A319 VX) 0028 20090209 VX0024 (SFO-JFK)
N522VA (A319 VX) 0459 20090209 VX0024 (SFO-JFK)
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apollo13
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RE: Help With Registrations!

Mon Feb 09, 2009 8:35 am

That is SO cool!! Thanks a lot for showing me these websites. This is of great help for me! Thank you!!! Big grin Big grin Big grin Big grin
 
oly720man
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RE: Help With Registrations!

Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:00 pm



Quoting Apollo13 (Reply 2):
That is SO cool!! Thanks a lot for showing me these websites. This is of great help for me! Thank you!!!

Glad to help. Yes, they're very useful sites. Just beware that a lot of commuter aircraft aren't picked up.

In the acarsd search page, if you enter SFO- (i.e. SFO and a hyphen) or -SFO (hyphen SFO) in the "route contains" box you'll get all the aircraft from or to SFO that have been picked up.

For example, the most recent ones detected coming from SFO, or with SFO in the route, are

ZK-SUJ C813B9 (B744 NZ) 1224 20090209 NZ0007 (SFO-AKL)
N554UA (B752 UA) 1212 20090209 UA0034 (OGG-SFO-JFK)
N826UA (A319 UA) 1202 20090209 UA0052 (KOA-SFO-EWR)
N3764D (B738 DL) 1156 20090209 DL0618 (SFO-JFK)
N180UA A1426F (B744 UA) 1134 20090209 UA0886 (KIX-SFO-ORD)
HL7483 (B744 KE) 1132 20090209 KE0214 (SFO-ANC)
N799UA AADB37 (B772 UA) 1125 20090209 UA0852 (TPE-NRT-SFO-JFK)
N209UA A1B535 (B772 UA) 1101 20090209 UA0853 (SFO-NRT-TPE)

and to SFO

N758US (A319 US) 1239 20090209 US1261 (PHL-PIT-SFO)
N656UA A8A4C7 (B763 UA) 1238 20090209 UA0907 (MUC-ORD-SFO)
N554UA (B752 UA) 1212 20090209 UA0034 (OGG-SFO-JFK)
N555UA (B752 UA) 1211 20090209 UA0005 (JFK-SFO)
N659UA A8AFEC (B763 UA) 1206 20090209 UA0937 (ZRH-IAD-SFO)
G-CIVC 400550 (B744 BA) 1204 20090209 BA0285 (LHR-SFO)
N826UA (A319 UA) 1202 20090209 UA0052 (KOA-SFO-EWR)
N671UA (B763 UA) 1202 20090209 UA0074 (HNL-SFO)
F-GLZJ 392F29 (A343 AF) 1145 20090209 AF0084 (CDG-SFO)

which can give a lot of advance notice of what's on its way in, especially from Europe and Asia.

Also, if you change the "show results as" to ANAD style report in the drop down box, it displays as one result per line which takes less space.
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waketurbulence
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RE: Help With Registrations!

Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:23 pm

You can also use this, it is from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. It takes some time to get the stats (3 months or so) but you can search past flights which is helpful. Unfortunately it is for U.S. airlines only and U.S. destinations.
http://www.bts.gov/xml/ontimesummarystatistics/src/index.xml
-Matt

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