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This is a wiki of resources that can be used to identify aircraft registration numbers for historical flights. Please add to it if you know of other resources:

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http://flightaware.com/
http://data.flight24.com
http://www.libhomeradar.org/databasequery/
http://www.antonakis.co.uk/acars.php?page=request
http://www.acarsd.org/acars_search.html
http://www.landings.com/
https://planefinder.net/data/
https://www.flightera.net/en/
https://www.airfleets.net/home/

US Flights
https://www.transtats.bts.gov/ONTIME/Departures.aspx

Regional / Airport / Airline specific
http://www.lhr-lgw.co.uk/ (LHR and LGW)
http://www.thebasource.com/flighttracker.html (BA)
http://wandr.me/bts/ - Covers domestic US flights as reported to the DoT's RITA/BTS group (above) with an easier to use UI
http://ottspotters.blogspot.hk/ - UK/Atlantic ferry flights, not searchable
http://www.lbaspotters.net/ - LBA
http://www.tasmanchester.com/Arrival_logs.html - MAN (recent arrivals)
http://www.egph.co.uk/ - EDI
http://www.egpf.info/ - GLA
http://www.egpk.com/ - PIK
http://www.planeboys.de/ - Berlin (TXL, SXF, THF) airport movements


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http://casper.frontier.nl/
http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/data_and...ics/index.html


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Old Feb 26, 15, 9:06 pm
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Aircraft Registration Numbers - Resources

For those of us that like to keep a log of aircraft tail numbers, but for some reason can't retrieve the number on the day itself or are looking for historical data, there are several resources out there which might help:

http://flightaware.com/
http://data.flight24.com
http://www.libhomeradar.org/databasequery/
http://www.antonakis.co.uk/acars.php?page=request
http://www.acarsd.org/acars_search.html
http://apps.bts.gov/xml/ontimesummar.../src/index.xml (for US)
http://www.landings.com/
http://wandr.me/bts/
http://www.lhr-lgw.co.uk/
http://www.thebasource.com/flighttracker.html
What was formerly http://casper.frontier.nl/

I've compiled these from many threads on this and other websites that I've trawled through. Very rarely however do any of these return the info I'm looking for. I've tried all of these manually but still have dozens of registration numbers I can't track down. The flights are mostly in Europe, with some in Asia, and range from September 2005 to September 2014. Does anyone have any insights / solutions?

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Old Feb 26, 15, 9:56 pm
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Aircraft Registration Numbers (resources listed and still no use)

There are people who like to log aircraft tail numbers?
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Old Feb 26, 15, 10:35 pm
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There are people who like to log aircraft tail numbers?
Yup. I'm one. Pretty cool (in my opinion) to find out that the AA 737 I flew BOS-DFW last Saturday was the same one I flew SEA-DFW 18 months ago. Then you get people like Seat 2A who've spent more time on some airframes than most aircrew.
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Old Feb 27, 15, 12:04 am
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Yup. I'm one. Pretty cool (in my opinion) to find out that the AA 737 I flew BOS-DFW last Saturday was the same one I flew SEA-DFW 18 months ago. Then you get people like Seat 2A who've spent more time on some airframes than most aircrew.
I like finding out what happens to airframes I've travelled on which are retired or transferred to another airline, put into storage, changed livery etc. e.g. just flew B-17919 which is very soon to be retired and transferred to DL for spare parts - interested to follow developments on that one! ^ (also discovered this aircraft slid off the runway at KHH in 2000 in heavy rain...)
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There are people who like to log aircraft tail numbers?
Definitely, and there are quite a few who do. Websites like flightmemory.com and flightdiary.net make it very easy to track historical and future flights.
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Old Mar 12, 15, 11:36 am
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Bumping this in the hope that someone can offer a solution...
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Old Mar 12, 15, 11:56 am
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If you want a cleaner (IMO) interface into this data check out my resource at http://wandr.me/bts/. You can pick a specific city pair and date and get just those flights.





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Old Mar 13, 15, 12:17 pm
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There are people who like to log aircraft tail numbers?
I do, but only the one's I'm in seat 0A.

For the OP, you have every N-number resource me and my friends know, and some we didn't. Thanks, they've been added to our lists.
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Old Jan 8, 16, 1:20 am
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I have added two more sites brought to my attention by the kind folks on the BA thread:

http://www.lhr-lgw.co.uk/
http://www.thebasource.com/flighttracker.html
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Old Jan 8, 16, 1:23 am
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If you want a cleaner (IMO) interface into this data check out my resource at http://wandr.me/bts/. You can pick a specific city pair and date and get just those flights.
Apologies, I missed your message. Have added your site to the list in the top post, along with the BA ones.
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Could a mod please change the thread title to "Aircraft Registration Numbers - Resources"? I have added a wiki at the top in the hope that others can contribute.
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Old Jan 14, 16, 3:18 pm
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Could a mod please change the thread title to "Aircraft Registration Numbers - Resources"? I have added a wiki at the top in the hope that others can contribute.
There you go. Hopefully, the retitle will make the thread easier to find. Nice job on the Wiki.
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Old Nov 12, 16, 8:05 am
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Added the following extra sites to the wiki:

http://ottspotters.blogspot.hk/ - UK/Atlantic ferry flights, not searchable
http://www.lbaspotters.net/ - Leeds Bradford Airport, UK
http://www.tasmanchester.com/Arrival_logs.html - Manchester Airport, UK (recent arrivals)
http://www.planeboys.de/ - Berlin airport movements
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There are people who like to log aircraft tail numbers?
I don't log them, but do try to see the tail number I am flying. Last month on a 3 hour layover in AMS, I counted six DL A330s that were previously operated by NW. Recognized by that tail number.
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