I'd like to get flight data for the last 10-20 years for an aircraft for which I have an N-number. Basic information-locations and times of arrival and departure.

Is there a free database which will produce these records?

  • $\begingroup$ The US DOT BTS site has this kind of information(not 100% accurate)... but I don't remember the exact area of the site to get the information. $\endgroup$
    – slookabill
    Commented Nov 10, 2016 at 10:20
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    $\begingroup$ General aviation, commercial, charter, cargo? $\endgroup$
    – Ron Beyer
    Commented Nov 10, 2016 at 12:47
  • $\begingroup$ Related questions: here, here $\endgroup$
    – Pondlife
    Commented Nov 10, 2016 at 13:54
  • $\begingroup$ You might look at [this answer]. It's hard to glean that info from free public databases past a few months. But there are paid databases that have the info if you know how to program and m an api $\endgroup$
    – TomMcW
    Commented Nov 10, 2016 at 18:49

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Some websites offer historic flight records, but they are not free. And they don't go back for decades and are not complete.

If you really must, try the FAA Registry, see if the owner is listed, and get in touch if their contact information is listed.

The FAA only keeps broad records, as this answer explains.

Don't get me wrong, but it's like asking where a car has been to for the past 20 years. But I could be mistaken.


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