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Questions tagged [aircraft-identification]

For questions seeking to identify an aircraft, e.g. by description or photograph.

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What is this airplane that sits in front of Barringer High School in Newark, NJ?

This airplane sits in front of Barringer High School in Newark,Nj. No one there can identify it. Anyone have any idea of the make and model? Thanks
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What is the make and model of this plane?

I came across this picture taken in the late 1920s. Could you please help identify the make and model of this plane. Thanks.
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What is this airplane?

Found this old pic of an aircraft that used to service the north. Was wondering if anyone could identify, or had registration information. It would have been in service sometime between 1950-1970.
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What aircraft was used as Air Force One for the flight between Southampton and Shannon?

On Wednesday 5th June 2019, The US President flew from Southampton Airport, UK to Shannon Airport, Ireland on Air Force One. However, since SOU is more of a small regional airport, more used to ...
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Which aircraft is this?

I was curious if someone could help me gather some more info on this aircraft. I have looked it up in the FAA.GOV site and it does not match. Is there a way to find out info on this plane that flew ...
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What's this biplane built by a 16-year old?

I was told that this plane was built by a 16-year old in the 90s. Ever since, I've been bent on finding the specifications, name, etc., of this airplane with no success.
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What's the name of this light airplane?

The propeller of this light airplane almost looks like a triangle, so I'm interested in knowing its performance but I need help in identifying this plane because I don't even know her name.
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What is the plane on the Home Bush Bay Funsaver EP cover?

Found this CD I had in 1997 and just bought it again as it got lost. There is an aircraft which I cannot identify: the sticker on the propeller leads to a propeller manifacturer called Avia guess ...
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What is this aircraft on the grass in Budapest International Airport?

While taxiing after landing in BUD recently, I noticed a widebody aircraft half-hidden in the trees on the grass of the airport. You can see it on Google Maps over here. What is this aircraft, and ...
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What aircraft model is this that crashed?

Could someone please tell me what aircraft type this is? The crash happened very near to my flight school a few days ago and I want to know if it was one of their fleet that crashed.
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Possible military aircraft ID, N. Carolina

I was recently in Oak Island, NC and saw the following plane flying above. It was low-flying and much louder and larger than the other small prop planes flying out of nearby Cape Fear Regional Jetport....
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What is this old US Air Force plane?

What model of plane is visible in this image?
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What is the airplane type in this formation seen above Eugene, Oregon?

This flight of 2 flew by my house in Eugene, Oregon recently. I assume they're military pilot trainers but I am having trouble coming up with an ID.
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What military aeroplane seen at Prestwick is this? [duplicate]

I saw this plane flying out from Prestwick airport yesterday but what is it?
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Can this aircraft be identified by the exposure pattern of its flashing lights?

Can the aircraft on the attached photo be identified from the light pattern? While photographing this globular cluster (M 13) in Hercules, an aircraft passed through the FOV. The width between the ...
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What's parked in Mil Moscow helicopter plant?

This answer has a photo of a Mil Mi-26 that I felt in love with, so I looked in Wikipedia and learned it's the largest production helicopter, second only to Mil V-12 that flew as a prototype. In turn,...
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What is the definining line between a helicopter and a drone a person can ride in?

When I say drone in this context I don't mean an unmanned aircraft. I'm not sure what the terminology of a drone that has been adapted to carry a person? Is this picture below considered a helicopter ...
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What helicopter has the most rotor blades?

I have seen 2 rotor blades up to many and wonder when does having more rotor blades become less efficient? What helicopter has the most rotor blades? Related: Why don't helicopters prefer shorter ...
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What is the type of this plane?

I tried looking with aircraft tag on engine but no answers. I just need to find the type of this jet.
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What is this single-engine low-wing propeller plane?

I found this picture in an article about constant speed propellers, but there was no reference to the type of aircraft. The Flickr account that first posted the image doesn't exist anymore. I did some ...
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What is this business jet?

It could be a Learjet, but I can't find a match.
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Can you help me ID these two helicopters?

Hey folks! Desperate to find what these two helicopters are. Any help greatly appreciated!! A
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What is this 4-propeller plane?

My dad noticed it flying quite low today, sadly we do not have a better photo. 4-propellers and uniquely shaped tail assembly. Plane was spotted in northern Poland, around 9.30AM, near border with ...
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What vintage aircraft was registered as NC7210?

Can anyone help identify this vintage aircraft, origin, and possible flight history. Airplane has this number of its wing, NC 7210.
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Do airports archive the registration numbers of arriving and departing flights, and if so, for how long?

I am researching a flight I took as a child from LAX to Copenhagen in 1960 in a SAS DC-7C. I know the flight number, route, stops, departure time and date and wish to identify specifically which of ...
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What is this high wing twin airplane?

It sits in a very large backyard in Lancaster, California.
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Any unique characteristics to identify aircraft engine? [closed]

I love to find out the engine manufacturer and make, used in all of the aircraft I fly. Can anyone provide hints on how to identify an engine uniquely? The CFM56 on a Boeing 737NG is easy. It has a ...
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What is this high flying aircraft over Pennsylvania?

Yesterday afternoon I photographed a Boeing 777-300ER flying over my home, according to radar data it was at approximately 32,000 ft. In the photograph there is another aircraft present, it is much ...
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What plane model is this?

I thought it was a BAe 146/Avro RJ but the wing proportions don't seem to match. edit: Nevermind; I found it. It's an Ilyushin IL 76 out in Umm Al Quwain, UAE.
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What is this aircraft that has flown over my house all day? [duplicate]

I mainly joined to ask this question. I would not have been so curious had it not flown directly over my house at least 5 times in about a half-hour. Every time my house started rumbling, I’d rush ...
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Which aircraft had such a luxurious-looking navigator's station?

I'm reading the BBC's How Fiji changed the way we travel; The little Pacific island nation was the first to incorporate GPS into its aviation system – and in doing so forever changed the way we get ...
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Which military aircraft does this seem to be? [F-16 vs MiG-21]

Can someone identify the aircraft based on the components, riveting style, or other technical details visible in these crash pictures? a) Based on publicly available details, the chief suspects are ...
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What is this four-engine propeller airplane?

I came across this print at a bargain store a couple weeks ago. At first I thought it might be a variant of a Lockheed L-188 Electra; then I noticed that it has at least 6 engines, as the print ...
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What is this aircraft from ca. 1925 (crash included)?

I recently found the following family pictures from ca. 1925 and have been trying to identify the aircraft in them: A second picture of the same aircraft was taken shortly after the first one: Both ...
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As a General Rule, who is authorized to taxi aircraft [closed]

Need Help with this question it is giving me a hard time
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What is this high-wing, single-propeller, possibly military plane?

I recently acquired a black & white photograph of a group of military people posed in front of an airplane. I am seeking information about the plane, and maybe the people. The plane is mostly ...
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Can anyone identify the plane in this old photo?

It belonged to my uncle. May have been 1930s vintage.
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What aircraft model is on this old photograph?

I would be grateful if anyone could identify this - Copyright Real Photographs Co. No. 750
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What is this biplane from an old photograph?

Copyright photo by Real Photographs No 334
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What is this white-tail, short upper deck 747 I just saw?

It was seen taking off from a US Air Force base, which is part of Air Mobility Command. A great deal of their operation is departing or returning troops from abroad, so it gets a lot of rare visits ...
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What is the aircraft in the 'Be Altitude' album cover?

In 1972, the Staple Singers released the "Be Altitude" album, which has them posing in a jet engine's intake. My question is what aircraft does that engine belong to? And why would someone let them ...
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Can you help me identify a vintage airplane in a painting?

This is a recent photo of the king of Spain, Felipe VI, visiting Spanish troops stationed in Iraq. In the background there is a picture of an old plane, possibly with a propeller, that I suppose from ...
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What kind of planes are on this old photo?

Not sure what kind of planes are on this old photo? Does anyone have any idea?
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Can anyone identify what/where this photo is of?

This is a photo by the Real Photograph Co. (Liverpool) No.684. I think it may be a crashed WW1 Biplane (lots of the photos with it were WW1 biplanes).
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Are MSN numbers unique

Is it possible for two aircraft to have the same MSN number, I was under the assumption the an MSN was a unique identifier for an aircraft
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What is this high wing, single engine aircraft?

I think it might be a Douglas aircraft.
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What plane was this hotel room converted from?

The below image is of a converted aircraft now functioning as a hotel of sorts. I am having trouble identifying the type of the aircraft. It is not on the listing page either. Does anyone know what ...
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Can anyone identify this jet?

I took the picture in 2011 at McCarran.
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What is this twin engined jet?

I was barely able to get a shot of this plane so it's not great quality. I was hoping someone could identify it for me. I've never seen one like this.
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What is this flyer in a 1911 short film?

In the very first instants of the 1911 comedy short film Robinet aviatore (or Tweedledum Aviator) by Michel Fabre, which can be watched here, on the background some kind of flyer can be seen. Does ...