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What is the aircraft type in the movie 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' [on hold]

The new movie Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood has a few scenes in a Pan American Airways aircraft. The movie is set in the late 60s, looking at their fleet from that time, it looks like it was either ...
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What is this British bomber?

From previous answers this is probably at RAF Duxford in the mid-1930s.
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Closest RL Match for Fictional Helicopter Design?

Erm, not sure if this is the best place to post this but it seems like the best place to get a pretty straight answer thus far in my search. So yeah, this helicopter is obviously from a cartoon – but ...
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Identify canard, low-wing, single pusher-prop plane over Upstate NY

Yesterday, August 11, at around 3:30 pm, I saw an unusual-looking plane flying over Ithaca, NY. It seemed fairly small -- approximately business jet sized. Unfortunately, I didn't have time to get a ...
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Can anyone identify this Biplane?

This Biplane from the 1930's is from an English Airshow. Can anyone identify it? There is now another picture.
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ARTCC/Handoff etc [closed]

This involved the DB Cooper hijacking. my question would be. Seattle ARTCC handled the flight till the Oakland area. Cooper jumped somewhere near Portland. how easy would it be for the Portland radar ...
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Can anyone help identify this old 1930's plane?

I would like to identify this plane, if anyone can help? All I can tell you is that it is from an old photo album and probably an English Airshow in the 1920's or 1930's.
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Do airplanes or helicopters ever fly at night using only white navigation lights?

I've been trying to figure out if airplanes or helicopters ever fly at night with only white Nav Lights. See this UAV video taken on July 12, 2015, 05:38 AM Pacific time in San Francisco, CA, USA.
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Airplanes in static display at Whiteman AFB

After reading the post about B-2 sizing, I spend a couple of minutes on Google Maps looking at airplanes on the Whiteman AFB. On runways, I think there are one B-2 Spirit, 3 T-38 Talon, and one AH-64 ...
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Commercial jet accompanied by small plane near Seattle

From the South Beach Campground on the western shore of the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State we observed this unusual formation: I only had a Sony RX100 at hand but perhaps the image quality is ...
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What is the fastest unpressurized aircraft?

What is the fastest unpressurized aircraft with oxygen masks that can carry people?
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Which aircraft are 76A, 76B, 77E, 77F?

I have a list of of aircraft types like so: ...
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What is this light passenger prop airplane which crash landed in East Kalimantan, Borneo in 1983?

Plane crash landed in Borneo jungle in 1983.
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What is this twin engine propeller aircraft flying for Garuda airlines in Indonesia in 1983?

Twin propeller small civil aircraft flown by Garuda Airlines Indonesia in 1983. aZxGQ.jpg
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What military aircraft has six propeller engines?

Today, in south-east Scotland, I saw a plane that looked a bit like a Hercules but had four pods on each wing. I'm pretty sure that three of them were propeller engines and the end one was something ...
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Need help identifying planes, near Toronto [closed]

Any help will be appreciated. Thanks
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What is this old biplane on a float?

I'm hoping for some help in identifying the plane in these two photographs I found in my father's collection.
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What kind of Chinook helicopter/airplane hybrid is this?

I had this question: Could this helicopter's body be a flying wing? and this picture came up. What kind of helicopter is this? What is the extra wing for?
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What is this airplane with small wings at different angles seen at Paphos Airport?

I landed in Paphos Airport in Cyprus and spotted this thing sitting in the sun near the runway. It has small 'wings' sticking out at different angles. What kind of plane is this? (Sorry for the bad ...
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What kind of jet plane is this?

The cockpit can hold one person, is smaller than a compact car and as narrow as a motorcycle. What kind of plane is this and how hard would it be to fly?
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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 ...