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What is this aeroplane - not a Blackbird?

What is the aeroplane in the first image? I noticed this photo in a youtube clip, and at first glance thought it was a three-engine Blackbird SR-71, but it appears to be a single-seater. The text ...
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What are the names of these aircraft? Part.2

The next part of the group... Can someone help me?
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Can you identify this unusual plane by its description? [closed]

I saw this plane many years ago: Same shape and size as an commercial airliner. No windows along the fuselage Painted flat gray (like a naval ship) Had a blue circle on its "nose" (Blue painted ...
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What kind of jet fighter is this?

I visisited Tirana, Albania the first week in August. Outside a shopping mall called "TEG" there was an old jet fighter on display. I can't recognise what make and model this is. Can anybody here help ...
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Is this a Janet Airlines 737 at Area 51?

I was looking at the satellite image of area 51 on google earth and i noticed an airplane that was taxiing alone on area 51 at 37°14′0″N 115°48′30″W or (R-4808N) could this be a Janet airlines Boeing ...
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Is this just a generic B737 or does it have a specific name?

Is this just a generic B737 or does it have a specific name?
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What is this plane spotted from Outer Banks, NC?

What is this plane spotted from Outer Banks, North Carolina?
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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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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 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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What plane is this, appearing in the movie Rampage?

The plane's registration number is barely visible. Unfortunately it's the best quality I could find.
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Which models are these aircraft?

Can somebody please identify the second aircraft. I tried reverse search but no use :C. I'm trying to win a boeing 777 model :D
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Can you identify this model of a twin-engine propeller aircraft?

Can anyone tell me what this is please?
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Please tell me which trainer aircraft is this?

This trainer aircraft was spotted by me on a video on youtube, which said they were at the Lahore Flying Club. I really could not tell what aircraft they were on. If anyone can tell me, that would be ...
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What Blackbird variant is the one at the Kalamazoo Air Zoo?

Which one is sitting at the Air Zoo (Kalamazoo Aviation History Museum)? What variant is it?
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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 does “Mission Mixing” means for Long Range Aircraft?

I know very little, like Long Range aircraft will be used for Short range and medium range. But what is the purpose of using like that?. Also I want to complete details of mission mixing from layman ...
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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, 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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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 flying machine is this model?

Help with this flying machine. I think it is a concept / prototype designed in Europe in the nineteenth century.
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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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Did I identify these aircraft correctly?

I photographed a couple of aircraft and tried to identify them, but I'm not sure if it's correct. For me, all of them look like an Airbus A320, but I'm really unsure. So which of these aircraft is an ...
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Need help identifying planes, near Toronto [closed]

Any help will be appreciated. Thanks
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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's this tiny airplane?

I found this very small airplane in the desert on Google Maps. It appears to have about a 10 foot wingspan, and is about the size of an SUV (compare to cars nearby). Location in Google Maps: Google ...
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When do commercial aircraft tail numbers change?

Each (large, commercial and most other) aircraft has a registration number, painted or stickered on its hull: the tail number. I was under the false impression that tail numbers don't change, and ...
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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 this plane shown on the 'Blended wing body' Wikipedia page?

(wikimedia.org via wikipedia.org) What is the second plane from left, between the 757 and the B-2?
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What type of aircraft uses this long flashing pattern? [duplicate]

5:00 am every morning I went to Rice-Field Road for a jog. I always see airplanes with flashing lights. All of them have the same flashing patterns except for the one that I just saw yesterday. The ...
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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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What are the names and the function of these aircraft components?

These images were taken from a Cessna 150 aircraft containing a Continental O-200 engine.
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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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Can someone identify these two Bell helicopters seen in the Czech Republic?

I would like to ask you for help with identification of two particular airframes. On Sunday 13 May 2018 around 11.45 local time, I took a picture of two Bell UH-1s south of Brno, Czech Republic. I ...
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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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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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Is there any source or database from which we can find out the total number of military aircraft sold globally every year?

There are a few online databases that sheds light on the number of commercial jets that countries, airlines purchases every year. Is there any database that provides similar figures for military ...
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Gray cargo prop plane with ∇ or Δ symbol on side and French-like tricolor flag tail?

What type of plane flown today has the following characteristics? gray body cargo/freight 4 props ∇ or Δ symbol on side vertical, French-like tricolor flag on tail's rudder
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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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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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What are the differences between C208 versions?

I am aware of a few versions of C208: C208 Caravan C208 Grand Caravan C208 Grand Caravan Amphibian Amphibian has pantoons with retractable landing gears, but what is the difference between ...
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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 aircraft has a single constant orange light? [closed]

I live under a fly path in Oldham near Manchester and I see planes passing by every day/night as they approach the airport. However today around 21.20 I have seen something different too. A plane ...
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How many of this aircraft were manufactured?

What was the total quantity issued of this model aircraft (including any modifications).
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What plane has the widest range in speed in which it can operate? [duplicate]

What propellor plane, other than planes with vertical takeoff capability, has the largest gap in speed between its slowest stall speed and its maximum airspeed? I am looking for a plane with a short ...
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What airborn aircraft has only white lights [duplicate]

Last night two aircraft flew fairly low overhead one following the other. From their approach only three white lights were visible from the front and one white light toward the tail. It was dark and ...
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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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Twin engine pusher plane seen at Northolt [closed]

I occasionally see such a thing on final approach to Northolt. Its very noisy and looks vaguely military. Anybody know what it is and what its purpose is (other than to annoy me)?
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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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