Identify Planes by the Tail Number

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  1. EdwardLeigh

    EdwardLeigh New Member

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    Hello Friends,

    Since the 1940s, the International Civil Aviation Organization has required all civilian aircraft to be registered with a national aviation authority. The ICAO also requires that a unique registration identifier composed of numbers, letters or both, and preceded by a letter code to identify the nationality of the plane, be displayed on every aircraft. This number is usually displayed on the fuselage immediately ahead of the tail and has come to be known as the aircraft "tail number." Several things can be derived from the tail number of an airplane.

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    Edward Leigh
     
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    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    For Indian aircraft the code starts with the letters VT-- Viceroy Territory. A reminder of our colonial past.
     

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