I have encountered several US-registered planes (tail numbers starting with N) which do not appear to be in the FlightAware or FAA registry. All of these planes have been flying for several years and some of these planes fly frequently. Here are some examples:
I first through this was due to the planes being on the blocked planes list, but there is owner infos for the couple of blocked planes I checked:
- Bill Gates: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N887WM
- Jerry Jones: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N1DC
- Paul Allen: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N902AF
How are these planes not listed in the FAA registry? Sorry if this is an obvious, but I cannot figure out how this is possible.