'Dot Com' Flights


#1

This is probably a long shot, but does anyone have a list of the callsigns linked with the tail number.
I know some aircraft also change their callsigns frequently.


#2

Are you talking about aircraft that use “dot com”? If so, I think (don’t quote me on this) it’s Family Dollar’s fleet.

http://images2.jetphotos.net/img/2/6/8/1/81293_1182212186.jpg


#3

You can quote me. It is owned by Family Dollar.

All registrations for Family Dollar:
N400FD, N445FD, N545FD, N636FD, N900FD, N932ED: “fee paid”, no aircraft assigned
N645FD: Lear 45
N931FD: Lear 31A
N932FD: Lear 31A
N945FD: Lear 45


#4

There was one that flew into KRFD the other day, I happened to see its registration and was baffled. Good to see who runs it. I was kinda wondering. Let me see if I can pull up the past records for KRFD for the last few days, to get the tail number on it

Here it is ~ flightaware.com/live/flight/DCM6017


#5

If you pay fltplan.com a fee, you can use their call sign, which is Dotcom so that your aircraft tail number isn’t tracked. It was a bigger deal before BARR was reinstated. It’s more than just Family Dollars fleet.


#6

Anybody can use a dot com callsign if signed up with fltplan.com. There is a guy on our field that uses his Archer for business use, and frequently files as a Dot Com.


#7

Another flight ~ flightaware.com/live/flight/DCM7133

So is this a company that you pay, so you can use their registration, so your identity will remain anonymous?


#8

Pretty much. The company has obtained the call sign “Dot Com” from the FAA. For a fee, they file your flight plan using their assigned call sign.

They are, or were, primarily a very good, free flight planning website. You create a login, aircraft profiles, etc…and you can flight plan, file, and get weather in one quick transaction.
They now offer several additional services for a price. Weight and Balance, Safety Management System, and the aforementioned “Dot Com” call sign.