FAA registry vs Flight Aware Info


#1

why do different aircraft types appear on flight aware vs the FAA registry?
for example 1vk shows as a B95 on one and AC90 on the other.
registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry … bertxt=1VK


#2

It all depends on what the pilot puts on the flight plan or what the controller enters into the computer.


#3

Click on “details” on the FlightAware flight tracking page and we have the registration information available as well:

flightaware.com/resources/registration/N1VK

As far as the aircraft type on a tracking page, damiross is right.


#4

It would take a pretty dumb pilot to mistake a Beech Travel Air for a Rockwell 690 :open_mouth: , and it’s not a simple typo (B95 vs. AC90). I suspect (in order of likelihood):
a) truncated tail number for the Rockwell (Nxx1VK); or
b) change of registration not yet showing in the FAA database.

If we had the log for that flight we could probably tell from the speed whether it was a B95 or AC90.