Schizophrenic NetJets


#1

flightaware.com/live/flight/N265 … /KIAD/KSJC
flightaware.com/live/flight/N265 … /KSNA/CYYJ

N265QS is a Falcon 2000 and I’m guessing the GIV is in fact N465QS, but how can the FAA have accepted both plans ?


#2

The FAA doesn’t validate tail numbers to see if they’re registered or against the registered aircraft type when you file a flightplan. We see typos like this (by operator or ATC) all the time.


#3

Understood, but are you saying that two airplanes with the same id can be in the air at the same time without some software catching it ?

Boggle.


#4

It used to be a routine occurrence before American Eagle upgraded from 3 digit flight numbers to 4 digit flight numbers. Still happens occasionally.