When I photograph airplanes, the last thing I do to the image file, is add pertinent information to the meta data – a short description and a few keywords. That’s usually not a problem since checking the registration number enables searches for all important data.
If, that is, one can see the registration number.
I have recently taken some shots from below and when checking my images I find that airlines don’t always display numbers very prominently, it varies wildly. The international airlines can be counted on to show numbers on the underside of wings, but not companies such as Virgin America and Southwest and others…also, when shooting a plane coming right at you, you might not be able to find a number at all…
So I was wondering…is it possible to identify a plane, if airline, location and time is known…? – I recently took a shot of a plane coming straight at me and when I checked my picture later on, I was uncertain about what kind of plane it was even, but I feel strongly now, it was in fact a United “Dreamliner”…so here’s what I have:
– United Airlines (is the airline, no ambiguity there)
– LAX (arrival) …is the place (northern runways)
– September 13, 2013 and…
– 11:38am the time
United doesn’t have that many 787s, so theoretically it should be possible to identify the plane, but…is it possible without “privileged access”…?
Another aircraft I couldn’t identify was this:
– American Airlines
– LAX (departure)
– September 14, 2013
…and here I CAN see the number, but in a “slanted way” so I can’t be sure, but it should be one of these:
N606AA – N608AA – N609AA
…any help with this would be greatly appreciated… : )
gunnar – “nearLAX”