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Old 12-10-2019, 02:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Do you collect only the exact livery of what you flew? Or is tail number good enough.

I do both, and of course collect models of plane types/airlines flown on if the exact reg is not available.

Also customized to create the exact registration I wanted on a couple.
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One of my favorite topics. I collect the Livery... won't change the registration because of "future resale". Will do a custom if not available. My United 767-400 is an example. The good news is that if I have to do a custom, I will use the correct registration number. Since I don't fly enough different airlines, I have added to my criteria... If I have boarded or touched the actual aircraft, it will also go in the collection. Examples include USAF Boeing 707 at Regan Library and the Prototype 747 and 787 at Boeing Field. (Concorde too) I have also stretched it to include UPS freighters for my surf boards! To further stretch the criteria, I have included planes of "significant sentimental value". These would include Tanker 10 which provided air support to our wild fire here in 18 and AF1 which landed at RDD with George Bush in 08. Brian
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Model/livery combination is good enough for me. The reg is a bonus.
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Thread title needs to be changed.

Only pilots have “flown” aircraft.

Passengers have “flown on” aircraft.
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That's what I wanted to put, but it has too many characters for the title.
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That's what I wanted to put, but it has too many characters for the title.
Edit out the first word “For” and you’ll be good.
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Old 12-11-2019, 02:25 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I have an ng models jet2 737-800 G-JZHA which I flew on this summer
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Type and livery are good for me. But have two normal releases were the registration matches aswell wich is very nice.
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I used to target only the registration... until I started to travel more often and wanted keepsakes of my trips. Just because they don’t make the exact registration I flew on doesn’t mean I can’t have the type/livery in my collection to represent that trip. I love it when the registration lines up, but it’s not essential.
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Do you collect only the exact livery of what you flew?
If i would only collect the exact livery i flew on than my airplane collection would have been very very small indeed.. for example if i travel to Europe i almost always fly KLM and in the past it was with Martinair as well, mostly with their 767-300 ER aircraft from MIA to AMS.. but sadly Martinair is not very well represented in 1:200 Die-cast..

I have a different strategy of collecting, what i do is i collect at least one or more airplane model(s) from a major airline of the country that, that airline mentioned flies for..
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Type and livery are good for me. But have two normal releases were the registration matches aswell wich is very nice.
Same here - it's a bonus when the registration matches. It's also why I've picked up nearly every American MD-80 since I flew on about 70% of the fleet over the years. But typically one example of a given type with matching livery is good for me.
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Old 12-11-2019, 05:13 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I collect some of the earlier planes I flew on -
Mohawk CV-440, FH-227, BAC 1-11 (both colors)
Allegheny CV-580, DC-9-30, BAC 1-11
And a couple of others .. :-)
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BAC 1-11 very nice. When Aeroclassics released two British Caledonian, I didn't pay attention to the registrations. The one purchased turned out to be the same plane I flew on back in the day. Talk about luck.

My one and only flight on a BAC 1-11.
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I never even take notice of the registration of my aircraft.
Do you guys write these things down?
I can tell I flew a certain plane when it wears a special livery. That's all.
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Sometimes I get the tail numbers and sometimes not. Wish I were more consistent about recording them.

I flew on a DLH B742 in the early 90s. I recorded the plane's name, "Bremen". But not the tail number.

However recently I was able to find its registration on a 17 year old thread on airliners.net.

Although this is a good resources as well. https://sites.google.com/site/lhgroupfleet/historic
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I never even take notice of the registration of my aircraft.
Do you guys write these things down?
I can tell I flew a certain plane when it wears a special livery. That's all.


I started keeping a log when I was 12.... That was many years ago.
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Model/livery combo is good enough for me as well. I don't know every registration I've been on but the ones that I do know, if a model is re-released with that specific registration number then I will re-buy it and then either keep the original one or sell it.



The one model that I've "stretched" to include has been the UPS 757. I've flown on two, both had PW engines but still had the "Synchronizing the world of commerce" on them as well rather than the newer revised scheme which does not include it. The Gemini version has RR engines but I look past that and include it as part of my flown on collection.
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Good topic!
Aircraft/livery combo are perfect for me (same registration would be great). If exact type or livery not available, then an alternate that is reasonable enough to represent a memorable trip.
There is also a sub-criteria where I collect interesting aircraft - type not flown on, but travelled on that airline) - this adds to the variety.
To keep my spending in check, I don't buy models of any airline I never flew on.
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I never even take notice of the registration of my aircraft.
Do you guys write these things down?
I can tell I flew a certain plane when it wears a special livery. That's all.
I started keeping a log 8 1/2 years ago. I missed recording the registration from one flight on an Air Canada Express/Jazz flight on a CRJ705 three years ago... actually, in both directions... and it still irks me. I have everything else.
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It used to be very easy, especially crossing the tarmac to boarding stairs. But being channeled through those air bridges its pretty much impossible to get any registrations.
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It used to be very easy, especially crossing the tarmac to boarding stairs. But being channeled through those air bridges its pretty much impossible to get any registrations.
FlightRadar24 will give you the registration with the flight.
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It used to be very easy, especially crossing the tarmac to boarding stairs. But being channeled through those air bridges its pretty much impossible to get any registrations.
If possible I just look at it through the window at the next gate down before I board.

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FlightRadar24 will give you the registration with the flight.
But yes this is pretty much the easiest way to get it now - just use their app.

I unfortunately didn't record mine at first when I started flying heavily for work. I've been able to go back and reconstruct most of them using the BTS site (I actually use this front-end to it: Aircraft Tail Number Lookup) but I'm still missing about 2 years worth.
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If possible I just look at it through the window at the next gate down before I board.
Nice idea. Thanx!

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But yes this is pretty much the easiest way to get it now - just use their app.

I unfortunately didn't record mine at first when I started flying heavily for work. I've been able to go back and reconstruct most of them using the BTS site (I actually use this front-end to it: Aircraft Tail Number Lookup) but I'm still missing about 2 years worth.
I have the FR24 on my tablet. Never thought to use it right IN a busy airport.
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Do you collect only the exact livery of what you flew? Or is tail number good enough.

I do both, and of course collect models of plane types/airlines flown on if the exact reg is not available.

Also customized to create the exact registration I wanted on a couple.
Yes, I found that changing my collecting criteria to aircraft/airlines (specific livery) that I flew on was helping out with the $$$ on hand for this hobby!

Not fussy with the exact Registration of the aircraft; if I manage to acquire the exact Reg as other DAC members mentioned above it's a bonus.

Would like to customize only one aircraft that I flew on for my honeymoon to Boracay; will try to get this one done next year.

Cool thread! Cheers! T7
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for me it doesn't really matter, mostly because nobody has done a Westjet 737-800 with the Scimitar winglets.

It's funny though, I've had a Skymarks Air Canada A330 since 2006. Ten years later, the exact tail number would be my first flight on a widebody haha
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I am the same as some of you guy's , I have a couple of models with the correct registration, but as long as the livery is correct I am happy with that, as it still represents the various aircraft I've flown on, I am also lucky to have a model of the very first aircraft I flew on with the correct reg, and this was the first model I purchased that started my collection off.
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I try to collect models of planes i flew on but that is pretty hard, when there are manufacturers having good moulds, but (STILL) simply do not use it - even more confusing is the poor amount of use when you think of the popularity of certain moulds.
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I'm lucky enough to have a few original ones! G-ISLK was my ride to Southampton one time, and Herpa do a 1/500 model (Flybe livery). I've also got G-TAWA from Skymarks, which I flew on with TUI to Tenerife. I'm hoping for Gemini's Monarch A321 (G-ZBAO) one day, as I flew on her to Birmingham.
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For my collection, I tend to go for exact colors, livery & registration on planes I've flown on.
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