To decode the AIRCRAFT TYPE click on the following link, which will take you to the FAA’s website: http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/atpubs/CNT/5-2.HTM. Then click on the letter corresponding to the first letter of the aircraft designator code and scroll through the list until you find the aircraft you are looking for.
The FLIGHT ID field may display two different types of information. An “N” number, which is the “tail number” of the aircraft; or it may contain a flight number using a three letter Airline Code. While VNY is not a commercial airport, some charter companies fly under an Airline Code rather than the aircraft’s N-Number.
If you wish to look up the registered owner of a general aviation aircraft that has an N-Number displayed in the FLIGHT ID field, click on the following link: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Inquiry.aspx. This will take you to the Aircraft Registration Inquiry page of the FAA’s Civil Aviation Registry website. Click on the “N-Number” link to initiate the inquiry.
To decode the Airline Code in the FLIGHT ID field click on the following link, which will take you to the FAA’s website: http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/atpubs/CNT/3-3.htm. Use “Section 3 by 3-Letter Identifier,” click on the letter corresponding to the first letter of the airline code and scroll through the list until you find the airline you are looking for.
To decode the ORIGIN and DESTINATION field(s) for U.S. and foreign airports click on the following link, which will take you to the following website that will allow you to decode this field: http://www.landings.com/landings/pages/search/search_ap-ident.html. Scroll down the page until you get the search box (about 1/3 of the way down the page). Enter the 3 or 4 letter airport code in the Airport Codes box and press the Send Query button to find the airport associated with the code you are looking for.