Why no info from GINFO?

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I downloaded a flight tracker app to my android phone (Flightradar24 free) and copied the serial number the app showed me and entered it into the GINFO search box on the CAA site . But no matter what I entered I got no results. The planes displayed were all jetliners; easy jet; jet 2 etc and the numbers were like EXS536, a Jet2 plane. Also, anyone know a decent android app or website that will do this?
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I think you will find that you need the aircraft registration for GINFO ; flight numbers only relate to the flight ,not necessarily a particular aircraft,sometimes even a different type is used,and probably changes on a daily basis..
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I think you will find that you need the aircraft registration for GINFO ; flight numbers only relate to the flight ,not necessarily a particular aircraft,sometimes even a different type is used,and probably changes on a daily basis..
Ah thanks for that! Not very useful app then!
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If you press the 'More Info' button on the bottom left you will get the registration. (This the 'Pro' paid-for version. Freebie might be different) I am not certain though how knowing the registration would make it more 'useful' Moggy
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If you download Flightradar24 PRO when you highlight the flight there is an option for more details and this includes the airframe being used;) I find that the PRO version is a very useful tool especially if I'm waiting for flights to arrive!
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Damn you Moggy!! I must type faster :D:D:D:D
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If you download Flightradar24 PRO when you highlight the flight there is an option for more details and this includes the airframe being used;) I find that the PRO version is a very useful tool especially if I'm waiting for flights to arrive!
Oh no I dont want a paid for app. I dont fly, never been in a plane. Was just interested in seeing whats flying overhead.
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Never? :eek: Wonder how many others members have never been in a plane? :D
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If I recall correctly it costs about £2.50. If you really don't want to spend that vast sum then you can't be that interested Moggy
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So guess Larry doesn't subscribe to FlyPast either.........!!! Planemike