|This is a simple demo script to lookup airplane data by entering their registration number.
The script uses Airport-data.com's API to provide a photograph of the airplane, and a link to more data.
|Enter a registration number in the input field, e.g. PHPBY, and click the "Lookup" button to search for its data.|
|Click the image to view more photographs and registration data on Airport-data.com's website.|
|Note that the author of this script is in no way associated with Airport-data.com.|
|Click the "Help" button or press F1 for help.
Click the current version number to check for updates.
|Click the "Back" button or press Esc to return to the main screen.|
|Though Airport-data.com has records for many airplanes, they don't have records for all.
If you want to increase your chances for FAA-registered airplanes ("N-numbers"), you can download the FAA's Releasable Aircraft Registry Database and place the files MASTER.txt and ACFTREF.txt in this HTA's parent folder.
|Each time the HTA is started, it checks if these files are available, and if so, loads them in a background thread.
Whenever an aircraft registration is not found on Airport-data.com, and the registration starts with an N followed by at least one numerical digit, the HTA will search these files.
No photo will be shown, and the link will lead you to a list of search results in StartPage.com.
|Note that a local FAA database search takes a lot longer than an Airport-data.com query.|
|1.00||2015-11-29||First public release.|
page last modified: 2020-04-30