Every aircraft has a unique registration number, usually printed on or near the tail – think of it like a license plate for an airplane.
I track tail numbers on my flight log in order to let me keep track of whether I’ve been on a particular airplane before, and to let me know which particular airplanes I’ve flown on most often.
If you can see the tail number of your plane, great! But if you can’t see it, you can usually find the tail number with a bit of detective work.
Flight Log: http://www.flighthistorian.com/airports/ABI
Abilene’s a small, one-hub, several regional jets per day airport, but I still like it. To date, it remains the only airport I’ve been to with free coffee.
Abilene also has a boneyard of old American Eagle turboprops, pictured above.
For such a small airport, ITO was actually rather difficult to draw. As a Hawaiian airport, a good portion of the terminal is outside but shaded, meaning there are a lot of holes in the roof – and thus a lot more edges on the silhouette.
Unfortunately, including the Marine Air Terminal (far left) makes the image substantially wider than I’d like, leading everything to be tiny when the image is resized to fit the width of the page. The SVG image, however, should make it easier to see the details.