Have you ever seen a really cool plane or helicopter and wondered who that plane belongs to? You’re in luck!
As long as the plane has a United States “N” number registry, you can go to the FAA’s airplane registration lookup website and look up the registration information for the plane.
Some planes are registered to holding companies, others are registered to the banks that hold the liens and others are actually registered to people.
Don’t go all stalker crazy and try to find out people’s home addresses and that sort of thing, that’s creepy.
What I find most interesting, is to look up the registration information of cool planes, or of the airliner that I’m flying on. Wells Fargo Bank of Utah owns a lot of planes.
I also like to use it to do research on a plane since sometimes a plane will have had multiple owners. As long as the plane has the “N” number, you can look it up and see the history of ownership of a plane. That comes in handy when you’re trying to blog about a plane that you just saw, or that you saw at an airshow somewhere.