AT&T used to use 212 in their registrations, this being the area code for New York. Verizon do the same now. Going back in time, Paul Mellon had a G1 and then a G2 that used N1929Y. He graduated from Yale in 1929. Oprah Winfrey uses N540W, 1954 being the year she was born.
The tail number therefore quite often gives a clue to the operator even though many of them try and hide it on the register. Thanks to FK Larkin for his assistance with this post.
|at Zurich in 2009|