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The following items can help you in spotting. Everything from telling apart airplanes and registrations to how to face the nototrious airport cops/security when spotting or photographing.

Official letter from the FAA/TSA that states that there are no prohibitions for aviation photography other than at security/immigration checkpoints. Download in MS Word Format and feel free to print out and have it by you in case the police come.

Download the FAA Photography Letter

This will give you a complete list of registrations of the bigger commercial aircraft. Click on the link below for the webpage.

Commercial Jet Aircraft Census