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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Happy 10-11


Special Thanks to Jon Proctor for the use of his photo! He has some incredible classic LAX pictures on his website HERE .

N189PA

1971 Gulfstream II, c/n 108.

Don't look for this one on lesser websites like Jet Photos or Airliners, they don't have it.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Delivery Flight Wave

            

Cargolux delivery flight to Seattle and Luxembourg. 09/30/14. 747-8F LX-VCJ.

Name That Airport #627

Good luck, because we don't remember! Sometime in the 80's possibly.

The "W" is a clue, and apparently every plane parked there has tip-tanks.


Monday, September 29, 2014

N3675G North American Mitchell B-25J The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

Illya Kuryakin is shown boarding the moving B-25; followed by Napolean Solo . The MG TC/D was being driven by Carol Wayne .

They were attempting to stop the B25 from dropping a "Stink Bomb" on Las Vegas.

Episode 63 "The Super-Colossal Affair" original air date October 7, 1966.


Saturday, September 27, 2014

Earl Cherry circa 1985

Earl Cherry piloting General Smoke with one of his wingwalking "Roll Models."


They say that flying is safer than riding in a car ...


Photo by LBBC and/or OGGTurbojets.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Maui HPCC

Government supercomputer. Not a good time to insert a clever comment.

Doing a fine job.


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Steve Jobs and Jony Ive Private Jet Gulfstream N2N, N586GV - Full Story

Airplane Life will now clarify any confusion regarding Steve Jobs private jet, and how it relates to Jony Ive. This is Steves plane, registration number N2N:


According to the 2000 Apple annual report, the aircraft shown above (construction number 586) was given to Steve Jobs as a "bonus." It is a 1999 Model GV.

After his death Jobs' widow, Laurene Powell Jobs, sold the aircraft to Sir Jony Ive. Ive is the Senior Vice President of Design at Apple. Ive re-registerd the plane as N586GV. Using the construction number and aircraft type to formulate the new registration number is consistent with Ive's thought process. Notice the similarity:


Since their fleet of aircraft was reduced by one, Apple Inc. decided to buy another plane. They chose a top of the line Model GVI, and registered it as N2N. One could surmise that they held that registration number all along, or managed to procure it. The GVI is a 2013 model, with construction number 6053. Fastests civilian jet you can buy. Notice it has more windows than the earlier N2N GV.


We thank Russell Hill for his pictures of both iterations of N2N, and Andrew W. Sieber for his picture of N586GV. We published this post using a late 2009 27" iMac.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Plane Spotting In-N-Out Burger LAX

We were surprised to see an SR-72 doing a flyby on 24R. Must be sort of rare. Probably on a mission from Edwards AFB.


Cheeseburger.

Friday, August 29, 2014

FedEx N106FE

We think that this 757 is more interesting than the 767 you were searching for.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Spirit of Los Gatos Dreamliner

We got a text message from our Galveston reporter yesterday. He let us know that he made contact with an Airplane Life fanatic. This sort of thing happens more often than you would think. His message reminded us of a picture we took a couple of years ago.


Saturday, August 23, 2014

Vintage Aerial View LAX Airport

We had forgotten about the gas station that used to be at the exit.


Proposed Lockheed "Skylift" for inter-terminal transportation.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Taxiway Excursion Saudi Arabian SV871 747-400 HZ-AIX RPLL MNL 08/05/14



SV was cleared to line up 24 from C1.

That's when their mains gort stuck in the mud. Notice the strange intersection at C1/24.

It took the Tower a while to figure it out.

SV informed Tower they needed a tug.

Tower said, "Roger, line up runway 24."

SV informed Tower they needed a tug.

Tower said, "Roger, hold short runway 24."

So they did until they got a tug.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

M-STAR Boeing 727 Video

Uno de los mejores Boeing 727 libreas avistados en Málaga.

"Camera shake" translated to Spanish is "camera shake." But it's still a badass 727.
  

Friday, August 1, 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Oprah Winfrey's Private Jet N54SL

Oprah loves the long wingspan of the GLEX, as it provides for a more comfortable ride when jetting around her vast empire.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Magic Johnson's Private Jet N32MJ

His number was "32" on the Lakers, so there's an interesting coincidence.

We have mixed feelings about the hush kit. It adds sort of a "techno" look to the plane, but the installation lacks symmetry.

And why make it quieter anyway? Wouldn't most reasonable people want it louder?


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Plane Spotting at PDX

That parking lot over there used to be a great place to park your car and spot planes.

But in a sterling example of bureaucratic overreach, they closed the parking lot. So now you just park ouside and step over the barricade. You arrive at the same place, and the security level stays exactly the same as it was.


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Into The Storm

This seems to be a movie about a breezy day on the cargo apron.

They were going to call it, "Gone With The Wind," but that was taken.