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Sunday, November 29, 2015

The Very Last C-17 Ever to Leave From Long Beach

And by that we mean,

The very last C-17 ever to leave from Long Beach has now left.

Ship # 275 departed today.

Actual on-scene photos by "Son of LBBC."

Friday, November 27, 2015

Mr. Folk Singer Guitar Player at the Airport

We dislike folk-singer guitar players at airports.

No "Puff the Magic Dragon" in the terminal, please.

Our request would be for "Sounds of Silence."

Monday, November 23, 2015

Gulfstream G2 N30HE

What a beauty. Built in 1967, and still plying the skies. Would look even better if they had retained the original styling without the winglets and hush kit.

Let's take a closer look at that hush kit ...

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Аэрофло́т VP-BGF, VQ-BUB

The sale of alcoholic beverages on all Aeroflot – Russian Airlines flights was suspended as of August 5, 2013.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

American Airlines Airbus A321 N125AA Hawaii

Now American is using these things to replace their comfortable 757 rustbuckets between Hawaii and LAX.

N125AA was previously worn by an American Airlines DC-10 and the registration was retained when the aircraft later operated for Hawaiian Airlines.

We like to think that there was some guy at American who knew about that history when he submitted FAA form AC 8050-1 to get a number assigned to the new build Airbus.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

N352SC, N350SC Eurocopter

Interesting that both the "good guys" and "bad guys" happened to charter their helicopters from the same place.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Copilot and Best Friend

We lost our copilot, and our best friend.

There are no words to describe this.

We will try and continue Airplane Life, but will no longer have anyone saying, "That's too stupid," or "Don't put that on there, you'll get in trouble."

There are no words.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Wednesday, July 1, 2015


Airplane Life will be taking some time off for a while.

Until we are back, we encourage you to click this link to see: THESE INCREDIBLE PHOTOS FROM THE AIRPLANE LIFE ARCHIVES .

Monday, June 29, 2015

Dirty Air

North American B-25 Mitchells fly by Mt. Vesuvius during 1944 eruption.

Editors Note: Airplane Life welcomes "unknown quantity" to our contributors. We have been working with "unknown quantity" to identify software issues with additional contributors. The vision of Airplane Life becoming open source is getting closer.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Sunday, June 14, 2015

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We will soon make an announcement. Stay tuned.

Monday, June 8, 2015

National Guard Civil Support Team WMD

It was slightly unusual to see a WMD response team in the Costco parking lot. Are the $5 rotisserie chickens really that bad? Yikes!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Special D. Livery

Gulfstream owned by German superstar DJ and dance music artist "Special D."

 Creative Commons photo by Alec Wilson from Hampton-in-Arden, UK.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Gilster-Mary Lee Trucking

There are so many of these trucks, they even show up on Airplane Life.

Atlanta Bureau file photo.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Hawaiian Airlines N484HA Flight 118 Diverted Emergency Landing Maui

Operating as HA118 on 5/12/15, N484HA departed HNL enroute KOA and diverted to OGG after an engine "stopped working."

Engine was smoking upon arrival, and fire crews sprayed it with shaving cream.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Dodger Stadium California Drought Photo

It seems that even Dodger Stadium has restrictions about watering the grass.

Thanks to Frederick Dennstedt for use of the photo.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

N253WC, N8566E

Let me guess. You're wife thinks you're a nutcase because every time you see an aircraft in a movie or on TV, you look up the registration number, right?

They neglected to add a digital pilot to this fake jet's fake takeoff: 

I couldn't get the registration on this awesome 1975 livery Speedbird: