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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

Vintage Drive-In

At times, you want something other than a Teenburger and a root beer float.

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.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

N236LC Gulfstream G200

We don't think of G200's as being "real" Gulfstreams.

N503RP Gulfstream G150

If the G200 isn't a Gulfstream, the G150 is even less of one.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Aerial Banners North Pilot Arrested

This really happened. Politically motivated Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell requests citizens to call EMERGENCY 911 if they see a PA-25 towing a banner. Seems like that might choke up the phone lines, and it would be tragic if someone was having a heart attack and couldn't get through.

The Pawnee pilot was arrested on Monday and later released on $100 bail.

This will evolve into an interesting legal case. We predict appeals to higher courts.

We've been sent these questions from our correspondents around the world :

1) Would you ever call the 911 EMERGENCY line and report a Piper flying overhead if all it was doing was towing an American Flag ?

2) Are the City of Honolulu's boundaries only on ground level, or do they extend vertically into outer space ?

3) Should a responsible citizen call 911 EMERGENCY if they see this billboard ?

Emirates A380 A6-EET Departing LAX on 25L

Our Long Beach Bureau Chief took this awe inspring shot on 7/6/14.

Aircraft was operating as EK 216; nonstop to DXB - 15 hrs, 50 minutes and 8,320 miles (13,400 km).

A first class one-way ticket is only $24,529.90. But who wants to go to Dubai one-way?

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Cat Paw X-Ray

The cat had his dewclaw and associated tumor removed shortly after this image was taken.  Patient is doing "OK."

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Train on a Ship

We took this on a train ride between Malmo and Copenhagen.