Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Monday 11-24-08

A Dornier 328 departed as RBY321 to IFP at 7:45pm.

UPS brought in a DC-8-71(F). The plane departed as UPS909 to RFD at 8:13pm.

Tail numbers noted at Gulfstream: N528AP(departed at 6pm to PVU).

Monday, November 24, 2008

Sunday 11-23-08

Ameristar McDonnell Douglas DC-9-15RC arrived as AJI9162 at 1:18pm from LRD and parked at Signature.

JetBlue Airways Airbus A320 N645JB "Blues Have More Fun" arrived from JFK at 9:20pm. This aircraft carries a special decal advertising the new T5 terminal at JFK for JetBlue.

Tail numbers noted at Gulfstream: N505GA, JA501A (Japan Coast Guard).

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Saturday 11-22-08

Republic Airways ERJ-170 N821MD arrived as RPA902 at 3:00pm from MCI and parked at Signature. The plane was carrying friends and family members of the Red Bull soccer team that is in town.

JetBlue Airways newest E-190 N296JB "Blue's Your Daddy" flew into LGB today. The tail design is "Stripes".

Thursday 11-20-08

Ameristar Jet Charter 737-200 N733TW arrived as AJI9313 at 4:35pm from OKC and parked at Signature. The plane was carrying the Red Bull soccer team.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Monday 11-17-08

Miami Air Boeing 737-400 N753MA arrived as BSK690 from IAD at 3:25pm carrying the Washington Capitals hockey team. The plane ferried out at 5:00pm to BUF as BSK 565.

Tail numbers noted at Gulfstream: N203GA(now painted with a small spanish flag on the tail).

Monday, November 17, 2008

Sunday 11-16-08

Gulfstream G-IV(SP) N441QS arrived at 4:40pm from PSP and parked at Gulfstream.

Tail numbers noted at Gulfstream: USAF C-20B 86-0203.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Wings Over Long Beach 11/15-11/16

This weekend Long Beach Airport will host the 2008 Wings Over Long Beach. Wings over Long Beach - 2008 is an Aerospace Exhibition and Job Fair in conjunction with Air Force Week - Los Angeles (Nov. 14-21) and the celebration of the 85th Anniversary of Long Beach Airport. Aviation and Space technology will be on public display. Tours of aircraft, interaction with pilots, Space professionals, flight schools, airlines and more will be available for those interested in learning about career opportunities in the industry.

Some of the aircraft that are suppose to attend include a Boeing C-17A Globemaster III, Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker, Boeing B-52H Stratofortress, Lockheed Martin F-16C Viper, GAAS MQ-1 Predator UAV, North American AT-6D, Douglas DC-3, North American, and a P-51D Mustang among others. Admission is $5 for entrance and additional information can be found at http://www.wingsoverlongbeach.com

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Alaska Airlines to start LGB-PDX flights

Effective February 8, 2009 Alaska Airlines will be offering service between Long Beach and Portland, OR. The airline also announced it would add a second nonstop flight between Anchorage and Chicago, operating June 7 through Aug. 22, 2009.

"The addition of Portland-Long Beach gives our customers another convenient alternative for traveling between the Pacific Northwest and Southern California," said Steve Jarvis, Alaska Airlines' vice president of marketing, sales and customer experience. Jarvis said the new Portland-Long Beach route and the second Anchorage-Chicago nonstop are part of the airline's strategy to redeploy flights in markets that strengthen its Pacific Northwest and Alaska route structure.

To celebrate Alaska's new service to Long Beach, Mileage Plan(TM) members can earn double miles on nonstop flights between Portland and Long Beach from Feb. 8, 2009, through March 8, 2009. Alaska Airlines will operate the new routes with Boeing 737 aircraft. Below is the flight schedule for the new Long Beach to Portland route.

PDX-LGB 0705-0925
PDX-LGB 1400-1620

LGB-PDX 1005-1235
LGB-PDX 1705-1935

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

JAL DC-10 1981

The slide below of JAL DC-10-40 JA8547 is from my collection and taken by Tim Williams. Tim took this photo during the fall of 1981 prior to the plane being delivered.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Friday 11-7-08

A quick look accross the field noted the Boeing 757 N757SS parked at Signature. This plane actually arrived on Thurs Nov 6 at 5:35pm from DAL carrying the Dallas Stars.

JetBlue Airways A320 N746JB "Some Like It Blue" arrived from OAK at8:30pm and departed to IAD at 9:30pm. This aircraft carries a special decal advertising the new T5 terminal at JFK for JetBlue.

Tail numbers noted at Gulfstream: N440QS, CS-DKH

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Wednesday 8-5-08

It's 8:32 am and I am sitting at home. A C-17 just flew overhead on a downwind for rwy 30 doing a flyby so I am presuming that the plane is being delivered.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Monday 11-3-08

JetBlue Airways A320 N746JB arrived from JFK as flight 217 tonight and departed to IAD as flight 300. This airplane is one of 5 that wears a special decal on the back fuselauge to promote the new T5 terminal at JFK.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Sunday 11-2-08

Allegiant Air MD-83 N861GA ferried in as AAY5025 at 6:55pm from SAN. The plane departed with passengers as AAY5025 at 7:40pm to IFP.

Saturday 11-1-08

2 F/A-18 Hornets departed at 2pm.

Gulfstream G550 N519GA (green) was towed to the paint shop at 3pm.

Gulfstream G450 N451QS was towed from the paint shop back to the Gulfstream facility at 5:49pm.

Tail numbers noted at Gulfstream: N614RD, JA500A Japan Coast Guard)