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A 727 And Two 737s @ HNL ...  
User currently offlineBluewave 707 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3152 posts, RR: 6
Posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 12754 times:

On Friday there were two 737s that appeared to be Shenzhen Airlines going to China, and an unmarked 727 parked on the Lagoon Drive side of HNL. Any info?


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User currently offlineJe89_w From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 2361 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 12380 times:
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Yes, there were two Shenzhen Airlines B738s there, unfortunately never got the chance to catch their departure on Saturday (so I don't know reg). Last month, two Shenzhen Airlines B738s came by HNL together . . . managed to catch both of them (reg was B-5073 and B-5075).

The B727 looked similar to the Express One B727.

I don't know why but some flights into HNL (delivery) don't appear on the flight tracker, like the Shenzhen Airlines for instance. I have to go to the airport and cross my fingers for some unsual subject.

BTW, in previous years, I noticed that around this time of year should be Kona winds. But the winds are coming mighty strong from the north? What's this?


User currently offlineBluewave 707 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3152 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 12243 times:

Je89W, thanks for the info. As far as the wind conditions go, every few years we get those chilly north winds for a stretch that brings the big waves the surfers love. The Kona's will come around. When the winds hit 220° to 330°, they'll make their approaches over Waikiki. Well ... that's one of those things we cannot control.


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User currently offlineJe89_w From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 2361 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 12174 times:
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Someone told me the HNL ATC are lousy . . . as in lazy. I don't know if this is true, but he said that they are reluctant to switch the wind pattern when the winds blow from the south. And I have noticed that too. Planes will takeoff/land with tailwind and it takes hours for the ATC to actually switch the wind pattern.

I have yet to be out spotting in the early, clear morning, with lots of traffic, along with Kona winds. Oh well, I'm still waiting!  Smile


User currently offlineBluewave 707 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3152 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 12090 times:

Patience, my friend, you'll get your wish.

ATIS for HNL 127.900 MHz.

The Kona's have to be sustained for at least several hours before HNL ATC decides to shift things around. I am not sure how long it takes to re-route flights to accomodate the wind shift, I can't imagine it would take no more than an hour.

They'll keep normal patterns when the winds are variable.

Hope this helps.



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User currently offlineJe89_w From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 2361 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 12002 times:
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Thanks for the info.  Smile Are you a HNL spotter? I never knew there were so many . . . I never seem to see anyone when I'm out there.

User currently offlineBluewave 707 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3152 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 11867 times:

By the looks of your photos, it looks like you've got access beyond the State Sheriff's checkpoint on Lagoon Drive.

Unfortunately, I don't, and got the "Spanish Inquisition" by the Akal "security" for listening to my scanner, holding my camera, and having a smoke at the Lagoon/Aolele corner lot a year ago this week. This security guard obviously does not know about spotters.

I can also see HNL from my condo. It's not real close, but I can see enough with a pair of binoculars, and my scanner.



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User currently offlineHawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3195 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 11829 times:

I'm back in HNL for a couple weeks, would be interested in getting together for spotting/photos at some point. I'm at my parents' in Ewa Beach, so I see the approaches to 8L flying over, and also the channel approach to 8L as well as 4R over the ocean. If I look carefully I can see planes on the reef.

David / HNL


User currently offlineJe89_w From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 2361 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 11761 times:
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Is there a checkpoint on Lagoon Drive again??? I remember it being taken down in October (after being up since 9-11), but still be mindful of those tough guards that patrol the area by car.

I can't see the airport from my condo because downtown is in the way. I can see the takeoffs on all runways and arrivals on 26L/R, and 04R. Aircraft arriving from the mainland fly over my area. During Kona winds, smaller planes (Cessnas - Shorts) fly fairly low over my condo toward the airport.

Ahh, Aolele. Wish I could somehow get a chance to photograph aircraft from there. In the past, I've spotted these aircraft parked there, unfortunately never had the chance to photograph all of them:

-NH B742
-AWAIR Airwagon A310
-NZ A320, B744
-QF B738, B742
-NW A320, B752
-PR B733, B744
-ANK B735
-Aviacsa B732
-DL B763
-Skynet Asia Airlines B734

The list goes on. That's all I can think of at the moment.

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Wonder how he gets to those places. Has some pretty nice shots.

Jerrold


User currently offlineHa763 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 3660 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (10 years 9 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 11721 times:
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Every time the national terror alert level is raised to orange and above, the extra security checkpoints on Elliot, Lagoon, and Rodgers will be put up.

User currently offlineBluewave 707 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3152 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 11609 times:

Is it safe to assume that when the National Terror Alert level goes back to yellow, those extra checkpoints will go down?

Back in September, I had to videotape a wedding out at the wedding chapel next door to the seaplane landing. There was a State Sheriff's Dept checkpoint with 2 deputies there. They just asked where I was going, I told them and they let me through. They did not inspect the car, or ask for an ID. I don't remember what the NTA color was at the time, but it was a few days after 9-11-03. Actually, that chapel is a dream location for us spotters. With my professional digital video camera, and a high-speed shutter, I could pull frames from the DV tape, and save them as photo files. But ... that location was a one-off deal for the production company I work for. Darn!!! I did not see anything out of the ordinary that day.

It appears that Georg S works for an airline or for the airport. That seems how he gets those awesome flightline shots.

You know, since they put up that new access bridge and new access road along the HNL perimeter to get from the Lagoon Drive side to the main airport. The view from the Lagoon/Aolele corner lot is obstructed. Which poses the question ... in that corner lot, how is it possible to use it as a parking lot for freight trucks? I would think that lot would be under scrutiny for allowing empty(?) trucks to park.

With NTA color going up to orange, there have been a lot of air patrols by HANG F-15s.



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User currently offlineJe89_w From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 2361 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 11553 times:
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I also heard those checkpoints would be set up, only if the NTA level is orange or above. I don't know if the NTA level dropped to yellow in October 2003, but the checkpoints on both Lagoon Drive and Elliot Street were certainly taken down.

About that corner lot you were talking about, I've never seen any freight trucks there . . . only tour buses, from what I have seen. Seems pretty useless to me, in my honest opinion.

By the way, CI flies every Tuesday and Sunday to HNL from TPE direct using the A343. What is the scheduled time of arrival? Seems to come in at 5AM sometimes, and 7AM on other times.


User currently offlineHa763 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 3660 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 11516 times:
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I don't remember when the checkpoints came down the last time, but I don't remember them being up in September, at least on Elliot or on Rodgers.

According to the flight schedule, the direct flights from TPE operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday using a 744 and arrives in HNL around 0700. The nonstop TPE flights operate on Thursday and Sunday using an A343 and arrive in HNL around 0540.


User currently offlineBluewave 707 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3152 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 11466 times:

I suppose sending something via FedEx or UPS is a good excuse to head down Lagoon Drive. My parents also sent a parcel via UPS in September, and said that the Sheriff's were still at their Lagoon Dr. checkpoint.

BTW, PR flies their A340s through HNL. I konw there is one flight that leaves around 0900 or so. As far as CI goes, are they still using 744s on their HND route?



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User currently offlineHa763 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 3660 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 11457 times:
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Actually, the direct TPE flight stops in NRT. I believe they moved their ops to NRT either earlier this year or last. I get to see this flight land by looking right out of the door in the warehouse I work in.

User currently offlineJe89_w From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 2361 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 11434 times:
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In early October, I was driving along Lagoon Drive, squinted my eyes to see that the checkpoint had been taken down. I drove on, anticipating the checkpoint to be further down the road. Turned out that there was no checkpoint. Smile But they assembled it this past weekend. Sad

Yes, I think by saying "UPS" or "Fedex", you could get in . . . just be mindful of the sheriffs/AKAL patrolling the area with their vehicles.

CI actually moved to NRT before June 2002.

Okay, CI002 arrives in HNL way too early for me. Yikes! 05:40! Wow! What time would the return flight to TPE leave?

Yes, PR arrives HNL at 07:20 and leaves at 09:20, using the A343. There have been days in the past where PR would use their A333s instead of A343s. I was lucky to catch one:

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Other Airbus operators include CI (A343), Air Transat (A332), Skyservice (A333), and when Canada 3000 still was in service, they used their A332s. I'm not too sure if Air Transat stopped flying to HNL, because I never seem to see it on the flight tracker anymore. Air New Zealand fly in HNL with their A320s for delivery.

Surprise visits by Airbus aircraft include:

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I remember seeing an AN A320 after they stopped flying (probably was on its way to the mainland for storage).

Jerrold


User currently offlineBluewave 707 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3152 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (10 years 9 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 11387 times:

A few months ago there was an ex-SQ A310 on its way to the desert.

Once I get more free time to scan some my photos, some of which date back to the mid-90s, I'll submit them for posting on the site.

Can't say I have a lot of Airbus shots. Though I have one of a private A340 under Saudi Arabian registry.



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User currently offlineJe89_w From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 2361 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (10 years 9 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 11381 times:
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Ouch! Wish I had the chance to get the SQ A310 . . . I never really photographed many of them when I was in Singapore in 2002, not to expect they would suddenly retire them just like that.

Can't wait to see your photos! My photos date back to the year 2000, although I have a handful of very low quality shots lying around, that date back to 1996.

Jerrold


User currently offlineBluewave 707 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3152 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (10 years 9 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 11322 times:

Once I get my photo scanner figured out I'll submit them. I also have to look at my photo log to match the date, reg#, and which part of HNL I took the photo, and the other info to post in the comment section.

The last time I went to the US Customs parking lot to shoot a jet (LH MD-11F), there were no problems with "security". The only bad thing about that spot are the light poles. If they are parked further down the North Ramp, forget it, too many in your shot.

I don't have a problem with security in general, considering what's happened over the last decade. It's some of the personnel that gets on my nerves, those who think they are God's gift to law enforcement. You know, badge flashers with a power complex. And their are not even part of the government (ie police, sheriffs, federal). There is a way of providing security, without pushing their weight around.




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User currently offlineJe89_w From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 2361 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (10 years 9 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 11229 times:
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Where is the US Customs parking lot? Is that near NW Cargo? Or is it that big parking lot with this short wooden tower in the middle of it?

David, I don't know about spotting at Lagoon Drive, now with the checkpoint, we could try though. If it is Kona winds, you could spot at Sand Island (26R/L arrivals), although in the afternoon (around this time of year), the sun is directly in front of you.


User currently offlineBluewave 707 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3152 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (10 years 9 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 11205 times:

The US Customs parking lot is on the Ewa side of the UA Cargo complex. The chainlink fence, and light poles will obstruct your shot. Take your pix fast! There are surveillance cameras facing the lot. Knock wood, no one from US Customs has ever stopped me. With threat level orange, I ain't taking any chances.

There is a parking lot that fronts the North Ramp, and did not have any guards or card readers up until 99 or so. It was opened to anyone, eventhough there was a guard tower. I took a few shots from there, but it's still far, and shoot through the fence. After 9-11, I'm quite sure access is restricted..



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User currently offlineJe89_w From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 2361 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (10 years 9 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 11148 times:
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Yeah, I've shot some photos from the guardhouse once. There was a grounded QF B744 parked there (grounded after 9-11). I would have loved to see what airlines/aircraft had to divert to HNL due to 9-11, I just couldn't get past the checkpoint.

Was Kona winds this afternoon. Slow traffic. Spotted a FX MD-11, 2 HA B763s, and a North American B752 takeoff, and a bunch of mainland stuff arrive. What interesting thing I saw was an AQ parked next to the FX MD-11 (near the Fedex Cargo terminal). I heard the B732's engines spool up, and to my amazement, saw the B732 back up by itself (using reverse thrust) without the need of a push back truck! I don't know if it's common for them to do that, but it's certainly the first time I've seen that!


User currently offlineBluewave 707 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3152 posts, RR: 6
Reply 22, posted (10 years 9 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 11126 times:

Saw the Kona wind traffic too ...mostly inter-island stuff.


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User currently offlineJe89_w From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 2361 posts, RR: 9
Reply 23, posted (10 years 9 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 11073 times:
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Funny thing . . . I seem to notice by dusk or mid-evening, the ATC directs planes the normal 08R/08L departures/04R arrivals, or am I wrong? The pattern continues will continue through noon the next day. Pretty rare to have Kona wind traffic in the early morning.

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Reply 24, posted (10 years 9 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 11020 times:

The Kona's have to be sustained for it to continue. If the winds are variable, ATC will have to adjust. I have seen Kona approaches in the early morning hours. If you're anywhere near Waikiki, get close to Diamond Head, and watch the 747s make their final approach turn to 26L. Very cool. The view from Magic Island and Kaka'ako Parks are pretty nice too.

Wait 'til it gets really humid, and it lasts for a few days, you'll have Kona approaches most of the time.

HNL ATC will let the late night AQ cargo flights land on 26R during normal tradewind weather, as long as the winds are mild. The funny thing is that all of the other landing traffic is arriving on 4R.

Je89W, nice shots on the database from this past November. Looks like Shenzhen is getting a lot of 737s delivered to them.



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25 Bluewave 707 : With the rain forecasted for HNL, the vog rolling from the Big Island, and southerly winds expect to see some Kona wind approaches the next couple of
26 Post contains images Je89_w : There was one time a JAL Reso'cha B743 turned for finals on runway 26L in front of Magic Island . . . amazing sight! As you said, most of the time, th
27 Post contains images Bluewave 707 : About the vog ... well we can't control that. Don't get too close to the fences. Security won't like that. They can get picky. Was at HNL this morning
28 Post contains images Je89_w : I don't know if NH1956 from Fukuoka is a scheduled flight or not, but it is operated by a B744. I always see a B763 in HNL that comes from Tokyo-Narit
29 Post contains images Bluewave 707 : I can check flight info while I'm there, and post that info later in the day. As far as NH goes, I haven't seen a 744 at HNL, but have seen 743s that
30 Je89_w : Caught an NH B744 back in January 2001 with a disposable camera. That was the only time I've seen it at HNL. I think you mean B742 for big loads? NH d
31 Bluewave 707 : At one time NH had 743s, and had seen them @ HNL. The main fleet here are 742s and 763s. When the 742s are up for retirement, the 772 will step in. I
32 Hawaiian717 : *groan* Ah yes, what I don't like about HNL... spotting stinks. At code orange, forget it. I've tried Ke'ehi Lagoon Park during Kona winds, but the pl
33 Post contains images Bluewave 707 : Hawaiian717, Tried Sand Island once to spot during Kona's but all I got in the time frame was inter-island traffic, during the lull in major carrier a
34 Ha763 : About NH's HNL flights, all flights are normally operated by 763s. Anything other than a 763 is most likely a charter. Right now, NH is flying a 744 t
35 Je89_w : Yes, the traffic can be quite dead at some parts of the day. Sand Island is fine, but you'd need a 300mm lense or higher to catch 26L arrivals. To cat
36 Bluewave 707 : Was looking at the pax count on today's arrivals from Japan ... Average was about 220. The 2 NH flights from NRT were 153 & 186. Not bad for a 763, bu
37 Hawaiian717 : Do Aloha's 737-700's use 26R? I need winglet photos. David / HNL
38 Post contains images Aloha717200 : This is a very interesting thread to say the least. Leaves me with a few questions if it's alright to ask them... I'm going to HNL sometime within the
39 Post contains images Bluewave 707 : Aloha717200 Answers: Sand Island: If you have not been there, it is located in the shipping district, aways from the city. There are a lot of people w
40 Post contains links and images Je89_w : Hawaiian717 View Large View MediumPhoto © Je89 W. As Bluewave707 said about Sand Island, there are a lot of weird people there sometimes. Be care
41 Hawaiian717 : The best place I can think of for photography from Ewa Beach would be within Iroquois Point Navy housing, the planes are getting pretty low on approac
42 Bluewave 707 : A lot of my photos were shot with a point and shoot 35mm, with the 70mm zoom, I could stick the lens through the chainlink fence. Practically all the
43 Je89_w : The chainlink fence is way too small for my lense to fit through. So I just have to make do with the fence in my shots. I have noticed parts of the fe
44 Aloha717200 : You used to be able to hike to the other side of 8R? Man, that IS close. And I can understand why that wouldnt be allowed today. So you can still get
45 Bluewave 707 : Well, you are on state property once you are a few feet of the perimeter fences. The last time I got stopped, the security guard was on the inside of
46 Je89_w : Back in November 2001, the first HA B763 was delivered. I decided to go out there to get a quick shot of it . . . just brought my point and shoot came
47 Dahawaiian : There isn't a whole lot of security on the Hawai'i Air Guard side of Hickam from my experience. I used to take photos of warships entering/exiting Pea
48 Post contains images Bluewave 707 : Once the threat level goes back down to yellow, let's wait and see what the parameters are as far as spotting around HNL. There will be the risk of be
49 Post contains images Je89_w : Why would they open Lagoon Drive if the threat level is yellow? Surely all sorts of people would enter Lagoon Drive, once it's open. If the sheriffs/A
50 Bluewave 707 : As discussed earlier, when the checkpoint came down on Lagoon Drive, no publicity was made about it. So they probably won't say it this time either. I
51 Ha763 : They are inspecting vehicles, but it is random. I've seen cars being stopped at 4:00am when I arrive for work. Then I always see a huge line of cars g
52 Bluewave 707 : As of yesterday, the only unusual sight is a North American 752 parked at the North Ramp.
53 Post contains images Je89_w : Today was a rainy day. Went out to HNL in the afternoon and saw five aircraft leaving; CO B764, KE MD-11F, UA B772, AC B762, and a HA B763. When all t
54 Bluewave 707 : Is there a way to find out when airliners are leaving Boeing for their new homes in Asia? With the glut of 2nd hand jets on sabatical in the deserts,
55 Je89_w : HNL is a transit option, but so is ANC. Mekong Airlines B735 stopped over in ANC, before heading off to Cambodia. Same thing with the Mongolian Airlin
56 Bluewave 707 : For those who spot @ the desert rest homes, have you seen airliners being prepped for new homes? I have seen airliners being ferried to their new home
57 Ha763 : Just to let you all know, HNL received a rare visitor today. JAL sent a MD-11 for a flight back to Japan. Unfortunately, it would have been almost imp
58 Bluewave 707 : JL has used MD-11s to HNL in the past, but a "rare visitor" it is. Are they used as last minute replacements? Or seasonal charters / supplemental flig
59 Je89_w : Saw a JAL MD-11 in HNL three times, missed it once. The first time I got it (JA8585) was with a point and shoot camera, rejected by A.net. Second time
60 Ha763 : It was an extra section, actually ferried in. The MD-11 was the scheduled aircraft for that flight. JAL/JALways had 18 outbound flights today. I didn'
61 Je89_w : Oh and here is the info for today's JL MD-11 visit: Flight Number: JL8076 Registration Number: JA8587 Depart NRT: 03JANUARY 2004 at 19:24 Arrive HNL:
62 Je89_w : So JL8075 from HNL-NRT will arrive NRT in a few minutes (15:36 HNL time). At time I'm posting is 15:16.
63 YWG : When I was in HNL on Dec30-31 I noticed the departure pattern was over Waikiki beach a little off in the water. It was amazing to see them in flight a
64 Bluewave 707 : Heads Up HNL Spotters! As of 15:25 HST air traffic is now on Kona Wind approach! Also found a website: http://www.ehawaiigov.org/hnlflights/ It's like
65 Post contains images Je89_w : Blair, you're lucky you came during Kona weather, pretty uncommon during the year! Too bad about the weather though. Was out there from 17:45 - 18:00
66 Post contains images Bluewave 707 : Found the arrival/departure website on the AirNav.com site. I guess the delivery info for new Boeings and second-hands are for them to know and us to
67 Post contains images Bluewave 707 : Sunday 12:06 HST ... Arriving/departing traffic in Kona wind conditions. Seen a couple of AQ and HA arrivals from my balcony.
68 Je89_w : Was out there at 11:30, actually (was Kona winds already). Saw the usual inter-island stuff, mainland traffic, and JALs. Highlights were a Gemini Air
69 Bluewave 707 : Seems like most of the unusual stuff passing through HNL happens during the week. With the Holiday season over, there should be some activity.
70 Bluewave 707 : Seen a few bizjets leaving HNL yesterday ... a Citation, and 2 Gulfstreams. Must be going back home after the Holidays. Was 8L closed for maintenance?
71 Bluewave 707 : There was a Boeing jet that left HNL early this morning, around 00:50 HST. The call sign was "Boeing 9NC". Anyone got info on this? Did anyone see it
72 Je89_w : This morning at around 07:20, an MD-11 took off and headed off toward Asia. For sure it was not Fedex, Lufthansa Cargo, Korean Air Cargo, or JAL. Any
73 Jet-a gasguy : The Boeing BBJ belonged to NetJets. J-AGG
74 Bluewave 707 : I had a feeling that "Boeing 9NC" was a BBJ. The other thoughts were another Boeing type used a private jet, or a delivery flight. Could the MD-11 bee
75 Bluewave 707 : Around 0900 HST two B-1B "Lancers" left HNL with big roars headed back to the mainland.
76 Jet-a gasguy : A Lauda 767 stopped by HNL on its way to LAX today. Departed at 1515 HST. Anybody else catch it? J-AGG
77 Je89_w : From where I was, the MD-11 was painted sort of baige, with a whitish tail. But it was in the early morning and there was golden sunshine. BTW, CI got
78 Post contains links and images Commander_Rabb : I wonder if that old orange BI 74 will ever show up again eh Bluewave707? That would be some site over at gate 2. View Large View MediumPhoto © AirNi
79 Post contains images Bluewave 707 : Commander_Rabb, Never say never ... Could happen again ... Wouldn't it be cool if someone painted their private airliner in BN's colors (like JT)? Gat
80 Post contains images Commander_Rabb : Yeah that's gate 12. But I would suspect a BI painted 74 to be at gate 2 for all to see. I remember shots like this! Ahh the gold old days at HNL. Fot
81 Hawaiian717 : Commander_Rabb, where exactly do you think gate 2 is? It's a hardstand, east of the Diamond Head Concourse. Gates used by passengers with jetways star
82 Post contains images Bluewave 707 : C_R, Okay, two great things in that photo. About gate 2 @ HNL, it hasn't existed for several years as an active gate. It exists at the North Ramp hard
83 Post contains images Commander_Rabb : Gate 2 is at the hardstand but can be seen from the H1 and Lagoon Dr. Hence the great view for many to see. Fronting the hardstand where the UAL fligh
84 Bluewave 707 : WOW talk about back in the day! When was that photo taken? I'm guessing ... late 60s?
85 Commander_Rabb : About 1963/64 I would say. No AKAL security insight.
86 Bluewave 707 : Great photo. How times have changed... Of course, that can be said about every airport. Didn'y UTA (France) fly to HNL back in the 60's and early 70's
87 Post contains links and images Ha763 : Seeing those old pictures reminds me, a blast from the past is supposed to make a come back. The old volcano fountain that used to be in front of HNL
88 Post contains images Commander_Rabb : Since we are nostalgic take a look at what the "Old" airport down Lagoon drive looked like. John Rodgers Airport was a magical place that welcomed tou
89 Post contains images Bluewave 707 : Hey guys ... thanks for the walk down memory lane ... now I really feel 40. But ... we're starting to get off the topic at hand, and why I began this
90 Post contains images Je89_w : Wow! Was never born to see that stuff! Never saw Braniff Intl' before! I never even knew HNL looked like that! Arrrggghh! Early this morning, there wa
91 Bluewave 707 : Noticed that Omni is using more 752s for flights to and from the mainland. I guess they are re-assigning the DC-10s to other routes.
92 Je89_w : Seems tough to catch the B752s of OAI. I always seem to get the DC-10s.
93 Bluewave 707 : There's an Omni 752 I can see from my apt, as I write now, sitting out at the extreme end of the Diamond Head Concourse.
94 Bluewave 707 : As of a few minutes ago, flight ops are Kona wind conditions. Found out by 2 HANG F-15Cs buzzing by on the overhead for final to 26L.
95 Jet-a gasguy : You can catch more Omni DC-10's leaving at night. Day time flights are the 752's. Here's a suggestion; why don't we start a new thread titled "the HNL
96 Post contains images Bluewave 707 : J-AGG, Thank you for the suggestion. To all who have contributed to this thread: A great big Mahalo! I am starting a new thread called "HNL Rarities".
97 Post contains images Je89_w : Hehe . . . 100! I was hoping to get it!
98 Hawaiian717 : From what I remember hearing when OAI first got the 757s, the Worry Free Vacations flights to LAS were going to switch to the 757, while the Vacations
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