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HNL RareBirds V3

Sat Nov 20, 2004 2:32 am

Well, here's version 3 of the HNL thread ... with this bird in-bound.

Airline: China Southern Airlines
Flight Number: 916
Departure City (Airport): Seattle, WA (BFI)
Departure Time: 11/19/2004 08:56 AM
Arrival City (Airport): Honolulu, HI (HNL)
Arrival Time: 11/19/2004 12:26 PM
Remaining Flight Time: 05:00
Aircraft Type: Boeing 737-700
Current Altitude: 39,000 feet
Current Groundspeed: 517 mph
Flight Status: In Flight
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RE: HNL RareBirds V3

Sat Nov 20, 2004 2:42 am

WHY can't I be in HNL? I wish China Southern flew to BWI!

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RE: HNL RareBirds V3

Sun Nov 21, 2004 4:18 pm

Saw the CZ B73G parked at WP, other than that, no exciting activity going on.

UA's new colored B772 (N775UA) has yet to be spotted at HNL, but now there is something else to look foward to:


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N219UA in the Star Alliance livery.

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RE: HNL RareBirds V3

Sun Nov 21, 2004 7:04 pm

One of my contacts @ HNL told me there's a Basler Turbo DC-3 that's @ HNL, but it's leaving @ 0800 Sunday for Asia. Saw it on it's descent from Manoa Valley yesterday. Thought it was a "3", but it didn't sound like. though it looked like one.


Just checked FC, and found this ...

Airline: Miami Air International
Flight Number: 187
Departure City (Airport): Oakland, CA (OAK)
Departure Time: 11/21/2004 01:55 AM
Arrival City (Airport): Honolulu, HI (HNL)
Arrival Time: 11/21/2004 05:01 AM
Remaining Flight Time: 05:06 (planned)
Aircraft Type: Boeing 737-800
Current Altitude: 0 feet
Current Groundspeed: 0 mph
Flight Status: Planned
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RE: HNL RareBirds V3

Mon Nov 22, 2004 1:38 am

The Miami Air IS a rare bird. I wouldn't imagine seeing MIAMI Air over in HONOLULU.
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RE: HNL RareBirds V3

Mon Nov 22, 2004 7:03 am

First off ... I thought the winds were blowing northeasterly, but has changed toa northwesterly track, thus the traffic pattern has reversed to Kona winds. Speaking to a fellow a.net photographer visiting from CA this morning, I told him that the winds were from the NE and traffic would be normal. My apologies.

Like any other airport, there are some law enforcement officers that know of what we do, and if seen frequently, leave us alone. Then again ... just be nice to them, because some don't understand. Lagoon Drive has the best spotting locations, especially at the end, where there is a parking lot with a view of Rwy 8R/26L.
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RE: HNL RareBirds V3

Mon Nov 22, 2004 7:21 am

Well, here's version 3 of the HNL thread ... with this bird in-bound.

Airline: China Southern Airlines
Flight Number: 916
Departure City (Airport): Seattle, WA (BFI)
Departure Time: 11/19/2004 08:56 AM
Arrival City (Airport): Honolulu, HI (HNL)
Arrival Time: 11/19/2004 12:26 PM
Remaining Flight Time: 05:00
Aircraft Type: Boeing 737-700
Current Altitude: 39,000 feet
Current Groundspeed: 517 mph
Flight Status: In Flight


Anyone get the rego for this pls?

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RE: HNL RareBirds V3

Mon Nov 22, 2004 6:19 pm

Not exactly a rare bird, but a rare city to fly to Honolulu from. I was checking flightarrivals.com and notice Korean Air Flight 101 had just arrived in Honolulu from Santiago!! Quite a flight. I guess it is the leader of South Korea heading back home. Quite a routing. I wonder how long that flight took. Aircraft is a 747-400 and it arrived at 11:00 pm on Sunday night. Don't know when it will be heading back to Seoul.
 
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RE: HNL RareBirds V3

Mon Nov 22, 2004 7:31 pm

The Kona's must have lasted quite a while. In the 20 minutes I was @ HNL, managed to catch an USN F/A-18F depart 22L along with a TZ 753. A 5Y 744F in full colors pushing out if HS4.

Was looking over the forecast for Monday. Said winds will be out of the east. Would be nice to swing south for a bit and change the traffic pattern.

Tried to look for the KE 744, but only could see a UA772 and a HQ 752. Speaking of which HQ has their flights in the evenings, unless its an add-on(?)
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RE: HNL RareBirds V3

Tue Nov 23, 2004 8:53 am

If it's a KE 747-400, I'd put it in the rare category. KE flies only 777-200s/0-300s to HNL. The South Korean President is leaving Monday afternoon. The aircraft would most likely be parked on the Hickam side since that's where they were disembarking.
 
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RE: HNL RareBirds V3

Tue Nov 23, 2004 10:30 am

On flightarrivals.com, the Lufthansa MD-11 is scheduled to arrive at 4 pm local time and depart at 5 pm for Auckland. I remember they used to arrive first thing in the morning around 8 or so. Maybe someone can spot them taking off this afternoon. Sun angle won't be good though.
 
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RE: HNL RareBirds V3

Tue Nov 23, 2004 5:57 pm

Saw a blue colored B744 takeoff this afternoon at around 15:45-16:00, I was guessing it was the KE B744 mentioned above.

Not too sure about the registration of the CZ B73G. The previous CZ B73G that arrived HNL on November 13, 2004 had the registration number of B-2622, the next one on Boeing's list is B-2916.
 
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RE: HNL RareBirds V3

Wed Nov 24, 2004 3:49 am

An E-3 Sentry departed 8R around 0815. The JL 772 flights have been arriving early, and departing early.
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RE: HNL RareBirds V3

Wed Nov 24, 2004 12:09 pm

Got some pictures of various aircraft today due to some driving around the ramp with my camera.

Got an obstructed shot of the JAL 777 (JA707J) at Gate 24. Also a Miami Air 737-800 (N734MA) getting ready for what looked like departure on the North Ramp. Pretty sure I caught a glimpse of the pax given he was dressed in a very touristy aloha shirt. Parked behind it was a LH MD-11F (D-ALCK). Took a side and head on shot of the MD-11. Finally, I was able to catch a NW 757-300 (N594NW) at the same time I had my camera along with NW DC-10-30 (N226NW), both in new colors.
 
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RE: HNL RareBirds V3

Thu Nov 25, 2004 5:46 am

Nice to see version 3 up and running. Keep up all the good work HNL people. Bluewave707 what can I say? Sergio Robles would be proud!  Smile
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RE: HNL RareBirds V3

Thu Nov 25, 2004 10:51 am

Anybody catch the Swiss Air MD11 parked out in front of Cemetary Aviation? How's about the Gulfstream parked in the Circle Rainbow hanger? Did anyone catch their new paint job? The painter had to have been on drugs while doing that design. Far out man!

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RE: HNL RareBirds V3

Thu Nov 25, 2004 1:43 pm

This morning at 07:30, I'm 99.9% sure I saw a KL MD-11 roar off from 08R (could've been 08L since it was pretty close inland, which was how I heard it). It headed off toward the mainland, didn't have time to pick up the callsign to confirm it, unfortunately.

A LX MD-11 on the South Ramp? Do you think it would stay overnight and leave tomorrow? That is for sure a rare bird, especially since they were retired not too long ago.
 
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RE: HNL RareBirds V3

Thu Nov 25, 2004 2:01 pm

Wow I missed a lot of stuff going on @ HNL, including the Kona's traffic during midday. KL and LX MD-11s? D'OH! Went out yesterday hoping the winds would shift, but nope. Looks like my next chance may be the weekend. No rain & more Kona's!

Of course, on my way to HNL today the winds shifted back! (sigh) Nothing special was on the S.R. nor the N.R. today,

Yes, Clipperhawaii, Sergio Robles would be proud. Seems like this thread series will outlast his career. Big grin
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RE: HNL RareBirds V3

Sat Nov 27, 2004 7:23 pm

Did anyone see this? It already left for FAY via OAK.

Airline: Falcon Air Express
Flight Number: 401
Departure City (Airport): Kahului, HI (OGG)
Departure Time: 11/26/2004 03:02 PM
Arrival City (Airport): Honolulu, HI (HNL)
Arrival Time: 11/26/2004 03:18 PM
Remaining Flight Time: 00:00
Aircraft Type: Boeing 727-200
Current Altitude: 0 feet
Current Groundspeed: 0 mph
Flight Status: Arrived
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RE: HNL RareBirds V3

Tue Nov 30, 2004 1:19 pm

For most of the Boeing deliveries to Chinese (PRC) carriers, part of their reg #s are the flight #s. As is in the last CZ delivery CSN916 was B-2916.

The USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) was in port @ NS Pearl Harbor over the weekend. Not sure how long they'll be here. That would explain the F/A-18F of the VFA-2 that took off from 22L about a week ago. The VFA-2 is based on CVN-72.

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RE: HNL RareBirds V3

Fri Dec 03, 2004 4:35 pm

A PR B744 arrived from SFO today at 13:21, according to FC:

Airline: Philippine
Flight Number: 905
Departure City: (Airport) San Francisco, CA (SFO)
Departure Time: 12/02/2004 11:01 AM
Arrival City: (Airport) Honolulu, HI (HNL)
Arrival Time: 12/02/2004 01:21 PM
Remaining Flight Time: 00:00
Aircraft Type: Boeing 747-400
Current Altitude: 0 feet
Current Groundspeed: 0 mph
Flight Status: Arrived

Seeing a PR in HNL during the day is pretty rare, but not impossible.
 
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RE: HNL RareBirds V3

Fri Dec 03, 2004 7:06 pm

PAL905 left @ 1448 for MNL. Missed it.


This is on FC ...

Airline: Murray Aviation
Flight Number: 865
Departure City (Airport): Minneapolis, MN (MSP)
Departure Time: 12/03/2004 02:53 AM
Arrival City (Airport): Honolulu, HI (HNL)
Arrival Time: 12/03/2004 06:45 AM
Remaining Flight Time: 06:51
Aircraft Type: Douglas DC-8-60
Current Altitude: 31,000 feet
Current Groundspeed: 492 mph
Flight Status: In Flight

Not sure where it will park ... either on the NR, other last time was @ UPS.
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RE: HNL RareBirds V3

Sat Dec 04, 2004 6:00 am

QF's 738 delivery on FC ...

Airline: Qantas
Flight Number: 6020
Departure City (Airport): Seattle, WA (BFI)
Departure Time: 12/03/2004 09:35 AM
Arrival City (Airport): Honolulu, HI (HNL)
Arrival Time: 12/03/2004 12:10 PM
Remaining Flight Time: 01:18
Aircraft Type: Boeing 737-800
Current Altitude: 29,000 feet
Current Groundspeed: 531 mph
Flight Status: In Flight
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RE: HNL RareBirds V3

Sat Dec 04, 2004 6:13 am

Hey

In the photo of the F-16 it looks like there is a CO 777 in the backround??

Doesn't CO usually opperate with the 764??

If so and that was a 777 then it would be rare?
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RE: HNL RareBirds V3

Sat Dec 04, 2004 8:25 am

In looking at the original photo file I shot, the airplane in question is a CO 764. The giveaway is the tailcone, it's pointed 767's, like the UA one across from the CO. The motion-blur gives it the illusion of 777 tailcone, look @ the UA 772 behind the F/A-18F.
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RE: HNL RareBirds V3

Sat Dec 04, 2004 7:41 pm

The QF 738 was parked @ Hardstand 4 on the north ramp, and the Murray Air DC-8-63F was parked south of the CO hangar, as of 1400HST.
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RE: HNL RareBirds V3

Sun Dec 05, 2004 5:30 pm

Just out of curiosity, what is the scheduled time for the QF flight to depart back for SYD? Missed its departure again.
 
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RE: HNL RareBirds V3

Sun Dec 05, 2004 9:08 pm

Saw the QF 738 depart HNL from downtown around 0830 this morning.
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RE: HNL RareBirds V3

Mon Dec 06, 2004 6:44 am

Sorry for not being specific, I meant the scheduled B743 flight (is it QF2 or QF4?). Seems when I go there around 12:30ish, it's gone.
 
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RE: HNL RareBirds V3

Mon Dec 06, 2004 9:00 am

QF004 leaves for SYD at 11:55 a.m.
 
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RE: HNL RareBirds V3

Wed Dec 08, 2004 11:51 am

Was anyone able to catch the reg of the QF 738?

The 2nd Murray Air DC-8-63F, N865F, was the one that was here.

I'm hoping there will be a few more delivery flights this month. Too bad QF parks on the north ramp.

There may be UPS 741Fs coming due to the holiday season.
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RE: HNL RareBirds V3

Wed Dec 08, 2004 12:35 pm

Planned of FC ...

Airline: Miami Air International
Flight Number: 626
Departure City (Airport): Ontario, CA (ONT)
Departure Time: 12/07/2004 07:17 PM
Arrival City (Airport): Honolulu, HI (HNL)
Arrival Time: 12/07/2004 10:48 PM
Remaining Flight Time: 05:31 (planned)
Aircraft Type: Boeing 737-800
Current Altitude: 0 feet
Current Groundspeed: 0 mph
Flight Status: Planned

Old or new livery? I have a feeling it will park @ AirService Hawaii.
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RE: HNL RareBirds V3

Thu Dec 09, 2004 6:06 pm

The GL 738 went on to Guam via Majuro, may be coming back in a few days.

Well, there were Kona winds today. Missed the KE 773 taxi past the Gen Av lot on T/W RT. Other than that, nothing special. Went back around 1600, taking pix from WP, but was stopped by the VP of Administration. Every other WP employee has given me the go ahead. He wanted me to rat out the employees, but I wouldn't. A letter to the WP President is in the works, to get word from the boss. Be warned!
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RE: HNL RareBirds V3

Fri Dec 10, 2004 7:59 am

VH-EBU (Nalanji Dreaming) was here today. Luckily I was out on the ramp with my camera.
 
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RE: HNL RareBirds V3

Fri Dec 10, 2004 1:05 pm

Seen "Nalanji Dreaming" at Gate 29 also, tried to get a shot of it while departing 8R, but it must have been fully loaded, as the pilot used a lot of real estate to get airborne. Kona winds would have been nice today.

Hopefully that one, and the other "... Dreaming" painted QF 747s will be back during their day flights.

Ha763, please post your shot ASAP. You probably got few good ones, right?
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RE: HNL RareBirds V3

Fri Dec 10, 2004 2:12 pm

Nalanji Dreaming? Wow! That's one I've been waiting for, but so far, I've only seen the regular colored B743 once. Hopefully the winds will shift to Konas (as it did yesterday) with the Christmas period approaching (that's the time of year where Kona winds are common). Boy would it be nice to see VH-EBU taxi RT! As Bluewave 707 mentioned, hopefully we can see the B744ER with the Wunala Dreaming livery (VH-OEJ) in HNL. I'm sure the B744/ER replaced the scheduled B743 on some flights in the past.

Can't wait to see the photos of VH-EBU!



Where did the GL B738 park?
 
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RE: HNL RareBirds V3

Fri Dec 10, 2004 4:54 pm

The GL 738 parks on the NR usually at HS 4 or 5, or over at ASH. I guess it depends who their clients are.


With the Honolulu Marathon on Sunday, JL has upped their flights to bring runners in from Japan, with the 80xx flight #s. The planes return to Japan, though I have a feeling some may overnight on Sunday, to take back the first returnees on Monday. So far JL is using DC-10-40s and 742s, and no 772s or 763s, according to FC.

NH has a flight on Friday ANA1960 from HND listed on HNL Info, but type listed, not on FC.

Look for extra flights from the 30th or so, to accomodate the New Year's rush. Ha763, do you have any inside info on aircraft types?
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RE: HNL RareBirds V3

Fri Dec 10, 2004 5:16 pm

I'll have to look at the forecast to see what is coming in for New Years. The return flights after the marathon usually ferry in then turn around approximately 2 hours later. They tend to pack those flights with a lot of transit cargo.
 
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RE: HNL RareBirds V3

Fri Dec 10, 2004 5:36 pm

Just uploaded pics of VH-EBU to myav. Hopefully they are up tomorrow night.