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HNL RareBirds ... Vol XII!

Sun Sep 16, 2007 4:52 am

Aloha! Welcome to HNL RareBirds Volume XII!

"Our little corner of the Pacific on the Internet" -- ClipperHawaii




A big Mahalo to everyone who contributed to this thread series, and the previous volumes as well.

See HNL RareBird Pix 1st @
the HNL RareBirds Blog




Please post photo links instead of actual photos

For older volumes, please check the bottom of this page
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RE: HNL RareBirds ... Vol XII!

Tue Sep 18, 2007 3:02 am

N982JM (c/n 21695), a 727-277F formerly with Ansett (VH-RMN) and Australian Air Express - JetEx (VH-VLF) is headed this way with an ETA of 1400L from PPG.
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RE: HNL RareBirds ... Vol XII!

Mon Sep 24, 2007 7:54 am

Shanghai's B-5353 stopped over from BFI, on its delivery flight.
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RE: HNL RareBirds ... Vol XII!

Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:37 pm

Thai Airways looks like it is coming through with a 747-300. Not sure why, but should be nice to see.
 
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RE: HNL RareBirds ... Vol XII!

Wed Sep 26, 2007 2:57 am

Any info on that TG 747-300 flight? Maybe it's being retired or converted?

A 727-200F, N315NE, is scheduled to stopover here, it's been @ OAK for the past few days.
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RE: HNL RareBirds ... Vol XII!

Mon Oct 08, 2007 2:31 am

There was an Air New Zealand 744 flying from KOA to HNL as ANZ6083, anyone know if this was a charter? I'm guessing that the 744 will overnight @ HNL, since KOA lacks RON space.
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RE: HNL RareBirds ... Vol XII!

Mon Oct 08, 2007 2:53 am

Quoting Bluewave 707 (Reply 5):
There was an Air New Zealand 744 flying from KOA to HNL as ANZ6083, anyone know if this was a charter? I'm guessing that the 744 will overnight @ HNL, since KOA lacks RON space.

It is a charter. We received it this morning. It originated in SYD and is a charter for some big Amway convention on the Kohala Coast. I have to go in later tonight to receive a TZ LAX flight for this same convention.

Both flights, including the NZ 744, will depart KOA on 12 Oct.
 
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RE: HNL RareBirds ... Vol XII!

Sat Oct 20, 2007 5:14 pm

CA's 1st 73H is due here today & under a new delivery flight # CCA56. Normally its CCA58. CA's past 738s were all without winglets.
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RE: HNL RareBirds ... Vol XII!

Sat Oct 27, 2007 5:18 pm

It seems that Miami Air Int'l has leased(?) a 757-200, N526NA from Ryan Int'l Air, though it's still in Ryan colors. It's here @ HNL as a team charter for New Mexico State University ... see blog.

Does anyone know if this is a one-off lease? Or is Miami Air leasing this jet long-term?
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RE: HNL RareBirds ... Vol XII!

Sun Oct 28, 2007 5:12 pm

Xiamen Airlines' B-5306 is HNL-bound from BFI as CXA5306.
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RE: HNL RareBirds ... Vol XII!

Wed Oct 31, 2007 5:34 pm

Hainan Airlines' B-5358 leaves HNL in a couple hours for MAJ. It arrived yesterday as B5358, in the new Hainan colors. Photo posted on the blog ...
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RE: HNL RareBirds ... Vol XII!

Thu Nov 08, 2007 5:48 pm

An ex-AC A345 is HNL-bound from Singapore as ACA7060. Another A345 desitined for TAM (Brasil)?
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RE: HNL RareBirds ... Vol XII!

Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:16 am

Quoting Bluewave 707 (Reply 11):
An ex-AC A345 is HNL-bound from Singapore as ACA7060. Another A345 desitined for TAM (Brasil)?

It left as ACA7061 with a destination of GRU, just like the other one. I missed getting a picture of it, but I did see it take off and it was a white fuselage with a blue tail.
 
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RE: HNL RareBirds ... Vol XII!

Fri Nov 09, 2007 2:39 pm

A quick question. I read that when the Thunderbirds performed a couple of months ago that there aerobatic box affected the flight paths out of HNL. Anyone know how it affected the departures off of 8R and 8L. I know that they were scheduled to fly in front of Waikiki. Also did it affect the inbounds to HNL from the mainland as they normally fly over the top of Waikiki at about 8000 descending to 6000 feet on downwind for 8L.

Just curious how it was all handled.
 
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RE: HNL RareBirds ... Vol XII!

Tue Nov 13, 2007 7:18 am

Air traffic was held on the ground or delayed during the show.
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RE: HNL RareBirds ... Vol XII!

Tue Nov 13, 2007 10:43 am

AQ's leased 738 (PH-HZO) from Transavia is in HNL. The fuselage is still in Transavia colors, only with small AQ titles. The bird of paradise on the tail is a decal. If you look closely at the leading edge of the verticle stabalizer, you can see the blue and green hues of Transavia's colors.

Photo is on the rarebirds blog.
 
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RE: HNL RareBirds ... Vol XII!

Wed Nov 14, 2007 4:47 pm

Shandong Airlines is taking delivery of B-5347 (737-75N[W]), due here midday.

Hainan Airlines is taking delivery of B-5337 (737-84P[W]), also due midday.

UPS has an MD-11 coming from ROS. Looks like a ferry flight to Singapore for freighter conversion.
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RE: HNL RareBirds ... Vol XII!

Wed Nov 14, 2007 6:35 pm

Hello All!
I was planning a spotting trip to HNL in a couple of weeks and was wondering if the Aloha bird that Wyland painted was st ill flying around in the painted colors...any info would be appreciated
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RE: HNL RareBirds ... Vol XII!

Thu Nov 15, 2007 7:23 am

In addition to what Bluewave posted, aFrench Air Force C-160, and ex-TW DL 757 with winglets were here today. Pics of all on the blog.
 
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RE: HNL RareBirds ... Vol XII!

Thu Nov 15, 2007 8:14 am



Quoting AADC10137 (Reply 17):
wondering if the Aloha bird that Wyland painted was st ill flying around in the painted colors...any info would be appreciated

Yes it is, although I don't have any information on its rotation through the system.
 
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RE: HNL RareBirds ... Vol XII!

Thu Nov 15, 2007 9:40 am

N748AL is being rotated around the Hawai‘i - West coast routes, except for the OGG-SMF run which will be done by PH-HZO. THe goal is to have every Hawai‘i & west coast destination see "Koholalele".
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RE: HNL RareBirds ... Vol XII!

Wed Nov 21, 2007 8:20 am

CA's B-5342 is here on its delivery flight as CCA58.



Side note ...
Anyone ever notice that none of the China-bound 737s passing through HNL has never had a reg# ending in 4? The kanji symbol for the number 4 is bad luck (death) for Chinese & Japanese. I know there are no 4th floors in buildings in Japan ... like there aren't 13th floors here in the US. China, I'm not sure. Just something to ponder upon ...
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RE: HNL RareBirds ... Vol XII!

Wed Nov 28, 2007 11:05 pm

 
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RE: HNL RareBirds ... Vol XII!

Thu Nov 29, 2007 6:14 am

There's a thread about HA's Airbus plans ... definitely surprising news ...
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RE: HNL RareBirds ... Vol XII!

Sat Dec 08, 2007 8:48 am

Have any of you chaps seen Lion Air's latest 737-900ER this past couple of days?

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RE: HNL RareBirds ... Vol XII!

Sun Dec 09, 2007 12:57 am

Nope ... haven't seen it pop-up on flight tracking sites ... thought its still @ BFI yet.
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RE: HNL RareBirds ... Vol XII!

Sun Dec 09, 2007 11:49 am

It was due to leave Thursday but I've since found out that it's still at BFI.

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RE: HNL RareBirds ... Vol XII!

Thu Dec 20, 2007 8:21 am

ATA did the charter flights for the Hawaii Bowl teams ... see blog.
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