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Aviation Photo #2167959 Boeing 717-2BD - Hawaiian Air

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Kai Tak Airport might be long gone, but Honolulu Airport has its version of the famous Kai Tak IGS runway 13 approach. During "Kona Wind" (southerly) operations at HNL, all arriving airliners are defaulted to the LDA/DME runway 26L, a non-precision approach with the localizer offset by 45° from runways 26L and 26R. Taking you past Diamond Head, Waikiki Beach and downtown Honolulu before the final turn toward the runway, this approach is always a thrill to both the pilots and passengers. N489HA is pictured making the final turn on the circle-to-land segment for runway 26R, after completing the LDA/DME 26L approach.
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    Je89 W.
    Hawaiian Air
    Boeing 717-2BD
    Boeing 717
    Boeing 717
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    55002
    5003
    N489HA
    Honolulu - International / Pearl Harbor-Hickam JB (Hickam AFB)
    Hawaii
    USA
    January 6, 2010
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Anonymous
7 years ago
Superb background, and the contrast
Anonymous
7 years ago
Thanks for this.
Anonymous
7 years ago
I cant explain it, It just perfect!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Killer light...killer shot. You nailed this one to perfection!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Almost 2,080,000 photos here...and SO many are great! But...there are a handful that I like to see..OVER and over again...and this is one of them!
148   Spain
2 years ago
Superb amazing shot! Lovely colours and contrast!

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