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Friday, 26 November 2010

25/11/10 - Los Angeles to Visalia

RichT set off for Thanksgiving weekend in San Francisco, here's the enroute log.

Los Angeles - early morning

A6-ECJ Boeing 777 (35583) Emirates
B-16111 Douglas MD-11 (48787) EVA Air
B-18718 Boeing 747 (30770) China Airlines
B-18719 Boeing 747 (33739) China Airlines
C-GKOB Airbus A319 (1853) Air Canada
HL7598 Boeing 777 (27949) Korean Air
N125UW Airbus A320 (4086) US Airways
N296AT Boeing 737NG (34861) AirTran Airways
N351NB Airbus A319 (1820) Delta
N354NB Airbus A319 (1833) Delta
N37420 Boeing 737NG (33457) Continental Airlines
N413QS Gulfstream 400 (1521) NetJets
N419WN Boeing 737NG (29824) Southwest Airlines
N420JC Grumman Gulfstream 3 (326) James A McMahan, Trustee
N456SW Cessna Citation V (560-0222) Tech II Inc
N48127 Boeing 757 (28968) Continental Airlines
N509AY Airbus A321 (3796) US Airways
N595E Gulfstream 4 (1025) EI Aviation LLC
N672US Boeing 747 (30267) Delta
N723MM Gulfstream 350 (4077) MGM Mirage Inc
N752AT Boeing 757 (23128) Delta
N82A Gulfstream 450 (4032) US Bank, Trustee
N942FR Airbus A319 (2497) Frontier Airlines
N991AN Boeing 737NG (30920) American Airlines
PH-HZI Boeing 737NG (28380) Transavia Airlines
VH-OEI Boeing 747 (32913) QANTAS
VP-CNI McDonnell Douglas MD-87 (49767) Corporate Aviation Holdings Corp

Santa Monica

N189TM BAE.125-800 (258196) LVR Capital LLC
N363QS Cessna Citation V (560-0536) NetJets
N439LX Beechjet 400 (RK-284) Flight Options
N512TB Cessna Citationjet 2 (525A0084) Bradshaw Aviation LLC
N653K Beech King Air 90 (LA-020) Frogair LLC
N809QS Cessna Citation Encore (560-0698) NetJets
N8288R Cessna Citationjet (525-0348) Gillco Energy Air LLC

Van Nuys

G-KSFR Canadair Challenger 300 (20189) London Executive Aviation Ltd
N102PA Embraer EMB500 Phenom 100 (50000030) Arrabon Management Services LLC
N108DU Gulfstream 4 (1149) Perni Corp
N111FN AS.350 Ecureuil (2060) Helinet Aviation Services LLC / Fox Broadcasting Co
N124SD NA/Rockwell Sabre 65 (465-02) Fayette Aviation Inc
N162JC Gulfstream 5 (539) Trans-Exec Air Service Inc
N175BG Grumman Gulfstream 3 (396) 175BG LLC
N1WP Gulfstream 4 (1030) WNP Aviation Inc
N209CV Cessna Citation V (560-0209) 209CV LLC
N214GH AS.350 Ecureuil (2537) Guardian Helicopters
N218GH Bell 206 Jetranger (03470) Guardian Helicopters Inc
N222GY Gulfstream 4 (1142) Gypsy Two LLC
N224PA IAI Westwind (411) GBT Aviation LLC
N268QS Dassault Falcon 2000 (168) NetJets
N270SC Gulfstream 4 (1229) Trans-Exec Air Service Inc
N29FX AS.350 Ecureuil (2085) Helinet Aviation Services
N311GC Beech King Air 90 (LA-055) RTE Enterprises Inc
N315TS Boeing 737NG (30772) Tutor-Saliba - Flight Dept
N323CH Sikorsky S-76 (760095) Purwin Co LLC
N324V AS.350 Ecureuil (2874) Heliblack LLC
N355CH AS.355 Ecureuil 2 (5423) Helinet Aviation Services LLC
N39CD Canadair Challenger 601 (3030) Air Castle Worldwide Jet Charter Inc
N39HH Cessna Citation I (501-0132) Sondhi Aviation LLC
N4066S Robinson R-22 (1508) Dragonfly Corp
N408MG Learjet 35 (35A-328) Millennium Air Xpress Inc
N41352 Robinson R-44 II (12352) Coda Transportation LLC
N420JC Grumman Gulfstream 3 (326) James A McMahan, Trustee
N480DG Cessna Citation V (560-0015) Genter Airways LLC
N498PT AS.350 Ecureuil (1925) Guardian Helicopters Inc
N50TC Boeing 737NG (29024) Tracinda Corp
N516TR Grumman Gulfstream 3 (252) Precise Aviation Inc
N518QS Gulfstream 550 (5075) NetJets
N522RS Bell 206 Longranger (45653) Ashley Aviation Inc
N525KF Gulfstream 4 (1315) Wilmington Trust Co Owner Trustee
N52LT Cessna Citation II (550-0355) Tristen Aviation Group LLC
N556TT Gulfstream 550 (5056) Bank Of Utah, Trustee
N580JS Embraer EMB500 Phenom 100 (50000079) JetSuite
N582EJ Dassault Falcon 50 (082) Britt Worldwide Falcon 50 LLC
N588LS Gulfstream 4 (1245) Las Vegas Sands Corp
N604AC Canadair Challenger 600 (1012) Chanel Air LLC
N61AP Beech King Air 200 (BB-1192) James A McMahan, Trustee
N623KM Learjet 35 (35A-307) Quarry Lane LLC
N6516K Bell 206 Longranger (51391) Guardian Helicopters Inc
N65DV Cessna Citation II (550-0624) Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc
N676TC Embraer EMB135 (145699) Alpine Cascade Corp
N677QS Cessna Citation Excel (560-5367) NetJets
N67NV Eclipse Aviation 500 (000131) Cmam LLC
N705LV AS.350 Ecureuil (1878) Las Vegas Helicopters Inc
N711GL Gulfstream 4 (1130) G&L Aviation
N71HD AS.350 Ecureuil (3849) ABC Network
N720QS Gulfstream 200 (085) NetJets
N722XJ Cessna Citation X (750-0222) XoJet
N780W Gulfstream 5 (530)
N7GX Dassault Falcon 50 (139) GATX Financial Corp
N841TF Learjet 35 (35A-416) Royal Air Frieght Inc
N874C Gulfstream 4 (1219) Trans-Exec Air Service Inc
N908DH Gulfstream 4 (1040) GR1040 Inc
N914EG Gulfstream 4 (1174) Krystal Air LLC
N914J Gulfstream 5 (615) Metromedia Co
N950CM Gulfstream 5 (592) Wilmington Trust Co Owner Trustee

Palmdale - Blackbird Airpark (closed for Thanksgiving)

56-6721 Lockheed U-2D Dragonlady (388)
60-6924 Lockheed A-12 (121)
61-7973 Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird (2024)

Palmdale - Plant 42 Heritage Air Park (closed for Thanksgiving)

145067 Douglas YA-4C Skyhawk (12313)
154449 LTV A-7B Corsair II (B-089)
164350 Grumman F-14D Tomcat (625)
51-4533 Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (580-5828)
44-78019 Curtiss C-46D Commando (33415)
54-2299 North American F-100D Super Sabre (223-179)
57-0038 Boeing B-52F Stratofortress (17432)
57-0915 Lockheed F-104C Starfighter (383-1232)
58-0324 McDonnell F-101F Voodoo (696)
62-4416 Republic F-105G Thunderchief (F005)
65-0696 McDonnell Douglas F-4D Phantom (1735)
63-8182 Northrop T-38A Talon (N5529)
741529 Northrop F-5E Tiger II (R1187)
79-10783 Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk (A-4008)
N143SC Scaled Composites Triumph (001)
N814NA Lockheed Jetstar (5003)
N91FS Canadair Sabre 5 (1021)

Palmdale - Plant 42 Gate

49-0851 Lockheed F-80A Shooting Star (080-2599) ..composite with 57-0568
80-0785 Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk (A-4010) ..composite, mainly static test airframe
N812NA Lockheed F-104G Starfighter (683C-4053)
N816NA Lockfeed F-16A Fighting Falcon (61-569)


N5017Q Boeing 747-8 (36136) Boeing Co (3rd Prototype)
N50217 Boeing 747-8 (36137) Boeing Co (2nd Prototype)

Lancaster - Town

64-0952/ED McDonnell Douglas F-4D Phantom (1364)

Lancaster - Municipal Stadium

N842NA McDonnell Douglas FA-18A Hornet (0019)

Lancaster - W J Fox Field

N17756 Sikorsky S-55QT Whisper Jet (V55-400T)
N217AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (64.064) Erickson Air Crane
(N211SR)/N8467C Aero Commander 560 (1042-14) Antelope Valley Community College
N289RP Beech King Air 90 (LJ-1665) Tenax Aviation Services LLC
N502FR/502 Fouga CM170 Magister (502) Airborne Turbine Inc
VH-BWC Gippsland GA-8 Airvan (GA8-10-156) GippsAero Pty Ltd
? Bell 204 (n/k) Antelope Valley Community College

Lancaster - Milestones of Flight Museum (closed for Thanksgiving)

53-0272 Boeing KC-97L Stratotanker (17054)
55-4943/N95489 Sikorsky UH-19A Chickasaw (55-0995)
N13745 Fairchild C-119F Boxcar (10304)
N1430Z Armstrong Whitworth Argosy C.1 (6779)
N3968C North American B-25C Mitchell (82-5886)
N85128/20 Sikorsky UH-34J Seabat (58-0707)

Lancaster - Antelope Acres, in the back yard of a house

515 PZL TS-11 Iskra (1H0515)
N206UP Percival Sea Prince (P50/010)
N651 Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (580-5223)

Rosamund - El Dorado Aircraft Supplies

154456/405 LTV A-7B Corsair II (B-096)
57-0393 McDonnell F-101B Voodoo (571)
N10109 Piasecki CH-21B Workhorse (B-077)
+ two F-16 wrecks and a tail marked 21295

Rosamund - Skypark

N24KR/"25007" Beech 50 Twin Bonanza (CH-145) Lloyd L MacAfee ..USAF scheme


Main ramps

475 Aermacchi MB.326 (6355) (Flight Research Inc)
478 Aermacchi MB.326 (6352) (Flight Research Inc)
54-1639 Lockheed C-130A Hercules (3026) ..fuselage only
64-0741 McDonnell Douglas F-4C Phantom II (1023) (Tracor Flight Systems Inc)..Preserved at gate
AR-110 Saab RF-35 Draken (351110) NTPS
C-FTMB Douglas DC-9 (47289) Central Capital Corp
C-FTMC Douglas DC-9 (47290) Central Capital Corp
C-FTME Douglas DC-9 (47293) Air Canada
C-FTMT Douglas DC-9 (47546) Xerox Canada Finance Ltd
C-FTMU Douglas DC-9 (47554) Xerox Canada Finance
C-FTMV Douglas DC-9 (47557) Xerox Canada Finance
C-FTMW Douglas DC-9 (47560) Air Canada
C-GAUH Boeing 767 (22519) (Air Canada)
C-GAUN Boeing 767 (22520) (Air Canada)
C-GAUS Boeing 767 (22522) (Air Canada)
C-GAUU Boeing 767 (22523) (Air Canada)
C-GAUW Boeing 767 (22524) (Air Canada)
C-GDSS Boeing 767 (24143) (Air Canada)
C-GPWA Boeing 767 (22683) (Air Canada)
C-GUPW Boeing 737 (22873) Canadian
C-GVPW Boeing 737 (22874) Canadian
G-CEAE Boeing 737 (20912) (European Air Charter)
I-DAWC Douglas DC-9 (49198) Alitalia
I-DAWU Douglas DC-9 (49196) (Alitalia)
N111JX BAC 1-11 (163) (Northrop Grumman Systems Corp)
N124TN Airbus A300 (124) (Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustee)
N125AA Douglas DC-10 (46525) Stired Mojave, CA
N136AR Douglas C-133A Cargomaster (44706) (Properties Investment Enterprises)
N1444N Fokker 100 (11447) (Jet Midwest)
N1445B Fokker 100 (11448) (Jet Midwest)
N152AA Douglas DC-10 (46707) American Airlines
N155TN Airbus A300 (155) (Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustee)
N16807 Douglas DC-9 (49261) (Avtec USA Inc)
N201AR Douglas C-133A Cargomaster (45166) (Maurice L Carlson)
N261AX Airbus A300 (261) (Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustee)
N288BA Boeing 747 (22710) (CF6-50 LLC)
N305SW Boeing 737 (22945) (Southwest Airlines)
N306SW Boeing 737 (22946) (Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustee)
N313UA Boeing 737 (23674) (United Airlines)
N31CX Douglas DC-8 (45911) (Air Transport International)
N352CC Boeing 737 (23521) (Celtic Capital 23521 Corp)
N37077 Douglas DC-10 (46981) (The Memphis Group)
N37078 Douglas DC-10 (46926) Continental Airlines
N399NV Douglas DC-9 (49413) (Allegiant Air)
N41125 Mikoyan MIG-15 (242266) Thomas W Smith
N417FS North American F-100F Super Sabre (243-118) (Big Sky Warbirds LLC)
N418FS North American F-100F Super Sabre (243-272) (Big Sky Warbirds LLC)
N424GC Grumman Gulfstream 2 (115) (Bluegrass Gulfstream Investments LLC)
N454PC Boeing 707 (18839) (Wilmington Trust Co, Trustee)
N4767R Saab A.32A Lansen (32120) Air Museum
N510AU Boeing 737 (23385) (Flight Director, TX)
N510US Grumman Gulfstream 2 (223) (818 Aviation Inc)
N515US Boeing 757 (23203) (Aircraft Recycling Corp)
N571HA/144843 Douglas RA-3B Skywarrior (12089)
N574AM AS.350 Ecureuil (4613) Mercy Air
N616NW Douglas DC-9 (47229) (Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustee)
N618NW Douglas DC-9 (47433) (Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustee)
N621NW Douglas DC-9 (47544) (Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustee)
N632CC Boeing 737 (23603) (Celtic Capital 23603 Corp)
N660AF Grumman Gulfstream 2 (070)
N6811S Rockwell 685 Commander (12001) Blue Skies Unlimited LLC
N706PC Boeing 707 (20177) (Wilmington Trust Co, Trustee)
N707CA Boeing 707 (18586) (Wilmington Trust Co, Trustee)
N716SA Boeing 747 (24067) (24067 LLC)
N723SA Boeing 747 (23641) (Southern Air)
N729SA Boeing 747 (22379) (CF60-50 LLC)
N730SA Boeing 747 (22380) (Commercial Aircraft Services Inc)
N740SA Boeing 747 (21380) (Air Mobility Inc)
N746SA Boeing 747 (21111) (Southern Air)
N752DA Lockheed L1011 Tristar (1172) (Diversified Aero Services)
N760FR MS760 Paris (760-072) (Flight Research Inc)
N760T MS760 Paris (760-103) (North Air Inc)
N795SA Boeing 747 (22506) (Air Mobility Inc)
N798SA Boeing 747 (23389) (Southern Air)
N802FT Rockwell Sabre 75 (380-33) Flight Test Associates Inc
N803ME Douglas DC-9 (48029) (Allegiant Air)
N805ME Douglas DC-9 (48031) (Allegiant Air)
N808AL Boeing 737 (23445) (Palm Capital LLC)
N810NA Convair 990 (29) (NASA) ..Preserved at gate
N815AJ Convair 880 (35) (Torco Oil Co)
N818SA Boeing 747 (23068) (Southern Air)
N823AL Boeing 737 (23154) (Skybus LLC)
N824AL Boeing 737 (23045) (Air Carrier Accessory Service)
N825BX Douglas DC-8 (45978) (Air Transport International)
N829BX Douglas DC-8 (45994) (Air Transport International)
N856V Douglas DC-10 (47856) (Omega Air)
N857V Douglas DC-10 (47857) (Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustee)
N858V Douglas DC-10 (48301) (Omega Air)
N882JM Douglas DC-9 (47292) (Dynamic Jetlease LLC)
N883JM Douglas DC-9 (47611) (Dynamic Jetlease LLC)
N91292 Antonov An-2 (1G178-16) Flying Billboards LLC
N917RW Douglas DC-9 (47145) (Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustee)
N920RW Douglas DC-9 (47163) (Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustee)
N927L Douglas DC-9 (48123) (Dynamic Jetlease LLC)
N930LS Grumman Gulfstream 2 (133) (Lester Smith Management Co)
N934AS Douglas DC-9 (49235)
N938MC Douglas DC-9 (49525) (Avtec USA Inc)
N990AB Convair 990 (02) (Mojave Airport Authority)
XA-AGS Douglas DC-9 (45786) (Aerocalifornia)
XA-CSL Douglas DC-9 (45743) (Aerocalifornia)
XA-GDL Douglas DC-9 (47085) (Aerocalifornia)
XA-LAC Douglas DC-9 (47126) (Aerocalifornia)
XA-LMM Douglas DC-9 (45736) (Aerocalifornia)
XA-RKT Douglas DC-9 (47122) (Aerocalifornia)
XA-RNQ Douglas DC-9 (47059) (Aerocalifornia)
XA-RRY Douglas DC-9 (45785) (Aerocalifornia)
XA-RXG Douglas DC-9 (45714) (Aerocalifornia)
XA-SWH Douglas DC-9 (47236) (Aerocalifornia)
XA-SYQ Douglas DC-9 (45702) (Aerocalifornia)
- Orbital Sciences Corp X-34 (A-1A)
- Orbital Sciences Corp X-34 (A-2)
? Bell OH-58 Kiowa (n/k)
? Grumman Gulfstream 2 (n/k)
? Grumman Gulfstream 2 (n/k)
? North American F-86 Sabre (n/k)


462 Aermacchi MB.326 (6335) (Flight Research Inc)
469 Aermacchi MB.326 (6343) (Flight Research Inc)
473 Aermacchi MB.326 (6349) (Flight Research Inc)
482 Aermacchi MB.326 (6358) (Flight Research Inc)
500 Aermacchi MB.326 (6397) (Flight Research Inc)
549 Aermacchi MB.326 (A74) (Flight Research Inc)
557 Aermacchi MB.326 (A82) (Flight Research Inc)
578 Aermacchi MB.326 (A103) (Flight Research Inc)
N3621G Wing D-1 Derringer (01)
N4916V DeHavilland DH104 Dove (04275) (Flight Research Inc)


60-0566 Northrop T-38A Talon (N5139) Preserved
65-10441 Northrop T-38A Talon (N5860) Preserved
N407AM Bell 407 (53309) Guardian Air
N64784 Douglas DC-3C (14037/25482) Dream Air Inc
N59553 Bell 206 Jetranger (01451) Sycan Corp
N844FE Cessna 208B Caravan (208B0149) West Air
N905HA Bell 407 (53497) Air Methods Corp
N956LR Canadair CRJ-900 (15056) US Airways Express

Shafter - quick look over the fence on passing

44-35456 Douglas A-26C Invader (28735)


N198HM Bell 204 (00516) Helimax Aviation Inc
N213SJ Bell 212 (30589) San Joaquin Helicopters Inc
N601SJ Bell 206 Longranger (51128) B & J Land Co
N711GH Bell 205 (05071) Guardian Helicopters Inc
N828AC Bell 206 Jetranger (01519) Maricopa Helicopter LLC
N9034F Hughes 369 (0105S) Azore Aviation LLC
N9121Z Bell 212 (30580) San Joaquin Helicopters


44-85738 Boeing B-17G Fortress (8647-VE) ..American Veterans Memorial
64-0912/TJ McDonnell Douglas GF-4C Phantom (1368) ..VVP 56
N48519 Grumman-Schweizer G.164B Agcat (42B)
N5049X Ayres 2R-600 Thrush Commander (2416R)

Handford - quick look over the fence on passing

N561EA Eclipse Aviation 500 (000024) RFC Aviation LLC

Lemoore - Hickey Park (in the dark)

139953 Douglas A-4B Skyhawk (11318)

NAS Lemoore - Gate (in the dark)

137602 Douglas EA-1F Skyraider (10678)
142094 Douglas A-4B Skyhawk (11348)
156763 LTV A-7A Corsair II (C-030)
161366 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A Hornet (0034)
?/501 Douglas A-4A Skyhawk (n/k)


N466TM Lockheed C-130A Hercules (3173) Stored, TBM Inc
N479TM Lockheed C-130A Hercules (3186) Stored, TBM Inc
N531BA Lockheed C-130A Hercules (3139) Stored, TBM Inc