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With luck we are intending to visit the following in 2018:
Friedrichshafen Expo, Spain/Portugal, Oshkosh/Florida

Header Picture: McDonnell-Douglas QF-4E Phantom IIs 73-1167 & 74-1638 of USAF/53rdWEG at Oshkosh 2016

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Monday, 29 November 2010

28/11/10 - Moffett - San Jose - Hollister - Salinas - etc

RichT's return trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles.

Mountain View/Moffett Federal Airport

150509 Lockheed P-3A Orion (5035) Preserved
66-0212 Lockheed MC-130P Hercules (4162) 130th RQS CA ANG
88-26106 Sikorsky HH-60G Pavehawk (701302) 129th RQS CA ANG
N714NA Lockheed NC-141A Starlifter (6110) Preserved

San Jose IAP

N134UP Airbus A300 (817) UPS
N113BG Cessna Citationjet 2 (525A0078) 7G's Aviation Co LLC
N145AR Learjet 45 (45-203) Videx Inc
N168SL Piaggio P180 Avanti (1139) Avantair
N215US Douglas DC-9-30 (47480) Holiday Airways
N223QS Dassault Falcon 2000EX (086) NetJets
N23A Learjet 35 (35A-233) Max Quest LLC
N240WN Boeing 737NG (32503) Southwest Airlines
N369JK Gulfstream 200 (190) N369JK LLC
N369QS Cessna Citation Sovereign (680-0081) NetJets
N37277 Boeing 737NG (31595) Continental Airlines
N437QX DHC-8 (4240) Horizon Air
N44YS Grumman Gulfstream 2 (098) Frys Electronics Inc
N450QS Gulfstream 450 (4046) NetJets
N493S Dassault Falcon 2000EX (064) Sanminia - SCI Corp
N597HA Boeing 767 (23277) Hawaiian Airlines
N651QS Cessna Citation Excel (560-5251) NetJets
N750QS Gulfstream 200 (185) NetJets
N755QS Gulfstream 200 (168) NetJets
N77DE Piper PA-46 Malibu (4608054) Edward A Vetter Trustee
N800PJ IAI Galaxy (026) Franklin P Johnson Jnr
N809QS Cessna Citation Encore (560-0698) NetJets
N810QS Cessna Citation Encore (560-0625) NetJets
N811VG Cessna Citation II (551-0017) Pacific Coast Aviation Inc
N828BX Douglas DC-8 (45993) Air Transport International
N86LQ Cessna Citation Sovereign (680-0086) Liquid Aviation Inc
N889DH Pilatus PC-12 (298) DDH Enterprises LLC
N903GS Dassault Falcon 2000 (183) GC Air LLC
N904JY Dassault Falcon 900EX (187) Global Aviation Inc
N952QS Cessna Citation X (750-0200) NetJets
N971QS Cessna Citation X (750-0071) NetJets
N990QS Cessna Citation X (750-0190) NetJets
XA-VYC Learjet 45 (45-034) El Caminante Taxi Aereo SA

San Martin Airport

N3161G North American TB-25N Mitchell (108-33599) Ken McBride

San Martin - Wings of History Museum, closed

N220RC Vickers Viscount 745D (201) outside, nose only
N2353J Beech 23 Musketeer (M-311) outside
N37K Stits SA-6B Flut-R-Bug (101) outside

Hollister MAP

N116GC Mil Mi-2 Hoplite (544448105) Y E Kaplunovsky
the following were in a scrapyard
N1679J Rockwell Commander 112TC (13009)
N185GB Beech D95A Travel Air (TD-551)
N1982? unknown (n/k)
N2013Q Beech 76 Duchess (ME-77)
N294?? Cessna 152 (n/k)
N4026T Beech 23 Custom (M-1132)
N7504Y Piper PA-30-160 Twin Commander (30-566)
N?479A unknown (n/k)
PK-ABS/(N32LH) Beech 95 Baron (TC-1442)

Salinas MAP

N5800K Bell OH-58A Kiowa (41704) R & B Helicopters Inc
N604FJ Canadair Challenger 601 (5001) Carco Leasing Inc
N7189Z Robinson R-44 (0876) SMD Vineyards Inc
N7914S Bell 47G-5 (07848) Gomes Farm Air Service Inc, Castroville, CA
N902EX MCD MD-900 Explorer (900-00091) California Shock Trauma Air Rescue

Paso Robles MAP

N161BH Bell 206 Jetranger (01675) Del Rio Aviation Inc
N16726 Bell 206 Jetranger (02122) B P Kelly
N167BH Bell 206 Jetranger (01961) Del Rio Aviation Inc
N175SJ Bell OH-58A Kiowa (41080) San Joaquin Helicopters, Delano, CA
N337TR Cessna 337 Super Skymaster (337-0648) Del Rio Aviation Inc
N352SA AS.350 Ecureuil (3348) Sycan Corp
N368RW Hughes 269 (80-0948) C Gadbois
N911PT Bell OH-58C Kiowa (41217) Blair Helicopter Service Inc
XB-EBE Bell 47 (07634) Mexatun SA De CV

Paso Robles - Estrella Warbirds Museum

14 MS760 Paris (760-014 or 019) ..possibly 19
165 Fouga CM170 Magister (165)
242 Fouga CM170 Magister (242)
430 Fouga CM170 Magister (430)
1395 Sikorsky HH-52A (62-076)
BQ19624/444/MSR31 Ryan BQM-34S Firebee (n/k)
32284 Saab 32 Lansen (32284)
(136567/N411DF)/"136404" Grumman TS-2A Tracker (476)
137826/302 Douglas A-4A Skyhawk (10723)
146931 Vought F-8K Crusader (n/k)
154171/NG-505 Grumman A-6E Intruder (I-306)
155861 McDonnell Douglas F-4N Phantom II (3284) ..cockpit only
155890 McDonnell Douglas F-4S Phantom II (3520)
156739/706 LTV NA-7C Corsair II (C-006)
158512/C-425 Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk (14317)
162911/AG-210 Grumman F-14B Tomcat (559)
52-4758/FU-019 North American F-86F Sabre (191-454) ..composite rear of 55-5019
53-5850 Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (580-9291)
65-10054 Bell UH-1D Iroquois (05098)
67-14615/WB-03 Rockwell OV-10A Bronco (305A-023)
741537/08 Northrop F-5E Tiger II (R1195)
N34NL Beech T-34B Mentor (BG-139)
N45CV Stinson L-5E Sentinel (76-3219)
N451FM/556 Fouga CM170 Magister (451)
N47503 Aeronca L-3B Grasshopper (O58B-8212)
N47SJ/348608/U5-B Douglas C-47B (14424/25869)
N506PA/1392 Beech UC-45F (7159)
N69990 Stinson SR Reliant (77-368)
N824NA Lockheed TF-104G Starfighter (583D-5735)
?/104 Douglas A-3 Skywarrior (n/k) ..nose only
? Fouga CM170 Magister (n/k) ..stored

Camp San Luis Obispo - CA NG Museum

"113738"/(51-13793) Bell OH-13E (00380)
51-7312 Cessna O-1A Bird Dog (22046)
53-2817 DHC U-6A Beaver (0614)
53-4544 Sikorsky CH-34A (58-0106)
56-2259 Hiller OH-23C (0861)
59-4973 Sikorsky UH-19D (55-697)
64-0827 McDonnell Douglas F-4C Phantom II (1165)

San Luis Obispo Airport

N226SW Embraer EMB120 Brasilia (120296) United Express
N554MB Cessna Citation II (550-0040) Slo 3 Holdings LLC
N726FX Cessna 208B Caravan (208B0465) West Air
N727MH Cessna Citation Excel (560-5549) Mango Air Inc
N768FE Cessna 208B Caravan (208B0263) West Air
N420FM ? Fouga CM170 Magister (420 ?) hard to read off in haze
? Fouga CM170 Magister (n/k) not read off in haze

Petaluna - only things here of interest to Rich were three unfinished Bedes

Santa Maria Public Airport

N152AF Swearingen SA227AC Metro (AC-520) Ameriflight
N3176S Aero Partners SA-6X (SA-6X-LF001)
N771FE Cessna 208B Caravan (208B0267) West Air
N892FE Cessna 208B Caravan (208B0222) West Air

Santa Maria Museum of Flight

147825/012 Douglas A-4C Skyhawk (12589)
153868 McDonnell Douglas F-4S Phantom II (2403)
55-5097/5014 North American F-86 Sabre (231-50)
N238P Treadwell .55 Scale P-38 (003)
"N258Y" Hughes H1-B Racer Replica (n/k)
N312Y Great Lakes 2T-1A Sport Trainer (199)
N321EW Monnett Moni (00062)
N3772V Sonex Ltd Sonex (0348)
N63393 Stinson L-5 Sentinel (76-1909)
N7692B/23 Bellanca 14-19-2 Cruisemaster (4043)
N8130Q Folland Gnat T.1 (FL.543)
N9280H Stinson SR Reliant (77-104)
N9767N Bowers Fly Baby 1A (87-491)
unmarked Quickie (n/k)
unmarked Unknown homebuilt (n/k)

Santa Barbara MAP

N143KS Gulfstream 4 (1364) Spectacor Inc
N160SP Mitsubishi MU2 (1506SA) Jerry J Woolf DDS Inc
N222MC Canadair Challenger 604 (5329) McCaw Communications Inc
N225CX Gulfstream 450 (4171) Cxair Holdings Inc
N24XJ Piaggio P180 Avanti (1149) Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustee
N339HP Cessna Citation I (501-0292) Av8N Sales LLC
N421AL Canadair Global Express (9051) Eagle Flight Services Inc
N425DD Cessna 425 Corsair (425-0083) Nor Cal Beverage Co Inc
N47AN Cessna Citation III (650-0054) Affordable Equity Partners Inc
N54SL Canadair Global Express (9187) Oprah Winfrey
N611QX Canadair CRJ-700 (10041) Horizon Air
N71AA Turbo Commander 690B (11527) Aero Air LLC
N800PJ IAI Galaxy (026) Franklin P Johnson Jnr
N604EM Canadair Challenger 604 (5492) Aero Law Group PLC
N85ZG SOCATA TBM700 (480) Highlands Aviation LLC
N863CA Learjet 45 (45-160) Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustee
N917R Canadair Global Express (9008) Navair LLC
N919FX ATR-42 (266) Empire Airlines
N952QS Cessna Citation X (750-0200) NetJets

Camarillo/Ventura County - seen on approach from the Interstate

N169SL Piaggio P180 Avanti (1140) Avantair

Los Angeles IAP

B-16703 Boeing 777 (32643) EVA Air
B-18210 Boeing 747 (33734) China Airlines
B-2070 Boeing 777 (32703) China Southern Airlines
C-FHKE Embraer EMB190 (19000048) Air Canada
C-FMGL Learjet 45 (45-360) London Air Services Ltd
C-GAQX Airbus A319 (0736) Air Canada
LX-PCV Boeing 747 (29732) Silk Way Airlines
N111CQ Gulfstream 450 (4006) Wilmington Trust Co Trustee
N14102 Boeing 757 (27292) Continental Airlines
N187SL Piaggio P180 Avanti (1164) Avantair
N192UW Airbus A321 (1496) US Airways
N202DF Cessna Citation Sovereign (680-0098) Grace Interests LLC
N26215 Boeing 737NG (28775) Continental Airlines
N274AY Airbus A330 (342) US Airways
N368AG Gulfstream 4 (1087) Blue Sky Group Inc
N372FE Douglas DC-10 (46610) FedEx Express
N379DA Boeing 737NG (30349) Delta
N381DN Boeing 737NG (30350) Delta
N388DA Boeing 737NG (30375) Delta
N422HP Piper PA-46 Malibu (4692122) Central Valley Mortage Services Inc
N468QS Gulfstream 450 (4146) NetJets
N4TJ Beech King Air 200 (BB-0040) Jaco Oil Co
N508AY Airbus A321 (3740) US Airways
N521FE McDonnell Douglas MD-11 (48478) FedEx Express
N568AS Boeing 737NG (35183) Alaska Airlines
N570AS Boeing 737NG (35185) Alaska Airlines
N583QS Cessna Citation Excel (560-5812) NetJets
N595FE McDonnell Douglas MD-11 (48553) FedEx Express
N658JB Airbus A320 (3150) JetBlue Airways
N703AS Boeing 737 (28893) Alaska Airlines
N71411 Boeing 737NG (30128) Continental Airlines
N722MM Gulfstream 350 (4086) MGM Mirage Inc
N724SC Canadair Challenger 300 (20072) SunCal Management LLC
N729JB Airbus A320 (3572) JetBlue Airways
N75425 Boeing 737NG (33460) Continental Airlines
N75HL Hawker 800XP (258316) My 3 Sons LLC
N812LX Hawker 800XP (258437) Flight Options
N822QS Cessna Citation Encore (560-0789) NetJets
N870RW Embraer EMB170 (17000138) Midwest Connect
N914QS Cessna Citation X (750-0296) NetJets
N918JM Dassault Falcon 900EX (199) 999 Aviation LLC
N938AN Boeing 737NG (29533) American Airlines
RP-C7473 Boeing 747 (27828) Philippine Airlines