Foreign Airfield VisitPast Tours

Los Angeles, Van Nuys, Torrance/Zamperini Field (Western Museum of Flight), Long Beach & John Wayne/Orange County – Friday 13th March 2020 (Grant Robinson)

Hi all,

After a long day travelling yesterday, a good nights sleep and time to think and chat about how things were developing around the World and in the USA, some in our group had a decision to make. When had left the UK all three of the US Military air shows we had planned to go were still planning to go ahead, but that all changed today with the cancellation of both El Centro and Yuma shows whilst we were in transit the day before and then Luke by today.

Both California and Washington States had by now declared a state of emergency and this was clearly going to affect things moving forward. The major concern if things unravelled too quickly was of course being able to get home but as we were flying home from Los Angeles to Heathrow with a Delta/Virgin ticket, we decided to stay the course and continue.

We agreed that LAX to LHR was a core route which was unlikely to be dropped that quickly bearing in mind plenty of Americans would need to get home too. It was also easy to check with Virgin online as to future flight status which I checked daily, reported back and chatted with the guys and agreed we would bail at the hint of any problems with our flight home. As time was to tell, Virgin’s answer to reduced numbers travelling was to go from two daily LAX to LHR flights, down to one and this (VS24) continued up until 19th April……

The next ‘problem’ was what to do with the extra time that not doing the airshows would give us and so to replace El Centro & Yuma, I decided that we would spend a bit more time around Los Angeles & San Diego before finishing at Phoenix the next day. The Luke air show the following Saturday could be replaced by Marana/Pinal Air Park for more stored 737 MAX 🙂

Los Angeles

More time was spent up on Imperial Hill sheltering in the car from the truly appalling weather!

N999YV, Boeing 767 241ERBDSF, 21 Air (23801)
VP-BLX, Airbus A330 243, Aeroflot Russian Airlines (963)
C-FZUL, Airbus A319 114, Air Canada (721)
C-FZUB, Airbus A320 214, Air Canada (1940)
C-GITU, Airbus A321 211, Air Canada (1602)
C-GIUF, Airbus A321 211, Air Canada (1638)
C-FGKP, Airbus A321 212, Air Canada (3884)
C-GHPU, Boeing 787 8, Air Canada (35259)
B-2031, Boeing 777 39LER, Air China (38670)
F-HPJI, Airbus A380 861, Air France (115)
N623VA, Airbus A320 214, Alaska Airlines (2740)
N642VA, Airbus A320 214, Alaska Airlines (3670)
N837VA, Airbus A320 214, Alaska Airlines (4558)
N847VA, Airbus A320 214, Alaska Airlines (4948)
N282VA, Airbus A320 214SL, Alaska Airlines (6704)
N286VA, Airbus A320 214SL, Alaska Airlines (6939)
N529AS, Boeing 737 NG 890/W, Alaska Airlines (35198)
N559AS, Boeing 737 NG 890/W, Alaska Airlines (35178)
N467AS, Boeing 737 NG 990ER/W, Alaska Airlines (36362)
JA733A, Boeing 777 381ER, All Nippon Airways (32648)
N337NV, Airbus A319 111, Allegiant Air (2170)
N760US, Airbus A319 112, American Airlines (1354)
N162UW, Airbus A321 211, American Airlines (1412)
N177US, Airbus A321 211, American Airlines (1517)
N108NN, Airbus A321 231SL, American Airlines (5946)
N110AN, Airbus A321 231SL, American Airlines (5975)
N121AN, Airbus A321 231SL, American Airlines (6238)
N125AA, Airbus A321 231SL, American Airlines (6272)
N128AN, Airbus A321 231SL, American Airlines (6346)
N132AN, Airbus A321 231SL, American Airlines (6473)
N134AN, Airbus A321 231SL, American Airlines (6495)
N143AN, Airbus A321 231SL, American Airlines (6745)
N167AN, Airbus A321 231SL, American Airlines (7013)
N903AA, Airbus A321 231SL, American Airlines (7566)
N928AM, Airbus A321 231SL, American Airlines (7515)
N992AU, Airbus A321 231SL, American Airlines (7157)
N400AN, Airbus A321 253NXSL, American Airlines (8647)
N409AA, Airbus A321 253NXSL, American Airlines (9178)
N306PB, Boeing 737 NG 800/W, American Airlines (31257)
N947NN, Boeing 737 NG 823/W, American Airlines (31190)
N755AN, Boeing 777 223ER, American Airlines (30263)
N820AL, Boeing 787 9, American Airlines (40639)
N824AN, Boeing 787 9, American Airlines (40643)
N839AA, Boeing 787 9, American Airlines (40646)
N841AN, Boeing 787 9, American Airlines (40657)
N416MC, Boeing 747 47UF, Atlas Air/Polar Air Cargo (32838)
B-18909, Airbus A350 941, China Airlines (138)
N205NN, Embraer EMB-175 LR, Compass Airlines/American Eagle (17000481)
N206NN, Embraer EMB-175 LR, Compass Airlines/American Eagle (17000489)
N216NN, Embraer EMB-175 LR, Compass Airlines/American Eagle (17000513)
N217NN, Embraer EMB-175 LR, Compass Airlines/American Eagle (17000515)
N615CZ, Embraer EMB-175 LR, Compass Airlines/Delta Connection (17000207)
N616CZ, Embraer EMB-175 LR, Compass Airlines/Delta Connection (17000209)
N630CZ, Embraer EMB-175 LR, Compass Airlines/Delta Connection (17000238)
HP-1729CMP, Boeing 737 NG 8V3/W, Copa Airlines (41088)
HP-1830CMP, Boeing 737 NG 8V3/W, Copa Airlines (40781)
N369NW, Airbus A320 212, Delta Air Lines (1011)
N319DN, Airbus A321 211SL, Delta Air Lines (7479)
N3731T, Boeing 737 NG 832/W, Delta Air Lines (30775)
N3736C, Boeing 737 NG 832/W, Delta Air Lines (30540)
N3746H, Boeing 737 NG 832/W, Delta Air Lines (30488)
N3753, Boeing 737 NG 832/W, Delta Air Lines (32626)
N775DE, Boeing 737 NG 8EH/W, Delta Air Lines (39620)
N900DU, Boeing 737 NG 900ER/W, Delta Air Lines (62779)
N828DN, Boeing 737 NG 932ER/W, Delta Air Lines (31939)
N684DA, Boeing 757 232, Delta Air Lines (27104)
N541US, Boeing 757 251/W, Delta Air Lines (26488)
N819DX, Boeing 757 26D/W, Delta Air Lines (33959)
N661FE, Airbus A300 F4-605R, Federal Express (760)
N142FE, Boeing 767 300F, Federal Express (42725)
N154FE, Boeing 767 300F, Federal Express (42730)
N172FE, Boeing 767 300F, Federal Express (63103)
N176FE, Boeing 767 300F, Federal Express (63107)
N851FD, Boeing 777 FS2, Federal Express (37722)
N522FE, McDonnell Douglas MD-11 F, Federal Express (48476)
DQ-FAI, Airbus A350 941, Fiji Airways (299)
VQ-BNZ, Gulfstream G650 ER, Government of Jordan (6158)
N204HA, Airbus A321 271NSL, Hawaiian Airlines (7959)
N223HA, Airbus A321 271NSL, Hawaiian Airlines (9060)
N382HA, Airbus A330 243, Hawaiian Airlines (1171)
N624QX, Embraer EMB-175 LR, Horizon Air/Alaska Airlines (17000657)
N627QX, Embraer EMB-175 LR, Horizon Air/Alaska Airlines (17000679)
N641QX, Embraer EMB-175 LR, Horizon Air/Alaska Airlines (17000761)
N647QX, Embraer EMB-175 LR, Horizon Air/Alaska Airlines (17000773)
XA-MYR, Airbus A320 214, Interjet (3021)
N942JB, Airbus A321 231SL, JetBlue Airways (6279)
N946JL, Airbus A321 231SL, JetBlue Airways (6425)
N961JT, Airbus A321 231SL, JetBlue Airways (6930)
N964JT, Airbus A321 231SL, JetBlue Airways (7018)
N976JT, Airbus A321 231SL, JetBlue Airways (7529)
N988JT, Airbus A321 231SL, JetBlue Airways (7956)
N762CK, Boeing 767 3P6ERBDSF, Kalitta Air (26236)
PH-BFL, Boeing 747 406, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (25356)
HL7783, Boeing 777 3B5ER, Korean Air (37644)
CC-CXH, Boeing 767 316ER/W, LATAM Airlines (35698)
D-AIME, Airbus A380 841, Lufthansa (61)
N823MA, Cessna 208 EX, Mokulele Airlines (208B5470)
RP-C7772, Boeing 777 3F6ER, Philippine Airlines (38719)
A7-BEF, Boeing 777 3DZER, Qatar Airways (60332)
OY-KBA, Airbus A340 313X, Scandinavian Airlines System (435)
N179SY, Embraer EMB-175 LR, SkyWest Airlines/Alaska Airlines (17000565)
N184SY, Embraer EMB-175 LR, SkyWest Airlines/Alaska Airlines (17000590)
N185SY, Embraer EMB-175 LR, SkyWest Airlines/Alaska Airlines (17000600)
N186SY, Embraer EMB-175 LR, SkyWest Airlines/Alaska Airlines (17000606)
N196SY, Embraer EMB-175 LR, SkyWest Airlines/Alaska Airlines (17000706)
N751SK, Bombardier CRJ 700 701, SkyWest Airlines/American Eagle (10208)
N243SY, Embraer EMB-175 LR, SkyWest Airlines/Delta Connection (17000592)
N280SY, Embraer EMB-175 LR, SkyWest Airlines/Delta Connection (17000745)
N471CA, Bombardier CRJ 200ER, SkyWest Airlines/United Express (7655)
N479CA, Bombardier CRJ 200ER, SkyWest Airlines/United Express (7675)
N862AS, Bombardier CRJ 200ER, SkyWest Airlines/United Express (7476)
N925SW, Bombardier CRJ 200LR, SkyWest Airlines/United Express (7682)
N943SW, Bombardier CRJ 200LR, SkyWest Airlines/United Express (7762)
N946SW, Bombardier CRJ 200LR, SkyWest Airlines/United Express (7776)
N982SW, Bombardier CRJ 200LR, SkyWest Airlines/United Express (7956)
N789SK, Bombardier CRJ 700 702ER, SkyWest Airlines/United Express (10291)
N120SY, Embraer EMB-175 LR, SkyWest Airlines/United Express (17000425)
N134SY, Embraer EMB-175 LR, SkyWest Airlines/United Express (17000458)
N150SY, Embraer EMB-175 LR, SkyWest Airlines/United Express (17000499)
N7724A, Boeing 737 NG 7BD/W, Southwest Airlines (36725)
N7738A, Boeing 737 NG 7BD/W, Southwest Airlines (33930)
N7750A, Boeing 737 NG 7BD/W, Southwest Airlines (36716)
N227WN, Boeing 737 NG 7H4/W, Southwest Airlines (34450)
N444WN, Boeing 737 NG 7H4/W, Southwest Airlines (29839)
N461WN, Boeing 737 NG 7H4/W, Southwest Airlines (32465)
N765SW, Boeing 737 NG 7H4/W, Southwest Airlines (29805)
N910WN, Boeing 737 NG 7H4/W, Southwest Airlines (36618)
N928WN, Boeing 737 NG 7H4/W, Southwest Airlines (36890)
N7863A, Boeing 737 NG 7Q8/W, Southwest Airlines (30644)
N8583Z, Boeing 737 NG 800/W, Southwest Airlines (64799)
N515NK, Airbus A319 132, Spirit Airlines (2698)
N532NK, Airbus A319 132, Spirit Airlines (3165)
N631NK, Airbus A320 232SL, Spirit Airlines (6327)
N905NK, Airbus A320 271NSL, Spirit Airlines (7334)
N924NK, Airbus A320 271NSL, Spirit Airlines (9405)
N659NK, Airbus A321 231SL, Spirit Airlines (6770)
N685NK, Airbus A321 231SL, Spirit Airlines (8115)
N76517, Boeing 737 NG 824/W, United Airlines (31628)
N78524, Boeing 737 NG 824/W, United Airlines (31642)
N38446, Boeing 737 NG 924ER/W, United Airlines (31661)
N62889, Boeing 737 NG 924ER/W, United Airlines (42193)
N69806, Boeing 737 NG 924ER/W, United Airlines (42742)
N589UA, Boeing 757 222/W, United Airlines (28707)
N58101, Boeing 757 224/W, United Airlines (27291)
N57855, Boeing 757 324/W, United Airlines (32814)
N57868, Boeing 757 33N/W, United Airlines (32590)
N77871, Boeing 757 33N/W, United Airlines (33526)
N773UA, Boeing 777 222, United Airlines (26929)
N91007, Boeing 787 10, United Airlines (40929)
N26966, Boeing 787 9, United Airlines (60143)
G-VSPY, Boeing 787 9, Virgin Atlantic Airways (37973)
VH-VOZ, Boeing 777 3ZGER, Virgin Australia (35302)
VH-VPD, Boeing 777 3ZGER, Virgin Australia (37938)
XA-VOE, Airbus A319 133, Volaris (3069)
N514VL, Airbus A320 233, Volaris (5337)
C-FWSI, Boeing 737 NG 7CT/W, WestJet (36691)
N821UP, Beech 350 B350 (FL-908)
N270GP, Bombardier Challenger 300 (20268)
N302LT, Bombardier Challenger 300 (20157)
N307JW, Bombardier Challenger 300 (20093)
N529FX, Bombardier Challenger 300 (20128)
N793QS, Bombardier Challenger 350 (20636)
9H-VJO, Bombardier Global 6000 (9669)
G-CEYL, Bombardier Global Express XRS (9196)
N825SA, Canadair Challenger 605 (5869)
N200QS, Canadair Challenger 650 (6052)
N321SM, Cessna Citation CJ3 (525B0320)
N70VM, Cessna Citation CJ3 (525B0526)
C-GDSH, Cessna Citation CJ4 (525C0069)
N499AV, Cessna Citation Excel (560-5602)
N717NB, Cessna Citation Excel (560-5694)
N564QS, Cessna Citation Latitude (680A-0114)
N389QS, Cessna Citation Sovereign (680-0149)
N498DC, Dassault Falcon 2000S (722)
N67PW, Dassault Falcon 50 (248)
N781MM, Embraer Legacy 500 (55000062)
N924MB, Gulfstream G4 (1023)
N809SM, Gulfstream G450 (4032)
XA-XTR, Gulfstream G450 (4008)
N34HS, Gulfstream G550 (5514)
N2702, Gulfstream G650 ER (6412)
N666FH, Gulfstream G650 ER (6249)
N800PZ, Hawker 125 800A (258088)
XA-WNG, Hawker 125 800XP (258397)
N354K, Learjet 75 (45-462)
N584JV, Pilatus PC-XII 45 (584)


Van Nuys

A bonus to the schedule was the always impressive Van Nuys. Not a quick place to do but well worth the effort even in the rain!

Outside at the North Valley Occupational Center:
N9112, Beech 18 D / S, North Valley Occupational Center (A-546)
N22858, Cessna 150H , North Valley Occupational Center (15068567)
N16102, Cessna 150L , North Valley Occupational Center (15073478)
N66667, Cessna 150M , North Valley Occupational Center (15076195)
2114, Dassault HU-25D Guardian, North Valley Occupational Center, United States (418)
N88041, Hughes TH-55A Osage , North Valley Occupational Center (118-1024)
57-0751, Lockheed JT-33A Shooting Star, North Valley Occupational Center, N17076, United States (580-1400)

Elsewhere around the airfield:
N560MJ, Aero Commander Twin Commander 560A (560A-350)
N685PB, Aero Commander Twin Commander 685 (685-12057)
N143GK, Aerospatiale Squirrel / Fennec / EC130 AS.350 B (3606)
N233LA, Aerospatiale Squirrel / Fennec / EC130 AS.350 B2 (3366)
N323LA, Aerospatiale Squirrel / Fennec / EC130 AS.350 B2 (3278)
N665PD, Aerospatiale Squirrel / Fennec / EC130 AS.350 B2 (4319)
N71HD, Aerospatiale Squirrel / Fennec / EC130 AS.350 B2 (3849)
N828AP, Aerospatiale Squirrel / Fennec / EC130 AS.350 B2 (7237)
N871AD, Aerospatiale Squirrel / Fennec / EC130 AS.350 B2 (3318)
N913WB, Aerospatiale Squirrel / Fennec / EC130 AS.350 B2 (4491)
N267LA, Aerospatiale Squirrel / Fennec / EC130 AS.350 B3 (8267)
N29FX, Aerospatiale Squirrel / Fennec / EC130 AS.350 BA (2085)
N67TV, Aerospatiale Squirrel / Fennec / EC130 AS.350 BA (2859)
N226NR, Aerospatiale Twin Squirrel / Fennec AS.355 F2 (5411)
N30EH, Agusta A.109 E Power (11029)
N433AK, Agusta A.109 E Power (11797)
N109EX, Agusta A.109 S Grand (22145)
VP-CHA, Airbus A320 232SL (5182)
N4529D, American Aviation AA-5 (AA5B-1145)
N9788L, Beech 24 Sierra A24R Super R (MC-116)
N967EA, Beech 33/35/36 Bonanza A36 (E-3567)
N883R, Beech 33/35/36 Bonanza M35 (D-6373)
N820MH, Beech 60 Duke 60 (P-19)
N711EQ, Beech 60 Duke B60 (P-278)
N683WA, Beech 200 200GT (BY-171)
N61AP, Beech 200 B200 (BB-1192)
N350GL, Beech 350 B350 (FL-253)
N510TL, Beech 400 A (RK-13)
N213PD, Bell 206 II (1992)
N28BB, Bell 429 Global Ranger (57327)
VP-BAP, Boeing 727 21/W (19260)
N834BZ, Boeing 737 NG 73Q/W BBJ (29102)
N536XJ, Bombardier Challenger 300 (20036)
N540FX, Bombardier Challenger 300 (20205)
N17KJ, Bombardier Challenger 350 (20777)
N769QS, Bombardier Challenger 350 (20539)
2-KSFR, Bombardier Global 6000 (9873)
N99ZM, Bombardier Global 6000 (9587)
N810TS, Bombardier Global 7500 (70016)
M-EDZE, Bombardier Global Express (9097)
N121SA, Bombardier Global Express (9082)
N68005, Bombardier Global Express (9010)
N704MF, Bombardier Global Express (9065)
N829RA, Bombardier Global Express (9029)
SE-RGB, Bombardier Global Express XRS (9264)
T7-MCB, Bombardier Global Express XRS (9280)
N116HL, Canadair Challenger 601 3A (5113)
N216QS, Canadair Challenger 650 (6077)
OE-LAN, Canadair Challenger 650 (6088)
20398/RCAF398, Canadian Car & Foundry Harvard 4, N77398, Canadian (CCF4-189)
N6211K, Cessna 150 (15077588)
N7884Z, Cessna 150 (15059984)
N94500, Cessna 152 (15285692)
N6050A, Cessna 162 (16200186)
N1398E, Cessna 172 (17270985)
N20392, Cessna 172 (17261252)
N252SP, Cessna 172 (172S8228)
N4937G, Cessna 172 (17273484)
N5199J, Cessna 172 (172S9097)
N523ER, Cessna 172 (172S8925)
N7222T, Cessna 172 (46822)
N733JA, Cessna 172 (17268320)
N736DU, Cessna 172 (R1722452)
N737PM, Cessna 172 (17269568)
N9536D, Cessna 172 (17280481)
N9641Q, Cessna 172 (17265725)
N96575, Cessna 172 (17276089)
N8041G, Cessna 177 (177RG0041)
N142RS, Cessna 182 (18253832)
N182CV, Cessna 182 (18266563)
N3892D, Cessna 182 (34592)
N626DT, Cessna 182 (18266784)
N7399Q, Cessna 182 (18261039)
N744DP, Cessna 182 (18258929)
N9316X, Cessna 182 (18268487)
D-FAAF, Cessna 208 B (208B1125)
N3828Y, Cessna 210 (21058328)
N5857M, Cessna 310 (310P0157)
N3960G, Cessna 340 (340A0244)
N5931M, Cessna 340 (340-0071)
N69522, Cessna 340 (340-0354)
N444RJ, Cessna 401/402 (401A0017)
N52LT, Cessna Citation C550 (550-0355)
N910RB, Cessna Citation C550 (550-0267)
N560CJ, Cessna Citation C560 (560-0086)
N560PA, Cessna Citation C560 (560-0136)
N810BE, Cessna Citation C560 (560-0066)
N904LR, Cessna Citation C560 (560-0163)
N600HR, Cessna Citation CJ1 (525-0038)
N288G, Cessna Citation CJ2 (525A0035)
N377PL, Cessna Citation CJ3 (525B0312)
N500UP, Cessna Citation Excel (560-5294)
N568QS, Cessna Citation Excel (560-5829)
N681QS, Cessna Citation Latitude (680A-0214)
N570CJ, Cessna Citation M2 (525-1051)
N862GS, Cessna Citation Mustang (510-0406)
N702FL, Cessna Citation X (750-0076)
N782XJ, Cessna Citation X (750-0282)
N789XJ, Cessna Citation X (750-0289)
N860TX, Cessna Citation X (750-0086)
N868DM, Cessna Citation X (750-0082)
N555QB, Cessna Citation X+ (750-0516)
N31277, Champion Citabria 7GCAA (251-72)
N535JP, Cirrus Jet (0028)
N762JB, Cirrus SR20 (1735)
N422SN, Cirrus SR22 (3508)
N517CD, Cirrus SR22 (1126)
N26CZ, Cirrus SR22T (1962)
N630TS, Dassault Falcon 2000 (71)
N955ME, Dassault Falcon 2000 (124)
N192RS, Dassault Falcon 50 (207)
N990MM, Dassault Falcon 50 (105)
N722AZ, Dassault Falcon 7X (99)
N999PN, Dassault Falcon 7X (132)
N595PL, Dassault Falcon 900 (97)
N57PU, Diamond Aircraft DA40 Diamond Star DA40 (40.214)
N814CL, Douglas DC-3 (34370/17103)
N226HY, Embraer Legacy 600 (14501014)
N84AW, Embraer Legacy 600 (14500982)
N225AS, Embraer Phenom 100 (50000239)
N581JS, Embraer Phenom 100 (50000110)
N165MV, Embraer Phenom 300 (50500399)
N306AZ, Embraer Phenom 300 (50500126)
N562TM, Embraer Phenom 300 (50500059)
N598TP, Embraer Phenom 300 (50500179)
N631JS, Embraer Phenom 300 (50500089)
N264CL, Grumman G2 SP (227)
N356BR, Grumman G3 (356)
N44HB, Grumman G3 (437)
N818EC, Grumman G3 (399)
N200GN, Gulfstream G200 (120)
N412AP, Gulfstream G200 (102)
N280GL, Gulfstream G280 (2105)
N456JA, Gulfstream G280 (2064)
N108DU, Gulfstream G4 (1149)
N10YU, Gulfstream G4 (1030)
N160LD, Gulfstream G4 (1115)
N168PK, Gulfstream G4 (1053)
N250KC, Gulfstream G4 (1025)
N269HM, Gulfstream G4 (1118)
N41SC, Gulfstream G4 (1144)
N44ZF, Gulfstream G4 (1029)
N457DS, Gulfstream G4 (1077)
N477GG, Gulfstream G4 (1032)
N4DP, Gulfstream G4 (1097)
N517ML, Gulfstream G4 (1050)
N611JM, Gulfstream G4 (1178)
N85WD, Gulfstream G4 (1008)
N998GP, Gulfstream G4 (1061)
N130JE, Gulfstream G4 SP (1398)
N137WS, Gulfstream G4 SP (1307)
N15Y, Gulfstream G4 SP (1318)
N257H, Gulfstream G4 SP (1223)
N270SC, Gulfstream G4 SP (1229)
N396U, Gulfstream G4 SP (1350)
N432HC, Gulfstream G4 SP (1262)
N472QS, Gulfstream G4 SP (1372)
N606PS, Gulfstream G4 SP (1477)
N616CC, Gulfstream G4 SP (1455)
N702GH, Gulfstream G4 SP (1497)
N805FT, Gulfstream G4 SP (1374)
N899AL, Gulfstream G4 SP (1495)
N950LG, Gulfstream G4 SP (1441)
N999NB, Gulfstream G4 SP (1234)
N960JS, Gulfstream G400 (1521)
N818GC, Gulfstream G450 (4203)
N913HH, Gulfstream G450 (4083)
N455FX, Gulfstream G450 LXI (4340)
N111MT, Gulfstream G5 (573)
N222LX, Gulfstream G5 (633)
N363JG, Gulfstream G5 (594)
N444SC, Gulfstream G5 (600)
N62FF, Gulfstream G5 (569)
N780W, Gulfstream G5 (530)
N866AB, Gulfstream G5 (579)
N888XY, Gulfstream G5 (509)
N242GM, Gulfstream G550 (5123)
N314TP, Gulfstream G550 (5104)
N336EB, Gulfstream G550 (5525)
N552AV, Gulfstream G550 (5497)
N814RR, Gulfstream G550 (5117)
N885GM, Gulfstream G550 (5046)
N942JT, Gulfstream G550 (5487)
N950DM, Gulfstream G550 (5161)
N998NB, Gulfstream G550 (5151)
N305CC, Gulfstream G650 ER (6348)
N750HF, Gulfstream G650 ER (6399)
N414RF, Hawker 125 700A (257060)
N180NE, Hawker 125 800A (258100)
N800JM, Hawker 125 800A (258128)
N1811S, Hawker 125 800XP (258721)
XA-UYQ, Hawker 125 800XP (258691)
N421DD, Hawker 4000 (RC-21)
N453JE, Hawker 4000 (RC-53)
N49WA, Learjet 25 B (25B-142)
N352PM, Learjet 35 A (35A-410)
N35WB, Learjet 35 A (35A-350)
N825LJ, Learjet 35 A (35A-496)
N94GP, Learjet 35 A (35A-411)
N117KB, Learjet 60 (60-003)
N21NV, Learjet 60 (60-268)
N252RP, Learjet 60 (60-235)
N654AN, Learjet 60 (60-065)
N92NS, Learjet 60 (60-092)
N5717K, Mooney M.20 Model 201 (24-1430)
N2863G/HL-S, North American T-6 (121-43001)
N3169G/HL-J, North American T-6, N7421C (121-42937)
N63RB/HL-M, North American T-6 (121-42216)
N7973C, North American T-6 (88-14618)
N86WW/HL-B, North American T-6 (88-12291)
N9525C/3+1, North American T-6 (88-12407)
N16730/1+2, North American T-6 IIA (75-3473)
N748ME, Pilatus PC-XII 47 (820)
N6013W, Piper PA-28 Cherokee 150 Cherokee (28-20013)
N300EF, Piper PA-28 Cherokee 151 Cherokee Warrior (28-7715267)
N427DP, Piper PA-28 Cherokee 151 Cherokee Warrior (28-7515357)
N75274, Piper PA-28 Cherokee 151 Cherokee Warrior (28-7615278)
N80908, Piper PA-28 Cherokee 161 Warrior II (28-8016074)
N5380L, Piper PA-28 Cherokee 180 Cherokee D (28-4687)
N130JM, Piper PA-28 Cherokee 181 Archer II (28-8390036)
N316EF, Piper PA-28R Arrow 200 Cherokee Arrow II (28R-7435172)
N58DT, Piper PA-31 Navajo 350 Navajo Chieftain (31-8152035)
N68K, Piper PA-32R 300 Cherokee Lance (32R-7680227)
N302EF, Piper PA-34 Seneca 200 Seneca (34-7350328)
N390SA, Raytheon Premier I (RB-204)
N9LV, Raytheon Premier I (RB-132)
N4NL, Riley/Temco Twin Navion D.16A (TTN-67)
N556SH, Robinson R22 Beta II (3581)
N234NL, Robinson R44 Raven II (10575)
N441NC, Robinson R44 Raven II (10621)
N444NC, Robinson R44 Raven II (11786)
N549TS, Robinson R44 Raven II (11075)
N744NC, Robinson R44 Raven II (10612)
N730MV, Rockwell Turbo Commander 695A (96032)
(N70K), Sikorsky H-60 (70698)
N615D, Sikorsky S-76 B (760328)
N323CH, Sikorsky S-76 C-2 (760599)

Inbound to Burbank:
N558WN, Boeing 737 NG 73V, Southwest Airlines (30248)

Torrance/Zamperini Field

Result! It had finally stopped raining…….

On display outside:
142227/CF, Douglas A-4A Skyhawk, Western Museum of Flight, United States (11481)
159830/NE-201, Grumman F-14A Tomcat, Western Museum of Flight, United States (190)
(52-9239)/90505, Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star, Western Museum of Flight, United States (580-7305)
N963NA, Northrop T-38N Talon, Western Museum of Flight, NASA (N5116)
(72-1569), Northrop YF-17A, Western Museum of Flight, United States (1)
87-0801, Northrop YF-23A, Western Museum of Flight, United States (1002)

A few pictures can be seen at:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/62861611@N08/albums/72157713692232152

Around the rest of the airfield:
N3803B, Beech 24 Sierra C24R (MC-747)
VH-XAE, Beech 65 Queen Air 65-B80 (LD-328)
N9CR, Bell 429 Global Ranger (57149)
N8923S, Cessna 150 (15062223)
N4785B, Cessna 152 (15283633)
N608FM, Cessna 152 (15282795)
N67657, Cessna 152 (15281965)
N174GF, Cessna 172 (17280532)
N19610, Cessna 172 (17260608)
N2060U, Cessna 172 (172S9952)
N21SZ, Cessna 172 (17280653)
N2491L, Cessna 172 (17255691)
N2630U, Cessna 172 (17280568)
N379TA, Cessna 172 (172S9379)
N3JA, Cessna 172 (17266528)
N433FR, Cessna 172 (17280292)
N5218F, Cessna 172 (172S9132)
N660SP, Cessna 172 (172S8065)
N97984, Cessna 172 (17276244)
N9863B, Cessna 172 (172RG1059)
N7531M, Cessna 175 (55831)
N35041, Cessna 177 (17702172)
N628MB, Cessna 182 (18258729)
N756FZ, Cessna 182 (R18201069)
N8915G, Cessna 182 (18260455)
N340LB, Cessna 340 (340-0053)
N340PF, Cessna 340 (340A0225)
N1935G, Cessna 421 (421B0836)
N6272T, Cessna 421 (421A0141)
N8049X, Hughes 269 (86-0646)
N3171G, North American T-6 (168-404)
N99NS, North American T-6 II (75-3441)
N1033X, Piper PA-28 Cherokee 151 Cherokee Warrior (28-7515376)
N44267, Piper PA-28 Cherokee 151 Cherokee Warrior (28-7415611)
N4318Y, Piper PA-28 Cherokee 161 Warrior II (28-8416006)
N4096W, Piper PA-32 300 Cherokee Six (32-40159)
N8327Z, Piper PA-32 301T Turbo Saratoga (32-8124007)
N301HE, Robinson R22 Mariner (2382M)
N703JJ, Robinson R44 Raven (1573)
N302CA, Tecnam P.2006T (070)
N514TE, The Airplane Factory Sling 2 (157)
N889HA, The Airplane Factory Sling 2 (221)
N169TW, The Airplane Factory Sling 2 LSA (202)

Long Beach

Sad sight seeing the old C-17 production line hangars being torn down. Reminds me of another occasion I came here to see the last of the McDonnell Douglas 95s (by now Boeing 717s) being built. There is no trace of that facility left here now either and it is now a business park aptly called Douglas Park. During the 65 year Douglas, McDonnell Douglas & Boeing aircraft production history of this site, more than 15,000 aircraft were built….

N661FE, Airbus A300 F4-605R, Federal Express (760)
N613JB, Airbus A320 232, JetBlue Airways (2449)
N793JB, Airbus A320 232, JetBlue Airways (4647)
N329MS, Bombardier CRJ 900 ER, Mesa Airlines/American Eagle (15126)
N292SY, Embraer EMB-175 LL, SkyWest Airlines/Delta Connection (17000764)
N420WN, Boeing 737 NG 7H4/W, Southwest Airlines (29825)
N958WN, Boeing 737 NG 7H4/W, Southwest Airlines (36673)
N7878A, Boeing 737 NG 7K9/W, Southwest Airlines (34320)
N335UP, Boeing 767 34AF/W, United Parcel Service (37856)
N355EX, Aerospatiale Squirrel / Fennec / EC130 AS.350 B (2817)
N28LB, Aerospatiale Squirrel / Fennec / EC130 AS.350 B2 (3757)
N960LA, Aerospatiale Squirrel / Fennec / EC130 AS.350 B2 (7120)
N961LA, Aerospatiale Squirrel / Fennec / EC130 AS.350 B2 (7129)
N1833D, Beech 33/35/36 Bonanza F33A (CE-952)
N611AP, Bellanca 8 Scout 8GCBC (317-79)
N624AP, Bellanca 8 Scout 8GCBC (274-78)
N625AP, Bellanca 8 Scout 8GCBC (306-79)
VP-CAM, Boeing 737 NG 7KK/W BBJ (38608)
N4786P, Cessna 152 (15284816)
N6111Q, Cessna 152 (15285136)
N6077F, Cessna 162 (16200218)
N24CV, Cessna 172 (17270186)
N51594, Cessna 172 (17274326)
N5378K, Cessna 172 (17274087)
N6137Q, Cessna 172 (172S10682)
N65537, Cessna 172 (172S9726)
N733EJ, Cessna 172 (17268235)
N75840, Cessna 172 (17267995)
N783DG, Cessna 172 (17274063)
N80138, Cessna 172 (172RG0507)
N1323N, Cessna 182 (T18208665)
N7350S, Cessna 182 (18265141)
N9187, Cessna 208 B (208B0948)
N9680B, Cessna 208 B (208B0150)
N24CF, Cessna 340 (340A0659)
N588TB, Cessna 421 (421C0064)
N80RS, Cessna 421 (421B0895)
N54DA, Cessna Citation CJ1 (525-0470)
N1RS, Cessna Citation Mustang (510-0105)
N242SR, Cirrus SR22 (2002)
N777YH, Diamond Aircraft DA40 Diamond Star DA40 (40.451)
N457TS, Diamond Aircraft DA42 Twin Star DA42 (42.AC062)
N403JL, Diamond Aircraft DA62 (62.099)
N168CF, Douglas DC-9 87 (49670)
N9285, Enstrom 280 280 C (1003)
N277GS, Grumman G2 (77)
N383MJ, Grumman G3 (466)
N22805, Gulfstream G280 (2184)
N2107Z, Gulfstream G4 (1211)
N818TS, Gulfstream G450 (4208)
9M-JJJ, Gulfstream G550 (5493)
C-GIAC, Gulfstream G550 (5593)
M-BJEP, Gulfstream G550 (5070)
N793MG, Gulfstream G550 (5263)
N79RP, Gulfstream G550 (5347)
N999FH, Gulfstream G550 (5372)
N627GD, Gulfstream G600 (73027)
N4FL, Gulfstream G650 (6032)
N712KT, Gulfstream G650 (6035)
N711AL, Gulfstream G650 ER (6156)
N283DJ, IAI Galaxy (051)
N400NE, OMF Symphony 100-160 (0040)
N41262, Piper PA-28 Cherokee 151 Cherokee Warrior (28-7415148)
N4321T, Piper PA-28R Arrow 200 Cherokee Arrow II (28R-7235007)
N227EC, Piper PA-31 Navajo 350 Navajo Chieftain (31-7405184)
N8047S, Piper PA-32R 301T Turbo Saratoga SP (32R-8229025)
N8RG, Piper PA-32R 301T Turbo Saratoga SP (32R-8029012)
N241AT, Piper PA-44 Seminole 180 Seminole (4496039)
N572AT, Piper PA-44 Seminole 180 Seminole (4496194)
N364M, Robinson R22 Mariner (0364M)
N227LE, Swearingen Metro (DC-837B)

 

John Wayne/Orange County

It was dark by the time we got here, but still plenty to be seen under lights. Afterwards we then headed off South towards San Diego and stopped around Oceanside in search of a hotel as we were not going to make the one we had booked at El Centro!

N553AS, Boeing 737 NG 890/W, Alaska Airlines (34594)
N651AW, Airbus A320 232, American Airlines (866)
N856NN, Boeing 737 NG 823/W, American Airlines (31107)
N617CZ, Embraer EMB-175 LR, Compass Airlines/Delta Connection (17000210)
N346NB, Airbus A319 114, Delta Air Lines (1796)
N687FE, Airbus A300 F4-605R, Federal Express (873)
N579JB, Airbus A320 232, JetBlue Airways (2132)
N282SY, Embraer EMB-175 LR, SkyWest Airlines/Delta Connection (17000747)
N125SY, Embraer EMB-175 LR, SkyWest Airlines/United Express (17000440)
N7869A, Boeing 737 NG 79P/W, Southwest Airlines (29365)
N462WN, Boeing 737 NG 7H4/W, Southwest Airlines (32466)
N487WN, Boeing 737 NG 7H4/W, Southwest Airlines (33854)
N716SW, Boeing 737 NG 7H4/W, Southwest Airlines (27850)
N938WN, Boeing 737 NG 7H4/W, Southwest Airlines (36645)
N939WN, Boeing 737 NG 7H4/W, Southwest Airlines (36646)
N110G, Beech 200 B200 (BB-792)
N17WC, Beech 350 B350 (FL-168)
N49WC, Beech 350 B350 (FL-144)
N714MH, Beech 350 B350 (FL-48)
N73WC, Beech 350 B350 (FL-135)
N161SA, Bellanca 8 Decathlon 8KCAB (901-2002)
N50389, Bellanca 8 Decathlon 8KCAB (485-79)
N5535K, Bellanca 8 Decathlon 8KCAB (390-78)
N1013, Bombardier Challenger 300 (20229)
N914GS, Bombardier Challenger 300 (20437)
N168GC, Bombardier Challenger 350 (20724)
N350HH, Bombardier Challenger 350 (20760)
N307KP, Bombardier Global Express (9120)
N61FF, Canadair Challenger 601 3R (5166)
N226SJ, Canadair Challenger 604 (5361)
N243BA, Canadair Challenger 604 (5401)
N400TJ, Canadair Challenger 604 (5400)
N610L, Canadair Challenger 604 (5607)
N525SD, Canadair Challenger 605 (5790)
N605CB, Canadair Challenger 605 (5708)
N119FR, Cessna 172 (17276535)
N363SP, Cessna 172 (172S8781)
N5138V, Cessna 172 (172S9012)
N73800, Cessna 172 (17267690)
N106VP, Cessna Citation C560 (560-0628)
N406CU, Cessna Citation C650 (650-7010)
N64LW, Cessna Citation CJ2 (525A0464)
N112CW, Cessna Citation Excel (560-5065)
N305VR, Cessna Citation Excel (560-5305)
N380M, Cessna Citation Excel (560-5111)
N380PK, Cessna Citation Excel (560-5019)
N547QS, Cessna Citation Latitude (680A-0094)
N206NT, Cessna Citation Sovereign (680-0296)
N904UP, Cessna Citation X (750-0130)
N68533, Champion Citabria 7ECA (873-72)
N594CD, Cirrus SR20 (1607)
N292SC, CZAW Sportcruiser (C0635)
N152FJ, Dassault Falcon 50 (152)
N940CC, Dassault Falcon 50 (88)
N166CK, Dassault Falcon 7X (177)
N454AJ, Dassault Falcon 900 B (164)
N115RL, Dassault Falcon 900LX (269)
N895AM, Diamond Aircraft DA40 Diamond Star DA40 (40.895)
N263JX, Embraer ERJ-135 LR (145399)
N402FX, Embraer Legacy 500 (55000028)
N324JS, Embraer Phenom 300 (50500064)
N5950C, Gulfstream G150 (213)
N245DP, Gulfstream G200 (183)
N218KD, Gulfstream G4 (1164)
N598GS, Gulfstream G4 SP (1258)
N711EG, Gulfstream G4 SP (1473)
N80AT, Gulfstream G4 SP (1410)
N116MK, Gulfstream G450 (4357)
N111MT, Gulfstream G5 (573)
N1AM, Gulfstream G5 (623)
N546QS, Gulfstream G550 (5190)
N550WW, Gulfstream G550 (5214)
N887MM, Gulfstream G550 (5321)
N235BH, Gulfstream G650 (6222)
N577AN, IAI Astra (060)
N600SJ, Learjet 60 (60-180)
N143AL, Liberty XL-2 (0035)
N78909, Mooney M.20 Mark 21 (1923)
N358MB, Pilatus PC-XII 47E (1296)
N422GB, Piper PA-32R 301 Saratoga SP (3246143)
N444PA, Piper PA-34 Seneca 200T Seneca II (34-7970324)
N10DK, Piper PA-46 Malibu 350P Malibu Mirage (4636223)
N540FC, Robinson R22 Beta II (3858)
N808LB, Robinson R44 II (14358)
N181EA, Tomark Aero SD-4 Viper (0081)

Picture credits: Grant Robinson

Blog posts with pictures can be seen at;

http://www.oxfordaviationgroup.co.uk/blog/

 

Best regards,

Grant Robinson
http://www.facebook.com/groups/oxfordaviationgroup

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