30 September 2009

Pacific Air Express' N866MA

Pacific Air Express is the latest entrant in the inter-island air cargo market. Using three Cessna C208BF Grand Cargomasters owned by Leis Air LLC, they will be flying cargo for Pacific Air Cargo, which uses Kalitta Air (LAX, HNL, PPG, HKG) and Asia Pacific Airlines (HNL, GUM, MAJ, KWA, SPN)

Seen above is N866MA (msn 208B0934) in the Pacific Air Express colors, it was formerly with Mokulele Airlines, along with fleetmates N687MA and N865MA.

Shandong's B-5452

Shandong AIrlines is taking delivery of their latest 737-85N(W), B-5452 (c/n 36777). It's making its trip across the Pacific as CDG5452.

China Southern's B-5469

China Southern Airlines' B-5469 (c/n 35387), a 737-81B, is making its delivery flight across the Pacific as CSN930.

29 September 2009

USAF B-52's

Late Monday morning (28 SEPT 2009) two USAF B-52H Stratofortress aircraft touched down on 8R at PHNL. The "Memphis Belle IV" 60-0001 (cn 464366) and also B-52H 60-0004 (464431) both out of Barksdale AFB, LA.

Sorry for the poor quality of pictures as it was an unexpected treat and all I had was my cell phone on me!

26 September 2009

China Eastern's B-5473

China Eastern Airlines is taking delivery of B-5473 (c/n 36763), a 737-89P(W), and is making its flight home as CES299.

Sorry, no HNL photo ...

25 September 2009

Shanghai's B-5260

Shanghai Airlines' new 737-76D(W), B-5260 (c/n 35777) is flying as CSH260 on its island-hopping delivery flight from BFI to PVG.

Sorry, no HNL photo ...

23 September 2009

China Southern's B-5252

China Southern Airlines' B-5252 (c/n 35382) is the latest addition to their 737-71B fleet, and its making its way toward China as CSN252.

Air China's B-5438

Air China's newest 737-86N leased from ILFC is B-5438 (c/n 36816). It's on its delivery flight from BFI as CCA58, and arrived here earlier today.

22 September 2009

US Marines' C-9B

A US Marine Corps C-9B "Skytrain II", BuNo 160047 (c/n 47687) of VMR-1 "Roadrunners", is visiting HNL, from its base at MCAS Cherry Point, NC.

21 September 2009

Sabreliner N376D

Nice to see this today at Kahului. It had been parked at the east ramp for a few days between a BBJ and a Gulfstream - and it was the coolest of the three. It's a 1981 (c/n 465-76).

19 September 2009

Thunderbirds At HIK

The US Air Force Thunderbirds Aerial Demonstration Squadron headlines the "Wings Over The Pacific" airshow at Hickam Air Force Base this weekend.

The six-ship delta formation begins their climb into a loop during today's performance.

14 September 2009

Ex-Qantas ZK-JNN

An ex-Qantas (JetConnect) 737-376, ZK-JNN (c/n 24295), is making its way to MZJ via ONT as QFA6024. It made a stop at HNL after beginning its trek from SYD, via APW.

Mahalo to team member Aeros, who got this shot with his cell phone camera.


N88ZL, the 707-330B owned by LOWA Ltd, made a tech stop at HNL early this morning. According to some reports, the classic Boeing was carrying pop star Beyoncé and rapper Jay-Z, who were on their way to MEL to perform a concert there.

09 September 2009

Air China's B-5437

Air China's latest 737-86N, leased from ILFC, is B-5437 (c/n 36815). It's flying as CCA58, and made its first stop at HNL from BFI today, and continues across the Pacific tomorrow. It's parked on the AirService Hawai‘i ramp while it overnights.

Sorry, no HNL photo ...

Shenzhen's B-5441

Shenzhen Airlines has taken delivery of B-5441 (c/n 35536), a 737-87L(W), and is flying as CSZ916. It arrived HNL today, and will continue onto MAJ tomorrow morning. It's overnighting on the AirService Hawai‘i ramp.

Sorry, no HNL photo ... though Rick Schlamp got a shot of B-5441 at BFI during its test phase.

07 September 2009

Hawaiian's Raiders Jet

This year's aircraft for the Oakland Raiders charters, N593HA, has had its special decal applied to the fuselage. This season is also the Oakland Raiders' 50th anniversary and N593HA is wearing a special 50th anniversary decal instead of the normal Raiders logo.

Sorry for the picture through 2 fences, but it is the best that I could do at the time. I will get a better shot. For the time being, check out the following link for a better look of the Raiders' 50th anniversary logo.


04 September 2009

Qantas' VH-VZG

Qantas' VH-VZG "Sir William Hudson" (c/n 34201), a 737-838(W), also made its delivery flight from BFI as QFA6020. It will be transferred to their Qantas JetConnect, and be registered as ZK-ZQB.

Xiamen's B-5458

Xiamen Airlines is taking delivery of B-5458 (c/n 35055), a 737-85C(W), that is flying as CXA5458. It's seen above taxiing toward its parking spot after landing on Runway 4R from BFI.

02 September 2009

Omega Air Tanker's DC-10

Omega Air Tanker's DC-10-40, N974VV (c/n 46974) made a stop at HNL along with two F/A-18F "Super Hornets". The flight, listed as OMEGA10, arrived from Andersen AFB, GU.

A big mahalo to "Aeros" for the photo! The birds are seen before their departure to NAS Lemoore.

Qantas' VH-VZF

Qantas Airways' VH-VZF "Jean Batten" (c/n 34200), a 737-838(W), is making its delivery flight to Australia as QFA6020. It arrived here yesterday afternoon, and is scheduled to depart for NAN at 0700HST. It will go onto their JetConnect subsidiary, and be re-registered as ZK-ZQA.

Sorry, no HNL photo ... though Drewski2112 got a shot of it at BFI.

***Update 09-03-09***
Team member "Aeros" got the above photo of VH-VZF as it taxied for departure to NAN.

01 September 2009

Lion Air's PK-LGL

LIon Air's PK-LGL (c/n 35729), a 737-9GPER, is making its delivery to Indonesia as LNI1, and made its brief tech-stop at HNL, before continuing onto MAJ.

Drewski2112 got a shot of it at BFI.

China Eastern's B-5472

China Eastern Airlines' newest 737-89P, B-5472 (36761), is China-bound as CES8472. It's making its island-hopping delivery flight from BFI today, with its first leg completed at HNL.

Sorry, no HNL photo ... though Drewski2112 got it at BFI.