Tag Archives: KLAX

Wamos – A New Airline for Me

There are many airlines around the world so plenty that you probably haven’t heard of and may never see.  Finding one in your backyard is a surprise though.  There I was hovering over LAX in a Robinson shooting pictures of … Continue reading

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Tahiti Nui Comes Up Trumps

A favorite airline of mine is Air Tahiti Nui.  I have never flown with them but they have a colorful livery and they still fly Airbus A340-300s so they get points from me on two fronts.  The only place I … Continue reading

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BB-8 to Add to the ANA Star Wars Collection

Back when we lived in California, I saw the Star Wars 787 from All Nippon come in to San Jose.  That is the topic of this blog post.  There are a couple of other Star Wars planes that ANA painted … Continue reading

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Korean A330 Aiming for the Keys

After watching a few aircraft making their approaches, you get a feel for how high the jets will be at a given point.  Any variation from this seems pretty different, even if it is not really that large.  A Korean … Continue reading

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Aeromexico 787

A little trip back to an earlier photo trip for this one.  Aeromexico have lots of flights to the US but their LAX flight is obviously busy enough to justify a bigger jet.  That is the 787.  I got to … Continue reading

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Shots from the Flightpath Museum

On the south side of Los Angeles International Airport is the Flightpath Museum.  Charting the history of the airport, it has many artifacts that show how the airport and the airlines that serve it have developed.  It also has a … Continue reading

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Cathay Pacific 747-8F Freighter

I saw this Cathay Pacific 747-8F making an approach to the opposite side of the airport at LAX while I was waiting for a friend’s flight to arrive.  The freighters tend to use the southerly runways since that is where … Continue reading

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Cathay Pacific Go-Around

You don’t see a lot of go-arounds at major airports but they do happen.  I was down at LAX awaiting the arrival of a friend when a Cathay Pacific 777 came on to the approach.  As I looked back at … Continue reading

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Those That Sneaked In

I learned something significant while shooting the airliners from above LAX. It is a lot harder to see an airliner from above than I thought. In the many years of flying, I am familiar with the importance of maintaining a … Continue reading

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Southern Hemisphere Rest Stop

The scheduling of flights from Australia and New Zealand to the west coast of the US is not ideal for getting maximum utilization from your aircraft. There is a long time between the arrivals and the most desirable time for … Continue reading

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