Tag Archives: Los Angeles

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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More Aerials from LAX

I have put together a number of posts about specific aspects of our flight over LAX.  However, there were lots more aircraft that we shot on the flight.  It is just that they didn’t seem to warrant their own post.  … Continue reading

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Any Expensive Jets Here?

Airliners were not the only thing we got to see above LAX. On the south side of the field are some FBOs and they had an interesting selection of planes parked up on their ramps. As we passed overhead, it … Continue reading

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Nice to Still See an A310

The freight ramps on the south side of LAX are a good place for some older jets. FedEx has a substantial fleet of aircraft and they are currently in the process of replacing many of the older jets with new … Continue reading

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