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by smitty747
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 618
Views: 68259

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

I thought that LH was moving all the A346s to MUC? It would really cool if LH did like BA does, use a 77W part of the year, and shift to a 744 the rest of the year. (I can dream can't I?) BTW, BA's Queen of the skies returns to grace the San Diego skies in about two weeks! Flightaware has loaded th...

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by smitty747
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 618
Views: 68259

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

Had an interesting visitor arrive yesterday. An Air China (Beijing Airlines) 737-700 BBJ It's still sitting here as of today... Routing was PVG-ANC-SAN. Anybody have an ideas?

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by smitty747
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 to arrive at SXM on February 10th
Replies: 6
Views: 2737

747 to arrive at SXM on February 10th

Appears Air France 4140 from CDG is operating as a 747-400 today. Arrival is approximately 16:15 local. Should be able for viewing on Maho Beach Cam.

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by smitty747
Sun Dec 18, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two 747's enroute to SAN 12/18/16
Replies: 2
Views: 2061

Two 747's enroute to SAN 12/18/16

Doesn't happen very often, but due to a cancellation of a British Airways flight yesterday, there were two flights scheduled for today. One is due at 2:45pm, one at 4:50pm. Ought to make for an intersting ramp area :-)

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by smitty747
Wed Nov 25, 2015 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ksan Below Landing Minimums (weather) 11-23-15
Replies: 15
Views: 2854

RE: Ksan Below Landing Minimums (weather) 11-23-15

Was looking at the diversions and noted only one flight went to <acronym title="Palm Springs - International (Regional / Municipal) (PSP / KPSP), USA - California">PSP</acronym>-Alaska 806 from <acronym title="Kahului (OGG / PHOG), USA - Hawaii">OGG</acronym>. Anybody know why <acronym title="Palm S...

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by smitty747
Tue Nov 24, 2015 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ksan Below Landing Minimums (weather) 11-23-15
Replies: 15
Views: 2854

Ksan Below Landing Minimums (weather) 11-23-15

Appears at about 19:55 local SAN went below minimums. All inbound flights being held at their destination. A somewhat common event this time of year, but still tough on a holiday week. Appears PSP, LAX and ONT taking diversions.

[Edited 2015-11-23 20:43:21]

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by smitty747
Tue Mar 31, 2015 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAN Spotters: Charters And Dev Spring 15
Replies: 57
Views: 7115

RE: SAN Spotters: Charters And Dev Spring 15

From a recent press release <acronym title="Aer Arann Express (Ireland)">RE</acronym>: the new <acronym title="San Diego - International / Lindbergh Field (SAN / KSAN), USA - California">SAN</acronym> restaurant.... Location Matters Brokerage Services announces the opportunity to lease a large resta...

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by smitty747
Tue Mar 31, 2015 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAN Spotters: Charters And Dev Spring 15
Replies: 57
Views: 7115

RE: SAN Spotters: Charters And Dev Spring 15

I wonder when the leasing company is going to pick the restaurant that's going to go on top of the new rental car facility. It's supposed to have great views with a patio. Been waiting for this since they closed the Windsock on top of Jim'sAir!!

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by smitty747
Fri Jun 13, 2014 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Lands On Golf Course
Replies: 17
Views: 7247

RE: Plane Lands On Golf Course

Maybe the pilot chose this site to honor the US Open this is being played this week. The course where he landed (Torrey Pines) will be hosting the US Open in 2021  

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by smitty747
Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No Regular HII Or IFP Air Service.
Replies: 7
Views: 2310

RE: Why No Regular HII Or IFP Air Service.

While certainly not significant air service, Kingman, Arizona (<acronym title="Kingman (- Municipal / AAF) (IGM), USA - Arizona">IGM</acronym>) has twice daily service on Great Lakes to Los Angeles. Its about 33 miles from Laughlin. However, I don't see many casino patrons flying into Kingman as a g...

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by smitty747
Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Flight From Miramar To Ksan On 11-25-13?
Replies: 5
Views: 6139

United Flight From Miramar To Ksan On 11-25-13?

I know there are some interesting glitches that show up on FlightAware, but this one caught me off guard this morning. There is a scheduled departure from Miramar (KNKX) to KSAN showing as UAL 229. There may have been some diversions last night to KSAN as there is also a SWA flight scheduled from <a...

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by smitty747
Wed May 22, 2013 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest Picks Embraer Over Bombardier For New Jet
Replies: 24
Views: 11971

RE: SkyWest Picks Embraer Over Bombardier For New Jet

Where would you think OO would base another 40 E-175's? Let the guesses begin  

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by smitty747
Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash In Mexico: Singer Jenni Rivera Aboard
Replies: 102
Views: 41010

Learjet Crash In Mexico: Singer Jenni Rivera Aboard

Just released as breaking news on CNN. No info on aircraft type or location.
I'm not familiar with her, but best wishes for a good outcome.

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by smitty747
Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Announces New Service Via Horizon Air
Replies: 138
Views: 15928

RE: Alaska Announces New Service Via Horizon Air

Does anybody think in the future that Horizon/Alaska could take on the big behemoth (WN) on the <acronym title="San Diego - International / Lindbergh Field (SAN / KSAN), USA - California">SAN</acronym>-<acronym title="Sacramento - International (Metropolitan) (SMF / KSMF), USA - California">SMF</acr...

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by smitty747
Sun Jan 01, 2012 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAN Closed (weather) 12-31-11
Replies: 38
Views: 11988

RE: SAN Closed (weather) 12-31-11

A lot of <acronym title="San Diego - International / Lindbergh Field (SAN / KSAN), USA - California">SAN</acronym> fog actually occurs during early summer when the dewpoint is high along with a moderately high temperature. It's been pushing 80 degrees this week during the day, but cooling at night s...

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by smitty747
Sun Jan 01, 2012 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAN Closed (weather) 12-31-11
Replies: 38
Views: 11988

SAN Closed (weather) 12-31-11

Appears <acronym title="San Diego - International / Lindbergh Field (SAN / KSAN), USA - California">SAN</acronym> has closed due to fog. Currently 200ft ceiling with 0sm visibility. Looks like <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> is taking a lot o...

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by smitty747
Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Direct Flts From The Caribbean To The West Coast
Replies: 8
Views: 7631

RE: Direct Flts From The Caribbean To The West Coa

Appears <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> still serves <acronym title="San Juan - Luis Munoz Marin International (SJU / TJSJ), Puerto Rico AND San Juan - Luis Munoz Marin International (SJU / TJSJ), Puerto Rico">SJU</acronym> from <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX ...

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by smitty747
Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A Few Questions: SAN
Replies: 10
Views: 4768

RE: A Few Questions: SAN

Here's a few answers for you: 1) Taxi fare from <acronym title="San Diego - International / Lindbergh Field (SAN / KSAN), USA - California">SAN</acronym> to downtown is minimal (airport is located right next to it). If you spent more than $10-$15, I'd be surprised. <acronym title="Rantoul - National...

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by smitty747
Sat Oct 20, 2007 7:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Was Your 1st And Last L1011 Flight?
Replies: 89
Views: 11772

RE: What Was Your 1st And Last L1011 Flight?

First: December 1988 TWA; <acronym title="San Diego - International / Lindbergh Field (SAN / KSAN), USA - California">SAN</acronym>-<acronym title="St. Louis - Lambert-St. Louis International (STL / KSTL), USA - Missouri">STL</acronym>-<acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewi...

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by smitty747
Sat Oct 20, 2007 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's MD-11 And L-1011 City Pairs
Replies: 101
Views: 12023

RE: Delta's MD-11 And L-1011 City Pairs

I had an interesting routing one time of <acronym title="Orlando - International (McCoy) (MCO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO</acronym>-<acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym>-<acronym title="Ontario - International...

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by smitty747
Sun Sep 30, 2007 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N923UA At SAN On 9-28-07
Replies: 4
Views: 2871

RE: N923UA At SAN On 9-28-07

Thanks for the update guys. Figured it had to be one of the two.

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by smitty747
Sat Sep 29, 2007 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N923UA At SAN On 9-28-07
Replies: 4
Views: 2871

N923UA At SAN On 9-28-07

Was doing some spotting today at <acronym title="San Diego - International / Lindbergh Field (SAN / KSAN), USA - California">SAN</acronym> and while there a <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> 737 taxied to the departure end of 27, but was placed on the side parking area for some tim...

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by smitty747
Sun Jul 01, 2007 9:46 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Cargo/Military L-1011 At SAN On 6-30-07?
Replies: 3
Views: 7313

Cargo/Military L-1011 At SAN On 6-30-07?

Don't flame me if I get this wrong, but I only caught a glimpse of something today as we were driving past the airport on I-5. I thought I saw a three-holer located near the cargo ramp area between Jim's air and the cargo ramp. It was in what appeared to be a military gray with a small logo. If anyb...

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by smitty747
Thu Oct 26, 2006 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Attn SAN Spotters Virgin Blue 737
Replies: 16
Views: 5718

RE: Attn SAN Spotters Virgin Blue 737

FYI, I saw it depart today at 2:45P

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by smitty747
Fri Jun 30, 2006 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wide Body Jets On Short Routes In The 1980's
Replies: 88
Views: 11978

RE: Wide Body Jets On Short Routes In The 1980's

Also <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> L-1011 from <acronym title="Ontario - International (ONT / KONT), USA - California">ONT</acronym>-<acronym title="San Diego - International / Lindbergh Field (SAN / KSAN), USA - California">SAN</acronym> (After originating in <acronym title="A...

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by smitty747
Mon Jun 12, 2006 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COS Spotting
Replies: 11
Views: 1783

RE: COS Spotting

A bit off topic, but worthy of a trip if you're going to <acronym title="Colorado Springs - Municipal (Peterson AFB) (COS / KCOS), USA - Colorado">COS</acronym>. If you're not familiar, there is a cool restaurant that is located on the west side of the <acronym title="Garuda Indonesia">GA</acronym> ...

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by smitty747
Sat May 27, 2006 11:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lowest Airport Elevation
Replies: 15
Views: 12608

RE: Lowest Airport Elevation

Imperial (IPL) airport in California (north of El Centro) is -56 feet and has United Express service to LAX

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by smitty747
Sat May 27, 2006 10:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airliners.net Decides My Hotel Plan At LAX
Replies: 4
Views: 5075

Airliners.net Decides My Hotel Plan At LAX

Ok, <acronym title="CSA Czech Airlines">OK</acronym>. I know this has been discussed several times before. I've read all the reviews and posts for the best spotting hotel in <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>. Therein lies my problem. Too many g...

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by smitty747
Mon Mar 20, 2006 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL 747 To SAN....Baseball Charter
Replies: 44
Views: 6449

RE: JAL 747 To SAN....Baseball Charter

Does anybody have any updates on the arrival time for this aircraft? I am considering headed down to SAN and trying to get some pics. Thanx!!

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by smitty747
Tue Mar 14, 2006 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does San Diego Need A New Airport?
Replies: 134
Views: 8736

RE: Does San Diego Need A New Airport?

We've all heard the major arguments for not moving the airport to Miramar: 1. Too much noise for those in <acronym title="Utrecht - Soesterberg (UTC / EHSB), Netherlands">UTC</acronym>/La Jolla. Answer. Have you been to the business end (departure end) of Miramar lately? F-18 and mulitple other oper...

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by smitty747
Sun Mar 12, 2006 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Movie Stars That Actually Fly
Replies: 71
Views: 12068

RE: Movie Stars That Actually Fly

Arnold Palmer is another well-known golfer to have his pilot license. He was also the first person to receive a Citation X

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by smitty747
Wed Mar 08, 2006 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strange Visitors To Your Home Airports?
Replies: 67
Views: 7356

RE: Strange Visitors To Your Home Airports?

A few months ago I saw an Evergreen International 747 arriving in <acronym title="San Diego - International / Lindbergh Field (SAN / KSAN), USA - California">SAN</acronym>. Thought all 747 service to San Diego was gone (even though this was a cargo). Does anybody know if this plane goes to <acronym ...

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by smitty747
Wed Mar 08, 2006 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Announcements (jokes)
Replies: 30
Views: 7297

RE: Airline Announcements (jokes)

On a recent flight from <acronym title="San Diego - International / Lindbergh Field (SAN / KSAN), USA - California">SAN</acronym> to <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym> the captain came on and gave us a rather bleak report on weather and expe...

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by smitty747
Wed Mar 08, 2006 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego To Keep Military Sites In Study!
Replies: 32
Views: 4648

RE: San Diego To Keep Military Sites In Study!

As noted in the Miramar historical website: "In 1993, the Base Realignment and Closure Committee recommended closing the El Toro and Tustin air stations and moving the Marines to Miramar. Top Gun and the Navy’s F-14 Tomcat and E-3 Hawkeye squadrons were relocated and the base was once again redesign...

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by smitty747
Mon Mar 06, 2006 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remembering Hughes Airwest
Replies: 34
Views: 9415

RE: Remembering Hughes Airwest

I remember as a kid growing up in Medford, <acronym title="Air Comores and Crimea Air (Ukraine)">OR</acronym> (middle 70's) seeing the "banana" DC-9 arriving and departing. This was back when <acronym title="Medford - Rogue Valley International / Medford (Jackson County) (MFR / KMFR), USA - Oregon">...

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by smitty747
Wed Feb 15, 2006 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Travel Between IAD And The NASM Udvar-Hazy Center?
Replies: 8
Views: 5089

RE: Travel Between IAD And The Nasm Udvar-Hazy Center?

Thank you so much for all your help. I'll check with the museum on the carry-on before I go (Great advice).

Smitty

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by smitty747
Tue Feb 14, 2006 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Travel Between IAD And The NASM Udvar-Hazy Center?
Replies: 8
Views: 5089

Travel Between IAD And The NASM Udvar-Hazy Center?

Hi all!! I'll be travelling to the DC area on business this week and will likely have about 6 hours of downtime between the end of meetings and when I have to board for a return trip home. I was hoping to get to the National Air and Space Museum before I left. I'll arrive in the <acronym title="Wash...

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by smitty747
Thu Feb 09, 2006 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small Plane & Helicopter Collide Over La Mesa, CA
Replies: 21
Views: 6069

RE: Small Plane & Helicopter Collide Over La Mesa, CA

One news station now reporting that the aircraft involved were a C-172 and a C-182 both outbound from Gillespie enroute to Brown field. Can't seem to locate anybody that has any tail numbers, but I know Golden State Flying club has a large presence at Gillespie along with several smaller clubs. I di...

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