Hong Kong Airlines Launch Los Angeles Service

Hong Kong Airlines Launch Los Angeles Service

Hong Kong Airlines Launch Los Angeles Service Dec 18 2017 : Hong Kong Airlines commenced the launch of its non-stop service between Los Angeles (LAX) and Hong Kong (HKG) with an exclusive media event and Matt Hartman was there to cover the event.   The in-bound flight...

Burbank Resident List – Nov 2017

Burbank Resident List – Nov 2017

Burbank Resident List - Nov 2017 N2S Gulfstream 200 N6VG Dassault Falcon 10 N30GD Gulfstream 4 N36JE Gulfstream 3 N53DF Challenger 604 N79RP Gulfstream 550 N90R Boeing 737BBJ N92NS Learjet 60 N100ES Gulfstream 650 N126V Cessna 208 Caravan N156XL Citation 560 Excel...

The Sand Fire – July 2016

The Sand Fire – July 2016

SANTA CLARITA 2016 The Sand Fire was located in the Santa Clarita area of California. The fire raged for 9 days and burnt over 41,000 acres of the Angeles National Forest. 10,000 homes were evacuated with 18 being completely destroyed. 3,500 fire fighters were...

NEW JETS FOR CLAY LACY

NEW JETS FOR CLAY LACY

Clay Lacy Aviation, the world’s most experienced operator of private jets announced on the 25th August 2016 that it has added twelve business jets to its expanding fleet since the start of 2016. The new additions include seven long-range, large-cabin aircraft, two...

The “NEW” Proud Bird at LAX

The “NEW” Proud Bird at LAX

29th June 2017 - Matt Hartman and Mark Ollier report from the Grand Re-Opening The Proud bird is situated on Aviation Blvd and overlooks the Los Angeles airport and gives great views of all aircraft arriving and fantastic photo opportunites of anything landing on the...

NASA’s DC-8 FLYING SCIENCE LABORATORY

NASA’s DC-8 FLYING SCIENCE LABORATORY

This NASA DC-8-has been highly modified to support the agency's Airborne Science mission. The aircraft, built in 1969 is a series 72 model, construction number 46802 and was delivered new to Italian airline Alitalia on the 14th May 1969 as I-DIWK spending 10 years in...

North Valley Occupational Center Receives New Jets

North Valley Occupational Center Receives New Jets

The North Valley Occupational Center is located at the Van Nuys airport and provides occupational and career training for the Los Angeles Unified School District, enabling the development of valuable middle-class jobs. The school’s Aircraft Mechanics Program consists...

Sydney Kingsford Smith (YSSY/SYD) – November 2013

I enjoyed three days in Sydney (my first trip to Australia since 1996) and managed to visit four great spotting locations. Unfortunately due to wind direction, some poor weather and other commitments I did not get to visit the excellent location for photos at the...

The Proud Bird Restaurant – LAX

The Proud Bird Restaurant – LAX

The Proud Bird is situated on Aviation Blvd overlooking the Southern runways and gives great views of all the action South side and all landing aircraft on the Northern runway. An ideal spot for monitoring all the action at KLAX! The Proud Bird is also home to many...

El Centro,CA – February 2012

El Centro,CA – February 2012

Socal Spotters were delighted and honoured to be invited to attend a photocall at the Naval Air Facility in El Centro. NAF El Centro is used as a training ground and is situated in a basin below sea level close to the Mexican Boarder and the town of Imperial. The...