Monthly Archives: May 2017
Sir Thomas of Cruise was in town this week to promote his latest movie. The Short One arrived on his Gulfstream IV-SP N808T on 24-May and departed the following evening. The 24th was a busy day with Gulfstream G450 N483CM and VISTAJET MALTA Global 9H-VJM also in. Normally one of those would have earned a photo … Continue reading
My new toy’s hex is 8990F4 which used to belong to MANDARIN AIRLINES Embraer 190 B-16826 (which I believe is currently stored at Warsaw as M-ABJD). Just thought you’d like to know… Smiley, Taoyuan, 27-May-2017.
Quite a bit to talk about this week, so let’s get right into it… SCOOT Boeing 787-8 9V-OFH made a first visit on 20-May and also returned later on the same day. We had the last of the Antonov AN-124 visits on 21-May with UR-82027 arriving (this time from (KRW) not (DAC)) and departing the … Continue reading
CHINA AIRLINES have taken delivery of their 6th A350. B-18907 (msn 105) arrived at Taoyuan this afternoon (25-May). Here’s a photo of her at Toulouse just before departure. And no, Keith, the wheelbarrow isn’t for my salary; it’s not big enough! Smiley, Taoyuan, 25-May-2017.
CHINA AIRLINES Boeing 737s B-18605 (130/28404) and B-18606 (132/28405) are currently WFU at TPE. ‘605 is all white, and ‘606 is also white but has the remnants of the CAL colour-scheme on its nose. There was also another CAL Boeing 737-800 in bare metal here last week, but I think that was one being repainted … Continue reading
My recent choices for ‘star visitor of the week’ seem to be akin with story of Goldilocks And The 3 Bears. Two weeks ago it was a spindle: Cirrus-Design SR-22, last week some heavy metal: an Antonov An-124, and this week it’s something pretty much in the middle: an A318. GCL Poly Energy’s B-6936 arrived … Continue reading
The ANTONOV AIRLINES’ An-124s dominated proceedings this week, with UR-28029 returning again and UR-82027 also turning up. All have come from Dhaka and departed to Turkmenbashi. I’m told there will be one more flight next week. After a period of absence, JC INTERNATIONAL returned again with pretty much a daily service (there wasn’t one on … Continue reading
Little to report this week other than another Japanese visitor. This time it was Sovereign JA680C. On the basis that it’s easier (and quicker) to get forgiveness than permission, I’ve ‘alf-inched’ a photo from Flickr. You can see the full version by 阿樺樺 here. She arrived on 12-May. Another one worthy of mention was Gulfstream G550 … Continue reading
Well, take a look at this puppy… From the sublime to the ridiculous is a phrase that springs to mind this week. Last week’s star visitor to the island was JA007F the dinky little Japanese Cirrus Design SR-22 which was over at TSA. This week (as you’ve just seen) it was a slightly more substantial … Continue reading
I know that many of you get the email version of the blog and so don’t necessarily view the web version so won’t see updates or comments (tut, tut). So I thought I’d publish this update to an earlier post separately. Alan from Global Trek Aviation has told me that my unknown hex A1A735 is … Continue reading
A plea for help. I’ve had hex A1A735 with a call-sign of N2052A on my SBS recently. That hex does equate to N2052A so that bit makes sense. N2052A itself is currently a reserved registration. Looking on the FAA website, there was a Cessna 208 registered N2052A which was cancelled to China as B-9430 some … Continue reading
When it comes to aircraft, this blog is very much an equal opportunities site. And while I can’t deny I’m partial to a bit of Gulfstream action, I’m very pleased to be able to share this photo of a nice visitor to TSA last weekend. With thanks to Clarence. I’m equally pleased to be able … Continue reading
Not too much doubt about the star visitors this week: STARFLYER A320 JA08MC was in an out on 3-May and JA05MC was in and out on 5-May. Actually, if Maltese Falcon 7X 9H-FCB which arrived from Haneda on 1-May had been a frame rather than paint, it might have taken pride of place. But it … Continue reading
More a case of rumour and conjecture rather than hard facts today. Whatever! CHINA AIRLINES I was told last week that CAL would be retiring all of their passenger Boeing 747-400s by the end of the year. Someone else has now told me that only 2 are being retired this year, with the rest to … Continue reading
With thanks to Mr. Gulfstream for the heads-up, I can report that we have another piece of Savannah Succulence on the island. What’s not to like about that? Gulfstream N635GA (msn 6235) was recently cancelled to Taiwan and has been reported as B-88322. By lucky coincidence I’ve had a hex of 89915B on my SBS … Continue reading