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Orbis Unveils its New MD-10 Flying Eye Hospital

By: Category: LAXMedical Aircraft

 

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Orbis MD-10 on the ramp at LAX

Orbis Unveils its New MD-10 Flying Eye Hospital at LAX Photos and story by Bob Shane June 2, 2016 marks the beginning of a new chapter for Orbis in its worldwide fight against blindness. During an LAX press conference, held on board their new MD-10 Flying Eye Hospital (FEH), Orbis International introduced its third generation, state of the art, aircraft to the world. It took six years to build and it provides cutting edge technology over the DC-10 that Orbis operated for the last 22 years. The first generation jet aircraft that started it all in 1982 was a modified DC-8, formerly in service with United Airlines. The World Health Organization estimates that there are 285 million people around the globe that are visually impaired or blind...Read More

2nd Annual LAX Spotters Weekend

By: Category: PhorocallsRoad tripsSpotting

China Airlines   The weekend of June 1st will see Los Angeles International Airport play host to, what is an ever increasing, group of aviation and photography enthusiasts also known as “Spotters”, for what promises to be a fun-filled weekend chocked full of photography opportunities of the world’s leading airlines that operate in and out of LAX. Originally started a few years ago by PHXSpotters, this event has ever increasingly become popular due to the numerous spots for photography (not to mention Helicopter overflights!!!), and the large variety of aircraft and airlines that fly here...Read More

Air New Zealand unveils ‘Hobbit-themed’ Boeing 777

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Photo by: Keith Charlot

In the airline's own words, Air New Zealand says that "stunning 777-300 aircraft ... is set to become a flying billboard for the soon-to-be-released movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey "This aircraft is going to excite passengers and fans of Sir Peter Jackson's award-winning cinema fantasies alike when it begins regular Air New Zealand services between Auckland, Los Angeles and London from this evening," Air New Zealand CEO Rob Fyfe said after the jet was unveiled Friday afternoon. Kieth Charlot was able to grab a outstanding departure of the Boeing 777-300 from LAX. Air New Zealand is no stranger to creating bold special liveries for their fleet...Read More

PHXSpotters visit Los Angeles (LAX)

By: Category: Road tripsSpottingUncategorized

  The spotting trip started like any other trip. An Idea, someone thought it would be a great idea for the group to head out to Los Angles (LAX) for the weekend. That is how this idea turned out to be the best spotters trip I have been involved with. We started a post in our forums and the next thing I knew there were members already announcing that they wanted to go. So let the planning begin; now it’s not the easiest thing to do. So day one, Jason Bong and Peter Van dyke and Jason Knapfel head down on Thursday morning on the first flight out to LAX. This was kind of special me since this was my first trip on a 757-200. I got to sit up front in 6C. I tried to get bumped to first class but that section was full...Read More