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Japan Airlines visit Phoenix International Airport

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JAL visits Phoenix Airport 3-22-2012

On March 22nd 2012, Phoenix International Airport had a special visitor arrive at 10am. Japan Airlines (JAL) brought their Boeing 777-300 (JA736J). The airline was chartered for the Seattle Mariners to fly them to the 2012 Open Series Japan. They will be playing against the Oakland A’s. It is a special treat for us at Phoenix when we get to catch a couple photos of a Boeing 777. PHXSpotters members had the coverage all over r the various spotting locations thought out PHX. We had members at T2, T3, T4 and 40th street.  We had a couple members out on the ramp for the 1pm departure. Kyle Boyd caught a great photo of the JAL 777. He was located just west of the airport when he clicked his shutter. They will be returning to PHX on the 30th of March.


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Cactus Fly-In 2012

By: Category: AirshowsCasa GrandeEventsFly-inWarbird

Last Friday and Saturday the Cactus Fly-In was held in Casa Grande (CGZ). One of two fly-ins in the area that that, the other being the monthlt Coolidge Fly-In, it was packed with fun and lots of airplanes. I was able to squeeze those two events and a visit to Sky Harbor all the same day (as well as the drive to and from Prescott), mainly to see how much I could handle and also for the variety.

Now, those that know me well probably have heard that I have been chasing a particular plane for almost a year now, and that was the main reason I HAD to drive down to the fly in...

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LAS Spotting – Nov 2011

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Well, almost 2 months late, but better late than never. Unfortunately my plans to write a bunch of articles and reports while I was vacationing in Mexico quickly fell apart due to the not-so-great 2MBPS connection at my parents’.

So last year for Thanksgiving break I planned a trip with some friends. While I insisted on going only to Vegas, one of my friends insisted to visit other places too, so we only had 2 days at LAS. Given that they are rarely up before 9 on non school days, I took this as an opportunity for early morning spotting. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t too good on my previous visit to Vegas, in addition to not having too much spare time.

The only location I tried was the viewing area on Sunset Rd...

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