Van Nuys Airshow Arrival Day, Friday June 22, 2001


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I spent the afternoon of Friday, June 22, 2001 watching the arrival of airplanes for the airshow at Van Nuys Airport over the weekend.

Sikorsky SH-60B Seahawk, 162329 from HSL-41 Sikorsky SH-60B Seahawk, 162329 from Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Light HSL-41 Seahawks of NAS North Island, California.

HSL-41, NAS North Island Visit the HSL-41 page of the Naval Helicopter Association

Boeing-McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle, 90-260 of the 57th Wing Boeing-McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle, 90-260 of the 57th Wing at Nellis AFB, Nevada.

Visit the web site of the 57th Wing.

Visit the Air Force McDonnell-Douglas F-15 Eagle fact sheet.

Link to Boeing's F-15 product page.

C-21A Learjet, 84-105 C-21A Learjet, 84-105.

Boeing-McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18A of VMFA-134 Boeing-McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18A of VMFA-134 at MCAS Miramar, California.

Miramar Marine Corp Air Station Visit the Miramar MCAS web site.

Grumman EA-6B Prowler, 161885 of VAQ-133 Grumman EA-6B Prowler, 161885 of VAQ-133 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington.

Visit the web site of Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.

Visit the Navy Fact File about the Grumman EA-6B Prowler.

UH-1N, 69-6660 UH-1N, 69-6660 of the 30th Space Wing at Vandenberg AFB, California.

The home page of the 30th Space Wing

Lockheed-Martin F-117A Nighthawk, 80-786 of the 9th Fighter Squadron at Holloman AFB, New Mexico Lockheed-Martin F-117A Nighthawk, 80-786 of the 9th Fighter Squadron at Holloman AFB, New Mexico.

Holloman AFB, New Mexico Visit the web site of Holloman Air Force Base.

Bell 212, N303FD of the Los Angeles City Fire Department Bell 212, N303FD was built in 1988. It has been operated by the Los Angeles City Fire Department since 1989.

Lockheed-Martin F-16C, 83-144 of the 144th Fighter Wing at Fresno, California Lockheed-Martin F-16C, 83-144 of the 144th Fighter Wing at Fresno, California.

144th Fighter Wing of the California Air National Guard Visit the Fresno ANG web site.

Visit the Air Force Lockheed-Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon fact sheet.

TA-3B, N870RS is operated by Raytheon at Van Nuys TA-3B, N870RS has been operated by Raytheon at Van Nuys since 1992. It formerly carried BuNo 144856.

L:ink to the A-3 Skywarrior Association Page.

Raytheon T-1A Jayhawk, 90-412 of the 48th FTS at Columbus AFB, Mississippi Raytheon (Beechcraft(Mistubishi)) T-1A Jayhawk, 90-412 of the 48th FTS at Columbus AFB, Mississippi. This T-1A was originally a Beechcraft 400A, registered as N2887B.

Laughlin AFB page about the Raytheon (Beechcraft(Mistubishi)) T-1A Jayhawk.

Air Force Fact Sheet for the Raytheon (Beechcraft(Mistubishi)) T-1A Jayhawk.

Convair 580, N141FL of Contract Air Cargo Convair 580, N141FL operated by Contract Air Cargo was built as a Cv-340 in 1953. It belonged to Braniff Airlines for a very short time before being sold to the Texas Petroleum Company, which converted it to a Cv-440. In the early 1960s it was owned by Mead Johnson and Company. General Motors bought it in 1965 and converted it with Allison turbo-prop engines in 1966. After nearly a decade with GM, it was sold to Ford Motor Company in 1974. It has been registered to IFL Group since 1996.

Dream Flight's DC-3, N101KC Rose at Van Nuys, June 22, 2001 Dream Flight's DC-3, N101KC Rose was built as a DC-3 in 1943 and served the Army Air Force as a C-53D. It is a veteran of the D-Day invasion of Europe on June 6, 1944. Its Douglas construction number is 11639.

Dream Flight's DC-3, N101KC Rose at Van Nuys, June 22, 2001 Dream Flight's DC-3, N101KC Rose.

Dream Flight's DC-3, N101KC Rose at Van Nuys, June 22, 2001 Dream Flight's DC-3, N101KC Rose.

Dream Flight's DC-3, N101KC Rose at Van Nuys, June 22, 2001 Dream Flight's DC-3, N101KC Rose.

Dream Flight's DC-3, N101KC Rose at Van Nuys, June 22, 2001 Dream Flight's DC-3, N101KC Rose.

Dream Flight's DC-3, N101KC Rose at Van Nuys, June 22, 2001 Dream Flight's DC-3, N101KC Rose.

Dream Flight's DC-3, N101KC Rose at Van Nuys, June 22, 2001 Dream Flight's DC-3, N101KC Rose.

Find out more about Dream Flight.

Cessna Citation-X, N800QS Cessna Citation-X, N900QS is one of the fastest business jets. It was registered by Executive Jet Sales of Oklahoma City in April.

Cessna's Citation-X page.

Executive Jet's home page

Lockheed Jetstar-II, N901C The pilot of Lockheed Jetstar-II, N901C has deployed the clamshell thrust reversers even before the nose gear has touched down. It has been registered to BCJ Aviation since November 1999.

UH-60A, 87-24594 of the Air National Guard Sikorsky UH-60A Blackhawk, 87-24594 of the Air National Guard.

T-45C, 165490 of VT-7 based at NAS Meridian, Mississippi Boeing-McDonnell-Douglas T-45C Goshawk, 165490 of VT-7 based at NAS Meridian, Mississippi.

VT-7 web site.

Navy page about the history of the T-45 Goshawk.

Federation of American Scientists page about the T-45 Goshawk.

Northrop T-38A, 68-8204 of the 49th Fighter Wing at Holloman AFB, New Mexico Northrop T-38A, 68-8204 of the 49th Fighter Wing at Holloman AFB, New Mexico.

49th Fighter Wing history Link to a history of the 49th Fighter Wing.

Hawker Fury Mk II, N260X Hawker Sea Fury Mk II, N260X. It has been owned by Ellsworth Getchell for 25 years. It still has a Bristol Centaurus engine with a five-bladed propeller.

Hawker Sea Fury FB Mk. 11, N260X Sea Fury, N260X arriving for the previous Van Nuys airshow on June 23, 2000.

Hawker Sea Fury FB Mk. 11, N260X at Chino 16 years ago Here is N260X at Chino on May 20, 1984.

MiG-15UTI, N41125 MiG-15UTI, N41125 has been owned by Thomas Smith since 1996. It was built in 1954.


Van Nuys departure day, Monday June 25, 2001 Van Nuys departure Day, Monday June 25, 2001

Jonathon Taub has more photos from the 2001 Van Nuys Airshow on his web site.


Go to the Airshow Page of the Goleta Air and Space Museum.

Go to the home page of the Goleta Air and Space Museum.

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