Air Traffic at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, April 13, 2006


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I was in Arizona for over a week touring the airports in the vicinity of Phoenix. I visited Sky Harbor International Airport, Williams-Gateway Airport, Luke Air Force Base, Goodyear Airport, and Falcon Field.

On Thursday, April 13, I parked on the south bank of the Salt River at the end of 40th Street to photograph the departures from Runway 07L. Airport security will call the Phoenix Police to roust photographers that they see taking pictures from this location.

Fedex Feeder Cessna 208B, N875FE was built in 1990. Its construction number is 208B0206.

Beech 1900, N204??

Beechjet 400A, N850C.

Alaska McDonnell-Douglas MD-83, N975AS was delivered on May 20, 1994. Its construction number is 53451.

Southwest Boeing 737-7H4, N403WN was delivered on April 16, 2001. Its construction number is 29815.

Fedex Feeder Cessna 208B, N709FX was built in 1995. Its construction number is 208B0430.

Continental Boeing 737-724. N16709 was delivered on August 31, 1998. Its construction number is 28779.

Fedex Feeder Cessna 208B, N918FE was built in 1987. Its construction number is 208B0018.

ATA Boeing 757-23N, N522AT was delivered on December 30, 1998. Its construction number is 29330.

Ted Airbus A320-232, N439UA was delivered to United on June 11, 1997 and transferred to Ted on December 26, 2005. Its construction number is 683.

Southwest Boeing 737-3H4, N648SW was delivered on June 20, 1997. Its construction number is 27718.

Southwest Boeing 737-3H4, N367SW was delivered on May 7, 1993. Its construction number is 26578.

Fedex Feeder Cessna 208B, N983FE was built in 1988. Its construction number is 208B0113.

Southwest Boeing 737-7H4, N455WN was delivered on March 31, 2004. Its construction number is 32462.

America West Boeing 737-3G7, N160AW was delivered on January 21, 1988. Its construction number is 23782.

America West Boeing 737-3B7, N332AW was delivered to US Air as N378AU on August 14, 1987 and re-registered as N509AU on November 30, 1988. Western Pacific Airlines acquired it as N953WP on November 19, 1995 and leased it to America West as N332AW on May 18, 1998. Its construction number is 23782.

Capital Cargo International Boeing 727-225, N815EA was delivered to Eastern Airlines on October 2, 1981 and leased to Northwest Airlines on March 31, 1992. Emery Worldwide acquired it on December 16, 1999 and sold it to Capital Cargo International by October 3, 2004.

American McDonnell-Douglas MD-82, N70504 was delivered on October 31, 1989. Its construction number is 49798.

US Airways Airbus A319-132, N814AW was delivered to America West on July 21, 2000 and transferred to US Airways on January 30, 2006. Its construction number is 1281.

Southwest Boeing 737-5H4, N511SW was delivered on April 12, 1991. Its construction number is 24188.

Southwest Boeing 737-3H4, N302SW was delivered on December 20, 1984. Its construction number is 22942.

American McDonnell-Douglas MD-82, N266AA was delivered on July 2, 1985. Its construction number is 49291.

Southwest Boeing 737-7H4, N746SW was delivered on June 18, 1999. Its construction number is 29798.

America West Boeing 757-225, N915AW Nevada takes off as Southwest Boeing 737-3H4, N343SW taxis in. 737-3H4, N343SW was delivered on March 23, 1989. Its construction number is 24151.

America West Boeing 757-225, N915AW Nevada was delivered to Eastern Airlines as N519EA on November 21, 1984 and leased to Birgenair as TC-GUL on March 25, 1992. WTC acquired it as N747BJ on December 1, 1993 and sold it to America West on December 15, 1994. Its construction number is 22209.

US Airways Airbus A320-232, N667AW was delivered to America West on February 28, 2002 and transferred to US Airways on February 18, 2006. Its construction number is 1710.

Continental Boeing 737-924, N71411 was delivered on January 22, 2002. Its construction number is 30128.

US Airways Airbus A320-214, N103US was delivered on June 7, 1999. Its construction number is 861.

America West Boeing 757-225, N913AW was delivered to Eastern Airlines as N517EA on October 29, 1984. America West acquired it on June 16, 1992. Its construction number is 22207.

America West Express Canadair CRJ-900, N927LR was delivered on January 28, 2005. Its construction number is 15027.

DHL Douglas DC-8-73F, N805DH was delivered to Air Canada as DC-8-63, CF-TIS on February 27, 1970. It was converted to a DC-8-63AF in April 1982 and then to DC-8-73F in June 1984. DHL acquired it in October 1993. Its construction number is 46125.

DHL Douglas DC-8-73F, N805DH. Three days later this flight was changed to a Boeing 767.

Continental Boeing 737-824, N37293 was delivered on July 8, 2005. Its construction number is 33453.

Kitty Hawk Cargo Boeing 737-3Y0, N105KH was delivered to GPA/Hispania as EC-244 on April 28, 1989 and re-registered as EC-ENS in May 1989. GPA registered it as EI-BZQ on July 15, 1989 and leased it to America West on September 10, 1989, TEA-UK as G-TEAA on April 2, 1990, and Air Europa as EC-897 on December 2, 1991. It was re-registered as EC-FJR in March 1992 and sold to Monarch Airlines as G-BWJA on April 6, 1996. Easyjet acquired it as G-BZYC on May 2, 1997 and re-registered it as G-EZYC on June 3, 1997. AFSI 59 (GECAS) acquired it as N105KH on November 19, 2004 and leased it to Kitty Hawk Cargo on April 22, 2005. Its construction number is 24462.

Southwest Boeing 737-3H4, N335SW was delivered on May 27, 1988. Its construction number is 23939.

US Airways Airbus A319-132, N818AW was delivered to America West on November 27, 2000. Its construction number is 1375.

Boeing KC135R Stratotanker, 57-1486 of the 161st ARW.

Boeing KC135R Stratotanker, 57-1486.

Southwest Boeing 737-7H4, N447WN was delivered on November 19, 2003. Its construction number is 33720.

Southwest Boeing 737-3H4, N333SW was delivered on May 12, 1988. Its construction number is 23697.

Alaska McDonnell-Douglas MD-83, N972AS was delivered on March 31, 1994. Its construction number is 53448.

Alaska McDonnell-Douglas MD-83, N972AS.

Continental Boeing 737-824, N37298 was delivered on November 21, 2005. Its construction number is 34004.

Ameriflight Swearingen SA227-AT Metro, N561UP was built in 1983. Its construction number is AT-561.

Fairchild SA227-AC Metro, N801AF was built in 1987. Its construction number is AC-701.

Great Egrets flying along the Salt River.

Southwest Boeing 737-7H4, N463WN was delivered on June 7, 2004. Its construction number is 32467.

Ameriflight Beech C-99, N51RP was built in 1983. Its construction number is U-212.

Great Blue Heron.

Ted Airbus A320-232, N445UA was delivered to United on June 4, 1998 and transferred to Ted on July 27, 2004. Its construction number is 826.

Rockwell 690B, N45AZ is used for aerial photography by the State of Arizona. It was built in 1977. Its construction number is 11383.

Is there a more garish airplane than Southwest's Boeing 737-7H4, N214WN Maryland? It was delivered on July 7, 2005. Its construction number is 32486.

Art Prints Southwest Boeing 737 Maryland at Phoenix Sky Harbor on April 13 2006: You can buy prints up to 10-2/3" by 16" or 5" x 7" greeting cards of this photograph.

Delta Boeing 757-232, N646DL was delivered on April 5, 1989. Its construction number is 24217.

American McDonnell-Douglas MD-83, N9409F was delivered on to GPA as N9012J in 1982 and then leased to Compass Airlines as VH-LNI on July 20, 1992. MDDC acquired it as N532MD on Decmber 30, 1993 and leased it to TWA as N9409F on March 31, 1994. It was merged into American's fleet on December 2, 2001. Its construction number is 49798.

America West Airbus A319-132, N830AW was delivered on August 17, 2001. Its construction number is 1565.

Southwest Boeing 737-7H4, N733SA was delivered on July 19, 1999. Its construction number is 27865.

America West Boeing 757-2G7, N908AW Cardinals was delivered on August 25, 1989. Its construction number is 24233.

America West DeHavilland of Canada DHC-8-202, N987HA was built in 1996. Its construction number is 425.

Southwest Boeing 737-7H4, N713SW Shamu was delivered on July 8, 1998. Its construction number is 27847.

Art Prints Southwest Boeing 737 Shamu at Sky Harbor April 13 2006: You can buy prints up to 10-2/3" by 16" or 5" x 7" greeting cards of this photograph.

America West Express Canadair CRJ-900, N942LR was delivered on July 29, 2005. Its construction number is 15042.

Cessna 750 Citation-X, N377SF was built in 1999. Its construction number is 750-0068.

America West Boeing 757-2S7, N905AW Ohio was delivered to Republic Airlines as N605RC on May 19, 1986 and merged into Northwest's fleet on October 1, 1986. America West acquired it on May 11, 1987. Its construction number is 23567.

United Airbus A320-232, N434UA was delivered on June 10, 1996. Its construction number is 592.

America West Boeing 757-225, N914AW was delivered to Eastern Airlines as N518EA on October 30, 1984. America West acquired it on June 11, 1992. Its construction number is 22208.

Southwest Boeing 737-7H4, N762SW was delivered on April 12, 2000. Its construction number is 27876.

Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 767-3G5, N583HA was delivered to AnstWW/LTU Sud as D-AMUP on March 30, 1992 and merged into the LTU fleet on November 1, 1997. Hawaiian Airlines leased it on March 4, 2002. Its construction number is 25531.

Great Egret.

Northwest Boeing 757-251, N507US was delivered on July 22, 1985. Its construction number is 23196.

United Express Canadair CRJ-200LR, N903SW was delivered on September 21, 2000. Its construction number is 7425.

American McDonnell-Douglas MD-82, N237AA was delivered on September 14, 1984. Its construction number is 49253.

Delta McDonnell-Douglas MD-90-30, N907DA was delivered in October 1995. Its construction number is 53387.

Deja vu. Southwest Boeing 737-7H4, N715SW Shamu was delivered on June 30, 1998. Its construction number is 27849.

After I had been parked on the riverbank for about three hours, two police cars pulled up. One drove a short distance away along the riverbank. A police officer got out of the other car to tell me that I couldn't sit there taking pictures of the airplanes a quarter-mile from the airport. The officer informed me that airport security had directed them to run me off. She drove over to where the other police car had parked as I packed my gear.

Just as I was about to leave, the police cars came back by on their way to 40th street. The second officer approached my car and asked what camera gear I was using, how well it focused, and what was my opinion about the relative qualities of Nikon versus Canon digital cameras.

In California, many airports provide a place for the public to photograph the airplanes.





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Southwest 737-7H4 N918WN Illinois One, Phoenix Sky Harbor, December 2, 2010.
US Airways Airbus A319-132 N826AW Arizona, Phoenix Sky Harbor, December 23, 2013.
US Airways Airbus A319-132 N822AW Nevada, Phoenix Sky Harbor, December 23, 2013.
Southwesst Boeing 737-7H4 N945WN Florida, Phoenix Sky Harbor, December 23, 2013.
Southwest Boeing 737-3H4 N352SW Lone Star One, Phoenix Sky Harbor, March 6, 2015.
Southwest Boeing 737-3H4 N383SW Arizona, Phoenix Sky Harbor, December 20, 2015.
Southwest Boeing 737-7H4 N214WN Maryland One, Phoenix Sky Harbor , December 23, 2010
Southwest Boeing 737-3H4 N609SW California One, Phoenix Sky Harbor, January 21, 2016.
Southwest Boeing 737-7H4 N280WN Missouri One, Phoenix Sky Harbor, January 24, 2016.
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Southwest Boeing 737-7H4 N792SW retro Gold, Phoenix Sky Harbor, December 22, 2014.
American Airbus A319-112 N744P Piedmont Pacemaker, Phoenix Sky Harbor, December 22, 2014.
American Airbus A319-112 N742PS PSA Heritage, Phoenix Sky Harbor, March 6, 2015.
United Boeing 737-924 N75436 Continental Heritage, Phoenix Sky Harbor, March 6, 2015.
United Airlines Airbus A320 N475UA Friend Ship, Phoenix Sky Harbor, March 24, 2015.
American Airbus A319-112 N745VJ Allegheny Airlines Vistajet, Phoenix Sky Harbor, April 5, 2015.
American Boeing 737-823 N917NN AirCal Heritage, Phoenix Sky Harbor, December 31, 2015.
American Boeing 737-823 N915NN TWA Heritage, Phoenix Sky Harbor, January 12, 2016.
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Fedex McDonnell-Douglas A300F4-605R N692FE, Phoenix, December 23, 2010
Southern Air Boeing 747-2L5B N815SA, Phoenix, December 23, 2010
DHL Boeing 767-281 N769AX, Phoenix, December, 23 2010
FedEx MD-10-10F McDonnell-Douglas N366FE, Phoenix, December 23, 2010
ATI McDonnell-Douglas DC-8-71F N820BX, Phoenix, December 23, 2010
Polet Flight An-124-100 RA-82080, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway, January 15, 2011
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