Air Traffic at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport
January - March 2011



The former Williams Air Force Base is now known as Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. In addition to serving as a civil airport, it is frequently visited by military aircraft taking advantage of its limited traffic. Several pilot training schools operate at the airport. Allegiant Air provides passenger service to airports around the country on a fleet of McDonnell Douglas MD-83s. Boeing has a test facility for hot weather tests and Advanced Training Systems Incorporated refurbushes Douglas A-4 Skyhawks.

March 12, 2011

See the locations where I photographed air traffic at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport on March 11 and 12, 2011 in Google Earth.

Mesa Pilot Development Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II N2385V, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, March 12, 2011 Mesa Pilot Development Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II N2385V was built in 1985. Its construction number is 28-8516065.

ATP Aircraft Cessna 172P N65842, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, March 12, 2011 ATP Aircraft Cessna 172P N65842 was built in 1983. Its construction number is 17275906.

Cessna 182M N246BC, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, March 12, 2011 Cessna 182M N246BC was built in 1969. Its construction number is 18259539.

High Speed Promotions Aerovodochody L-39 Albatross N391ZA, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, March 12, 2011 High Speed Promotions Aerovodochody L-39 Albatross N391ZA was built in 1981. Its construction number is 132015.

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March 11, 2011

Allegiant Air McDonnell-Douglas MD-88 N412NV, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, March 11, 2011 Allegiant Air McDonnell-Douglas MD-88 N412NV was built in June 1989. Its construction number is 49759. It was initially assigned to Wardair but not taken up. It was delivered to Pol/Midway as N156PL on December 21, 1989. Midway re-registered it as N903ML in March 1990. It was withdrawn from use by Midway on November 14, 1991. Pol/Air Aruba registered it as P4-MDA on March 14, 1992 and re-registered it as N11FQ on October 14, 1992. It was delivered to Southeast Airlines on September 28, 2001. Air Efatta registered it as PK-FTT on Juloy 12, 2005. US Bank registered it as N11FQ on December 13, 2006. Midwest Airlines leased it as M82ME on July 31, 2007. Allegiant Air leased it as N412NV on February 27, 2009.

Omniflight Eurocopter AS 350 B3 N418TY, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, March 11, 2011 Omniflight Eurocopter AS 350 B3 N418TY was built in 2006. Its construction number is 4180.

Cessna 560XL N625QS, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, March 11, 2011 Cessna 560XL N625QS was built in 2003. Its construction number is 560-5319. It is registered to Energen Corporation.

Native Air Pilatus PC-12-45 N970NA, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, March 11, 2011 Native Air Pilatus PC-12-45 N970NA was built in 1998. Its construction number is 226.

McDonnell-Douglas MD-83 N950NS, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, March 11, 2011 McDonnell-Douglas MD-83 N950NS is used to transport prisoners for the Department of Justice. It was built in 1991. Its construction number is 53023. It was delivered to Alaska Airlines as N950AS on February 20, 1991. Ryan International Airlines leased it as N950NS on April 24, 2009.

Native Air Eurocopter AS 350 B2 N41299, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, March 11, 2011 Native Air Eurocopter AS 350 B2 N41299 was built in 2004. Its construction number is 3806.

University of North Dakota Piper PA-28-161 N444ND, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, March 11, 2011 University of North Dakota Piper PA-28-161 N444ND was built in 2005. Its construction number is 2842242.

Allegiant Air McDonnell-Douglas MD-83 N408NV, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, March 11, 2011 Allegiant Air McDonnell-Douglas MD-83 N408NV promotes the Blue Man Group. It was completed on September 6, 1991. Its construction number is 53246. It was delivered to Finnair as OH-LMZ on September 30, 1991. Austrian Air leased it on March 30, 1993. Finnair retired it on October 30, 1993. Nordic Air subleased it as SE-RFB on January 19, 2005 on merged with Norwegian Air Shuttle on April 12, 2008. It entered service with Allegiant Air as N408NV on November 10, 2008.

Allegiant Air McDonnell-Douglas MD-83 N408NV, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, March 11, 2011 Allegiant Air McDonnell-Douglas MD-83 N408NV

Cessna 501 N505JH , Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, March 11, 2011 Cessna 501 N505JH was built in 1979. Its construction number is 501-0126. It is registered to Jackson Hole Air Charter.

Allegiant Air McDonnell-Douglas MD-83 N866GA, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, March 11, 2011 Allegiant Air McDonnell-Douglas MD-83 N866GA was completed as a DC-9-81 on September 3, 1989. Its construction number is 49910. It was delivered to SAS as OY-KHK on September 29, 2989. It was converted to a DC-9-82 on July 11, 2001. It was withdrawn from use on October 1, 2004. Allegiant Air registered it as N866GA on January 20, 2005. It was converted to an MD-83 in 2005.

Cessna 525 G Citation CJ N525RL, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, March 11, 2011 Cessna 525 G Citation CJ N525RL

Allegiant Air McDonnell-Douglas MD-83 N429NV, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, March 11, 2011 Allegiant Air McDonnell-Douglas MD-83 N429NV was completed as an MD-82 on November 19, 1985. Its construction number is 49385. It was delivered to SAS as SE-DFT on December 20, 1985. Spanair leased it on June 3, 1991 and returned it to SAS on October 1, 1991. Spanair leased it again on June 3, 1992. Nordic East International leased it on November 29, 1992 and returned it to SAS on October 31, 1994. SAS re-registered it as LN-ROR on December 13, 1999 and then as SE-DFT on December 16, 2009. Allegiant Air registered it as N429NV on March 15, 2010 and converted it to an MD-83 on December 16, 2010.

Cessna 170 N3813V, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, March 11, 2011 Cessna 170 N3813V was built in 1948. Its construction number is 18671.

Cessna 525 N415CS, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, March 11, 2011 Cessna 525 N415CS was built in 2000. Its construction number is 525-0373. It is registered to Wilson Construction Company.

Allegiant Air McDonnell-Douglas MD-83 N408NV, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, March 11, 2011 Allegiant Air McDonnell-Douglas MD-83 N408NV

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Allegiant Air McDonnell-Douglas MD-83 N416NV, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, March 11, 2011 Allegiant Air McDonnell-Douglas MD-83 N416NV was completed as an MD-82 in 1987. Its construction number is 49555. It was delivered to SAS as LN-RMD on September 4, 1987. Scanair leased it on June 2, 1991. JetX registered it as TF-JXA on May 3, 2004. Iceland Express leased it on June 25, 2005 and returned it to JetX on February 25, 2006. It returned to SAS service as LN-RMD on December 10, 2007. SAS re-registered it as SE-DIO on January 15,2008 and then as LN-RMD on December 10, 2008. Allegiant Air registered it as N416NV on February 19, 2010 and converted it to an MD-83 on June 23, 2010.

North American Navion N8642H, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, March 11, 2011 North American Navion N8642H was built in 1947. Its construction number is NAV-4-642. It appeared in a 1974 episode of the TV series Columbo titled Swan Song that featured Johnny Cash and Ida Lupino.

Native Air Eurocopter AS 350 B3 N74317, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, March 11, 2011 Native Air Eurocopter AS 350 B3 N74317 was built in 2007. Its construction number is 4317.

APS Emergency Maneuver Training Extra EA 300-L N161FC, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, March 11, 2011 APS Emergency Maneuver Training Extra EA 300-L N161FC was built in 2001. Its construction number is 133.

Allegiant Air McDonnell-Douglas MD-83 N429NV, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, March 11, 2011 Allegiant Air McDonnell-Douglas MD-83 N429NV

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January 15, 2011

See the locations where I photographed air traffic at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport on January 15, 2011 in Google Earth.

Native Air Eurocopter AS 350 B3 N827NA, January 15, 2011 Native 7 Native Air Eurocopter AS 350 B3 N827NA was built in 1998. Its construction number is 3144.

Beech V35 Bonanza N755X, January 15, 2011 Beech V35 Bonanza N755X was built in 1967. Its construction number is D-8578.

Polet Flight An-124 Ruslan, RA-82080, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, Arizona, Saturday January 15, 2011 Polet Flight 4712 Antonov An-124-100 RA-82080 departed from Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport at 5:11 PM with a load of Boeing AH-64 Apache attack helicopters for the Royal Saudi Land Forces.

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Northrop T-38C Talon 65-10348 of the 50the Fighter Training Squadron Strikking Snakes</, January 15, 2011 Northrop T-38C Talon 65-10348 of the 50the Fighter Training Squadron Strikking Snakes based at Columbus Air Force Base arrived shortly after the Antonov departed.

McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B+ (R)-27-MC Harriers 165591, 165575, 165430, and 165585 of VMA-513 Flying Nightmares, January 15, 2011 McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B+ (R)-27-MC Harriers 165591, 165575, 165430, and 165585 of VMA-513 Flying Nightmares based at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma.

McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B+ (R)-27-MC Harrier 165591 of VMA-513 Flying Nightmares, January 15, 2011 Captain Ryan "Tot" Tuttle taxis out in Harrier 165591.

McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B+ (R)-27-MC Harrier 165591 of VMA-513 Flying Nightmares, January 15, 2011 Harrier 165591

McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B+ (R)-27-MC Harrier 165575 of VMA-513 Flying Nightmares, January 15, 2011 Major Mike "Skitzo" Deddens taxis out in Harrier 165575.

McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B+ (R)-27-MC Harrier 165575 of VMA-513 Flying Nightmares, January 15, 2011 Harrier 165575

January 14, 2011

Polet Flight An-124 Ruslan, RA-82080, Pheonix-Mesa Gateway Airport, Arizona, Friday January 14, 2011 Polet Flight 4711 Antonov An-124-100 RA-82080 arrived at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport at 11:38 AM to pick up a load of Boeing AH-64 Apache attack attack helicopters for the Royal Saudi Land Forces. It was manufactured at Ulyanovsk, Russia and was delivered to Polet on June 18, 2004. Its construction number is 9773051462161.

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Mesa Gateway Airport The former Williams Air Force Base is now known as Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. In addition to serving as a civil airport, it is frequently visited by military aircraft taking advantage of its limited traffic. Several pilot training schools operate at the airport. Allegiant Air provides passenger service to airports around the country on a fleet of McDonnell Douglas MD-83s. An air tanker base occasionally hosts fire fighting tankers. Boeing has a test facility for hot weather tests and Advanced Training Systems Incorporated refurbushes Douglas A-4 Skyhawks.








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