Flight Operations at Los Angeles International Airport
September 21, 2012

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A variety of airplanes landed at Los Angeles International Airport while I waited for the arrival of the Space Shuttle Endeavour.

Lot C

I took up a position at the west end of long term parking Lot C while I waited for the 747/Shuttle stack to fly along Runway 24 Right on the north side of LAX.

Virgin America Airbus A320-214 N641VA, Los Angeles International Airport, September 21, 2012 Virgin America Airbus A320-214 N641VA first flew as F-WWDS on October 6, 2008. Its construction number is 3656. It was delivered to Jazeera Airways on October 27, 2008. It was leased to Virgin America on June 18, 2010.

American Boeing 737-823 N823NN, Los Angeles International Airport, September 21, 2012 American Boeing 737-823 N823NN first flew on January 15, 2010. Its construction number is 29560. It was delivered to American on February 1, 2010.

Westjet Boeing 737-7CTW C-FIJW, Los Angeles International Airport, September 21, 2012 Westjet Boeing 737-7CTW C-FIJW first flew on February 8, 2007. Its construction number is 30712. It was delivered to Westjet on February 20, 2007.

United Boeing 757-222 N510UA, Los Angeles International Airport, September 21, 2012 United Boeing 757-222 N510UA first flew on May 13, 1990. Its construction number is 24780. It was delivered to United on June 13, 1990.

All Nippon Boeing 777-381ER JA789A, Los Angeles International Airport, September 21, 2012 All Nippon Boeing 777-381ER JA789A first flew on June 23, 2010. Its construction number is 40587. It was delivered to All Nippon on June 30, 2010.

Southwest Boeing 737-7H4 N928WN, Los Angeles International Airport, September 21, 2012 Southwest Boeing 737-7H4 N928WN first flew on July 17, 2008. Its construction number is 36890. It was delivered to Southwest on July 30, 2008.

China Cargo Boeing 777-F6N B-2078, Los Angeles International Airport, September 21, 2012 China Cargo Boeing 777-F6N B-2078 first flew on July 20, 2010. Its construction number is 37714. It was delivered to China Cargo on July 28, 2010.

China Cargo Boeing 777-F6N B-2078, Los Angeles International Airport, September 21, 2012 China Cargo Boeing 777-F6N B-2078

Alaska Boeing 737-890 N548AS, Los Angeles International Airport, September 21, 2012 Alaska Boeing 737-890 N548AS first flew as N1786B on June 17, 2005. Its construction number is 30020. It was delivered to Alaska on July 1, 2005.

Japan Airlines Boeing 777-346ER JA741J, Los Angeles International Airport, September 21, 2012 Japan Airlines Boeing 777-346ER JA741J first flew as N50281 on August 21, 2009. Its construction number is 28552. It was delivered to Japan Airlines on September 15, 2009.

United Boeing 737-924ER N57439, Los Angeles International Airport, September 21, 2012 United Boeing 737-924ER N57439 first flew as N1786B on July 25, 2009. Its construction number is 33534. It was delivered to Continental on August 10, 2009 and merged into the United fleet on November 10, 2011.

Asiana Boeing 747-48E HL7428, Los Angeles International Airport, September 21, 2012 Asiana Boeing 747-48E HL7428 first flew on May 29, 1998. Its construction number is 28552. It was delivered to Asiana on June 18, 1999.

Alaska Boeing 737-790 N611AS, Los Angeles International Airport, September 21, 2012 Alaska Boeing 737-790 N611AS first flew as N1796B on September 16, 1999. Its construction number is 29753. It was delivered to Alaska on October 6, 1999.

Virgin Amreica Airbus A320-214 N633VA, Los Angeles International Airport, September 21, 2012 Virgin Amreica Airbus A320-214 N633VA first flew as F-WWBE on August 24, 2007. Its construction number is 3230. It was delivered to Virgin Amreica on September 13, 2007.

Lennox Park

After the first pass of the 747/Shuttle stack over the north runway, I moved to Lennox Park, east of the 405 Freeway to wait for its pass over Runway 25 Right on the south side of the airport.

Lufthansa Boeing 747-430 D-ABVU, Los Angeles International Airport, September 21, 2012 Lufthansa Boeing 747-430 D-ABVU first flew on August 12, 1998. Its construction number is 29492. It was delivered to Lufthansa on December 21, 1998.

Delta Boeing 757-232 N685DA, Los Angeles International Airport, September 21, 2012 Delta Boeing 757-232 N685DA first flew on March 17, 1995. Its construction number is 27588. It was delivered to Delta on March 31, 1995. It was transferred to Song on October 3, 2003 and back to Delta on May 1, 2006.

AirBerlin Aiorbus A330-223 D-ALPF, Los Angeles International Airport, September 21, 2012 AirBerlin Aiorbus A330-223 D-ALPF first flew as F-WWKT on April 30, 2002. Its construction number is 476. It was delivered to LTU International on May 29, 2002.

Hawker buiness jet XC-LNC, Los Angeles International Airport, September 21, 2012 Mexican registered Hawker buiness jet XC-LNC

American McDonnell-Douglas MD-82, Los Angeles International Airport, September 21, 2012 American McDonnell-Douglas MD-82

, Los Angeles International Airport, September 21, 2012 United Boeing 757-222 N556UA first flew on April 10, 1992. Its construction number is 26650. It was delivered to United on April 23, 1992.



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