Miscellaneous photos

Chance photos or small collections not big enough for their own page.

Notes: Allen Airways Flying Museum is a private collection housed in a luxurious hangar complex at Gillespie Field. Willis M Allen has built up a large collection of aviation memorabilia, collected in various rooms containing medals, posters, trophies, flying helmets, machinery, and random memorabilia, along with an extensive library. There is a lounge bar and cinema, and he gave us a guided tour of the whole complex. Many thanks to him for allowing us in and talking us through his private wonderland!

Mojave Airport was a bit of a disappointment for us spotters. Security toured around, forbidding photography of anything "beyond the fence", which included delights such as Virgin Orbit's 747 Cosmic Girl, a TriStar, another Convair 990 and the rest of the boneyard. Still, there is a nice restaurant, and three aircraft in a mini airpark at the gate, including the NASA 990.

Operator Aircraft Reg'n Thumbs Location/notes Date
Alaska Airlines Airbus A320/W N362VA Palm Springs International Airport 2/5/2019
Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-900ER N481AS Palm Springs 2/5/2019
Allen Airways Flying Museum Boeing N2S-3 Kaydet (B75N1) N3188 Gillespie Field, El Cajon. Ex USN 4269, N59127 1/5/2019
Allen Airways Flying Museum Cessna 210L N59105 Gillespie Field 1/5/2019
Allen Airways Flying Museum Ryan STM-2 (PT-22) N466WA (NX466WA) S-30 Gillespie Field. Dutch East Indies, ex Australian AF A50-18, VH-AGR, N2617W 1/5/2019
Allen Airways Flying Museum Stearman C3R Business Speedster NC794H (N794H) Gillespie Field 1/5/2019
Allen Airways Flying Museum Stearman Custom 450 N2S-3 Kaydet (B75N1) NC9039H (N9039H) Gillespie Field. Ex USN 7197 1/5/2019
Cal Fire Grumman (Marsh) S-2F3AT Turbo Tracker N431DF Tanker 78 Ramona Airport. Ex USN 149265, N504DF 1/5/2019
Cal Fire Grumman (Marsh) S-2F3AT Turbo Tracker N441DF (NR441DF) Tanker 100 Ramona Airport. Ex USN 152808, N517DF 1/5/2019
Cal Fire North American Rockwell OV-10A Bronco N415DF 460 Ramona Airport. Ex USMC 155427 1/5/2019
Delta Air Lines Boeing 737-800/W N3763D San Diego International Airport 29/4/2019
Delta Air Lines Boeing 737-900/W N894DN San Diego 29/4/2019
Delta Air Lines Boeing 757-300/W N589NW San Diego 29/4/2019
Kalitta Charters Gates Learjet 35A N298CK Palm Springs 2/5/2019
NASA Convair 990 N810NA NASA 810 Mojave Airport gate guard. Ex N5617, N710NA 6/5/2019
NASA McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A N842NA Lancaster Municipal Stadium 6/5/2019
National Pilot Test School Saab RF35 Draken N166TP AT-151 Mojave Airport gate guard. Ex Danish AF AR-119, N119XD (NX119XD) 6/5/2019
Pitty's BBQ Convair T-29A 50-0193 Pitty's BBQ cafe, Tulare. Ex N1184G 7/5/2019
Private Cessna 182P N182HW Ramona Airport 1/5/2019
Private MiG-17F (WSK-PZL Mielec LIM-5) N117JT 1301 red Ramona Airport. Ex Polish AF 1/5/2019
Private PZL TS-11 bis B Iskra 100 NX609A (N609A) Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport. Ex Polish AF 609 9/5/2019
Private Vans RV-6 N882G Ramona Airport 1/5/2019
Rotary Rocket Rotary Rocket Roton ATV (Atmospheric Test Vehicle) N990RR Mojave Airport. Lift-off by rocket, helicopter landing with rotor-tip jets. flown 3 times and now at the main entrance. The rotor head is at Classic Rotors Museum. 6/5/2019
Scaled Composites Scaled Composites SpaceShipOne replica 'N328KF' Mojave Airport. In its own special building next to the Roton (which SC also built). 6/5/2019
Skywest Airlines Embraer 175LR N405SY San Diego. Alaska Airlines livery 29/4/2019
Sonoma County Airport     Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport, named for the Peanuts cartoon author. Sculpture of Charlie Brown and Linus at the terminal. 9/5/2019
Terminal and control tower     Mojave Airport 6/5/2019
United Airlines Boeing 737-900/W N68452 San Diego Air & Space Museum 30/4/2019
Unmarked BAC One-Eleven 400 N101PC Castle Airport. Ex N5031, N5LC, N111FL, N401SK 7/5/2019
Unmarked Boeing 737-200 N464AT Castle Airport. This aircraft has a very long history 7/5/2019
Unmarked Lockheed C-130A Hercules N466TM (NR466TM NX466TM) Castle Airport. Ex USAF 57-0466, Tanker 64 7/5/2019
Unmarked McDonnell EF-4C Phantom II 64-0741 Mojave Airport gate guard. Ex NX403FS (N403FS) 6/5/2019
USAF Boeing C-17A Globemaster III 02-1109 March ARB 2/5/2019
USN Douglas A-4D Skyhawk 142200 Alameda. Possibly completely false markings. 9/5/2019
USN Lockheed DC-130A Hercules 0461 Castle Airport. Rare drone-carrier and controller aircraft. Ex USAF 57-0461 7/5/2019
USN Vought A-7B Corsair II 154362 ND-400 Alameda 9/5/2019
WestJet Boeing 737-800/W C-GWSR Palm Springs 2/5/2019

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