N531PA 'Clipper Freedom' was the second of a total of 10 SP-Jumbos ordered by and built for Pan American World Airways, which from 1976 were mainly used on the Pan Am Pacific routes. In February 1986 all Boeing 747SPs, six Lockheed L1011-500s and the Pacific route rights were sold to United Airlines (mehr von N531PA)
N4508H First flight was July 20, 1981. Delivery date was September 30, 1981. Other serials - N1785B with The Boeing Company, and also N4508H with China Airlines & Transatlantic Intl Airlines. Stored at MZJ (Marana) in March 1997 as N4508H, & slowly broken-up - for spare parts (mehr von N4508H)
N796FT Manufactured on August 26, 1969. Delivery date was October 3, 1969 to Flying Tigers. Built as DC-8-63CF in 1969, cvt'd to DC-8-73(F) freighter in May 1984. Other serials - PP-BEX with BETA Cargo - delivered on October 30, 2004, and also N796FT with Flying Tigers, Rosenbalm Aviation, & Air-India Cargo - leased in August 1981 thru November 1982. Wears FN 796 with Flying Tigers. Temporary storage at MZJ on January 4, 2001. Stored at LIM in March 2011 as PP-BEX (mehr von N796FT)
N749WA First flight was May 2, 1974. Delivery date was June 10, 1974. Other serials - N470EV with Evergreen Int'l Als, & Southern Air Transport, and also N749WA with World Airways, VIASA - Venezolana Internacional de Aviacion, Braniff Int'l Airways, American Als, Lufthansa, Korean Air Lines, & Evergreen Int'l Als. Wears FN 749 with Flying Tigers. Converted to Supertanker 947 water-bomber in 2004. Stored at MZJ (Marana) on February 25, 2012 as N470EV, & was broken-up after February 2012 at MZJ (mehr von N749WA)
N155UA seen lining up on Runway 13 at Kai Taki. First flight was 4th September, 1970. Other serials - N9665 with American Airlines and HI-472 with Dominicana delivered 1st September 1987 to United Airlines. (mehr von N155UA)
N627US Delivered in January 1980, this frame served its whole life with Northwest Airlines until 19/08/2005 when it suffered a nose gear collapse on landing at Guam and was eventually scrapped 07/2008 (mehr von N627US)
VHHX An overview of Kai Tak taken by my late Father, probably in the late 1940s. Kai Tak looked a lot different than it does today, as does Kowloon. Seems like the IGS was not such a challenge for pilots in those days!