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Note: Prent's new Citation Latitude replacing their XLS arriving to SJO for the first and still only time. Their C56X is now N67PR and was sold on. New to the DB. [Canon EOS 7D Mark II + Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 L IS USM]
Note: One of the four Phenom 300s of new startup GrandView Aviation departing back to base at Martin State Airport (KMTN). New to the DB. [Canon EOS 7D Mark II + Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM]
Note: The old P4-KAZ with a new livery and registration departing after being here for a few months on a maintenance flight to FLL. This is the third registration I get to shoot this frame after it was delivered originally in 2001 to Jorge...
Note: BAC's new G280 sitting on the Intl apron after arriving earlier on delivery from New Haven, CT. Replacing CL30 N480BA and LJ60 N580BA. Now Gulfstream clients as their parent company from Colombia are long time Gulfstream owners. New to the...
Note: One of the three G550s P&G had in its fleet before they switched to two new G650s and a couple of CL35s recently. Back then they had not yet changed to the wavy blue scheme which is in use now. [Canon EOS 40D + Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6...
Note: One of the few Nicaraguan-registered aircraft is this rare Cessna 205 which bears the country's flag as its livery. Regular visitor still in 2018! [Canon EOS 40D + Canon EF-S 17-85mm f4-5.6 IS USM]
Note: In 14 years of spotting I had never gotten a chance to get a Peruvian-registered biz jet! This early-build Astra arrived this morning from Lima, Peru on a Medevac flight. New to the DB. [Canon EOS 7D Mark II + Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L...
Note: The old PR-ADY back to LATAM Cargo's fleet after a 3-year stint with FedEx and on its second visit to SJO. Along with 532 and 534 this is the third B763 in the new LATAM Cargo scheme. Another interesting detail is that 532 and 536 are...
Note: I'm calling this one The Hulk! Very unusual to see a neon-green biz jet! Green4U's jet making a first appearance in this scheme and on their way to Peachtree. [Canon EOS 7D Mark II + Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM]
Note: 1/45th of a second exposure resulting in a nice blur of the background trees. Ever since AFQ has received a more modern look in silver and dark grey and still earning many upcoming pilots their wings! [Canon EOS 40D + Canon EF 100-400mm...
Note: One of the lost airlines that served SJO, Air Comet. A troubled operation with many delays, cancellations, equipment changes (which reminded us of Air Madrid) so it was rare to catch them, especially the A330s as the usual ones were the...
Note: The owners of the San Diego Padres, JMI Realty, owned this G550 which went on to Deer Jet's fleet in China as B-8108 wearing the same livery. They got another G550 after N254SD with the same scheme and still own it. [Canon EOS 40D + Canon...
Note: When I took this shot this aircraft was just 3 months old! You can even see the usual blue coloring from the titanium on the engine exhausts. Now its 9 years old... boy does time fly! [Canon EOS 350D + Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 L IS USM]
Note: The old M-ORAD now as N101VQ arriving this morning from Witham Field, Stuart, FL. Used the serial for the registration :). New to the DB. [Canon EOS 7D Mark II + Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM]
Note: Sunwing 22 from Toronto arriving with special Iberostar decal. It was cool to catch it with it's Czech registration. The Travel Service winglets can still be seen and the tail as well under the Sunwing orange. [Canon EOS 7D Mark II + Canon...
Note: First time I see a CJ2 with winglets! These are installed by Tamarack Aerospace out of Sandpoint, Idaho and are certified for almost all the CJ-series from the CJ1 up to the CJ3. Heading back to Manassas Regional, DC. New to the DB. [Canon...
Note: 1986 CL601 looking extra nice in that silver & black scheme heading out to San Juan, PR for the day. Was nice to get after missing it in SJO a few months ago when it arrived/departed at night. New to the DB. [Canon EOS 7D Mark II + Canon...
Note: The third iteration of N17JS now in the form of a Global 6000 replacing G550 sn 5299. This PBI-based Global 6000 was getting ready for a flight over to Galileo Galilei Intl. in Pisa, Italy. Despite being the new jet, it has been for sale...
Note: Slick grey Global N307KP heading out about three hours later than expected back to St. Petersburg after a few days at FLL. Ex. G-GLBX and they kept the paint. New to the DB. [Canon EOS 7D Mark II + Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM]
Note: American's 4th 737-8 MAX arriving from La Guardia as AA2550. First time to see a MAX and I must say it looks good! Delivered 22-12-17 to Tulsa and put in to service just 5 days ago after being ferried from Tulsa to Miami and currently on...
Note: "Landshut" arriving at ATL probably from FRA that day at ATL. One of the few "europeans" I spotted while waiting for my flight back to SJO. [Canon EOS 350D + Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 L IS USM]
Note: Amazingly, this MD-88 is still active in 2017! Its interesting that most of the 757s and 767s I shot that day are stored while most of the Maddogs are still active! [Canon EOS 350D + Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 L IS USM]