This plane is owned by Delta Airlines and operated by Delta’s wholly owned subsidiary Endeavor Air. CRJ stands for Canadair Regional Jet. Back in 2019, bombardier sold the CRJ to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries for about $550 million. That price also seems like a bargain for what Bombardier calls the most […]
Another day another Citation Jet coming in to Austin Bergstrom International Airport. There are a lot of these litle jets, and a lot of them fly in to ABIA. If memory serves me right, this one belongs to the King Ranch, but I could have it mixed up with a different Citation Jet.
Some V-Tail Bonanza action at Austin Bergstrom. This plane has the nickname “Doctor Killer.” Apparently, the name was given to the plan because the wealthy people that bought the plane were over confident in their abilities and the plane tended to get away from them. In retrospect, it turns out […]
I love this photo of this Citation jet sharking overhead on its way to land at Austin Bergstrom International Airport. I love that the livery of the plane wraps around the underside of the fuselage and looks almost like a shark swimming overhead. I believe this to be a Citation II jet. […]
A Cessna on short final approach to Austin Bergstrom International Airport. At first, I thought this was a Cessna 172. I took this photo a while back and I just don’t recall what the plane sounded like not the speed of the plane as it went overhead. On second look, I’m now thinking […]
Speed bird Boeing 747-400 at Austin Bergstrom International Airport. when this flight started, it was with a Boeing 787, but they quickly had to upsize the plane due to demand. In case you’re wondering, it’s an 11+ hour non-stop flight to and from London Heathrow. Speed Bird, is the radio call sign for British […]
Bombardier Global 7000 about to touchdown at Austin Bergstrom International Airport. I’m not sure which prototype this is, but according to the registry it has Rolls Royce engines instead of the standard GE Passport engines. This is a $73 million plane with a 7400nm range. Niki Lauda, allegedly, ordered one of these for himself. […]
I used to think that these Texan II planes were based on the Brazilian made Embraer Tucano lightweight attack and training plane, but I was wrong. The Beechcraft T-6 Texan II trainer is actually based on the Swiss Pilatus PC-9 and not the Tucano. This type of plane is used by the US Air […]