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    KLAS, KMHV & KVCV - JANUARY 2015 (20 IMAGES)

    Made a quick run out west to get some pix in the nice winter light. Flew out all night on cargo and started early in Las Vegas. Only shot for 2 hours in the morning before hopping a quick flight over to LAX and driving north into the Mojave Desert. Along with a fellow photographer (Nicholas Young - http://www.facebook.com/NickYoungPhotos) we hired a 172 and flew over MHV and VCV over the course of two days. -- If you've never been boneyard shooting, I highly recommend it!

    Morning in VEGAS

    WEst_1 by flightdeckimages, on Flickr

    west_2 by flightdeckimages, on Flickr

    West_3 by flightdeckimages, on Flickr

    WEst_4 by flightdeckimages, on Flickr

    Spirit get's the award for most retarded airline
    WEst_5 by flightdeckimages, on Flickr

    West_6 by flightdeckimages, on Flickr


    Happy to catch this guy wearing the complete livery.
    WEst_7 by flightdeckimages, on Flickr

    WEst_8 by flightdeckimages, on Flickr


    Hoping to ride one of these later this month across the pacific to NZ
    WEst_9 by flightdeckimages, on Flickr

    After the HA departure jumped on a SKW CRJ900 and had a uneventful ride over to LAX. Blue skies the entire way and a speedy arrival over the Innout. Met my friend and headed north straight for the desert.

    Checking out the aircraft on the desert floor in Victorville, CA
    WEst_10 by flightdeckimages, on Flickr

    Driving across the Mojave Desert to pick up our plane.
    WEst_20 by flightdeckimages, on Flickr

    Time to get airborne in the aerial platform!
    WEst_11 by flightdeckimages, on Flickr

    Approaching the main boneyard at Mojave, CA
    West_12 by flightdeckimages, on Flickr

    WEst_13 by flightdeckimages, on Flickr

    Results!
    WEst_14 by flightdeckimages, on Flickr

    WEst_15 by flightdeckimages, on Flickr

    VCV's massive collection of mothballed aircraft
    WEst_18 by flightdeckimages, on Flickr

    WEst_19 by flightdeckimages, on Flickr

    WEst_17 by flightdeckimages, on Flickr

    Quick stop on the Victorville ramp when an unmarked 737 dropped in to do pattern work and ATC would not accommodate.
    WEst_16 by flightdeckimages, on Flickr

    After the sun went down flew back to base and put the 172 to bed. Then a peaceful drive down 14 and the 405 back to LAX and celebrated two solid days of photography with some Innout at Sepulveda (yes, dat double double!)

    Hope you enjoyed the pix.
    Last edited by skyteam18; 01-09-2015 at 03:34 PM.

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    Great shots, that FalconAir is certainly a beauty.

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    What a great set of images to describe your trip. The boneyard shots were amazing. I can see how that is worth the trip and the cost of the 172.
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