Thursday, June 6, 2019

Elan Express Boeing 767-24Q(ER) (28270/629) N767CJ

Arrived from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX/KLAX) as "ELX1086" following a short 15 minute flight touching down at 17:48 PDT on Rwy 30 at Long Beach Airport (LGB/KLGB) this evening (June 5, 2019).

She is sporting a special Drake Air livery in support of Canadian musician Drake (Don't know if he was on board) who is using the aircraft as his VIP transport during his current tour.

Interestingly the aircraft did not park at the terminal nor an FBO but on taxiway Alpha by the location of the old Douglas commercial blast fence and where more recently the Virgin Orbit 747 had been parking.

This 767 is no stranger to Long Beach as she has been here numerous times over the years when operating with Mid East Jet her original owner as N767KS.

She made her first flight from Everett-Paine Field (PAE/KPAE) on September 20, 1996 and was delivered to the carrier on October 4, 1996.

On August 18, 2018 she was ferried from Erfurt (ERF/EDDE) to Hamilton John C. Munro International Airport (YHM/CYHM) on delivery to Elan Express as N767KS, later being re-registered to her current N767CJ registration on April 18, 2019.

(Photos by Michael Carter / Aero Pacific Images)