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Friday, November 19, 2010
Water Cannon Salute
Two crash tenders from HNL's Airport Rescue Fire Fighters (ARFF) perform a water cannon salute to commemorate the arrival of Hawaiian Air's first Airbus A330-243, N380HA, "Makali‘i", earlier this year. As part of the media, we got to be front and center to this occasion. Seconds after taking this photo, I had to duck away avoid getting some of the spray from the water cannons.
This was the first time I got see a water cannon salute up close from the outside. Back in November 2008, I was aboard the Mokulele Airlines media flight that received a water cannon salute at the Līhu‘e Airport on Kaua‘i.
Today is also the first Hawaiian Airlines first flight from Haneda International Airport, Tokyo, Japan, that arrives at HNL, as HAL458. The first flight to Haneda left on the 17th.