Sunday, November 29, 2020


At media day of the 2018 Hawai‘i High School Athletic Association (HHSAA) state football finals, Mililani Trojans Head Coach Rod York [left] and Saint Louis Crusaders Head Coach Cal Lee pose for a shot together as they wait their turns to be interviewed by the local sports reporters. The Trojans and the Crusaders faced off in the HHSAA's Open Division Championship during the Thanksgiving weekend, with the latter winning, 38-17.

Sadly, due to the China Corona Virus pandemic, the HHSAA is looking at moving this year's season over to next spring.

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Strawberries & Blue Flame

At Ruth's Chris Steak House, their feature dessert for anyone celebrating a birthday, is their strawberries & chocolate, lit a flame with brandy.

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Mark Dunkerley

Mark Dunkerley served as the president and chief executive officer of Hawaiian Airlines for over 17 years. He oversaw the growth of the airline from an inter-island and west coast airline, into a major airline in the Asia Pacific Rim.

This photo was taken after the airline unveiled its modified Pualani logo and livery at a ceremony at the Hawaiian Airlines Cargo Facility. In the background, is the Boeing 717-200 that was the first in the fleet to have the newer livery.

Hawaiian Airlines also celebrated its 91st anniversary on November 11th.

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Pilot Wave

With Veteran's Day on Wednesday, we would like to honor of all the veterans who have served in our armed forces, thank you for your service!

A pilot from the District of Columbia Air National Guard's 121st Fighter Squadron gives me a wave from his F-16C Fighting Falcon pilot, as he taxies out to Runway 26L for departure. A detachment of four F-16s and a tanker, were returning to their base.

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Streaky Clouds

Streaky clouds form over central O‘ahu in the late afternoon.


Our November Instagram collage features rare (and not-so-rare) airliners photographed at HNL, and the original photos were posted on the HNL RareBirds Instagram page.

Row 1: Amazon Prime Air 737-800F; FedEx 777-F; Regency Airlines 737-700; UPS Airlines 747-400F; Asia Pacific Airlines 757-200F; and Kamaka Air C208BF.

Row 2: Sun Country Airlines 737-800; China United Airlines 737-800; Westar 727-100; US Air Force C-17A; Antonov Airlines An-124-100; and former British Airways 737-400;

Row 3: Japan Airlines 767-300ER; Miami Air International 737-800; Embraer ERJ-190E2 demo jet; Cebu Pacific Air A320-200; Lucky Air 737-700; and DHL Airlines 767-300ERF;

Row 4: Kalitta Air 747-400F; Northern Air Cargo 737-300F; former Alaska Airlines 737-400C; Hawaiian Airlines 717-200; two Wamos Air 747-400s; and former Avianca A320-200.