Aircraft on Approach to Torbay Airport
St. John's, Newfoundland - CYYT

These aircraft are all on approach (some visual and some ILS) to RWY 29 at CYYT, St. John's International Airport (Torbay), St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. The photos were taken  from our patio while the planes were at a point approximately 2.0 NM (3.7 Km) from the runway threshold.  I use a Canon PowerShot G2 digital camera; mostly in CCD RAW mode, and import the images into Adobe Photoshop. For photos prior to June 2004, I used Adobe's "Camera Raw and JPEG 2000 plug-in bundle" with Photoshop 7.01. Since then, I use Photoshop CS.  The images are then exported in JPEG format for display on the Web. I use a Yaesu VR-5000 communications receiver to monitor the crew's approach communications with NAV Canada's ATC in Gander, on 133.150 MHz.  I also monitor the St. John's Tower on 120.6 MHz and Ground communications on 121.9 MHz. The ATIS for YYT is on 128.0 MHz.  For commercial flights, I occasionally check the St. John's Airport Arrivals Website, or the RLM Flight Tracker to gain information about the flight's point of origin. All times are from the EXIF data captured with the original G2 image and are shown in UTC (GMT). I keep the camera's time synchronized with the NIST time signal. Click on the thumbnails below for larger images. If your web browser automatically re-sizes images, be sure to override this feature so that you can see the complete detail in the full-sized photos. New pictures are added periodically. The pictures appear in the reverse order of when they were taken. The quality of some of these images is not as good as I would like to have but altitude and atmospheric conditions play a big part in determining the picture quality. Naturally, I could get much better images by driving over to the airport to take the photographs but that would violate my purpose; that is, to show what the planes look like as they fly past our house.  Feel free to email JustUs with your feedback. A great set of unofficial charts for C-YYT  are available, for use only with PC flight simulators, from VATCAN (Virtual Air Traffic Control Canada).  A public database at Transport Canada provides Canadian aircraft registration data while U.S. and World Aircraft Registrations are available from Landings.comGlobemaster has information on U.S. military aircraft. Airline logos are available at AeroSite Airline Logos.

2004-06-26 22:37:12  Mark: N199FG, Dassault-Breguet, Model: “Falcon 50”, Serial No. 231, Owner: Freemont Investors Inc. 2004-06-26 11:56:50 UTC, ATC Identifier: “Cougar 61”, Mark: C-GTCH, Aerospatiale Model “AS332L” Super Puma, Serial No. 2048 2004-06-25 17:47:04 UTC, Mark C-FYWP, Canadair Bombardier Model CL-215 (1A10), Ser. No. 1002, ‘Water Bomber’ Owned by the Governmet of Newfoundland and Labrador, Unit No. 285
2004-04-22 19:40:08 UTC, Air Transat 849 on Left Hand Visual Approach 2004-04-22 19:19:02 UTC, ATC Identifier: “Coast Guard 1502”, Lockheed HC-130H Hercules (L-382), U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina 2004-04-20 23:21:44 UTC, Air Canada, Mark C-FYJB, Fin 253, Airbus A319-114, Serial No. 0639
2004-04-20 22:49:56 UTC, Tail Code: QH, Lockheed KC-130T Hercules, Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron-234 (VMGR-234), the “Thundering Herd”, Naval Air Station Ft. Worth, Joint Reserve Base, Carswell Field, Fort Worth, Texas 2004-04-20 20:15:00 UTC, Mark N75FT, Cessna 208 Caravan I, Serial Number 20800334, Mfr Year 2001, Owner: Dependable Leasing Inc., Wilmington, Delaware 2004-04-17 20:10:48 UTC, Provincial Airlines
2004-04-17 19:07:18 UTC - Vega Airlines, Mark: LZ-VEA, Bulgaria, Aircraft Type: Antonov An-12 Model BP, C/N: 1340106, http://www.vegaair.com/ 2004-04-15 12:40:02 UTC, Saint-Pierre 1128, Mark F-OSPJ 2004-04-11 18:27:58 - USAF
2004-04-03 15:49:14 UTC, ATC Identifier: “Flightcheck 96”, Mark: N96, British Aerospace Model BAE 125 Series 800A, Mgfr Year 1989, Serial No. 258134, Owner: U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2004-04-03 14:52:38 UTC - Registration Mark: N800UK, Raytheon Aircraft Corporation, Model Hawker 800XP, Serial Number 258577,  Mgf in 2002, Registered to Wells Fargo Bank, Salt Lake City, Utah 2004-04-02 20:51:16 UTC - Tail Code: RS, Registration No. 164608, cn 47565, McDonnell Douglas DC-9-33F, Skytrain, Engine Model: JT8D-9, U.S. Navy, Unit VR-61, Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 61, aka “Islanders”, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Oak Harbor, Washington
2004-03-31 13:47:26 UTC, ATC Identifier: “Delta Papa Fox”, Mark: C-GDPF, Canadair Model CL-600-2B16, Ser. No. 5145, Owner: Execaire, A Division Of I.M.P. Group Limited 2004-03-30 17:10:38 UTC - ATC Identifier: “Alpha Mike Echo 4517”, Registration Mark: "T.17-1", Spanish Airforce, Model: Boeing 707-331B(KC) 2004-03-30 15:56:26 UTC - American Airlines, Registration Mark appears to be: N399AN (uncertain). This aircraft departed with ATC Flight ID: "American 49"; a flight whose schedule was from Paris (Charles DeGaulle), France to Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX.
2004-03-27 19:19:02 UTC- ATC Identifier: “Coast Guard 1500”, Lockheed C-130H Hercules, based at Goast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, on "full ILS approach for training”. 2004-03-27 16:43:20 UTC - Air Canada AC861, From London Heathrow, Mark: C-GSCA, Tail Code: 642, Boeing Model 767-375, Serial No 25121 2004-03-27 15:41:26 UTC, Tail Code: JR 5093, Gulfstream Aerospace C-20G, Gulfstream IV (G-IV), Unit: VR-48, Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 48, Camp Springs, Maryland
2004-03-26 21:46:22 UTC - USAF 2004-03-26 18:44:12 UTC, ATC Identifier: “Speed Air 906” 2004-03-16 18:34:58 UTC
2004-03-16 17:49:46 UTC - ATC Identifier: “Bravo 13” 2004-03-16 12:30:14 UTC - Air Transat TS19, From Montreal Mirabel, Airbus A310 2004-03-15 14:12:20 UTC - ATC Identifier: “Ascot 906”
2004-03-11 18:04:00 UTC - Air Canada 861, From London Heathrow, Boeing 767-333, Mark C-FMWV, Fin No. 634, Serial No. 25586 2004-03-10 21:10:02 UTC - U.S. Navy, Mark: 3841, ATC Identifier: "Navy 8 Kilo 503" 2004-03-10 20:06:08 UTC
2004-03-10 16:34:50 UTC - CanJet 100 2004-03-02 15:42:06 UTC, Mark: VP-BVT (Bahamas), Type: GULFSTREAM G-IVSP, Serial No. 1419, Owner: A.C. Executive Aircraft Bermuda Limited 2004-03-02 15:18:10 UTC, ATC ID: Navy Juliet Tango 370, Mark: JT 0054, McDonnell Douglas C-9B Skytrain II (DC-9-32CF), Unit: "Taskmasters", VR-52, Naval Air Station Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
2004-02-16 20:03:10 UTC - ATC ID: "Juliet Tango 970", Tail Code: JT, Serial: 0051, Aircraft Type: McDonnell Douglas Skytrain II (DC-9-32CF), Unit: VR-52 Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 52 (the Taskmasters), Base: Naval Air Station JRB Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, Unit Info: CFLSW 2004-02-16 17:13:50 UTC - JetsGo 102 2004-02-15 19:33:18 UTC - Air Labrador, Mark: C-GAAN, Dehavilland Model DHC-8-102, Serial No 051
2004-02-14 17:00:08 UTC, Air Canada, Mark: C-FCAB 2004-02-12 18:10:00 UTC  - Air Canada 612 on left-hand visual. ATC Identifier: "Norwegian Airforce 30", Mark G-273, Type: Lockheed C-130H-30 Hercules, Unit: 334 squadron - Vliegbasis Eindhoven
2004-02-07 16:04:26 UTC - Air Canada AC600, From Toronto, Mark: C-FWTF, Fin No: 298 2004-02-06 20:30:30 UTC, Mark: N880MA, CESSNA, Model: Caravan 208B, Serial No.: 208B0505 2004-02-06 18:33:36 UTC, Speedair 906
2004-02-06 17:55:42 UTC, KC-130 Hercules, Tail Code: BH 810, U.S. Marine Aerial Refueler 2004-02-06 17:39:50 UTC 2004-02-06 17:36:12 UTC, ATC Identifier: German Airforce 298 (Transvaal)
2003-02-06 17:11:06 UTC - Air Canada 861, Mark: C-FXCA, Fin No.: 639, Boeing 767-300-ER 2004-01-29 13:48:28 UTC, Air Canada AC1251, Mark C-FDSN, Airbus A320-211, Serial No. 126, Mgf 1990.  2004-01-29  13:35:40  UTC , St. Pierre 1128, Mark: F-OSPJ
2004-01-20  18:37:16  UTC, ATC Flight ID "Virgin One Niner Heavy"  with "295 souls aboard". 2003-11-16 16:24:18 UTC - USAF 2003-11-10 15:43:32 UTC - ATC Identifier: “Boeing 5501 Heavy”, Boeing 777-300-ER, Mark: N-5071V - Aircraft is on approach for a “full stop” landing following a series of touch-and-go approaches to test performance in high-wind conditions.
2003-10-31 19:16:02 UTC  Flight ID: “Norwegian 5041”, Royal Norwegian Air Force; Lockheed C-130H Hercules; Tail Mark: 952, Squadron: 335 skv, AS Gardermoen 2003-10-30 18:36:28 UTC - Flight ID: Monarch 307, from London, England (Gatwick), Mark: G-MONR, Airbus A.300B4-605R, Ser. No. 540, Operator: Monarch Airlines Ltd., Previous Id's: F-WWAT,G-MONR,VH-YMJ 2003-10-20 18:48:40 UTC - Air Canada Flight 612, Tail Mark C-FYJH, Fin#257, Serial No. 0672, Airbus Model A319-114, Mgf. France in 1996
2003-10-17 18:15:06 UTC - U.S. Navy Flight “X-Ray 200”, Tail Mark: RX 9113, Naval Reserve squadron VR-57 (aka Conquistadors), Naval Air Station North Island (Halsey Field), San Diego, California, Aircraft Type: C-9B Skytrain II (a modified McDonald Douglas DC-9) 2003-10-08  20:42:08  UTC - Flight ID: MA0X (Mike Alpha Zero X-Ray) 003-10-08  18:35:32  UTC - Transport 961, Mark: C-GCFF,  Serial No.  BB-474, Beech Model 200, Mgf. 1979 in U.S., Type Certificate A24CE, Owner: Government Of Canada, Department Of Transport
2003-09-27  19:41:48  UTC  - USAF 2003-09-26  18:15:22  UTC, U.S. Navy, Flight: Mike 240, Tail Code: JW-313, Type: Hercules C130-T, ILS Approach, Tail Code JW is from Unit VR-62, Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 62 - the “Nor' Easters”, Naval Air Station Brunswick, Brunswick Maine 2003-09-08  17:40:36  UTC - Lynden Air Cargo, Registration Mark: N404LC, Manufacturer: Lockheed, Model Name: 382G (L-100-30 Hercules), Aircraft Code : 526414U
2003-09-08 17:40:32 UTC - Lynden Air Cargo 2003-09-06  20:00:48  UTC  - Air Canada 628 from Toronto - Registration Mark: C-GKOI, Airbus Model A321-211, Serial No. 675, Fin#466, Manufactured 1997, Imported to Canada 2002 2003-09-06  19:26  UTC - These photos are of the same aircraft, taken 4 seconds apart. While listening to ATC, the flight number sounded like “SUNY 22”.  This aircraft was followed by companion flights “23” and “21”.
2003-09-05 16::01:44 UTC - Air Canada (AC861) from London Heathrow, Mark C-FMWQ, Boeing 767-300-ER (763), Fin #632, Serial #25584, manufactured in 1995 and imported into Canada that same year. 2003-09-05 15:58:48 UTC - JetsGo flight  #102 (SG102) from Montreal, Registration Mark C-GKLE, McDonnell Douglas DC-9-83 (ICAO Type MD83), Serial No. 49943, Manufactured in 1991 2003-09-04  15:34:00  UTC - CanJet 100 from Halifax - Aircraft Type ICAO: B732, IATA: 732, Boeing 737-200 Advanced, Registration Mark C-FVCJ, Serial No. 22353, Manufactured in 1981 and imported into Canada in 2000.
2003-09-31  21:35:36  UTC  - REACH 287 - USAF 2003-09-01 13:05:50  UTC 2003-08-31 21:02:28 UTC - Air Canada, AC 174 from Halifax - Airbus A320-211 - Registration: C-FFWI, Serial No. 149, Manufactured 1990 and imported to Canada in 1991.
2003-08-31 19:50:14 UTC - AC 628  from Toronto, Boeing 767-233 on Left-Hand Visual Approach RWY29, Registration Mark C-FBEF, Fin#617,  Serial No. 24323, Manufactured 1989. 2003-08-31  12:52:40  UTC  - Jazz AC8890 - Aircraft Type: ICAO B462, IATA 142, BAe 146-200 pax 2003-08-30 19:58:52 UTC - AC628 from Toronto - B762
2003-08-30  16:23:22  UTC Air Canada 600,  2003--08-29  15:13:24 UTC First Air 6800,  2003-08-11  22:23:30  Mon. UTC on ILS Approach
RCH 237 ( REACH  is the USAF Air Mobility Command )  2003-08-03  15:02:22  Sun.  UTC CanJet 6100 - 2003-07-23  15:40:12  Wed.  UTC 2003-07-29  19:06:13  UTC
2003-07-27  20:31:41  UTC Military Fighter - 2003-08-02  20:01:28  Sat.  UTC Military - 2003-07-25, 15:34:44, Fri., UTC
Air Canada from London Heathrow - 2003-07-23 16:06 UTC USAF - 2003-07-22 16:47:47 Tue. UTC 2003-08-02 20:21:50 Sat. UTC
Jazz 8890, 13:10:24, Sat, 02-Aug-2003 UTC, on Visual Approach Air Canada - 2003-08-02, 20:16:26, Sat., UTC - Air Canada Air Transat - 2003-06-27  20:02  Fri.  UTC