Santa Barbara Airport, California
Aluminum Overcast, a Boeing B-17G, visited the Santa Barbara Airport in May 1998.
Aluminum Overcast, a Boeing B-17G, visited the Santa Barbara Airport in April 2001.
Sentimental Journey, a Boeing B-17G, paid a visit to the Santa Barbara Airport in May 2001. Here is a display of pictures of Sentimental Journey taken over the last couple of decades.
A wildfire broke out in Bouquet Canyon, near Santa Clarita, California on May 11, 2002. A dozen tankers fought the fire out of the tanker station at the Santa Barbara Airport on May 11 and 12. This page features the tankers that were assigned to Santa Barbara on Saturday, May 11.
Tankers that were assigned to fight the Bouquet Canyon Fire from the Santa Barbara Airport on Sunday, May 12.
The Collings Foundation Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress, Nine-O-Nine and Consolidated B-24J Liberator, The Dragon and His Tail visited the Santa Barbara Airport on May 16 and 17, 2002.
Tankers fought the Wolf Fire from the Santa Barbara Airport during the first half of June 2002.
The Collings Foundation Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress, Nine-O-Nine and Consolidated B-24J Liberator, The Dragon and His Tail visited the Santa Barbara Airport from April 30 to May 2, 2003.
A variety of airplanes and helicopters helped to extinguish the Cachuma Fire in Santa Barbara County from Tuesday May 4 to Friday May 7.
On Saturday, September 25 the Santa Barbara Airport hosted the bi-annual "A Day at the Airport." This event offered a host of aviation-related activities for all ages.
Here's a survey of the wide variety of general aviation and regional airline airplanes that flew into the Santa Barbara Airport the day before the event.
The Experimental Aircraft Association brought Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Fuddy Duddy to the Santa Barbara Airport at 10:30 in the morning on Thursday, April 28. It spent four days taking aviation enthusiasts aloft on nostalgia flights.
Lockheed SP-2H Neptune, N355MA Tanker 55 made a visit to the Santa Barbara Air Attack Station
The unique Dornier Do-24ATT turbo-prop, tri-motor amphibian is visiting the Santa Barbara Airport. Iren Dornier is taking it on a world tour. It is headed for Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, and Lake Tahoe. In coming weeks, it will be touring Central and South America.
Dornier Do-24 web site.
The Santa Barbara Airport was visited by air tankers and classic tri-motors in early October 2005.
The unique Dornier Do-24ATT turbo-prop, tri-motor amphibian, call sign Romeo Papa Charlie two four zero three, recently visited the Santa Barbara Airport. It departed from the Santa Barbara Airport at 11:45 A.M. on Monday, October 10 and flew to the Los Angeles Yacht Club, Cabrillo Beach, where it made a water landing. It was displayed there until October 12. It is continuing on its tour to the San Diego Maritime Museum, San Francisco Bay, and Lake Tahoe. It will return to Santa Barbara on October 24. In coming months, it will be touring Central and South America.
Proteus, N281PR stayed overnight at the Santa Barbara Airport on January 11, 2006. It departed at 6:40 A.M. on January 12, about 25 minutes before sunrise. It flew to Kwajalein Atoll by way of Honolulu.
On Wednesday, March 15, 2006 the 737-800 Short Field Prototype paid a short visit to the Santa Barbara Airport. Flight BOE271 departed from Edwards Air Force Base at 11:04 AM PST and arrived at Santa Barbara at 1:21 PM PST.
The Experimental Aircraft Association's Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Aluminum Overcast arrived at the Santa Barbara Airport on Monday, April 17, 2006. On Tuesday and Wednesday Aluminum Overcast carried aviation enthusiasts aloft on nostalgia flights. On Thursday it departed for Riverside.
Three aerial tankers and a pair of Air Attack planes came to the Santa Barbara Air Attack Station to fight the Perkins Fire in the Los Padres National Forest on Monday, June 19. The fire was 100% contained by June 26.
A wildfire broke out northwest of Goleta on Saturday, September 9. A variety of tankers and air attack airplanes arrived at the Santa Barbara Air Attack Station to fight the fire Saturday afternoon.
Tankers fought the Day Fire from the Santa Barbara Air Attack Station for ten days, from Monday, September 18 to Wednesday September 27. Three Lockheed P-2 Neptunes and four Lockheed P-3 Orions were photographed during the period.
On September 30, 2006, the Santa Barbara Airport hosted Airport Adventure, a salute to local aviation emergency responders. A number of airplanes, helicopters, and fire trucks were opened up for the public to examine. The show featured flybys of a North American T-28 Trojan and a Grumman F8F Bearcat. Five more T-28 Trojans arrived later in the morning. A Coast Guard Dolphin helicopter demonstrated the retrieval of a crewman as it hovered overhead. A Cessna Citation and a pair of Aerovodochody L-39 Albatrosses made two passes over the airport.
Boeing B-17G N9323Z Sentimental Journey has been operated by the Arizona Wing of the Commemorative Air Force for over a quarter of a century. It arrived at the Santa Barbara Airport on Monday, April 23, 2007 and stayed until Friday April 27.
The Collings Foundation Bombers, Boeing B-17G N93012 Nine-O-Nine, North American B-25J Mitchell, NL3746G Tondelayo, and Consolidated B-24J Liberator Witchcraft arrived at the Santa Barbara Airport on Monday, May 7, 2007 and departed for San Luis Obispo on Wednesday, May 9. The bombers made a number of revenue generating flights, taking aviation enthusiasts aloft for about a half hour.
Classic Designs of Tampa Bay Boeing 727-21, N727AH showed up at Santa Barbara on July 31, 2007. It was formerly registered N727PX.
A-26 Company Incorporated Douglas A-26C Invader paid a short visit to Santa Barbara on September 11 , 2007
I stopped by the local airport on Sunday, January 13 to see what was flying. Mostly regional jets and business jets including a small fleet of Honeywell Corporate jets.
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