About AAWA

About The Aviation Association of WA Inc. (AAWA)

There’s an element of excitement associated with aircraft that creates an infectious enthusiasm.

Our Association is about camaraderie, dedication, recording history and sharing our love of aviation with others.

Whether you are just getting started in aviation, an aviation photographer, an aviation collector, a pilot, aircraft engineer, or just have planes on the brain, AAWA is the organisation for you.

Founded in 2010 in Perth, Western Australia, the Aviation Association of WA Inc (AAWA) is a growing group of aviation enthusiasts who promote and support interest in aviation within Western Australia.

The Association has expanded to become the largest group of its kind in Western Australia. Our members have a wide range of aviation interests and backgrounds, but we share a common passion for all things aviation.

AAWA is a non-profit, incorporated association, with a democratically-elected committee.

We established AviationWA (www.AviationWA.org.au), the first website dedicated to aviation in Western Australia, which we use to share aviation photos and information.

AAWA has established a broad network of aviation contacts at Perth Airport, Jandakot Airport, Airservices Australia, Royal Aero Club of WA, Sport Aircraft Builders Club, airlines, aviation training organisations, and other groups and individuals involved with aviation.

AAWA is an active advocate for aviation enthusiasts, providing input on issues such as spectator facilities at airports, airside access and aviation education.


If you’re aged 14 or over, are passionate about aviation and support our objectives, AAWA is for you!

Membership in AAWA enables you to share the spirit of aviation with the most passionate community of aviation enthusiasts. As a member, you join a team dedicated to making the most of your aviation experiences with:

  • AviationWA — our website that covers all things aviation in Western Australia;
  • Information on interesting aircraft visiting WA, aviation events, and airline schedule changes;
  • The shared knowledge of our members – including helpful tips on aviation photography, finding aviation information, locating the best vantage points to watch aircraft
  • Occasional special events (e.g. airside visits);
  • Advocacy— liaison with aviation authorities to promote the needs of aviation enthusiasts;
  • Regular gatherings at the airports and photo slideshow meetings.

Two different types of membership have been developed to allow people from different age groups to join, contribute their photos and expertise, and participate in Association activities.

By joining, you will be helping to support AAWA’s projects, including this website. Regional areas and interstate members are welcome to join.

Membership Fees:

  • Members (18 years and over): $15/year
  • Associate Members (14-17 years): $15/year

** If you are interested in joining, please contact our us by email (including your phone number) to: aviationwa(at)gmail.com

AAWA Committee

The democratically-elected Committee of AAWA is as follows for 2014-2015:

President David Eyre
Vice President Keith Anderson
Treasurer Ian Moy
Secretary Matt Hayes
Committee Officer Michael Foss

Contact us: aviationwa(at)gmail.com

We would appreciate any constructive feedback that you may have about our website.

© 2015 David Eyre

34 thoughts on “About AAWA

  • April 28, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    Hallo: David

    I am an Fokker airliners fan and i preparing an website about this aircraft as an non profit website.
    Can i have your permission to use your photos on AAWA on this website with your name under the photo as copyright .
    Please mail me your answer
    The Site is under construction see http://www.fokkerairliners.nl

    Thank you

    Greetings: Krijn Oostlander

  • April 29, 2013 at 3:33 pm


    As I recently opened a group page for aviation professionals on LinkedIn, I would like to ask you permission to post your news articles in my group. As this is a fresh initiative and as I am fairly new to this process, I thought it would be a good and polite way to ask you.
    Furthermore I want to congratulate on the great website containing interesting and well-written articles.

    Thanks for your reply,
    Kind Regards,
    Ken Arts

    • May 1, 2013 at 3:47 pm

      Hi Ken,

      You are welcome to include links in LinkedIn, linking to news articles on the AviationWA website.

      However, please do not copy and paste articles from the AviationWA website.


  • May 14, 2013 at 10:03 am

    do you provide training for twin engine training on PIPER SENECA PA 34 in melbourne ???

  • May 18, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    Gday David.

    We had a familiar helicopter to WA appear in Queensland last week with Bell 206 VH-RPK touching down at Rockhampton. I note with interest that this chopper was based in WA for some time as a media helicopter and it was a replacement for ZMN after a crash.

    I find this to be a very fascinating history and am wondering if I may be able to use an image of VH-RPK in its Ch10 colours that I think you captured at its media pad in 2013. I would use the image on a post on the CQ Plane Spotting Blog.

    Of course, full credit will be given to you and to the website.

    Thanks for your consideration.

    Cheers mate
    Damian F
    CQ Plane Spotting Blog

  • September 24, 2015 at 10:07 pm


    In September 2015 you advertised vh-kxs as md 500n notar ln089 well its wrong information that aircraft is a hughes md369d belongs to s&c smart Pty Ltd I know because I have flown it

    • September 25, 2015 at 6:10 am

      Hi Richy,
      Apologies – the photographer Keith Anderson seems to have looked up the details for the original VH-KXS, which was an MD520N Notar, and converted it to an MD500N, when it is clearly a Hughes 500D (369D)!
      I have corrected the captions now, and thanks for alerting us to that.
      David Eyre

  • November 10, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    Hello, you re pictures are really wonderfull… congrats !!!.
    I am a fan of the waco YMF. Would you have some picture with a view from above of this aircraft ?


  • November 29, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    Do you have the pictures of the new Virgin Australia terminal? That would be appreciated.

  • May 15, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    Dear David,

    I am a young aviation enthusiast and I love your photos.
    Keep up the good work.


    • May 15, 2016 at 8:07 pm

      Hi Oliver,
      Thank you – our team of photographers appreciate your compliments.

  • June 15, 2016 at 10:12 am

    Hi David

    Is it likely that the Cat III enhancements to the Perth Airport ILS would have averted the landing (and takeoff?) problems encountered during the fog occurrences on June 14th and 15th 2016?



    • June 15, 2016 at 6:12 pm

      Currently, Perth Airport is rated as Category I, which allows landings with visibility down to 800 metres and take-offs at 550 metres (or 350 metres with CASA exemption).

      Category III enables landings with visibility down to 50 metres and take-offs with visibility at 125 metres. Perth’s Category III lighting has not yet been commissioned.

      Category III does not prevent weather-related diversions, but it does reduce them. However, the number of movements per hour is reduced when Low Visibility Operations are in place, so there is still a risk of delays.

      I read that the visibility this morning (15 June 2016) was 140 metres, so Cat III lighting would have helped avoid diversions.

      Singapore Airlines flight SQ225 from Singapore to Perth had to divert to Adelaide, refuel and then fly to Perth, arriving at 12pm, instead of 5am. AirAsia X flight D7236 from Kuala Lumpur had to hold off the WA coast for nearly an hour until the visibility improved, before it could land at Perth.

  • July 14, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    Hi David,

    Are there any websites that you would recommend to see cargo flights coming to Perth Airport.


    Oliver Freeman

  • August 1, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    Hi There,
    I am a plane spotter and I’m 14 years old and I love your website. I use it all the time to see what special planes landed at Perth and when they are coming.
    All of your photos are that of great quality.
    Thanks everyone and keep up the awesome content

    • August 1, 2016 at 12:39 pm

      Also I am really wanting to see some cargo aircraft eg 747-8i or MD – 11 at Perth but I don’t know when they come. This is because they do not show up on Flightradar24s arrivals and departures list. So if you would mind helping me out with finding times that would be great

      I did happen to be at Perth while a TOLL 737-400F arrived ?
      Plane Spotting Perth

      • August 1, 2016 at 4:51 pm

        Regular freighters are the Toll Boeing 737-300F and -400F, and the 737-300F of Qantas Freight.
        We have occasional visits by Boeing 747-400F of Singapore Airlines and Atlas Air.
        Less frequent visits are made by Antonov An-124. We recently had an IL-76 visit.
        We don’t have any regular services by 747-8F or MD-11F.

        • August 1, 2016 at 6:10 pm

          Ok thanks Ill have to wait till my trip to Melbourne

  • August 3, 2016 at 11:56 am

    Hello David

    Will you be preparing an article based on the additional services from Perth-Singapore in Summer as well as the 2nd daily A380 service?
    That would be appreciated.

  • September 29, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    Hi guys just wondering when the photos from the YSEN fly in day on the 25/09/16 will be posted

    • September 29, 2016 at 10:41 pm

      Hi Jared,
      Hoping to have some up in the next couple of days.

  • October 10, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    Hi Aviation WA,

    I am a young aviation enthusiast and I can’t wait until I am 14. I love the new website look. It looks a lot nicer than the other one. It is also easier to navigate. Very well done!!


    • October 11, 2016 at 5:31 pm

      Thanks Oliver for your kind compliment.
      We chose a format which would work better across computers, tablets and smartphones and it has some other great features.

  • March 22, 2017 at 8:21 am

    Airbus A400m Atlas, had, before Avalon, been in New Zealand for the RNZAF birthday celebrations.

  • May 13, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    VH-YFX Boeing 787-900 is not a 787, its a 737-800

    • May 13, 2017 at 10:02 pm

      Have corrected Jimmy’s photo caption – thanks for letting us know.


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