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165159 Lockheed C130T Hercules of US Navy VR-54 at RAAF Pearce – Tues 13 Jan 2015.
January 2015

A27-11 (MSN DT11), A27-20 (MSN DT20) and A27-16 (MSN (DT16) BAE Systems Hawk 127 of 79 Squadron, RAAF, over the Swan River, Perth - Mon 26 January 2015. Performing an air display over the city for the Australia Day Skyshow. Photo © Daniel Kitlar
26 January 2015: Australia Day Air Show

*** 1st Visit to Perth & Australia ***
February 2015

N415MC Boeing 747-47UF (MSN 32837) of Atlas Air Cargo at Perth airport – 28 March 2015.
March 2015

VH-XFV De Havilland Canada DHC-8-314 Dash 8 (MSN 350) of Skippers Aviation, at Perth Airport - Fri 6 March 2015. Parked opposite the Skippers Aviation facility on the northwest part of Perth Airport. Photo © David Eyre
6 March 2015: Skippers Aviation at Perth Airport

N957AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64098) of Erickson Air-Crane Inc at Serpentine Airport – 21 March 2015.
21 March 2015: Skycranes and biplanes at Serpentine Airfield

B-2732 Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner (MSN 34926/93) of China Southern Airlines at Perth Airport – Wed 1 April 2015. The first China Southern Boeing 787 service to Australia is greeted with the traditional water cannon salute by airport fire crews in the pre-dawn darkness at 6:02 am. Photo © Ben Cambridge
April 2015

A44-224 Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet (MSN AF-24, ex 167980) of 1 Squadron, RAAF at RAAF Base Pearce - Wed 1 April 2015. One of six Super Hornets returning home to RAAF Base Amberley in Queensland after completing seven months of air-strike operations against Islamic State militants in Iraq since September 2014. A44-224 has 19 combat mission markings painted on its nose, and it is also one of 12 Super Hornets wired for potential conversion to EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft. Photo © David Eyre
1 April 2015: RAAF F/A-18F Super Hornets return home after Iraq combat missions

18 April 2015: RAAF Roulettes aerobatic team over the Swan River
18 April 2015: RAAF Roulettes aerobatic team over the Swan River

USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, anchored at Gage Roads, off Fremantle - Sun 26 April 2015. Arrived today on a rest and recreation visit, before returning home to San Diego after an eight-month deployment, including six months of combat operations in the Arabian Gulf. Aboard were aircraft of Carrier Air Wing 17, which conducted strike operations against ISIS in the Middle East. Photo © David Eyre
26 April 2015: Aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70), cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG-52) and destroyer USS Gridley (DDG-101) at Fremantle

C-FTGX Basler BT-67 (Douglas DC-3C) (MSN 25769) of Bell Geospace at Perth Airport – 25 April 2015.
April 2015: 70-year old converted DC-3 visits Perth

A6-EOE Airbus A380-861 (MSN 169) of Emirates, at Perth Airport - Fri 1 May 2015. First scheduled service to Perth by an A380. Flight EK420 from Dubai taxying in on Taxiway S at 5:36pm, receiving a traditional water cannon salute from airport fire crews. Photo © David Eyre
1 May 2015: Perth Airport welcomes first scheduled Airbus A380 service

A6-EEF Airbus A380-861 (MSN 113) of Emirates, over the northern suburbs of Perth - Tue 5 May 2015. First visit to Perth. Flight EK420 from Dubai, flying northeast along the 9 DME arc at 4:49pm before joining final approach to Perth Airport's runway 21. Photo © David Eyre
May 2015

B-2737 Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner (MSN 34930/104) of China Southern, at Perth Airport - Fri 26 June 2015. Flight CZ320 to Guangzhou, lining up on runway 03 for takeoff at 9:25am. Photo © David Eyre
June 2015

MV-22B Osprey of VMM-265 “Dragons” embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard.
USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), USS Green Bay (LPD-20) and USS Preble (DDG-88) visit Fremantle: 25 – 30 June 2015

9V-OJE Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner (MSN 37116) of Scoot at Perth Airport – 13 July 2015.
July 2015

A6-EYI Airbus A330-243 (MSN 730) of Etihad, at Perth Airport – 24 August 2015.
August 2015

Royal Flying Doctor Service Aircraft in front of the Royal Aero Club building at Jandakot airport - 16 Aug 2015.
Steadfast Outback Air Race 2015, Jandakot: 16 Aug 2015

Balloons VH-LVD, VH-FEQ, VH-OTR, VH-BLQ, VH-NUD, VH-UAF, VH-EXT, VH-ACU, VH-YXY, and VH-IGH at Henry Street Oval, Northam - Sat 29 August 2015. The 'Balloon Glow' event at the Shire of Northam's Family Balloon Fiesta, held during the National Ballooning Championships. Photo © Jonathan Williams
National Balloon Championships 2015, Northam: 28 Aug – 6 Sep 2015

A41-213 Boeing C-17A Globemaster III (MSN 50272/F271/AUS8) of 36 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force, at Perth Airport - Fri 25 September 2015. 'STALLION 14' taking off from runway 21 at 4:29pm to reposition to Pearce. It arrived earlier in the afternoon as part of Exercise NORTHERN SHIELD. Photo © Marcus Graff
September 2015

VH-ZSE Colomban Cri-Cri (MSN SD2) owned by Isak Van Heerden at SABC Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - Sun 27 September 2015.
SABC Annual Fly-in, Serpentine: 27 Sep 2015

99-6143 Boeing C-32B (757) of United States Air-Force at Perth Airport – 29 October 2015.
October 2015

N7YT Cirrus SR-22 Australis Premium (MSN 4219) Demonstrator at Jandakot Airport – 3 Oct 2015 On display for the launch event at the Royal aero Club. Photo © Keith Anderson.
Cirrus Australis Premium launch, Jandakot: 3 Oct 2015

VH-YRB WACO Aircraft YMF-F5C (MSN F5C105) owned by Archibald Dudgeon at Langley Park – 17 October 2015.
Langley Park Fly-in, Perth: 17 Oct 2015

VH-KFX Beech B200 Super King Air (MSN BB-1862) owned by Goldfields Air Services (GAS) (Texrio Pty Ltd) at Kalgoorlie Airport - 22 October 2015. Built in 2004, ex N225WC, N6162X. Based at Kalgoorlie. Photo © Jonathan Williams
Kalgoorlie Airport: 23 October 2015

ZS-JIV Lockheed L-100-30 (L-382G) Hercules (MSN 382-4673) of Safair at Broome Airport - 25 October 2015. Built in 1976, ex ZS-JIV, D2-THE, ZS-JIV, EI-JIV. Arriving at Broome from Subang (Malaysia). The next day, it departed to Adelaide as SAFAIR 511 and the following day to Christchurch, New Zealand, using the same flight number. It then deployed to the Antarctic. Photo © Jonathan Williams
Broome Airport: 25 October 2015

VH-AMB Gippsland GA8 Airvan (MSN GA8-05-092) operated by Bush Flight / Northwest Bush Pilots / Great Barrier Reef Seaplanes Pty Ltd, at Derby Airport - 26 October 2015. Built in 2006. Photo © Jonathan Williams
Derby Airport, WA: 26 October 2015

G-ZAPX Boeing 757-256 (MSN 29309) of Titan Airways at Perth Airport – 24 Nov 2015.
November 2015

9M-LNW Boeing 737-8GP (MSN 39875/5616) of Malindo Air, at Perth Airport - Thu 19 November 2015. First service to Australia by Malindo Air. Flight OD151 from Kuala Lumpur landing on runway 21 at 2:41pm and is seen here being greeted by a water cannon salute from local fire fighting crews. The first service was operated by a Boeing 737-800, but they are supposed to use a 737-900ER. The inaugural flight departed Kuala Lumpur over an hour late at 9:32am (scheduled departure is 8:25am), but made up time en route, arriving 36 minutes late, after a flight time of 5 hours 7 minutes. 9M-LNW is a recent addition to Malindo’s fleet; it first flew on 6 October 2015 and was delivered on 17 October 2015. Photo © Jim Woodrow
Malindo Air first service to Perth: 19 November 2015

Terminal 1 Domestic on the first day of operations, Perth Airport - Sun 22 November 2015. View of the terminal at 5:14am, 32 minutes before the doors opened. Terminal 1 International is off to the right of this photo. Photo © David Eyre
Perth Airport Terminal 1 Domestic commences operations: 22 November 2015

RA-76951 Ilyushin Il-76TD-90VD (MSN 2073421704 / 93-06) of Volga-Dnepr Airlines, at Port Hedland Airport - Wed 9 December 2015. Arrived from Johor Bahru, Malaysia on 6 December 2015 as flight VI4760. The aircraft made its first flight on 31 July 2007. Photo © Jim Woodrow
December 2015

VH-XHW New Zealand Aerospace CT4 (MSN 075) at Northam Airport – 13 December 2015’
Northam Fly-in 13 December 2015

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