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VH-JTM Cessna C195 (MSN 7752) at Jandakot Airport – 10 Jan 2016.
January 2016

Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Flight in VH-FID Beech D-18 S Australia Day City of Perth Air Show: 26 January 2016

De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moths VH-NOV (MSN DHA1088) flown by Barry Markham; and VH-CKF/A17-421 (MSN DHA596/T200), flown by Trevor Jones, with the Oldtimers formation in the background, over the Swan River at South Perth, Tue 26 January 2016 - Australia Day Air Show. Aircraft in the Oldtimers formation are (L-R): VH-YRB WACO Aircraft YMF-F5C, flown by Archie Dudgeon; VH-WQW Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 Sport Trainer, flown by Franc Smit; Boeing Stearmans VH-URC in US Army Air Corps markings, flown by Rod Edwards and VH-YND / “42–755362 / 362” in US Navy markings, flown by Carl Ende; VH-KIL / “14” CASA 1-131E Jungmann, in Japanese markings, flown by Bert Filippi; and Boeing Stearman VH-YDF / 4269 / 591, flown by Werner Buhlmann. Photo © David Eyre
Formation flight in VH-BTP / A17-744 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth – Australia Day City of Perth Air Show – 26 January 2016

Aircraft line-up at Jandakot Airport - Tue 26 January 2016 - Australia Day Air Show. Photo © David Eyre
Australia Day City of Perth Airshow – Jandakot: 26 January 2016

BAE Systems Hawk 127s: A27-10 (MSN DT10); A27-16 (MSN DT16) and A27-30 (MSN DT30) of 79 Squadron, RAAF, over the Swan River, Perth - Tue 26 January 2016 - Australia Day City of Perth Air Show 2016. A27-10 was the first Australian-built Hawk to fly, and made its first flight on 17 May 2000. It previously wore an experimental dark grey scheme, to assess whether it provided increased visibility in flight. Photo © Daniel Kitla
Australia Day City of Perth Air Show – Swan River, Perth: 26 January 2016

163004 Lockheed P-3C Orion (MSN 5811) of US navy at RAAF Pearce – 29 Feb 2016.
February 2016

N423LZ Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21U (type 66-600) (MSN either 665068 or 664318) owned by Adrian Deeth, at White Gum Farm Airfield (YWGM) - Sat 13 February 2016. Built in 1966, ex Egyptian Air Force 5068, NR4318W, N4318W. Photo © Andrew Cotterell
MiG-21U at White Gum Farm Airstrip – 13 February 2016

A97-449 Lockheed C-130J Hercules (MSN 5449) February 2016.
Parachute Training: February 2016

VH-FNH Fokker 50 (MSN 20113) of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines (still in Skywest livery), named ‘Shire of Carnarvon’, at Perth Airport - Sat 27 February 2016. * Final Virgin Australia Fokker 50 revenue flight * Arriving back at Terminal 2 at 4:30pm to a water cannon salute by airport fire crews, after completing the final Virgin Australia Fokker 50 revenue flight. Flight VA9061, a 'Farewell Fokker 50' charter flight, departed Perth Airport's runway 21 at 3:24pm and headed west. It passed over Rottnest Island three times, then headed south, over Mandurah and Peel Inlet, before heading north for three orbits around Perth's city centre, then back past the city before landing again on runway 21 at 4:27pm. VH-FNH was the first F50 delivered to Skywest, in 1994, and in 2013 was the first aircraft to arrive at Perth Airport's Terminal 2. Photo © Jake Fox
Farewell Fokker 50: End of 21 years’ service in Western Australia: 27 February 2016

VH-ZLF SAAB 340B (MSN 340B-374) of Regional Express Pty Ltd (REX) at Perth Airport – 28 Feb 2016.
REX commence operations in WA: 28 February 2016

9M-III Boeing 737-8ZE (BBJ2) (MSN 60686) of Sultan of Johor at Perth Airport – 8 March 2016.
March 2016

A23-048 Pilatus PC-9/A (MSN 548) of 2 FTS, RAAF, at Albany Airport - Thu 3 March 2016. A detachment of up to nine PC-9/As from Number 2 Flying Training School (2FTS) and one RAAF Rescue helicopter (Bell 412EP VH-EPH) deployed from RAAF Base Pearce to conduct flight training from Albany Regional Airport from 21 February to 4 March 2016. 2FTS deploys to Albany once or twice a year to conduct the formation training phase of the Advanced Pilots’ Course. Photo © Jonathan Williams
Albany Airport: 3 March 2016

VH-THD Cessna R172K (MSN R1722005) owned by Millstone Pty. Ltd., at Bunbury Airport – 5 March 2016
Bunbury Airport and Murrayfield: 5 March 2016

VH-VOR Boeing 737-8FE (MSN 33799/1462) of Tigerair Australia, at Perth Airport - Wed 23 March 2016. The first visit to Perth by a 737-800 of Tigerair and the first Tigerair Australia service from Denpasar to Perth. Flight TZ24 arriving at Bay 152 from Denpasar at 5:17pm. It departed as TT19 back to Denpasar at 7:23pm. Photo © Jim Woodrow
Tigerair Australia commence Bali flights using 737-800s: 23 March 2016

VH-KKD Grumman American Aviation G164 Ag-cat (MSN 286) of Far North Queensland Airwork Pty Ltd on the Swan River at Elizabeth Quay – 25 March 2016.
Red Baron Seaplanes start flights from Swan River, Perth: March 2016

A6_EYE Airbus A330-243 (MSN688) “Blue Moon Rising” of Etihad at Perth airport – 29 April 2016.
April 2016

13-5775 Lockheed Martin MC-130J (MSN 5775) of USAF at RAAF Pearce – 12 May 2016.
May 2016

TF-AAK Boeing 747-428 (MSN 32868/1325) leased by Iron Maiden from Air Atlanta Icelandic, named 'Ed Force One' at Perth Airport - Sun 15 May 2016. Being used by the band Iron Maiden on their 'Book of Souls' World Tour, taking off from runway 21 with the callsign 'ATLANTA 666' departing direct to Cape Town, South Africa at 2:46pm. The aircraft arrived from Adelaide on 13 May and the band performed a concert in Perth on 14 May. On the nose it lists the 47 cities where the band is performing. The lead singer Bruce Dickinson is an airline pilot and was trained to fly this aircraft. Ex F-GITH of Air France. Photo © Marcus Graff
Iron Maiden’s ‘ED FORCE ONE’ Boeing 747-400 visits Perth: 13-15 May 2016

UR-82060 Antonov An-225 Mriya (MSN 19530503763/01-01) of Antonov Airlines (Antonov Design Bureau) at Perth Airport - Sun 15 May 2016. First visit by the An-225 to Australia. Landing on runway 21 at 11:52AM from Kuala Lumpur as ADB3610, carrying a 117-tonne Brush generator from Prague, for Worsley Alumina Refinery. Photo © David Eyre
Antonov An-225 Mriya visits Perth and Australia for the first time: 15-17 May 2016

A6-BLF Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner (MSN 39651/416) of Etihad Airways, at Perth Airport - Mon 30 May 2016. * First visit by an Etihad Boeing 787 to Perth.* Etihad's 787-9 aircraft were due to replace the Airbus A330-200 on EY486/EY487 Abu Dhabi - Perth services from 1 June 2016 (arriving 2 June). However, an A330 was replaced (perhaps due to technical issue), with a 787 today. Flight EY486 is seen here at 1:56pm, arriving on Bay 150 (Gate 50) at Terminal 1 Domestic pier. This aircraft is only 2 months old. Photo © Jim Woodrow
First Etihad Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner visit to Perth: 30 May 2016

A6-EYI Airbus A330-243 (MSN 730) of Etihad, at Perth Airport – 1 June 2016. Making the final scheduled flight to Perth by an Etihad A330, lining up for departure at 5:10 pm. Photo © Keith Anderson (Photographed using Canon cameras and lenses)
Final Etihad Airbus A330-200 service to Perth: 1 June 2016

A6-BLG Boeing 787-9 DreamLiner (MSN 39652) of Etihad at Perth Airport – 2 June 2016.
First official Etihad Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner visit to Perth: 2 June 2016

00-9001 Boeing C-32B (757-23A) (MSN 25494/611) of 150th Special Operations Squadron/486th Flight Test Squadron, US Air Force, at Perth Airport – Wed 8 June 2016. 'STUN 71' arriving at 8:08pm from Yokota Air Base in Japan, via Darwin. It departed to Darwin and Yokota at 8:11am on 10 June 2016. This aircraft is assigned to a secret unit which operates as part of the USAF Special Operations Command and the United States Department of State Foreign Emergency Support Team, which are on stand-by at a moment’s notice to deploy US civilian intelligence and diplomatic personnel to the scenes of terrorist incidents and world crises. It may also be used with the Special Activities Division of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The squadron motto is “Non semper ea sunt quae videntur” (“Not always what they seem”). This is one of two C-32B aircraft with the unit, but it is often painted with different serial numbers, being reported as 98–6006, 99–6143, 00–9001 and 02-5001. The C-32s are based at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida and it is believed that the test squadron designation was chosen to blend in with the flight test operations that are conducted at Eglin. It previously visited Perth on 29-31 October 2015, wearing serial 99-6143. Photo © Marcus Graff
June 2016

A6-EON Airbus A380-861 (MSN 188) of Emirates at Perth Airport – 20 July 2016.
July 2016

VH-PPE Grumman G-73AT Mallard (MSN J-22) of Paspaley Pearling Company at Broome Airport – 3 August 2016.
August 2016

A7-HHK Airbus A340-211 (MSN 26) Qatar Amiri Flight at Perth airport –6 September 2016.
September 2016

A7-ALD Airbus A350-941 (MSN 010) of Qatar Airways at Perth Airport – 9 September 2016.
Qatar Airways Airbus A350 medical diversion to Perth: 9 September 2016

VH-OOZ Yakovlev Yak-18 (MSN 1332013) owned by Franciscus Smit, at SABC Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - Sun 25 September 2016. This Yakovlev Yak-18 trainer was built in 1954 at Kharkov, Ukraine (then part of the Soviet Union) and was gifted to the Chinese Air Force (PLAAF) by the Soviets. It was partly disassembled for transport and then reassembled at Nanchang in China, however it was not manufactured by Nanchang. After negotiations, Nanchang later assembled 324 of them under licence between 1954 and 1958 as the "Nanchang CJ-5" for use by the PLAAF, PLANAF and civilian flying clubs. This one is painted in Soviet Union DOSAAF markings. Photo © David Eyre
SABC Annual Fly-in Serpentine Airfield: 25 September 2016

HS-TKL Boeing 777-3ALER (MSN 41521/1049) of Thai Airways, named 'Sunanda', at Perth Airport – Sat 29 October 2016. Made an emergency medical diversion to Perth while operating flight TG465 from Bangkok to Melbourne. It was just south of Port Hedland when it diverted to Perth, and is seen here landing on runway 21 at 8:24am. Photo © David Eyre
October 2016

VH-OIM Thorp T-18CW Tiger (MSN 1100) owned by Stuart D Anderson; 19-6900/'69' Fisher Celebrity (MSN 1); 55-3658 Australian LightWing GR-912 (MSN 130, ex VH-JAS) and 24-8245 Aeroprakt A-22LS Foxbat (MSN A22LS-150) at Superlight Aircraft Club of WA Fly-In, Bindoon Airfield (YBOO) - Sat 29 October 2016. Photo © Jonathan Williams
Superlight Aircraft Club of WA Fly-In, Bindoon Airfield (YBOO): 29 October 2016

UR-CAH Antonov AN12 (MSN 8345604) of Ukraine Air Alliance at Perth Airport – 8 November 2016.
November 2016

VH-SMI / HELITACK 418 Bell 214B1 BigLifter (MSN 28011) of McDermott Aviation, at Warradale Park, Landsdale – Wed 23 November 2016. Filling up with water from the lake - it can carry 2,700 Litres of water. Assisting firefighters in fighting a suspiciously-lit bushfire in Lexia, at the Gnangara pine plantation, that burnt through 100 hectares. Normally operated for the NSW Rural Fire Service, this firefighting helicopter is currently based at Jandakot, where it was also based for the 2015/16 summer. Built in 1976, ex LN-OSW, P2-OSW, LN-OSW, C-GTWI. Photo © David Eyre
Firefighting helicopters at Warradale Park, Landsdale – 23 November 2016

RA-76952 Ilyushin IL-76TD-90VD (MSN 2093422743) of Volga-Dnepr Airlines at Perth Airport – 1 December 2016.
December 2016

VH-NMO Grumman G-111 Albatross (MSN G-464) of Catalina Airlines Pty Ltd, at Jandakot Airport – 22 Decenber 2016.
Grumman G-111 Albatross VH-NMO departs WA: 22 December 2016