Albany Airport: 3 March 2016

AAWA member Jonathan Williams visited Albany Regional Airport on 3 March 2016.

A detachment of nine Pilatus 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.

The visit was also an opportunity to see the newly-introduced Saab 340B aircraft of Rex (Regional Express), which has taken over the Perth-Albany and Perth-Esperance regulated intrastate routes a few days earlier, on 28 February 2016.

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A23-017 Pilatus PC-9/A (MSN 517) 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
A23-017 Pilatus PC-9/A (MSN 517) 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
A23-023 Pilatus PC-9/A (MSN 523) 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
A23-023 Pilatus PC-9/A (MSN 523) 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
A23-044 Pilatus PC-9/A (MSN 544) 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
A23-044 Pilatus PC-9/A (MSN 544) 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
A23-044 Pilatus PC-9/A (MSN 544) 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
A23-044 Pilatus PC-9/A (MSN 544) 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
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
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
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
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
A23-049 Pilatus PC-9/A (MSN 549) 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
A23-049 Pilatus PC-9/A (MSN 549) 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
Six Pilatus PC-9/A aircraft 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. From front to rear are: VH-EPH Bell 412EP of CHC Helicopters under contract to the RAAF as a rescue helicopter, VH-XDB Beech 200 King Air of Star Aviation, and PC-9As A23-018, A23-..., A23-04., A23-023, A23-017, A23-028. Photo © Jonathan Williams
Six Pilatus PC-9/A aircraft 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. From front to rear are: VH-EPH Bell 412EP of CHC Helicopters under contract to the RAAF as a rescue helicopter, VH-XDB Beech 200 King Air of Star Aviation, and PC-9As A23-018, A23-044, A23-048, A23-023, A23-017, A23-028.
Photo © Jonathan Williams
VH-EPH Bell 412EP (MSN 36419) of CHC Helicopters (RAAF Rescue), at Albany Airport - Thu 3 March 2016. This helicopter deployed to provide rescue support for a detachment of up to nine PC-9/As from Number 2 Flying Training School (2FTS) 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
VH-EPH Bell 412EP (MSN 36419) of CHC Helicopters (RAAF Rescue), at Albany Airport – Thu 3 March 2016.
This helicopter deployed to provide rescue support for a detachment of up to nine PC-9/As from Number 2 Flying Training School (2FTS) 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
VH-ZLF SAAB 340B (MSN 340B-374) of Regional Express Pty Ltd (Rex), at Albany Airport - Thu 3 March 2016. Taken at 10:22am, shortly before departure back to Perth as flight ZL2114. Rex took over the Perth-Albany and Perth-Esperance regulated air routes from Virgin Australia Regional Airlines Fokker 50s, on 28 February 2016. VH-ZLF was first flown on 4 Oct 1995 as SE-C74, and delivered to American Eagle as N374AE. It was delivered to Rex on 17 Aug 2007. Photo © Jonathan Williams
VH-ZLF SAAB 340B (MSN 340B-374) of Regional Express Pty Ltd (Rex), at Albany Airport – Thu 3 March 2016.
Taken at 10:22am, shortly before departure back to Perth as flight ZL2114. Rex took over the Perth-Albany and Perth-Esperance regulated air routes from Virgin Australia Regional Airlines Fokker 50s, on 28 February 2016. VH-ZLF was first flown on 4 Oct 1995 as SE-C74, and delivered to American Eagle as N374AE. It was delivered to Rex on 17 Aug 2007.
Photo © Jonathan Williams
VH-ZRZ Saab 340B (MSN 340B-388) owned by Regional Express (REX), at Albany Airport - Thu 3 March 2016. Taxying in at 5:36pm as flight ZL2131 from Perth. Rex took over the Perth-Albany and Perth-Esperance regulated air routes from Virgin Australia Regional Airlines Fokker 50s, on 28 February 2016. VH-ZRZ was first flown on 7 Mar 1996 as SE-C88, and delivered to American Eagle as N388AE. It was delivered to Rex in April 2008. Photo © Jonathan Williams
VH-ZRZ Saab 340B (MSN 340B-388) owned by Regional Express (REX), at Albany Airport – Thu 3 March 2016.
Taxying in at 5:09pm as flight ZL2131 from Perth. Rex took over the Perth-Albany and Perth-Esperance regulated air routes from Virgin Australia Regional Airlines Fokker 50s, on 28 February 2016. VH-ZRZ was first flown on 7 Mar 1996 as SE-C88, and delivered to American Eagle as N388AE. It was delivered to Rex in April 2008.
Photo © Jonathan Williams
VH-ZRZ Saab 340B (MSN 340B-388) owned by Regional Express (REX), at Albany Airport - Thu 3 March 2016. About to depart at 5:58pm as flight ZL2132 back to Perth. Rex took over the Perth-Albany and Perth-Esperance regulated air routes from Virgin Australia Regional Airlines Fokker 50s, on 28 February 2016. VH-ZRZ was first flown on 7 Mar 1996 as SE-C88, and delivered to American Eagle as N388AE. It was delivered to Rex in April 2008. Photo © Jonathan Williams
VH-ZRZ Saab 340B (MSN 340B-388) owned by Regional Express (REX), at Albany Airport – Thu 3 March 2016.
About to depart at 5:58pm as flight ZL2132 back to Perth. Rex took over the Perth-Albany and Perth-Esperance regulated air routes from Virgin Australia Regional Airlines Fokker 50s, on 28 February 2016. VH-ZRZ was first flown on 7 Mar 1996 as SE-C88, and delivered to American Eagle as N388AE. It was delivered to Rex in April 2008.
Photo © Jonathan Williams
VH-DUQ / BOMBER 601 Air Tractor AT-802 (MSN 802-0241) of Dunn Aviation, named 'Ballidu', at Albany Airport - Thu 3 March 2016. Under contract to the WA Government for firefighting. Formerly registered in Spain as EC-JVN, it still wears a Spanish flag on the rudder. Photo © Jonathan Williams
VH-DUQ / BOMBER 601 Air Tractor AT-802 (MSN 802-0241) of Dunn Aviation, named ‘Ballidu’, at Albany Airport – Thu 3 March 2016.
Under contract to the WA Government for firefighting. Formerly registered in Spain as EC-JVN, it still wears a Spanish flag on the rudder.
Photo © Jonathan Williams
VH-NIP / BOMBER 611 Air Tractor AT-802A (MSN 802A-0492) of Dunn Aviation, named 'Shrek', at Albany Airport - Thu 3 March 2016. Under contract to the WA Government for firefighting. Built in 2013, ex N23579. Photo © Jonathan Williams
VH-NIP / BOMBER 611 Air Tractor AT-802A (MSN 802A-0492) of Dunn Aviation, named ‘Shrek’, at Albany Airport – Thu 3 March 2016.
Under contract to the WA Government for firefighting. Built in 2013, ex N23579.
Photo © Jonathan Williams
VH-AQL Gippsland Aeronautics GA-8 Airvan (MSN GA8-03-029) of Helicopter Logistics, at Albany Airport - Thu 3 March 2016. Photo © Jonathan Williams
VH-AQL Gippsland Aeronautics GA-8 Airvan (MSN GA8-03-029) of Helicopter Logistics, at Albany Airport – Thu 3 March 2016.
Photo © Jonathan Williams
VH-WBV Ayres S2R Turbo Thrush (MSN 2529R) owned by Joyce Air (Magnate Pty Ltd), at Albany Airport - Thu 3 March 2016. Built in 1979, this crop spraying aircraft is based at Albany. Photo © Jonathan Williams
VH-WBV Ayres S2R Turbo Thrush (MSN 2529R) owned by Joyce Air (Magnate Pty Ltd), at Albany Airport – Thu 3 March 2016.
Built in 1979, this crop spraying aircraft is based at Albany.
Photo © Jonathan Williams
VH-RZD Cessna 150G (MSN 15064547), owned by James Leighton, of Wellstead, WA, at Albany Airport - Thu 3 March 2016. Originally added to the Australian register on 8 Sep 1966 ex N3147X, this aircraft was withdrawn from use and was cancelled from the register on 8 Dec 2015. The wings are detached and sitting next to the aircraft. Photo © Jonathan Williams
VH-RZD Cessna 150G (MSN 15064547), owned by James Leighton, of Wellstead, WA, at Albany Airport – Thu 3 March 2016.
Originally added to the Australian register on 8 Sep 1966 ex N3147X, this aircraft was withdrawn from use and was cancelled from the register on 8 Dec 2015. The wings are detached and sitting next to the aircraft.
Photo © Jonathan Williams
VH-MTU Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee Cruiser (MSN 28-7725128) named 'Muttley', owned by David Campbell Transport Pty Ltd, of Jerramungup, WA, at Albany Airport - Thu 3 March 2016. Photo © Jonathan Williams
VH-MTU Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee Cruiser (MSN 28-7725128) named ‘Muttley’, owned by David Campbell Transport Pty Ltd, of Jerramungup, WA, at Albany Airport – Thu 3 March 2016.
Photo © Jonathan Williams
VH-MSS Beech Baron 58 (MSN TH-1000) of Albany Aviation (Amvad Pty Ltd), at Albany Airport - Thu 3 March 2016. Built in 1979, ex N2067E. Photo © Jonathan Williams
VH-MSS Beech Baron 58 (MSN TH-1000) of Albany Aviation (Amvad Pty Ltd), at Albany Airport – Thu 3 March 2016.
Built in 1979, ex N2067E.
Photo © Jonathan Williams
VH-FMC Vans RV-9A (MSN 91412) owned by Johannes Vermeulen, at Albany Airport - Thu 3 March 2016. Based at Albany. Photo © Jonathan Williams
VH-FMC Vans RV-9A (MSN 91412) owned by Johannes Vermeulen, at Albany Airport – Thu 3 March 2016.
Based at Albany.
Photo © Jonathan Williams
24-8554 PG Aviation Brumby LSA-R610 Evolution (MSN 00036) at Albany Airport - Thu 3 March 2016. Engine covers removed for maintenance. Registered 19 Feb 2015. Photo © Jonathan Williams
24-8554 PG Aviation Brumby LSA-R610 Evolution (MSN 00036) at Albany Airport – Thu 3 March 2016.
Engine covers removed for maintenance. Registered 19 Feb 2015.
Photo © Jonathan Williams