December 2013

 

A6-EBC Boeing 777-36NER (MSN 32790/512) of Emirates (leased from GECAS) over the northern suburbs of Perth - Tue 31 December 2013.
A6-EBC Boeing 777-36NER (MSN 32790/512) of Emirates (leased from GECAS) over the northern suburbs of Perth – Tue 31 December 2013.
Flight EK420 from Dubai, flying northeast over the northern suburbs of Perth at 17:01, at an altitude of 3,100 feet, turning right to join final approach to Perth Airport’s runway 21.
Upon arrival at Perth, this aircraft was greeted by a water cannon salute from the Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting service. This was Captain David Horn’s last flight in command prior to retirement, after 23,000 flying hours and an aviation career of over fifty years, which started in January 1964 with an Aircraft Engineer apprenticeship with MacRobertson Miller Airlines at Perth.
Photo © David Eyre
A6-EBC Boeing 777-36NER (MSN 32790/512) of Emirates (leased from GECAS) over the northern suburbs of Perth - Tue 31 December 2013.
A6-EBC Boeing 777-36NER (MSN 32790/512) of Emirates (leased from GECAS) over the northern suburbs of Perth – Tue 31 December 2013.
Flight EK420 from Dubai, flying northeast over the northern suburbs of Perth at 17:01, at an altitude of 3,100 feet, turning right to join final approach to Perth Airport’s runway 21.
Upon arrival at Perth, this aircraft was greeted by a water cannon salute from the Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting service. This was Captain David Horn’s last flight in command prior to retirement, after 23,000 flying hours and an aviation career of over fifty years, which started in January 1964 with an Aircraft Engineer apprenticeship with MacRobertson Miller Airlines at Perth.
Photo © David Eyre
A6-EBC Boeing 777-36NER (MSN 32790/512) of Emirates (leased from GECAS) over the northern suburbs of Perth - Tue 31 December 2013.
A6-EBC Boeing 777-36NER (MSN 32790/512) of Emirates (leased from GECAS) over the northern suburbs of Perth – Tue 31 December 2013.
Flight EK420 from Dubai, flying northeast over the northern suburbs of Perth at 17:01, at an altitude of 3,100 feet, turning right to join final approach to Perth Airport’s runway 21.
Upon arrival at Perth, this aircraft was greeted by a water cannon salute from the Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting service. This was Captain David Horn’s last flight in command prior to retirement, after 23,000 flying hours and an aviation career of over fifty years, which started in January 1964 with an Aircraft Engineer apprenticeship with MacRobertson Miller Airlines at Perth.
Photo © David Eyre
A6-EBC Boeing 777-36NER (MSN 32790/512) of Emirates (leased from GECAS) at Perth Airport - Tue 31 December 2013.
A6-EBC Boeing 777-36NER (MSN 32790/512) of Emirates (leased from GECAS) at Perth Airport – Tue 31 December 2013.
Flight EK420 from Dubai, receiving a water cannon salute from the Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting service at Perth Airport as it taxied in at 17:07.
The water salute was for Captain David Horn, performing his last flight in command prior to retirement, after 23,000 flying hours and an aviation career of over fifty years, which started in January 1964 with an Aircraft Engineer apprenticeship with MacRobertson Miller Airlines at Perth Airport.
Photo © Keith Anderson
A6-EBC Boeing 777-36NER (MSN 32790/512) of Emirates (leased from GECAS) at Perth Airport - Tue 31 December 2013.
A6-EBC Boeing 777-36NER (MSN 32790/512) of Emirates (leased from GECAS) at Perth Airport – Tue 31 December 2013.
Flight EK420 from Dubai, receiving a water cannon salute from the Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting service at Perth Airport as it taxied in at 17:07.
The water salute was for Captain David Horn, performing his last flight in command prior to retirement, after 23,000 flying hours and an aviation career of over fifty years, which started in January 1964 with an Aircraft Engineer apprenticeship with MacRobertson Miller Airlines at Perth Airport.
Photo © Keith Anderson
A6-EBC Boeing 777-36NER (MSN 32790/512) of Emirates (leased from GECAS) at Perth Airport - Tue 31 December 2013.
A6-EBC Boeing 777-36NER (MSN 32790/512) of Emirates (leased from GECAS) at Perth Airport – Tue 31 December 2013.
Flight EK420 from Dubai, receiving a water cannon salute from the Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting service at Perth Airport as it taxied in at 17:07.
The water salute was for Captain David Horn, performing his last flight in command prior to retirement, after 23,000 flying hours and an aviation career of over fifty years, which started in January 1964 with an Aircraft Engineer apprenticeship with MacRobertson Miller Airlines at Perth Airport.
Photo © Keith Anderson
Captain David Horn in A6-EBC Boeing 777-36NER (MSN 32790/512) of Emirates at Perth Airport - Tue 31 December 2013.
Captain David Horn in A6-EBC Boeing 777-36NER (MSN 32790/512) of Emirates at Perth Airport – Tue 31 December 2013.
This was Captain David Horn’s last flight in command prior to retirement, after 23,000 flying hours and an aviation career of over fifty years, which started in January 1964 with an Aircraft Engineer apprenticeship with MacRobertson Miller Airlines at Perth Airport. He flew in command of flight EK420 from Dubai, receiving a water cannon salute from the Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting service at Perth Airport as it taxied in at 17:07.
Photo © Keith Anderson
Captain David Horn in A6-EBC Boeing 777-36NER (MSN 32790/512) of Emirates at Perth Airport - Tue 31 December 2013.
Captain David Horn in A6-EBC Boeing 777-36NER (MSN 32790/512) of Emirates at Perth Airport – Tue 31 December 2013.
This was Captain David Horn’s last flight in command prior to retirement, after 23,000 flying hours and an aviation career of over fifty years, which started in January 1964 with an Aircraft Engineer apprenticeship with MacRobertson Miller Airlines at Perth Airport. He flew in command of flight EK420 from Dubai, receiving a water cannon salute from the Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting service at Perth Airport as it taxied in at 17:07.
Photo © Keith Anderson
Captain David Horn after arrival in A6-EBC Boeing 777-36NER (MSN 32790/512) of Emirates at Perth Airport - Tue 31 December 2013.
Captain David Horn in A6-EBC Boeing 777-36NER (MSN 32790/512) of Emirates at Perth Airport – Tue 31 December 2013.
This was Captain David Horn’s last flight in command prior to retirement, after 23,000 flying hours and an aviation career of over fifty years, which started in January 1964 with an Aircraft Engineer apprenticeship with MacRobertson Miller Airlines at Perth Airport. He flew in command of flight EK420 from Dubai, receiving a water cannon salute from the Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting service at Perth Airport as it taxied in at 17:07.
Photo © Keith Anderson
M-AMRT Bombardier CL-600-2B16 Challenger 605 (MSN 5705) owned by Eastern Heights Corporation, Tortola, British Virgin Islands, operated by TAG Aviation Asia, at Perth Airport - Tue 31 December 2013.
M-AMRT Bombardier CL-600-2B16 Challenger 605 (MSN 5705) owned by Eastern Heights Corporation, Tortola, British Virgin Islands, operated by TAG Aviation Asia, at Perth Airport – Tue 31 December 2013.
About to taxy out for departure at 16:39 using callsign ‘TAGJET 51’, TBJ51, to Jakarta-Halim. It arrived from Jakarta-Halim on 27 December 2013.
This aircraft is registered as a Challenger 604, but the manufacturer’s serial number and rounded tailcone prove that it is a Challenger 605. It was the fifth Challenger 605 built, constructed in 2006. Ex C-GLXD, C-FLNZ, N933ML.
Photo © Keith Anderson
M-AMRT Bombardier CL-600-2B16 Challenger 605 (MSN 5705) owned by Eastern Heights Corporation, Tortola, British Virgin Islands, operated by TAG Aviation Asia, at Perth Airport - Tue 31 December 2013.
M-AMRT Bombardier CL-600-2B16 Challenger 605 (MSN 5705) owned by Eastern Heights Corporation, Tortola, British Virgin Islands, operated by TAG Aviation Asia, at Perth Airport – Tue 31 December 2013.
Taxying out for departure at 16:41 using callsign ‘TAGJET 51’, TBJ51, to Jakarta-Halim. It arrived from Jakarta-Halim on 27 December 2013.
This aircraft is registered as a Challenger 604, but the manufacturer’s serial number and rounded tailcone prove that it is a Challenger 605. It was the fifth Challenger 605 built, constructed in 2006. Ex C-GLXD, C-FLNZ, N933ML.
Photo © Keith Anderson
A7-BBB Boeing 777-2DZ LR (MSN 36013/762) of Qatar Airways (leased from Al Qaraien Leasing), named “Gaza”, over the northern suburbs of Perth – Tue 31 December 2013.
A7-BBB Boeing 777-2DZ LR (MSN 36013/762) of Qatar Airways (leased from Al Qaraien Leasing), named “Gaza”, over the northern suburbs of Perth – Tue 31 December 2013.
Flight QR900 from Doha, flying northeast at 3,300 feet, before turning right to join the final approach to Perth Airport’s runway 21.
Photo © David Eyre
A7-BBB Boeing 777-2DZ LR (MSN 36013/762) of Qatar Airways (leased from Al Qaraien Leasing), named “Gaza”, at Perth Airport – Tue 31 December 2013.
A7-BBB Boeing 777-2DZ LR (MSN 36013/762) of Qatar Airways (leased from Al Qaraien Leasing), named “Gaza”, at Perth Airport – Tue 31 December 2013.
Flight QR900 from Doha, taxying in to park at 17:37.
Photo © Keith Anderson
ZK-OKG Boeing 777-219ER (MSN 29403/591) of Air New Zealand (leased from ILFC) at Perth Airport - Tue 31 December 2013.
ZK-OKG Boeing 777-219ER (MSN 29403/591) of Air New Zealand (leased from ILFC) at Perth Airport – Tue 31 December 2013.
Flight NZ175 from Auckland, taxying in on arrival at 16:34.
Photo © Keith Anderson
3B-NBD Airbus A340-313X (MSN 194) of Air Mauritius, named 'Parakeet', over the northern suburbs of Perth - Tue 31 December 2013.
3B-NBD Airbus A340-313X (MSN 194) of Air Mauritius, named ‘Parakeet’, over the northern suburbs of Perth – Tue 31 December 2013.
Flight MK440 from Mauritius was operated by an A340 instead of the usual A330-200 today. It is seen here heading northeast over the northern suburbs at 2,200 feet at 08:41, before turning right to join final approach to Perth Airport’s runway 21.
A340s were used on the Mauritius/Perth services prior to the introduction of the A330s.
Photo © David Eyre
9V-TRN Airbus A320-232 (sharklets) (MSN 5915) of Tigerair (Singapore), at Perth Airport - Fri 27 December 2013.
9V-TRN Airbus A320-232 (sharklets) (MSN 5915) of Tigerair (Singapore), at Perth Airport – Fri 27 December 2013.
This is a new A320 for Tigerair, first flown on 13 December 2013 as D-AUBB at Hamburg, and delivered to Tigerair as 9V-TRN on 20 December 2013, one week before this photo. It entered service on 24 December 2013, with its first revenue flight being the afternoon TR2714/TR2715 service from Singapore to Perth and return. This photo depicts the aircraft on its second visit to Perth, arriving from Singapore at 16:30 on final approach to runway 21.
Photo © Steve Jaksic
9V-TRN Airbus A320-232 (sharklets) (MSN 5915) of Tigerair (Singapore), at Perth Airport - Fri 27 December 2013.
9V-TRN Airbus A320-232 (sharklets) (MSN 5915) of Tigerair (Singapore), at Perth Airport – Fri 27 December 2013.
This is a new A320 for Tigerair, first flown on 13 December 2013 as D-AUBB at Hamburg, and delivered to Tigerair as 9V-TRN on 20 December 2013, one week before this photo. It entered service on 24 December 2013, with its first revenue flight being the afternoon TR2714/TR2715 service from Singapore to Perth and return. This photo depicts the aircraft on its second visit to Perth, arriving from Singapore at 16:30 on final approach to runway 21.
Photo © Steve Jaksic
VH-VFN Airbus A320-232 (MSN 5566) of Jetstar (leased from BOC Aviation Corp) – special “Celebrating 100 aircraft and over 100 million passengers” livery at Perth Airport – Fri 27 December 2013.
VH-VFN Airbus A320-232 (MSN 5566) of Jetstar (leased from BOC Aviation Corp) – special “Celebrating 100 aircraft and over 100 million passengers” livery at Perth Airport – Fri 27 December 2013.
On final approach to runway 21 at 17:42 as JQ111 from Lombok.
This A320 was the first to be accepted by Jetstar Australia fitted with ‘sharklets’. Unveiled with special “Celebrating 100 aircraft and over 100 million passengers” colours at an official ceremony at Qantas Jet Base Melbourne on 14 April 2013.
Photo © Ian Moy
VH-NHK Fokker 100 (MSN 11465) of Network Aviation, at Perth Airport - Fri 27 December 2013.
VH-NHK Fokker 100 (MSN 11465) of Network Aviation, at Perth Airport – Fri 27 December 2013.
Operating a FIFO flight from Fortescue Dave Forrest Airport at Cloudbreak iron ore mine in the Pilbara region, seen here on final approach to runway 21 at 17:49.
Photo © Ian Moy
VH-FKA Fokker 100 (MSN 11345) of Alliance Airlines, at Perth Airport - Fri 27 December 2013.
VH-FKA Fokker 100 (MSN 11345) of Alliance Airlines, at Perth Airport – Fri 27 December 2013.
Flight QQ877 (callsign UNITY 877) from Telfer gold mine, arriving on Perth’s runway 21 at 17:54.
Photo © Ian Moy
9V-OTA Boeing 777-212ER (MSN 28507/67) of Scoot, named "Barry", at Perth Airport - Fri 27 December 2013.
9V-OTA Boeing 777-212ER (MSN 28507/67) of Scoot, named “Barry”, at Perth Airport – Fri 27 December 2013.
This aircraft was originally delivered to Singapore Airlines as 9V-SQA in 1997 and two years later was painted in a special Singapore Airlines 50th Anniversary livery, which it wore until April 2000.
In January 2010, it was retired from Singapore Airlines and placed in storage at Victorville (California) for seven months, then flown back to Singapore for maintenance before being delivered to Scoot as their first aircraft.
It had visited Perth when with Singapore Airlines as 9V-SQA, and made its first visit in Scoot livery as 9V-OTA on 22 December 2013 – this photo shows its third visit.
Flight TZ8 arriving on runway 21 from Singapore at 17:57.
Photo © Ian Moy
3B-NAU Airbus A340-312 (MSN 076) of Air Mauritius, named "Pink Pigeon" at Perth Airport - Mon 23 December 2013.
3B-NAU Airbus A340-312 (MSN 076) of Air Mauritius, named “Pink Pigeon” at Perth Airport – Mon 23 December 2013.
Flight MK440 from Mauritius was operated today by an A340-300 instead of the usual A330-200. It is seen here on final approach to runway 21 at 09:23.
Photo © Steve Jaksic
3B-NAU Airbus A340-312 (MSN 076) of Air Mauritius, named "Pink Pigeon" at Perth Airport - Mon 23 December 2013.
3B-NAU Airbus A340-312 (MSN 076) of Air Mauritius, named “Pink Pigeon” at Perth Airport – Mon 23 December 2013.
Flight MK440 from Mauritius was operated today by an A340-300 instead of the usual A330-200. It is seen here on final approach to runway 21 at 09:23.
Photo © Steve Jaksic
PK-AXA Airbus A320-216 (MSN 3610) of Indonesia AirAsia, in Chevrolet livery, at Perth Airport – Mon 23 December 2013.
PK-AXA Airbus A320-216 (MSN 3610) of Indonesia AirAsia, in Chevrolet livery, at Perth Airport – Mon 23 December 2013.
Indonesia AirAsia teamed up with American car maker Chevrolet to co-brand Airbus A320 PK-AXA in a special advertising livery. The aircraft made its first revenue flight in the new scheme on 8 October 2013, flying from Jakarta to Yogyakarta. Chevrolet sales grew 159% compared to the same period last year, led by their all-new Chevrolet Spin. The aircraft is therefore named SPirit of INdonesia (SPIN). On the inside, all Chevrolet models such as Aveo, Captiva, Colorado, Orlando, Spin and Trailblazer can be seen in the meal tray which is visible in all seats. In addition all overhead compartments are be branded with information on the Chevrolet Spin.
Flight QZ8412 from Denpasar (Bali) is seen here on final approach to runway 21 at 13:09.
Photo © Steve Jaksic
PK-AXA Airbus A320-216 (MSN 3610) of Indonesia AirAsia, in Chevrolet livery, at Perth Airport – Mon 23 December 2013.
PK-AXA Airbus A320-216 (MSN 3610) of Indonesia AirAsia, in Chevrolet livery, at Perth Airport – Mon 23 December 2013.
Indonesia AirAsia teamed up with American car maker Chevrolet to co-brand Airbus A320 PK-AXA in a special advertising livery. The aircraft made its first revenue flight in the new scheme on 8 October 2013, flying from Jakarta to Yogyakarta. Chevrolet sales grew 159% compared to the same period last year, led by their all-new Chevrolet Spin. The aircraft is therefore named SPirit of INdonesia (SPIN). On the inside, all Chevrolet models such as Aveo, Captiva, Colorado, Orlando, Spin and Trailblazer can be seen in the meal tray which is visible in all seats. In addition all overhead compartments are be branded with information on the Chevrolet Spin.
Flight QZ8412 from Denpasar (Bali) is seen here on final approach to runway 21 at 13:09.
Photo © Steve Jaksic
VH-XZI Boeing 737-838 (MSN 39364/4630) of Qantas, named “Kalbarri”, at Perth Airport - Fri 20 December 2013.
VH-XZI Boeing 737-838 (MSN 39364/4630) of Qantas, named “Kalbarri”, at Perth Airport – Fri 20 December 2013.
Flight QF1091 from Newman, on final approach to runway 21 at 09:35.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-XZI Boeing 737-838 (MSN 39364/4630) of Qantas, named “Kalbarri”, at Perth Airport - Fri 20 December 2013.
VH-XZI Boeing 737-838 (MSN 39364/4630) of Qantas, named “Kalbarri”, at Perth Airport – Fri 20 December 2013.
Flight QF1091 from Newman, on final approach to runway 21 at 09:35.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-XZI Boeing 737-838 (MSN 39364/4630) of Qantas, named “Kalbarri”, at Perth Airport - Fri 20 December 2013.
VH-XZI Boeing 737-838 (MSN 39364/4630) of Qantas, named “Kalbarri”, at Perth Airport – Fri 20 December 2013.
Flight QF1082 to Newman, climbing after takeoff from runway 21 at 10:32.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-XZI Boeing 737-838 (MSN 39364/4630) of Qantas, named “Kalbarri”, at Perth Airport - Fri 20 December 2013.
VH-XZI Boeing 737-838 (MSN 39364/4630) of Qantas, named “Kalbarri”, at Perth Airport – Fri 20 December 2013.
Flight QF1082 to Newman, climbing after takeoff from runway 21 at 10:32.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-VWY Airbus A321-231 (MSN 1408) of Jetstar, at Perth Airport - Fri 20 December 2013.
VH-VWY Airbus A321-231 (MSN 1408) of Jetstar, at Perth Airport – Fri 20 December 2013.
Flight JQ985 to Sydney, climbing after takeoff from runway 21 at 10:11.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-VWY Airbus A321-231 (MSN 1408) of Jetstar, at Perth Airport - Fri 20 December 2013.
VH-VWY Airbus A321-231 (MSN 1408) of Jetstar, at Perth Airport – Fri 20 December 2013.
Flight JQ985 to Sydney, climbing after takeoff from runway 21 at 10:11.
Photo © David Eyre
PK-AXA Airbus A320-216 (MSN 3610) of Indonesia AirAsia, in Chevrolet livery, at Perth Airport - Fri 20 December 2013.
PK-AXA Airbus A320-216 (MSN 3610) of Indonesia AirAsia, in Chevrolet livery, at Perth Airport – Fri 20 December 2013.
Indonesia AirAsia teamed up with American car maker Chevrolet to co-brand Airbus A320 PK-AXA in a special advertising livery. The aircraft made its first revenue flight in the new scheme on 8 October 2013, flying from Jakarta to Yogyakarta. Chevrolet sales grew 159% compared to the same period last year, led by their all-new Chevrolet Spin. The aircraft is therefore named SPirit of INdonesia (SPIN). On the inside, all Chevrolet models such as Aveo, Captiva, Colorado, Orlando, Spin and Trailblazer can be seen in the meal tray which is visible in all seats. In addition all overhead compartments are be branded with information on the Chevrolet Spin.
Flight QZ8419 to Denpasar (Bali) is seen here after takeoff from runway 21 at 10:22.
Photo © David Eyre
PK-AXA Airbus A320-216 (MSN 3610) of Indonesia AirAsia, in Chevrolet livery, at Perth Airport - Fri 20 December 2013.
PK-AXA Airbus A320-216 (MSN 3610) of Indonesia AirAsia, in Chevrolet livery, at Perth Airport – Fri 20 December 2013.
Indonesia AirAsia teamed up with American car maker Chevrolet to co-brand Airbus A320 PK-AXA in a special advertising livery. The aircraft made its first revenue flight in the new scheme on 8 October 2013, flying from Jakarta to Yogyakarta. Chevrolet sales grew 159% compared to the same period last year, led by their all-new Chevrolet Spin. The aircraft is therefore named SPirit of INdonesia (SPIN). On the inside, all Chevrolet models such as Aveo, Captiva, Colorado, Orlando, Spin and Trailblazer can be seen in the meal tray which is visible in all seats. In addition all overhead compartments are be branded with information on the Chevrolet Spin.
Flight QZ8419 to Denpasar (Bali) is seen here after takeoff from runway 21 at 10:22.
Photo © David Eyre
PK-AXA Airbus A320-216 (MSN 3610) of Indonesia AirAsia, in Chevrolet livery, at Perth Airport - Fri 20 December 2013.
PK-AXA Airbus A320-216 (MSN 3610) of Indonesia AirAsia, in Chevrolet livery, at Perth Airport – Fri 20 December 2013.
Indonesia AirAsia teamed up with American car maker Chevrolet to co-brand Airbus A320 PK-AXA in a special advertising livery. The aircraft made its first revenue flight in the new scheme on 8 October 2013, flying from Jakarta to Yogyakarta. Chevrolet sales grew 159% compared to the same period last year, led by their all-new Chevrolet Spin. The aircraft is therefore named SPirit of INdonesia (SPIN). On the inside, all Chevrolet models such as Aveo, Captiva, Colorado, Orlando, Spin and Trailblazer can be seen in the meal tray which is visible in all seats. In addition all overhead compartments are be branded with information on the Chevrolet Spin.
Flight QZ8419 to Denpasar (Bali) is seen here after takeoff from runway 21 at 10:22.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-OWJ Pilatus PC-12/47E (MSN 1411) and VH-OWS Pilatus PC-12/47E (MSN 1428) owned by Royal Flying Doctor Service (Western Operations), at Jandakot Airport, Tue 17 December 2013.
VH-OWJ Pilatus PC-12/47E (MSN 1411) and VH-OWS Pilatus PC-12/47E (MSN 1428) owned by Royal Flying Doctor Service (Western Operations), at Jandakot Airport, Tue 17 December 2013.
VH-OWJ: First registered 24 April 2013 as HB-FSK to Pilatus in Stans, Switzerland, registration cancelled 11 October 2013 as exported to Australia.
Registered VH-OWJ on 18 October 2013. It was delivered from Switzerland via a number of destinations before flying from Denpasar (Bali) to Port Hedland on 3 November 2013, and Port Hedland to Jandakot on 4 November 2013. It was then fitted with medical equipment at Jandakot, and at the time of this photo had yet to enter service.
It is the first WA-based aircraft to wear the nationally-adopted RFDS livery.
VH-OWS: RFDS Western Operations’ newest aircraft. First registered 30 July 2013 as HB-FQB to Pilatus in Stans, Switzerland, registration cancelled 19 November 2013 as exported to Australia. Registered VH-OWS on 21 November 2013. It was delivered from Switzerland via a number of destinations before flying from Lombok to Broome on 9 December 2013, and Broome to Jandakot on 10 December, one week prior to this photo. It was then fitted with medical equipment at Jandakot, and at the time of this photo had yet to enter service.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-OWJ Pilatus PC-12/47E (MSN 1411) and VH-OWS Pilatus PC-12/47E (MSN 1428) owned by Royal Flying Doctor Service (Western Operations), at Jandakot Airport, Tue 17 December 2013.
VH-OWJ Pilatus PC-12/47E (MSN 1411) and VH-OWS Pilatus PC-12/47E (MSN 1428) owned by Royal Flying Doctor Service (Western Operations), at Jandakot Airport, Tue 17 December 2013.
VH-OWJ: First registered 24 April 2013 as HB-FSK to Pilatus in Stans, Switzerland, registration cancelled 11 October 2013 as exported to Australia.
Registered VH-OWJ on 18 October 2013. It was delivered from Switzerland via a number of destinations before flying from Denpasar (Bali) to Port Hedland on 3 November 2013, and Port Hedland to Jandakot on 4 November 2013. It was then fitted with medical equipment at Jandakot, and at the time of this photo had yet to enter service.
It is the first WA-based aircraft to wear the nationally-adopted RFDS livery.
VH-OWS: RFDS Western Operations’ newest aircraft. First registered 30 July 2013 as HB-FQB to Pilatus in Stans, Switzerland, registration cancelled 19 November 2013 as exported to Australia. Registered VH-OWS on 21 November 2013. It was delivered from Switzerland via a number of destinations before flying from Lombok to Broome on 9 December 2013, and Broome to Jandakot on 10 December, one week prior to this photo. It was then fitted with medical equipment at Jandakot, and at the time of this photo had yet to enter service.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-OWS Pilatus PC-12/47E (MSN 1428) owned by Royal Flying Doctor Service (Western Operations), at Jandakot Airport, Tue 17 December 2013.
VH-OWS Pilatus PC-12/47E (MSN 1428) owned by Royal Flying Doctor Service (Western Operations), at Jandakot Airport, Tue 17 December 2013.
This is RFDS Western Operations’ newest aircraft.
First registered 30 July 2013 as HB-FQB to Pilatus in Stans, Switzerland, registration cancelled 19 November 2013 as exported to Australia. Registered VH-OWS on 21 November 2013. It was delivered from Switzerland via a number of destinations before flying from Lombok to Broome on 9 December 2013, and Broome to Jandakot on 10 December, one week prior to this photo. It was then fitted with medical equipment at Jandakot, and at the time of this photo had yet to enter service.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-OWS Pilatus PC-12/47E (MSN 1428) owned by Royal Flying Doctor Service (Western Operations), at Jandakot Airport, Tue 17 December 2013.
VH-OWS Pilatus PC-12/47E (MSN 1428) owned by Royal Flying Doctor Service (Western Operations), at Jandakot Airport, Tue 17 December 2013.
This is RFDS Western Operations’ newest aircraft.
First registered 30 July 2013 as HB-FQB to Pilatus in Stans, Switzerland, registration cancelled 19 November 2013 as exported to Australia. Registered VH-OWS on 21 November 2013. It was delivered from Switzerland via a number of destinations before flying from Lombok to Broome on 9 December 2013, and Broome to Jandakot on 10 December, one week prior to this photo. It was then fitted with medical equipment at Jandakot, and at the time of this photo had yet to enter service.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-KPB Beech Duke B60 (MSN P-466) of Fugro Spatial Solutions Pty Ltd at Jandakot Airport – Tue 17 December 2013.
VH-KPB Beech Duke B60 (MSN P-466) of Fugro Spatial Solutions Pty Ltd at Jandakot Airport – Tue 17 December 2013.
This aircraft is fitted with winglets and is modified for photographic survey.
It was previously owned by Kevron Photographics, hence the registration beginning with “KP”.
Built in 1978, ex (TG-VAA), N2067B, VH-SGG.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-TKQ Cessna 210M Centurion II (MSN 21062878) operated by MacKella Investments Pty Ltd for Nearmap Pty Ltd, at Jandakot Airport - Tue 17 December 2013.
VH-TKQ Cessna 210M Centurion II (MSN 21062878) operated by MacKella Investments Pty Ltd for Nearmap Pty Ltd, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 17 December 2013.
This aircraft was previously operated by UTS Aviation, and has been modified with a special photographic survey pod called a ‘Hyperpod’.
Nearmap’s Wikipedia page states:
“Traditionally, high resolution aerial imagery has to be captured by a low altitude flying aircraft, then the data is manually processed and stitched together digitally to create a PhotoMap, a slow process which can take months to complete. NearMap speeds up this process by using their own engineered camera capture equipment, named a ‘HyperPod’, which is attached to Cessna 210 light aircraft, which fly at a high altitude, enabling entire cities to be captured in a day or two. Once the imagery is captured, it is processed through super computers which run software known as ‘HyperVision’ which automatically processes and stitches together the many individual photographs captured into one virtually seamless PhotoMap. Along with traditional top-down photography, the HyperPod is also able to capture oblique aerial photographs from 4 different angles and digital elevation model data at the same time.”
Built in 1978, ex N6010N.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-STB Cessna 210M Centurion II (MSN 21062771) of Ozshore Aviation, at Jandakot Airport - Tue 17 December 2013.
VH-STB Cessna 210M Centurion II (MSN 21062771) of Ozshore Aviation, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 17 December 2013.
Converted for geophysical survey work, and equipped with a magnetometer tail ‘stinger’, used for measuring variations in the Earth’s magnetic field due to changes in the magnetite content of the rock. This enables it to detect underground ore bodies.
Built in 1978. Ex N6467B.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-XAQ Pilatus PC-12/45 (MSN 225) of Jandakot Flight Centre at Jandakot Airport – Tue 17 December 2013.
VH-XAQ Pilatus PC-12/45 (MSN 225) of Jandakot Flight Centre at Jandakot Airport – Tue 17 December 2013.
Built in 1998. Registered 7 September 1998 as HB-FQW with Pilatus Aircraft in Switzerland.
Registered N69FG to Pilatus Business Aircraft Ltd on 4 September 1998.
Delivered to SkyTech Inc on 16 September 1998. Delivered to R J Aviation Services Inc on 17 September 1998, and registered to them on 4 November 1998.
Registered to Pro Star Pilatus Center LLC, Londonderry, New Hampshire on 17 March 2011.
Cancelled from US register on 28 July 2011.
On 27 July 2011, still registered as N69FG, the aircraft arrived at Jandakot from Denpasar and Port Hedland on its delivery from the USA.
Registered VH-XAQ to AirFast Pty Ltd, Upper Swan, WA on 4 August 2011.
Registered 9 Sep 2011 to Jingle Holdings Pty Ltd, and operated by Jandakot Flight Centre from 6 Feb 2012.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-TZS Rockwell Shrike Commander 500S (MSN 3080) of Tex Onsite Pty Ltd at Jandakot Airport – Tue 17 December 2013.
VH-TZS Rockwell Shrike Commander 500S (MSN 3080) of Tex Onsite Pty Ltd at Jandakot Airport – Tue 17 December 2013.
Built 1970, ex (N9103N), N5018E, OB-1665, N717MP.
This is the second Shrike Commander for Tex Onsite – their other one is VH-TQA.
TEX Onsite provides a unique air service for high voltage testing and instrument calibration – their technicians fly directly to remote sites and islands, catering for mining and industry in areas not easily or economically accessible by road vehicles.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-YNG Diamond DA-40-180 Diamond Star (MSN 40.608) owned by Thunderbird Aviation Academy (Jetfield Nominees Pty Ltd) at Jandakot Airport – Tue 17 December 2013.
VH-YNG Diamond DA-40-180 Diamond Star (MSN 40.608) owned by Thunderbird Aviation Academy (Jetfield Nominees Pty Ltd) at Jandakot Airport – Tue 17 December 2013.
Built in 2006. Formerly owned by The Aeroplane Company.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-YNG Diamond DA-40-180 Diamond Star (MSN 40.608) owned by Thunderbird Aviation Academy (Jetfield Nominees Pty Ltd) at Jandakot Airport – Tue 17 December 2013.
VH-YNG Diamond DA-40-180 Diamond Star (MSN 40.608) owned by Thunderbird Aviation Academy (Jetfield Nominees Pty Ltd) at Jandakot Airport – Tue 17 December 2013.
Built in 2006. Formerly owned by The Aeroplane Company.
Taking off from runway 30.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-ZXM Beech King Air B200 (MSN BB-1470) of Medical Air, leased from Formula Aircraft Pty Ltd, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 17 December 2013.
VH-ZXM Beech King Air B200 (MSN BB-1470) of Medical Air, leased from Formula Aircraft Pty Ltd, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 17 December 2013.
The Medical Air titles have only recently been applied. Medical Air is a subsidiary of Formula Aviation, based at Jandakot and offering air ambulance and patient transfer services.
On the right is VH-SGT Beech Super King Air 200 (MSN BB-73), which formerly belonged to Network Aviation. The tail is hanging up behind the tail of VH-ZXM, and the wings are off photo to the right. The aircraft is stilll currently registered, depsite being withdrawn from service and dismantled a number of years ago.
In the Formula Aviation hangar.
Built in 1993, ex N8225Z, LN-MOI.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-HSP Robinson R22 Beta (MSN 1109) owned by Thomas Talbot, Brunswick Junction, WA, at Jandakot Airport - Tue 17 December 2013.
VH-HSP Robinson R22 Beta (MSN 1109) owned by Thomas Talbot, Brunswick Junction, WA, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 17 December 2013.
Built in 1989, ex G-EVER, N63992.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-OCX Enstrom 280C Shark (MSN 1119) owned by Adaptations Pty Ltd, at Jandakot Airport - Tue 17 December 2013.
VH-OCX Enstrom 280C Shark (MSN 1119) owned by Adaptations Pty Ltd, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 17 December 2013.
Built in 1977, ex N51685, G-SHNN, 9Y-HHA, N280CX.
The Enstrom company was founded in 1959 by mining engineer Rudolph J. “Rudy” Enstrom. He attempted to design his own helicopter without having the necessary skills, and was not very successful, but interested local businessmen backed him and recruited experienced aeronautical engineers. The company’s first production helicopter was the piston-powered Enstrom F-28, produced from 1965. The Enstrom 280 Shark was produced from 1974, and was highly successful. Ownership of the company has changed several times, and it is now owned by Chinese interests, but still based in Michigan, USA.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-EEF Cessna 172R Skyhawk (MSN 17280171) owned by Bunbury Aero Club Inc, at Jandakot Airport - Tue 17 December 2013.
VH-EEF Cessna 172R Skyhawk (MSN 17280171) owned by Bunbury Aero Club Inc, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 17 December 2013.
Built in 1997, ex N9891F.
Photo © David Eyre

 

VH-OIT (MSN AT01-252) "Sharon", VH-OIU (MSN AT01-254) "Melissa", and VH-OIS (MSN AT01-250) "Daphne" Aquila Aviation AT01-211 (A210) of Advanced Cockpit Flight Training - ACFT, at Jandakot Airport - Tue 17 December 2013.
VH-OIT (MSN AT01-252) “Sharon”, VH-OIU (MSN AT01-254) “Melissa”, and VH-OIS (MSN AT01-250) “Daphne” Aquila Aviation AT01-211 (A210) of Advanced Cockpit Flight Training – ACFT, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 17 December 2013.
ACFT has three of these trainers in its fleet, seen here in their hangar at Jandakot.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-JDW Cessna R182 Skylane RG II (MSN R18201070) of the Royal Aero Club of WA Inc at Jandakot Airport – Mon 3 June 2013
VH-JDW Cessna R182 Skylane RG II (MSN R18201070) of the Royal Aero Club of WA Inc at Jandakot Airport – Mon 3 June 2013
This aircraft was photographed on 3 June 2013 with a large bulged fairing on the door (see photo in our June 2013 section), but this has since been removed.
Built 1979. Ex N756GC, VH-PDP.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-RWT Cessna 172R Skyhawk (MSN 17280374) of the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia, at Jandakot Airport - Tue 17 December 2013.
VH-RWT Cessna 172R Skyhawk (MSN 17280374) of the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 17 December 2013.
Built in 1998, ex N40958.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-RWT Cessna 172R Skyhawk (MSN 17280374) of the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia, at Jandakot Airport - Tue 17 December 2013.
VH-RWT Cessna 172R Skyhawk (MSN 17280374) of the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 17 December 2013.
Taking off from runway 30.
Built in 1998, ex N40958.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-ZTJ Grob G-115C2 (MSN 82051/C2) of China Southern West Australian Flying College, at Jandakot Airport - Tue 17 December 2013.
VH-ZTJ Grob G-115C2 (MSN 82051/C2) of China Southern West Australian Flying College, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 17 December 2013.
Taking off from runway 30.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-HUM Cessna 210N Centurion II (MSN 21064006) of Williambury Helicopters Pty Ltd at Jandakot Airport – Tue 17 December 2013.
VH-HUM Cessna 210N Centurion II (MSN 21064006) of Williambury Helicopters Pty Ltd at Jandakot Airport – Tue 17 December 2013.
Built in 1980, ex N4770Y.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-BBJ Grob G-115C2 (MSN 82026/C2) of China Southern West Australian Flying College, at Jandakot Airport - Tue 17 December 2013.
VH-BBJ Grob G-115C2 (MSN 82026/C2) of China Southern West Australian Flying College, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 17 December 2013.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-YGW Cessna 172R Skyhawk (MSN 17281582) owned by Singapore Flying College, at Jandakot Airport - Tue 17 November 2013.
VH-YGW Cessna 172R Skyhawk (MSN 17281582) owned by Singapore Flying College, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 17 November 2013.
Taking off from runway 30.
Built in 2011, ex N9093P.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-JDY Mooney M20J (201LM) (MSN 24-1681) owned by Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Inc, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 17 December 2013.
VH-JDY Mooney M20J (201LM) (MSN 24-1681) owned by Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Inc, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 17 December 2013.
Built in 1988, ex N5282Z.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-OWQ Pilatus PC-12/47E (MSN 1052) of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Western Operations), at Jandakot Airport - Tue 17 December 2013.
VH-OWQ Pilatus PC-12/47E (MSN 1052) of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Western Operations), at Jandakot Airport – Tue 17 December 2013.
Just landed on runway 30 at 15:08, following a short 19-minute flight from Rottnest Island.
Built in 2008, ex HB-FRF.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-KKQ Piper PA-28-236 Dakota (MSN 28-7911210) owned by Minovation Pty Ltd, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 17 December 2013.
VH-KKQ Piper PA-28-236 Dakota (MSN 28-7911210) owned by Minovation Pty Ltd, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 17 December 2013.
Taking off from runway 30.
Whitford Fertilisers logo on nose cowling. Minovation is a Jandakot-based flight training school.
Built in 1979, ex N2854L.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-LYX Sikorsky S-92A Helibus (MSN 920198) of CHC Helicopters Australia, over the northern suburbs of Perth – Sun 15 December 2013.
VH-LYX Sikorsky S-92A Helibus (MSN 920198) of CHC Helicopters Australia, over the northern suburbs of Perth – Sun 15 December 2013.
This new S-92A was only added to the Australian aircraft register two days before this photo. It was assembled at Perth Airport and test flown on Friday 13 December 2013 (the day it was registered), and is seen here on its delivery flight, at an altitude of 4,000 feet at 09:06, en route to Geraldton, Carnarvon and Karratha. The following day (16 December 2013), it continued on to its new base at Broome.
Photo © David Eyre
A7-BAL Boeing 777-3DZER (MSN 38244/893) of Qatar Airways, over the northern suburbs of Perth - Sun 15 December 2013.
A7-BAL Boeing 777-3DZER (MSN 38244/893) of Qatar Airways, over the northern suburbs of Perth – Sun 15 December 2013.
Flight QR900 from Doha, flying over at 3,000 feet in a north east direction at 18:25, to join final approach for landing on Perth Airport’s runway 21.
Photo © David Eyre
A7-BAL Boeing 777-3DZER (MSN 38244/893) of Qatar Airways, over the northern suburbs of Perth - Sun 15 December 2013.
A7-BAL Boeing 777-3DZER (MSN 38244/893) of Qatar Airways, over the northern suburbs of Perth – Sun 15 December 2013.
Flight QR900 from Doha, flying over at 3,000 feet in a north east direction at 18:25, to join final approach for landing on Perth Airport’s runway 21.
Photo © David Eyre
M53-01 Boeing 737-7H6 BBJ (MSN 29274/397) of 2 Squadron, Royal Malaysian Air Force, over the northern suburbs of Perth – Sat 14 December 2013.
M53-01 Boeing 737-7H6 BBJ (MSN 29274/397) of 2 Squadron, Royal Malaysian Air Force, over the northern suburbs of Perth – Sat 14 December 2013.
Using flight number RMF420, seen heading northeast over the northern suburbs of Perth at 05:48, landing on runway 21 at Perth Airport at 05:54 from Kuala Lumpur via Cairns. It departed at 07:21 to Cairns and Brisbane (YBBN) using the same flight number.
Built in 1999. Ex N1785B, N6055X, 9M-BBJ.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-JJT British Aerospace 146-211 (MSN E2098) formerly owned by Ansett Australia, now used as training aid by Airport Rescue & Fire Fighting Service at Perth Airport - Sat 14 December 2013.
VH-JJT British Aerospace 146-211 (MSN E2098) formerly owned by Ansett Australia, now used as training aid by Airport Rescue & Fire Fighting Service at Perth Airport – Sat 14 December 2013.
This aircraft was originally ordered by Presidental Airways Inc, Washington, DC, but not taken up. It first flew with test registration G-5-098 at Hatfield, UK on 26 February 1988. Acquired by Ansett W.A., leased from Commonwealth Bank. Registered 11 Nov 1988 VH-JJT to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd. Configured with 80 economy class seats but later reduced to 78 seats. Delivered to Ansett WA 20-23 November 1988, flying Hatfield-Belgrade-Larnaca-Bombay-Madras-Medan-Singapore-Denpasar-Perth. Operated its first Ansett W.A. revenue service on 28 November 1988, flying Perth-Newman-Paraburdoo as flight MV330.
Transferred to Ansett Australia 1 July 1993, when Ansett W.A. was merged.
Operated its last Ansett revenue service from Karratha-Perth as AN329 on 13 September 2001, when Ansett ceased operations due to bankruptcy. The aircraft had flown 39,824 hours with 26,291 cycles, and it never flew again. It stored in the open at Perth and repainted all-white by Hawker Pacific during April 2002. A buyer could not be found and the condition of the aircraft worsened.
In September 2005, the non-airworthy aircraft was sold to the Western Australian Government, and it was intended that the aircraft would be used by Midland TAFE College to train aviation engineers. However, the College was apparently unable to acquire space at the airport to house the aircraft, and it remained at the airport.
On 11 August 2008, the aircraft was sold to International Air Parts, and moved near the Network Aviation hangar, where the engines and some other parts were removed.
The aircraft was then donated to Perth Airport Rescue & Fire Fighting Service, and in December 2008, it was moved to a location near the new ARFF Fire Station at Perth Airport for use as a training aid. Titles on the side say “TRAINING AID DONATED BY INTERNATIONAL AIR PARTS”. It has been fitted with oversized wheels and tyres as the originals were sold as spares.
Photo © Matt Hayes
A6-EBK Boeing 777-31HER (MSN 34481/549) of Emirates, over the northern suburbs of Perth - Fri 13 December 2013.
A6-EBK Boeing 777-31HER (MSN 34481/549) of Emirates, over the northern suburbs of Perth – Fri 13 December 2013.
Flight EK420 from Dubai, flying ENE at 18:03, over the northern suburbs of Perth at 3,000 feet, before approaching for a landing at Perth Airport’s runway 21.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-LYX Sikorsky S-92A Helibus (MSN 920198) of CHC Helicopters Australia, at Perth Airport - Fri 13 December 2013.
VH-LYX Sikorsky S-92A Helibus (MSN 920198) of CHC Helicopters Australia, at Perth Airport – Fri 13 December 2013.
This new S-92A was added to the Australian aircraft register today. After a test flight today, this aircraft departed on Sun 15 December 2013 to Geraldton, Carnarvon and Karratha, and on 16 December 2013 it continued on to its new base at Broome.
Photo: supplied
VH-LAW Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global Express XRS (MSN 9299), named "Spirit of Kokomo", owned by Walker Air Service, at Perth Airport - Thu 12 December 2013.
VH-LAW Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global Express XRS (MSN 9299), named “Spirit of Kokomo”, owned by Walker Air Service, at Perth Airport – Thu 12 December 2013.
On final approach to runway 21 at 16:00, arriving from Adelaide with rock band Bon Jovi aboard, for a concert at Perth Arena the same night.
Walker Air is based in Sydney and offers its aircraft for executive charter.
Built in 2008, ex C-FQYE, N37ZZ.
Photo © Steve Jaksic
Domestic Pier under construction at Terminal 1, Perth Airport – Thu 12 December 2013
Domestic Pier under construction at Terminal 1, Perth Airport – Thu 12 December 2013.
Virgin Australia will relocate their current domestic operations from Terminal 3 to this new Domestic Pier at Terminal 1. Construction is now four months behind schedule and construction is now due to be completed in late October 2014. This will likely push its actual opening into January 2015, as various aspects of the new pier will need to be tested and staff training must be completed. The airline is unlikely to relocate during the busy period of Christmas 2014.
Photo © David Eyre
N360PL Bombardier CL-600-2B16 Challenger 604 (MSN 5303) operated by Taylorspring Pty Ltd (leased from Wells Fargo Bank Northwest), at Perth Airport - Thu 12 December 2013.
N360PL Bombardier CL-600-2B16 Challenger 604 (MSN 5303) operated by Taylorspring Pty Ltd (leased from Wells Fargo Bank Northwest), at Perth Airport – Thu 12 December 2013.
Taking off from runway 21 at 16:08 to Essendon. It arrived from Adelaide the previous day.
Built in 1996, ex C-GLXY, C-FXKE, HL7522, N604BD, N609BD, OY-TNF, OE-INF.
Photo © David Eyre
PK-GFG Boeing 737-86N (MSN 37819/3402) of Garuda Indonesia (leased from CIT Aerospace), at Perth Airport - Thu 12 December 2013.
PK-GFG Boeing 737-86N (MSN 37819/3402) of Garuda Indonesia (leased from CIT Aerospace), at Perth Airport – Thu 12 December 2013.
Flight GA724, arriving from Jakarta at 16:12, and parking on Bay 56B.
Photo © David Eyre
9M-XXF Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1126) of AirAsia X, named "Northern Xposure", with "Now Everyone Can Fly to Malaysia" special livery, at Perth Airport - Thu 12 December 2013.
9M-XXF Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1126) of AirAsia X, named “Northern Xposure”, with “Now Everyone Can Fly to Malaysia” special livery, at Perth Airport – Thu 12 December 2013.
Flight D7233, taxying out for departure at 16:17 to back to Kuala Lumpur.
Photo © David Eyre
9M-XXF Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1126) of AirAsia X, named "Northern Xposure", with "Now Everyone Can Fly to Malaysia" special livery, at Perth Airport - Thu 12 December 2013.
9M-XXF Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1126) of AirAsia X, named “Northern Xposure”, with “Now Everyone Can Fly to Malaysia” special livery, at Perth Airport – Thu 12 December 2013.
Flight D7233, taxying out for departure at 16:17 to back to Kuala Lumpur.
Photo © David Eyre
ZK-OKC Boeing 777-219ER (MSN 34377/546) of Air New Zealand at Perth Airport - Thu 12 December 2013.
ZK-OKC Boeing 777-219ER (MSN 34377/546) of Air New Zealand at Perth Airport – Thu 12 December 2013.
Arriving at Bay 55 at 16:27 as flight NZ175 from Auckland.
Photo © David Eyre
PK-GFQ Boeing 737-81D (MSN 39416/3766) of Garuda Indonesia (leased from AWAS), at Perth Airport - Thu 12 December 2013.
PK-GFQ Boeing 737-81D (MSN 39416/3766) of Garuda Indonesia (leased from AWAS), at Perth Airport – Thu 12 December 2013.
Flight GA729, during pushback from Bay 54 for departure to Denpasar (Bali) at 16:49.
Photo © David Eyre
PK-GFQ Boeing 737-81D (MSN 39416/3766) of Garuda Indonesia (leased from AWAS), at Perth Airport - Thu 12 December 2013.
PK-GFQ Boeing 737-81D (MSN 39416/3766) of Garuda Indonesia (leased from AWAS), at Perth Airport – Thu 12 December 2013.
Flight GA729, taxying out for departure to Denpasar (Bali) at 16:54.
Photo © David Eyre
9V-TAR Airbus A320-232 (MSN 4491) of Tigerair (Singapore), in the old Tiger Airways livery, at Perth Airport - Thu 12 December 2013
9V-TAR Airbus A320-232 (MSN 4491) of Tigerair (Singapore), in the old Tiger Airways livery, at Perth Airport – Thu 12 December 2013.
Flight TR2715 to Singapore, taxying out at 17:30.
Photo © David Eyre
9V-TAR Airbus A320-232 (MSN 4491) of Tigerair (Singapore), in the old Tiger Airways livery, at Perth Airport - Thu 12 December 2013
9V-TAR Airbus A320-232 (MSN 4491) of Tigerair (Singapore), in the old Tiger Airways livery, at Perth Airport – Thu 12 December 2013.
Flight TR2715 to Singapore, taxying out at 17:30.
Photo © David Eyre
A7-BAO Boeing 777-3DZER (MSN 36011/750) of Qatar Airways (leased from Al Qaraien Leasing) at Perth Airport, Thu 12 December 2013
A7-BAO Boeing 777-3DZER (MSN 36011/750) of Qatar Airways (leased from Al Qaraien Leasing) at Perth Airport, Thu 12 December 2013.
Flight QR900 from Doha, taxying in to park at Bay 54 at 17:40.
Photo © David Eyre
A7-BAO Boeing 777-3DZER (MSN 36011/750) of Qatar Airways (leased from Al Qaraien Leasing) at Perth Airport, Thu 12 December 2013
A7-BAO Boeing 777-3DZER (MSN 36011/750) of Qatar Airways (leased from Al Qaraien Leasing) at Perth Airport, Thu 12 December 2013.
Flight QR900 from Doha, taxying in to park at Bay 54 at 17:40.
Photo © David Eyre
A7-BAO Boeing 777-3DZER (MSN 36011/750) of Qatar Airways (leased from Al Qaraien Leasing) at Perth Airport, Thu 12 December 2013
A7-BAO Boeing 777-3DZER (MSN 36011/750) of Qatar Airways (leased from Al Qaraien Leasing) at Perth Airport, Thu 12 December 2013.
Flight QR900 from Doha, taxying in to park at Bay 54 at 17:40.
Photo © David Eyre
A6-EGU Boeing 777-31H ER (MSN 41079/1028) of Emirates, at Perth Airport - Thu 12 December 2013.
A6-EGU Boeing 777-31H ER (MSN 41079/1028) of Emirates, at Perth Airport – Thu 12 December 2013.
Flight EK420 from Dubai, taxying in to Bay 53 at 17:47.
Photo © David Eyre
A6-EGU Boeing 777-31H ER (MSN 41079/1028) of Emirates, at Perth Airport - Thu 12 December 2013.
A6-EGU Boeing 777-31H ER (MSN 41079/1028) of Emirates, at Perth Airport – Thu 12 December 2013.
Flight EK420 from Dubai, taxying in to Bay 53 at 17:47.
Photo © David Eyre
9V-OTE Boeing 777-212ER (MSN 28519/237) of Scoot, named "Scootalicious", at Perth Airport - Thursday 12 December 2013.
9V-OTE Boeing 777-212ER (MSN 28519/237) of Scoot, named “Scootalicious”, at Perth Airport – Thursday 12 December 2013.
**FIRST SERVICE TO PERTH, FIRST VISIT BY THIS AIRCRAFT SINCE WITH SCOOT**
Inaugural service TZ8 / TZ7 between Singapore and Perth. Flight TZ8 is seen here on final approach to runway 21 at 18:10.
It arrived at Bay 55 five minutes early, at 18:15, with Scoot CEO Campbell Wilson leaning out of the First Officer’s cockpit window to wave to the assembled media representatives as it taxied in to the bay.
A pair of traditional Chinese lions danced amongst the crowds assembled near the Arrivals area inside the International Terminal (Terminal 1).
The aircraft departed back to Singapore on time, with flight TZ7 taking off at 19:46 from runway 21.
The five times per week service was originally to commence on 19 December 2013, but was brought forward by one week.
This aircraft formerly visited Perth when with Singapore Airlines as 9V-SQH.
Photo © Keith Anderson
9V-OTE Boeing 777-212ER (MSN 28519/237) of Scoot, named "Scootalicious", at Perth Airport - Thursday 12 December 2013.
9V-OTE Boeing 777-212ER (MSN 28519/237) of Scoot, named “Scootalicious”, at Perth Airport – Thursday 12 December 2013.
**FIRST SERVICE TO PERTH, FIRST VISIT BY THIS AIRCRAFT SINCE WITH SCOOT**
Inaugural service TZ8 / TZ7 between Singapore and Perth. Flight TZ8 is seen here on final approach to runway 21 at 18:10.
It arrived at Bay 55 five minutes early, at 18:15, with Scoot CEO Campbell Wilson leaning out of the First Officer’s cockpit window to wave to the assembled media representatives as it taxied in to the bay.
A pair of traditional Chinese lions danced amongst the crowds assembled near the Arrivals area inside the International Terminal (Terminal 1).
The aircraft departed back to Singapore on time, with flight TZ7 taking off at 19:46 from runway 21.
The five times per week service was originally to commence on 19 December 2013, but was brought forward by one week.
This aircraft formerly visited Perth when with Singapore Airlines as 9V-SQH.
Photo © Michael Foss
9V-OTE Boeing 777-212ER (MSN 28519/237) of Scoot, named "Scootalicious", at Perth Airport - Thursday 12 December 2013.
9V-OTE Boeing 777-212ER (MSN 28519/237) of Scoot, named “Scootalicious”, at Perth Airport – Thursday 12 December 2013.
**FIRST SERVICE TO PERTH, FIRST VISIT BY THIS AIRCRAFT SINCE WITH SCOOT**
Inaugural service TZ8 / TZ7 between Singapore and Perth. Flight TZ8 is seen here on final approach to runway 21 at 18:10.
It arrived at Bay 55 five minutes early, at 18:15, with Scoot CEO Campbell Wilson leaning out of the First Officer’s cockpit window to wave to the assembled media representatives as it taxied in to the bay.
A pair of traditional Chinese lions danced amongst the crowds assembled near the Arrivals area inside the International Terminal (Terminal 1).
The aircraft departed back to Singapore on time, with flight TZ7 taking off at 19:46 from runway 21.
The five times per week service was originally to commence on 19 December 2013, but was brought forward by one week.
This aircraft formerly visited Perth when with Singapore Airlines as 9V-SQH.
Photo © Keith Anderson
9V-OTE Boeing 777-212ER (MSN 28519/237) of Scoot, named "Scootalicious", at Perth Airport - Thursday 12 December 2013.
9V-OTE Boeing 777-212ER (MSN 28519/237) of Scoot, named “Scootalicious”, at Perth Airport – Thursday 12 December 2013.
**FIRST SERVICE TO PERTH, FIRST VISIT BY THIS AIRCRAFT SINCE WITH SCOOT**
Inaugural service TZ8 / TZ7 between Singapore and Perth. Flight TZ8 is seen here about to land on runway 21 at 18:10.
It arrived at Bay 55 five minutes early, at 18:15, with Scoot CEO Campbell Wilson leaning out of the First Officer’s cockpit window to wave to the assembled media representatives as it taxied in to the bay.
A pair of traditional Chinese lions danced amongst the crowds assembled near the Arrivals area inside the International Terminal (Terminal 1).
The aircraft departed back to Singapore on time, with flight TZ7 taking off at 19:46 from runway 21.
The five times per week service was originally to commence on 19 December 2013, but was brought forward by one week.
This aircraft formerly visited Perth when with Singapore Airlines as 9V-SQH.
Photo © David Eyre
9V-OTE Boeing 777-212ER (MSN 28519/237) of Scoot, named "Scootalicious", at Perth Airport - Thursday 12 December 2013. **FIRST SERVICE TO PERTH, FIRST VISIT BY THIS AIRCRAFT SINCE WITH SCOOT** Inaugural service TZ8 / TZ7 between Singapore and Perth. Flight TZ8 is seen here landing on runway 21 at 18:10. It arrived at Bay 55 five minutes early, at 18:15, with Scoot CEO Campbell Wilson leaning out of the First Officer's cockpit window to wave to the assembled media representatives as it taxied in to the bay. A pair of traditional Chinese dragons danced amongst the crowds assembled near the Arrivals area inside the International Terminal (Terminal 1). The aircraft departed back to Singapore on time, with flight TZ7 taking off at 19:46 from runway 21. The five times per week service was originally to commence on 19 December 2013, but was brought forward by one week. This aircraft formerly visited Perth when with Singapore Airlines as 9V-SQH. Photo © David Eyre
9V-OTE Boeing 777-212ER (MSN 28519/237) of Scoot, named “Scootalicious”, at Perth Airport – Thursday 12 December 2013.
**FIRST SERVICE TO PERTH, FIRST VISIT BY THIS AIRCRAFT SINCE WITH SCOOT**
Inaugural service TZ8 / TZ7 between Singapore and Perth. Flight TZ8 is seen here landing on runway 21 at 18:10.
It arrived at Bay 55 five minutes early, at 18:15, with Scoot CEO Campbell Wilson leaning out of the First Officer’s cockpit window to wave to the assembled media representatives as it taxied in to the bay.
A pair of traditional Chinese lions danced amongst the crowds assembled near the Arrivals area inside the International Terminal (Terminal 1).
The aircraft departed back to Singapore on time, with flight TZ7 taking off at 19:46 from runway 21.
The five times per week service was originally to commence on 19 December 2013, but was brought forward by one week.
This aircraft formerly visited Perth when with Singapore Airlines as 9V-SQH.
Photo © David Eyre
9V-OTE Boeing 777-212ER (MSN 28519/237) of Scoot, named "Scootalicious", at Perth Airport - Thursday 12 December 2013.
9V-OTE Boeing 777-212ER (MSN 28519/237) of Scoot, named “Scootalicious”, at Perth Airport – Thursday 12 December 2013.
**FIRST SERVICE TO PERTH, FIRST VISIT BY THIS AIRCRAFT SINCE WITH SCOOT**
Inaugural service TZ8 / TZ7 between Singapore and Perth. Flight TZ8 landed on runway 21 at 18:10.
It arrived at Bay 55 five minutes early, at 18:15 (as seen here), with Scoot CEO Campbell Wilson leaning out of the First Officer’s cockpit window to wave to the assembled media representatives as it taxied in to the bay.
A pair of traditional Chinese lions danced amongst the crowds assembled near the Arrivals area inside the International Terminal (Terminal 1).
The aircraft departed back to Singapore on time, with flight TZ7 taking off at 19:46 from runway 21.
The five times per week service was originally to commence on 19 December 2013, but was brought forward by one week.
This aircraft formerly visited Perth when with Singapore Airlines as 9V-SQH.
Photo © David Eyre
9V-OTE Boeing 777-212ER (MSN 28519/237) of Scoot, named "Scootalicious", with Scoot CEO Campbell Wilson waving to the media at Perth Airport - Thursday 12 December 2013.
9V-OTE Boeing 777-212ER (MSN 28519/237) of Scoot, named “Scootalicious”, with Scoot CEO Campbell Wilson waving to the media at Perth Airport – Thursday 12 December 2013.
**FIRST SERVICE TO PERTH, FIRST VISIT BY THIS AIRCRAFT SINCE WITH SCOOT**
Inaugural service TZ8 / TZ7 between Singapore and Perth. Flight TZ8 is seen here on final approach to runway 21 at 18:10.
It arrived at Bay 55 five minutes early, at 18:15, with Scoot CEO Campbell Wilson leaning out of the First Officer’s cockpit window to wave to the assembled media representatives as it taxied in to the bay.
A pair of traditional Chinese lions danced amongst the crowds assembled near the Arrivals area inside the International Terminal (Terminal 1).
The aircraft departed back to Singapore on time, with flight TZ7 taking off at 19:46 from runway 21.
The five times per week service was originally to commence on 19 December 2013, but was brought forward by one week.
This aircraft formerly visited Perth when with Singapore Airlines as 9V-SQH.
Photo © David Eyre
9V-OTE Boeing 777-212ER (MSN 28519/237) of Scoot, named "Scootalicious", with Scoot CEO Campbell Wilson waving to the media at Perth Airport - Thursday 12 December 2013.
9V-OTE Boeing 777-212ER (MSN 28519/237) of Scoot, named “Scootalicious”, with Scoot CEO Campbell Wilson waving to the media at Perth Airport – Thursday 12 December 2013.
**FIRST SERVICE TO PERTH, FIRST VISIT BY THIS AIRCRAFT SINCE WITH SCOOT**
Inaugural service TZ8 / TZ7 between Singapore and Perth. Flight TZ8 is seen here on final approach to runway 21 at 18:10.
It arrived at Bay 55 five minutes early, at 18:15, with Scoot CEO Campbell Wilson leaning out of the First Officer’s cockpit window to wave to the assembled media representatives as it taxied in to the bay.
A pair of traditional Chinese lions danced amongst the crowds assembled near the Arrivals area inside the International Terminal (Terminal 1).
The aircraft departed back to Singapore on time, with flight TZ7 taking off at 19:46 from runway 21.
The five times per week service was originally to commence on 19 December 2013, but was brought forward by one week.
This aircraft formerly visited Perth when with Singapore Airlines as 9V-SQH.
Photo © David Eyre
Chinese Dragon dance in the Arrivals area of Terminal 1 at Perth Airport to celebrate the arrival of the first service from Singapore by Scoot at Perth Airport - Thursday 12 December 2013.
Chinese lion dance in the Arrivals area of Terminal 1 at Perth Airport to celebrate the arrival of the first service from Singapore by Scoot at Perth Airport – Thursday 12 December 2013.
The first service was operated by 9V-OTE Boeing 777-212ER (MSN 28519/237) of Scoot, named “Scootalicious”, arriving at 18:15.
Photo © David Eyre
A7-BAB Boeing 777-3DZER (MSN 36103/686) of Qatar Airways, in Oneworld livery, over the northern suburbs of Perth - Tue 10 December 2013.
A7-BAB Boeing 777-3DZER (MSN 36103/686) of Qatar Airways, in Oneworld livery, over the northern suburbs of Perth – Tue 10 December 2013.
Qatar Airways became part of the Oneworld airline alliance at midnight on 29 October 2013. The airline was invited to join the alliance a year earlier and completed the membership requirements in just 12 months – it normally takes 18-24 months. To celebrate, the airline painted two of its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in Oneworld livery, A7-BAA and A7-BAB. A7-BAB was flown to Dublin on 30 October 2013 for maintenance and to be repainted in Oneworld livery. It returned to Doha on 10 November 2013.
This was its first visit to Perth since the repaint, operating flight QR900 from Doha, seen here headed north east over the northern suburbs of Perth at 17:13, at an altitude of 2,400 feet before turning right to join final approach to runway 21, where it landed at 17:19.
Photo © David Eyre
A7-BAB Boeing 777-3DZER (MSN 36103/686) of Qatar Airways, in Oneworld livery, over the northern suburbs of Perth - Tue 10 December 2013.
A7-BAB Boeing 777-3DZER (MSN 36103/686) of Qatar Airways, in Oneworld livery, over the northern suburbs of Perth – Tue 10 December 2013.
Qatar Airways became part of the Oneworld airline alliance at midnight on 29 October 2013. The airline was invited to join the alliance a year earlier and completed the membership requirements in just 12 months – it normally takes 18-24 months. To celebrate, the airline painted two of its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in Oneworld livery, A7-BAA and A7-BAB. A7-BAB was flown to Dublin on 30 October 2013 for maintenance and to be repainted in Oneworld livery. It returned to Doha on 10 November 2013.
This was its first visit to Perth since the repaint, operating flight QR900 from Doha, seen here headed north east over the northern suburbs of Perth at 17:13, at an altitude of 2,400 feet before turning right to join final approach to runway 21, where it landed at 17:19.
Photo © David Eyre
A7-BAB Boeing 777-3DZER (MSN 36103/686) of Qatar Airways, in Oneworld livery, at Perth Airport - Tue 10 December 2013.
A7-BAB Boeing 777-3DZER (MSN 36103/686) of Qatar Airways, in Oneworld livery, at Perth Airport – Tue 10 December 2013.
Qatar Airways became part of the Oneworld airline alliance at midnight on 29 October 2013. The airline was invited to join the alliance a year earlier and completed the membership requirements in just 12 months – it normally takes 18-24 months. To celebrate, the airline painted two of its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in Oneworld livery, A7-BAA and A7-BAB. A7-BAB was flown to Dublin on 30 October 2013 for maintenance and to be repainted in Oneworld livery. It returned to Doha on 10 November 2013.
This was its first visit to Perth since the repaint, operating flight QR900 from Doha, seen here on final approach to runway 21 at 17:19.
Photo © Steve Jaksic
A7-BAB Boeing 777-3DZER (MSN 36103/686) of Qatar Airways, in Oneworld livery, at Perth Airport - Tue 10 December 2013.
A7-BAB Boeing 777-3DZER (MSN 36103/686) of Qatar Airways, in Oneworld livery, at Perth Airport – Tue 10 December 2013.
Qatar Airways became part of the Oneworld airline alliance at midnight on 29 October 2013. The airline was invited to join the alliance a year earlier and completed the membership requirements in just 12 months – it normally takes 18-24 months. To celebrate, the airline painted two of its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in Oneworld livery, A7-BAA and A7-BAB. A7-BAB was flown to Dublin on 30 October 2013 for maintenance and to be repainted in Oneworld livery. It returned to Doha on 10 November 2013.
This was its first visit to Perth since the repaint, operating flight QR900 from Doha, seen here on final approach to runway 21 at 17:19.
Photo © Michael Foss
VH-FNP Airbus A320-231 (MSN 429) of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines, named “Honeymoon Cove” at Perth Airport – Tue 10 December 2013.
VH-FNP Airbus A320-231 (MSN 429) of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines, named “Honeymoon Cove” at Perth Airport – Tue 10 December 2013.
Recently repainted in Virgin Australia livery, VH-FNP is seen here operating flight VA9248 from Newman, on final approach to runway 21.
Photo © Ian Moy

 

VH-ZPA Embraer 190AR (ERJ-190-100IGW) (MSN 19000148) of Virgin Australia, named “Apollo Beach” at Perth Airport – Mon 9 December 2013.
VH-ZPA Embraer 190AR (ERJ-190-100IGW) (MSN 19000148) of Virgin Australia, named “Apollo Beach” at Perth Airport – Mon 9 December 2013.
Taking off from runway 21 at 16:33 as flight VA1855 to Kalgoorlie.
Photo © David Eyre
PK-GFX Boeing 737-8U3 (MSN 39928/4453) of Garuda Indonesia (leased from SMBC) at Perth Airport - Mon 9 December 2013.
PK-GFX Boeing 737-8U3 (MSN 39928/4453) of Garuda Indonesia (leased from SMBC) at Perth Airport – Mon 9 December 2013.
Flight GA729 to Denpasar (Bali), climbing after takeoff from runway 21 at 16:56.
Photo © David Eyre
PK-GFX Boeing 737-8U3 (MSN 39928/4453) of Garuda Indonesia (leased from SMBC) at Perth Airport - Mon 9 December 2013.
PK-GFX Boeing 737-8U3 (MSN 39928/4453) of Garuda Indonesia (leased from SMBC) at Perth Airport – Mon 9 December 2013.
Flight GA729 to Denpasar (Bali), climbing after takeoff from runway 21 at 16:56.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-ZPD Embraer 190AR (ERJ-190-100IGW) (MSN 19000176) of Virgin Australia, named “Dudley Beach” at Perth Airport – Mon 9 December 2013.
VH-ZPD Embraer 190AR (ERJ-190-100IGW) (MSN 19000176) of Virgin Australia, named “Dudley Beach” at Perth Airport – Mon 9 December 2013.
This aircraft formerly wore Virgin Blue colours and was named “Tickled Blue”. It was recently repainted in Virgin Australia colours.
Flight VA1881 to Newman just after takeoff from runway 21 at 17:01.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-ZPD Embraer 190AR (ERJ-190-100IGW) (MSN 19000176) of Virgin Australia, named “Dudley Beach” at Perth Airport – Mon 9 December 2013.
VH-ZPD Embraer 190AR (ERJ-190-100IGW) (MSN 19000176) of Virgin Australia, named “Dudley Beach” at Perth Airport – Mon 9 December 2013.
This aircraft formerly wore Virgin Blue colours and was named “Tickled Blue”. It was recently repainted in Virgin Australia colours.
Flight VA1881 to Newman just after takeoff from runway 21 at 17:01.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-FUC Pitts S-1D (MSN W89) owned by Carl Ende, at Jandakot Airport - Mon 9 December 2013.
VH-FUC Pitts S-1D (MSN W89) owned by Carl Ende, at Jandakot Airport – Mon 9 December 2013.
Painted in a livery similar to that worn by Macchi racing aircraft of Italy, in the Schneider Trophy races of the 1920s.
Built in 1987, first flown 14 May 1987.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-ORD Cessna R182 Skylane RG (MSN R18201863) of Ashburton Air Services, owned by David Forrest, at Jandakot Airport - Mon 9 December 2013.
VH-ORD Cessna R182 Skylane RG (MSN R18201863) of Ashburton Air Services, owned by David Forrest, at Jandakot Airport – Mon 9 December 2013.
Built in 1982, ex N5421T.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-DZE Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP (MSN 172S10032), owned by Southern Aviation, Bunbury, WA, at Jandakot Airport - Mon 9 December 2013.
VH-DZE Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP (MSN 172S10032), owned by Southern Aviation, Bunbury, WA, at Jandakot Airport – Mon 9 December 2013.
Undergoing repaint, with engine cowlings and wheel fairings removed. Built in 2005, ex N721VA.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-DQJ / 394 SIAI-Marchetti S-211 (MSN 025/02-015) of Royston Ferris/IAP Group at Jandakot Airport – Mon 9 December 2013.
VH-DQJ / 394 SIAI-Marchetti S-211 (MSN 025/02-015) of Royston Ferris/IAP Group at Jandakot Airport – Mon 9 December 2013.
This S-211 had been stored at Jandakot for five years and recently started flying again. It is seen here being prepared for repaint into a new blue and white livery.
It was formerly owned by the Republic of Singapore Air Force and was based at RAAF Base Pearce, north of Perth.
Replaced by the Pilatus PC-21 turboprop trainer in 2008, the S-211s were trucked to Jandakot and offered for sale by IAP Group.
Some joined the Australian civil aircraft register and others have been shipped to Italy and the USA.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-NZF Cessna 182T Skylane (MSN 18281365) owned by Graham P Bates, at Jandakot Airport - Mon 9 December 2013.
VH-NZF Cessna 182T Skylane (MSN 18281365) owned by Graham P Bates, at Jandakot Airport – Mon 9 December 2013.
This aircraft had not yet been added to the Australian Aircraft Register at the time of this photo – it was registered on 17 December 2013.
Built in 2004, ex N2173F.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-RIL Robinson R22 Beta II (MSN 4546) operated by Specialist Helicopters (David Adamson), leased from Helicruz (Central West Helicopters Assets Pty Ltd) at Jandakot Airport - Mon 9 December 2013.
VH-RIL Robinson R22 Beta II (MSN 4546) operated by Specialist Helicopters (David Adamson), leased from Helicruz (Central West Helicopters Assets Pty Ltd) at Jandakot Airport – Mon 9 December 2013.
Built in 2011.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-IRX Cessna 182P Skylane II (MSN 18264756) owned by Ian Evans, at Jandakot Airport - Mon 9 December 2013.
VH-IRX Cessna 182P Skylane II (MSN 18264756) owned by Ian Evans, at Jandakot Airport – Mon 9 December 2013.
Built in 1976, ex (N9438M not taken up).
Photo © David Eyre
VH-MDG Cessna 210M Centurion II (MSN 21061622) of Ozshore Aviation (leased from Jeffrey Ibbotson), at Jandakot Airport - Mon 9 December 2013.
VH-MDG Cessna 210M Centurion II (MSN 21061622) of Ozshore Aviation (leased from Jeffrey Ibbotson), at Jandakot Airport – Mon 9 December 2013.
Built in 1976, ex N732MP.
This aircraft was previously fitted with a tail-mounted magnetometer ‘stinger’ for geophysical survey work.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-FGO Diamond DA-42 Twin Star (MSN 42.199), named "Mrs Rae Sayers", of Fugro Airborne Surveys Pty Ltd (leased from CGG Data Services AG) at Jandakot Airport, Mon 9 December 2013.
VH-FGO Diamond DA-42 Twin Star (MSN 42.199), named “Mrs Rae Sayers”, of Fugro Airborne Surveys Pty Ltd (leased from CGG Data Services AG) at Jandakot Airport, Mon 9 December 2013.
Nose-mounted magnetometer boom fitted for use on geophysical surveys, to measure variations in the Earth’s magnetic field due to changes in the magnetite content of the rock.
This Austrian designed and built aircraft was constructed in 2006.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-RTQ Robinson R44 Raven I (MSN 2102) of Rotorvation Helicopters (Heysen Gums Pty Ltd) & VH-HPX Robinson R44 Clipper II (MSN 11463) owned by Oakmore Holdings & VH-VVW Robinson R44 Clipper II (MSN 11856) owned by Robert Kent, of Esperance, WA & VH-RLO Robinson R22 Beta II (MSN 4396) & VH-TDA Robinson R22 Beta II (MSN 4584) of Rotorvation Helicopters (Heysen Gums Pty Ltd) & VH-HVY Robinson R44 Raven II (MSN 10526) of Rotorvation Helicopters (leased from Margaret River Aviation) at Jandakot Airport – Mon 9 December 2013.
VH-RTQ Robinson R44 Raven I (MSN 2102) of Rotorvation Helicopters (Heysen Gums Pty Ltd) & VH-HPX Robinson R44 Clipper II (MSN 11463) owned by Oakmore Holdings & VH-VVW Robinson R44 Clipper II (MSN 11856) owned by Robert Kent, of Esperance, WA & VH-RLO Robinson R22 Beta II (MSN 4396) & VH-TDA Robinson R22 Beta II (MSN 4584) of Rotorvation Helicopters (Heysen Gums Pty Ltd) & VH-HVY Robinson R44 Raven II (MSN 10526) of Rotorvation Helicopters (leased from Margaret River Aviation) at Jandakot Airport – Mon 9 December 2013.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-KJI Cessna 182Q Skylane II (MSN 18266223) owned by Baldy Bay Pty Ltd, Alroy Downs Station, Tennant Creek, NT, at Jandakot Airport - Mon 9 December 2013.
VH-KJI Cessna 182Q Skylane II (MSN 18266223) owned by Baldy Bay Pty Ltd, Alroy Downs Station, Tennant Creek, NT, at Jandakot Airport – Mon 9 December 2013.
Built in 1978, ex N759SM.
Has a sign in the window stating that the aircraft is for sale.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-YNB Diamond DA-20-C1 Eclipse (MSN C0308) owned by Thunderbird Aviation Academy (Jetfield Nominees Pty Ltd), at Jandakot Airport - Mon 9 December 2013.
VH-YNB Diamond DA-20-C1 Eclipse (MSN C0308) owned by Thunderbird Aviation Academy (Jetfield Nominees Pty Ltd), at Jandakot Airport – Mon 9 December 2013.
Built in 2005
Photo © David Eyre
VH-YNH Diamond DA-40-180 Diamond Star (MSN 40.610) owned by Thunderbird Aviation Academy (Jetfield Nominees Pty Ltd), at Jandakot Airport - Mon 9 December 2013.
VH-YNH Diamond DA-40-180 Diamond Star (MSN 40.610) owned by Thunderbird Aviation Academy (Jetfield Nominees Pty Ltd), at Jandakot Airport – Mon 9 December 2013.
Built in 2006.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-YNH Diamond DA-40-180 Diamond Star (MSN 40.610) owned by Thunderbird Aviation Academy (Jetfield Nominees Pty Ltd), at Jandakot Airport - Mon 9 December 2013.
VH-YNH Diamond DA-40-180 Diamond Star (MSN 40.610) owned by Thunderbird Aviation Academy (Jetfield Nominees Pty Ltd), at Jandakot Airport – Mon 9 December 2013.
Built in 2006.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-AAZ American Champion 8KCAB Super Decathlon (MSN 752-95) owned by Inverted Pty Ltd, at Jandakot Airport, Mon 9 December 2013.
VH-AAZ American Champion 8KCAB Super Decathlon (MSN 752-95) owned by Inverted Pty Ltd, at Jandakot Airport, Mon 9 December 2013.
Built in 1995.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-SYY Grumman American AA-5B Tiger (MSN AA5B-0349) owned by Mario V V Nobre, at Jandakot Airport - Mon 9 December 2013.
VH-SYY Grumman American AA-5B Tiger (MSN AA5B-0349) owned by Mario V V Nobre, at Jandakot Airport – Mon 9 December 2013.
Built in 1976, ex N74690.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-KKQ Piper PA-28-236 Dakota (MSN 28-7911210) owned by Minovation Pty Ltd, at Jandakot Airport - Mon 9 December 2013
VH-KKQ Piper PA-28-236 Dakota (MSN 28-7911210) owned by Minovation Pty Ltd, at Jandakot Airport – Mon 9 December 2013.
Whitford Fertislisers logo on nose cowling. Minovation is a Jandakot-based flight training school.
Built in 1979, ex N2854L.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-ZGS GippsAero GA8-TC320 Airvan (MSN GA8-TC 320-13-189) owned by GippsAero Pty Ltd, at Jandakot Airport - Mon 9 December 2013.
VH-ZGS GippsAero GA8-TC320 Airvan (MSN GA8-TC 320-13-189) owned by GippsAero Pty Ltd, at Jandakot Airport – Mon 9 December 2013.
Brand new – built in 2013, made its first flight on 14 August 2013, and was registered 15 August 2013. At the end of November, it flew across Australia from the factory in Latrobe Valley, Victoria, to Jandakot. It has a sign in the window stating that it is for sale.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-OWJ Pilatus PC-12/47E (MSN 1411) owned by Royal Flying Doctor Service (Western Operations), at Jandakot Airport, Mon 9 December 2013.
VH-OWJ Pilatus PC-12/47E (MSN 1411) owned by Royal Flying Doctor Service (Western Operations), at Jandakot Airport, Mon 9 December 2013.
First registered 24 April 2013 as HB-FSK to Pilatus in Stans, Switzerland, registration cancelled 11 October 2013 as exported to Australia.
Registered VH-OWJ on 18 October 2013. It was delivered from Switzerland via a number of destinations before flying from Denpasar (Bali) to Port Hedland on 3 November 2013, and Port Hedland to Jandakot on 4 November 2013. It was then fitted with medical equipment at Jandakot, and at the time of this photo had yet to enter service.
It is the first WA-based aircraft to wear the nationally-adopted RFDS livery.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-OWJ Pilatus PC-12/47E (MSN 1411) owned by Royal Flying Doctor Service (Western Operations), at Jandakot Airport, Mon 9 December 2013.
VH-OWJ Pilatus PC-12/47E (MSN 1411) owned by Royal Flying Doctor Service (Western Operations), at Jandakot Airport, Mon 9 December 2013.
First registered 24 April 2013 as HB-FSK to Pilatus in Stans, Switzerland, registration cancelled 11 October 2013 as exported to Australia. Registered VH-OWJ on 18 October 2013. It was delivered from Switzerland via a number of destinations before flying from Denpasar (Bali) to Port Hedland on 3 November 2013, and Port Hedland to Jandakot on 4 November 2013. It was then fitted with medical equipment at Jandakot, and at the time of this photo had yet to enter service.
It is the first WA-based aircraft to wear the nationally-adopted RFDS livery.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-NIY / BOMBER602 Air Tractor AT-602 (MSN 602-1139) operated by Dunn Aviation for the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, leased from South East Air Ag (SEAA Pty Ltd), at Jandakot Airport - Mon 9 December 2013
VH-NIY / BOMBER602 Air Tractor AT-602 (MSN 602-1139) operated by Dunn Aviation for the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, leased from South East Air Ag (SEAA Pty Ltd), at Jandakot Airport – Mon 9 December 2013.
This aircraft has a different firefighting water dispenser to the AT802 and AT802A aircraft.
Built in 2005.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-NIY / BOMBER602 Air Tractor AT-602 (MSN 602-1139) operated by Dunn Aviation for the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, leased from South East Air Ag (SEAA Pty Ltd), at Jandakot Airport - Mon 9 December 2013
VH-NIY / BOMBER602 Air Tractor AT-602 (MSN 602-1139) operated by Dunn Aviation for the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, leased from South East Air Ag (SEAA Pty Ltd), at Jandakot Airport – Mon 9 December 2013.
This aircraft has a different firefighting water dispenser to the AT802 and AT802A aircraft.
Built in 2005.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-DUN / BOMBER604 Air Tractor AT-802A (MSN 802A-0328), named “Ian Leslie”, owned by Dunn Aviation, leased to Department of Fire and Emergency Services, at Jandakot Airport – Mon 9 December 2013.
VH-DUN / BOMBER604 Air Tractor AT-802A (MSN 802A-0328), named “Ian Leslie”, owned by Dunn Aviation, leased to Department of Fire and Emergency Services, at Jandakot Airport – Mon 9 December 2013.
On contract to DFES during the summer months as a fire fighting aircraft.
Returning at 14:58, after fighting a bushfire near the town of Dwellingup in WA’s south west. The fire started just before midday from a burn on private land between the Pinjarra Williams Road and Davis Road. 30 firefighters worked on the ground in conjunction with two Air Tractor AT802 fixed-wing water bombers and two Bell 214B1 HELITACs to fight the fire. With fairly strong winds, the fire moved fast towards the town, but it was contained so that no properties were damaged.
Built 2010, ex N8521E.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-DUN / BOMBER604 Air Tractor AT-802A (MSN 802A-0328), named “Ian Leslie”, owned by Dunn Aviation, leased to Department of Fire and Emergency Services, at Jandakot Airport – Mon 9 December 2013.
VH-DUN / BOMBER604 Air Tractor AT-802A (MSN 802A-0328), named “Ian Leslie”, owned by Dunn Aviation, leased to Department of Fire and Emergency Services, at Jandakot Airport – Mon 9 December 2013.
On contract to DFES during the summer months as a fire fighting aircraft.
Returning at 14:58, after fighting a bushfire near the town of Dwellingup in WA’s south west. The fire started just before midday from a burn on private land between the Pinjarra Williams Road and Davis Road. 30 firefighters worked on the ground in conjunction with two Air Tractor AT802 fixed-wing water bombers and two Bell 214B1 HELITACs to fight the fire. With fairly strong winds, the fire moved fast towards the town, but it was contained so that no properties were damaged.
Built 2010, ex N8521E.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-XCB Beech B200 King Air (MSN BB-1472) of Jandakot Flight Centre at Jandakot Airport - Mon 9 December 2013.
VH-XCB Beech B200 King Air (MSN BB-1472) of Jandakot Flight Centre at Jandakot Airport – Mon 9 December 2013.
Built in 1993, ex VH-MYO.
Jandakot Flight Centre started out as a flight training company based at Jandakot, but has since grown to include air charter, FIFO, freight and scenic flights in WA and NT.
Photo © David Eyre
N234PH/HELITAC 673 Bell 214B-1 BigLifter (MSN 28050) of McDermott Aviation, leased by Department of Fire and Emergency Services, at Jandakot Airport – Mon 9 December 2013.
N234PH/HELITAC 673 Bell 214B-1 BigLifter (MSN 28050) of McDermott Aviation, leased by Department of Fire and Emergency Services, at Jandakot Airport – Mon 9 December 2013.
Returning after fighting a bushfire near the town of Dwellingup in WA’s south west. The fire started just before midday from a burn on private land between the Pinjarra Williams Road and Davis Road. 30 firefighters worked on the ground in conjunction with two Air Tractor AT802 fixed-wing water bombers and two Bell 214B1 HELITACs to fight the fire. With fairly strong winds, the fire moved fast towards towards the town, but was contained so that no properties were damaged.
Leased for the 2013/14 bush fire season (October 2013 – April 2014). The Bell 214B is the most powerful (2950 SHP) single engine helicopter in the world, fitted with the Isolair ‘Tsunami” Belly Tank, with 2,700 Litres capacity.
Built in 1977. Ex N5750L, N234PH, 756 (Royal Air Force of Oman), VH-LYH.
Photo © David Eyre
P2-MLJ / HELITAC674 Bell 214B1 BigLifter (MSN 28066) owned by McDermott Aviation, leased by Department of Fire and Emergency Services at Jandakot Airport – Mon 9 December 2013
P2-MLJ / HELITAC674 Bell 214B1 BigLifter (MSN 28066) owned by McDermott Aviation, leased by Department of Fire and Emergency Services at Jandakot Airport – Mon 9 December 2013.
Returning after fighting a bushfire near the town of Dwellingup in WA’s south west. The fire started just before midday from a burn on private land between the Pinjarra Williams Road and Davis Road. 30 firefighters worked on the ground in conjunction with two Air Tractor AT802 fixed-wing water bombers and two Bell 214B1 HELITACs to fight the fire. With fairly strong winds, the fire moved fast towards the town, but it was contained so that no properties were damaged.
Leased for the 2013/14 bush fire season (October 2013 – April 2014). The Bell 214B is the most powerful (2950 SHP) single engine helicopter in the world, fitted with the Isolair ‘Tsunami” Belly Tank, with 2,700 Litres capacity.
Built in 1981, ex N2179R, JA9304, N4410N, C-GTWG, F-GJKZ, N214JL.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-EGU (FIREBIRD 620) Eurocopter AS350B2 Squirrel Soloy SD2 (MSN 3201) of Helicopter Logistics, leased from Pacific Crown Helicopters, leased to Department of Fire and Emergency Services, at Jandakot Airport – Mon 9 December 2013.
VH-EGU (FIREBIRD 620) Eurocopter AS350B2 Squirrel Soloy SD2 (MSN 3201) of Helicopter Logistics, leased from Pacific Crown Helicopters, leased to Department of Fire and Emergency Services, at Jandakot Airport – Mon 9 December 2013.
Returning after coordinating firefighting at a bushfire near the town of Dwellingup in WA’s south west. The fire started just before midday from a burn on private land between the Pinjarra Williams Road and Davis Road. 30 firefighters worked on the ground in conjunction with two Air Tractor AT802 fixed-wing water bombers and two Bell 214B1 HELITACs to fight the fire. With fairly strong winds, the fire moved fast towards the town, but it was contained so that no properties were damaged.
This Squirrel features panoramic windows and cabin doors, and was converted when in the USA with a Soloy SD2 kit, which included replacing the original Turbomeca Arriel engine with a Honeywell LTS101-700D-2 engine.
It was previously painted all over with a stars and stripes American flag and used for scenic flights by Las Vegas Helicopters (see http://www.airliners.net/photo/Las-Vegas-Helicopters/Eurocopter-AS-350B-2-Ecureuil/0827674/L/ ). In 2007, it was sold to Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters for scenic flights, and painted with this rainbow livery.
It is owned by Queensland-based Pacific Crown Helicopters, but has been based at Jandakot for the past month, operating as a “FIREBIRD 620″ for the Department of Fire and Emergency Services – these aerial command and control helicopters coordinate firefighting operations.
Built in 1999, ex N5225A, N616LV, XA-SCL, N616LV.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-EGU (FIREBIRD 620) Eurocopter AS350B2 Squirrel Soloy SD2 (MSN 3201) of Helicopter Logistics, leased from Pacific Crown Helicopters, leased to Department of Fire and Emergency Services, at Jandakot Airport – Mon 9 December 2013.
VH-EGU (FIREBIRD 620) Eurocopter AS350B2 Squirrel Soloy SD2 (MSN 3201) of Helicopter Logistics, leased from Pacific Crown Helicopters, leased to Department of Fire and Emergency Services, at Jandakot Airport – Mon 9 December 2013.
Returning after coordinating firefighting at a bushfire near the town of Dwellingup in WA’s south west. The fire started just before midday from a burn on private land between the Pinjarra Williams Road and Davis Road. 30 firefighters worked on the ground in conjunction with two Air Tractor AT802 fixed-wing water bombers and two Bell 214B1 HELITACs to fight the fire. With fairly strong winds, the fire moved fast towards the town, but it was contained so that no properties were damaged.
This Squirrel features panoramic windows and cabin doors, and was converted when in the USA with a Soloy SD2 kit, which included replacing the original Turbomeca Arriel engine with a Honeywell LTS101-700D-2 engine.
It was previously painted all over with a stars and stripes American flag and used for scenic flights by Las Vegas Helicopters (see http://www.airliners.net/photo/Las-Vegas-Helicopters/Eurocopter-AS-350B-2-Ecureuil/0827674/L/ ). In 2007, it was sold to Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters for scenic flights, and painted with this rainbow livery.
It is owned by Queensland-based Pacific Crown Helicopters, but has been based at Jandakot for the past month, operating as a “FIREBIRD 620″ for the Department of Fire and Emergency Services – these aerial command and control helicopters coordinate firefighting operations.
Built in 1999, ex N5225A, N616LV, XA-SCL, N616LV.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-EWA “RAC Rescue” Bell 412EP (MSN 36312) of the Department of Fire & Emergency Services (operated by CHC Helicopters) at Jandakot Airport – Mon 9 December 2013.
VH-EWA “RAC Rescue” Bell 412EP (MSN 36312) of the Department of Fire & Emergency Services (operated by CHC Helicopters) at Jandakot Airport – Mon 9 December 2013.
Taking off with paramedics to attend to the crash of VH-USW Stoddard-Hamilton Glasair III-RG (MSN SH-3311) owned and flown by Tony White. The aircraft’s engine failed soon after take off from runway 24R. The pilot attempted a forced landing onto an oval near South Lakes High School, but collided with football goal posts and crashed onto the ground. The Glasair then burst into flames and was destroyed. Pilot Tony White and Ralph Lerch (also a pilot, and owner to Glasair VH-THK) were both seriously injured and burned, but managed to get out of the wreckage. They were flown aboard VH-EWA to Royal Perth Hospital.
VH-EWA was built in 2002, ex C-GBUP.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-AYE Stoddard-Hamilton Glasair II-S-FT (MSN V258) owned by Kathryn McCormack, at Jandakot Airport - Mon 9 December 2013.
VH-AYE Stoddard-Hamilton Glasair II-S-FT (MSN V258) owned by Kathryn McCormack, at Jandakot Airport – Mon 9 December 2013.
Built in 1998.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-AYE Stoddard-Hamilton Glasair II-S-FT (MSN V258) owned by Kathryn McCormack, at Jandakot Airport - Mon 9 December 2013.
VH-AYE Stoddard-Hamilton Glasair II-S-FT (MSN V258) owned by Kathryn McCormack, at Jandakot Airport – Mon 9 December 2013.
Built in 1998.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-EEN Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP (MSN 172S9411) owned by Brian Collingridge, at Jandakot Airport - Mon 9 December 2013.
VH-EEN Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP (MSN 172S9411) owned by Brian Collingridge, at Jandakot Airport – Mon 9 December 2013.
Climbing after takeoff from runway 24R.
Built in 2003, ex N411FA.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-LVO Robinson R44 Raven I (MSN 2021) of Heysen Gums Pty Ltd / Rotorvation Helicopters, at Jandakot Airport - Mon 9 December 2013.
VH-LVO Robinson R44 Raven I (MSN 2021) of Heysen Gums Pty Ltd / Rotorvation Helicopters, at Jandakot Airport – Mon 9 December 2013.
Has “Foresight Security Planning” logo on the main rotor mast.
Built in 2010, ex N474WT.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-PNM Embraer 500 Phenom 100 (MSN 50000206) of Revesco Aviation (temporarily operating for China Southern West Australian Flying College) at Jandakot Airport – Mon 9 December 2013.
VH-PNM Embraer 500 Phenom 100 (MSN 50000206) of Revesco Aviation (temporarily operating for China Southern West Australian Flying College) at Jandakot Airport – Mon 9 December 2013.
Taking off from runway 24R at 15:45, on a training flight to Geraldton and back. This aircraft is normally used by Revesco Aviation for charter flights, but is operating with China Southern West Australian Flying College whilst one of their two Phenom 100s, VH-FJP, undergoes maintenance.
Built in 2010, ex PT-FYZ.
Photo © David Eyre

 

VH-PNM Embraer 500 Phenom 100 (MSN 50000206) of Revesco Aviation (temporarily operating for China Southern West Australian Flying College) at Jandakot Airport – Mon 9 December 2013.
VH-PNM Embraer 500 Phenom 100 (MSN 50000206) of Revesco Aviation (temporarily operating for China Southern West Australian Flying College) at Jandakot Airport – Mon 9 December 2013.
Taking off from runway 24R at 15:45, on a training flight to Geraldton and back. This aircraft is normally used by Revesco Aviation for charter flights, but is operating with China Southern West Australian Flying College whilst one of their two Phenom 100s, VH-FJP, undergoes maintenance.
Built in 2010, ex PT-FYZ.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-FGQ Cessna 208 Caravan I (MSN 20800251) of Fugro Airborne Surveys Pty Ltd (leased from CGG Data Services AG), at Jandakot Airport - Mon 9 December 2013.
VH-FGQ Cessna 208 Caravan I (MSN 20800251) of Fugro Airborne Surveys Pty Ltd (leased from CGG Data Services AG), at Jandakot Airport – Mon 9 December 2013.
Taking off from runway 24R.
Used for geophysical survey work, and fitted with a tail-mounted magnetometer, to measure variations in the Earth’s magnetic field due to changes in the magnetite content of the rock.
Built in 1996. Ex N1251V, C-GFAV.
Photo © David Eyre
9M-XAB Airbus A340-313X (MSN 273) of AirAsia X, at Perth Airport - Sun 8 December 2013.
9M-XAB Airbus A340-313X (MSN 273) of AirAsia X, at Perth Airport – Sun 8 December 2013.
Flight D7232 from Kuala Lumpur was operated by one of AirAsia X’s two Airbus A340s today. It is seen here on final approach to runway 21 at 15:07.
The aircraft was originally delivered to Air Canada in 1999 as C-GDVW, and was acquired by AirAsia X in February 2009.
Photo © Keith Anderson
9M-XAB Airbus A340-313X (MSN 273) of AirAsia X, at Perth Airport - Sun 8 December 2013.
9M-XAB Airbus A340-313X (MSN 273) of AirAsia X, at Perth Airport – Sun 8 December 2013.
Flight D7232 from Kuala Lumpur was operated by one of AirAsia X’s two Airbus A340s today. It is seen here on final approach to runway 21 at 15:07.
The aircraft was originally delivered to Air Canada in 1999 as C-GDVW, and was acquired by AirAsia X in February 2009.
Photo © Keith Anderson
9M-XAB Airbus A340-313X (MSN 273) of AirAsia X, at Perth Airport - Sun 8 December 2013.
9M-XAB Airbus A340-313X (MSN 273) of AirAsia X, at Perth Airport – Sun 8 December 2013.
Flight D7233 to Kuala Lumpur was operated by one of AirAsia X’s two Airbus A340s today. It is seen here on taking off from runway 21 at 16:34.
The aircraft was originally delivered to Air Canada in 1999 as C-GDVW, and was acquired by AirAsia X in February 2009.
Photo © Ian Moy
9V-TRK Airbus A320-232 (sharklets) (MSN 5697) of Tigerair (Singapore) at Perth Airport - Sat 7 December 2013.
9V-TRK Airbus A320-232 (sharklets) (MSN 5697) of Tigerair (Singapore) at Perth Airport – Sat 7 December 2013.
This was the first A320 aircraft to be retrofitted in Asia with ‘Sharklets’ winglets. The retrofit work was performed by Sepang Aircraft Engineering at Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia between 27 October – 3 November 2013.
Five of Tigerair’s latest A320s were delivered with wings ready for modification with Sharklets. Later in 2013, the airline will begin taking delivery of new A320s with Sharklets installed during production.
Flight TR2714 from Singapore, on final approach to runway 21 at 16:09.
Photo © Michael Davis
VH-ZPD Embraer 190AR (ERJ-190-100IGW) (MSN 19000176) of Virgin Australia, named “Dudley Beach” at Perth Airport – Fri 6 December 2013.
VH-ZPD Embraer 190AR (ERJ-190-100IGW) (MSN 19000176) of Virgin Australia, named “Dudley Beach” at Perth Airport – Fri 6 December 2013.
This aircraft formerly wore Virgin Blue colours and was named “Tickled Blue”. It was recently repainted in Virgin Australia colours in Portugal, departing Australia on 17 October 2013, and returning to Australia on 21 November 2013.
Seen here on the International apron at 04:57am, before departing to Christmas Island at 08:40.
Photo © Wilson
VH-ZPD Embraer 190AR (ERJ-190-100IGW) (MSN 19000176) of Virgin Australia, named “Dudley Beach” at Perth Airport – Fri 6 December 2013.
VH-ZPD Embraer 190AR (ERJ-190-100IGW) (MSN 19000176) of Virgin Australia, named “Dudley Beach” at Perth Airport – Fri 6 December 2013.
This aircraft formerly wore Virgin Blue colours and was named “Tickled Blue”. It was recently repainted in Virgin Australia colours in Portugal, departing Australia on 17 October 2013, and returning to Australia on 21 November 2013.
Seen here on the International apron at 04:57am, before departing to Christmas Island at 08:40.
Photo © Wilson
VH-VFO Airbus A320-232 (sharklets) (MSN 5631) of Jetstar (leased from BOC Aviation Corp) at Perth Airport - Fri 6 December 2013.
VH-VFO Airbus A320-232 (sharklets) (MSN 5631) of Jetstar (leased from BOC Aviation Corp) at Perth Airport – Fri 6 December 2013.
At the International apron at 04:58, before departing to Lombok at 09:36 as JQ112.
Photo © Wilson
N726RW Gulfstream Aerospace Gulfstream 4 (MSN 1039) operated by Pegasus Elite Aviation (owned by N444SS LLC, Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California), at Perth Airport - Fri 6 December 2013.
N726RW Gulfstream Aerospace Gulfstream 4 (MSN 1039) operated by Pegasus Elite Aviation (owned by N444SS LLC, Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California), at Perth Airport – Fri 6 December 2013.
Arrived the previous day (Thu 5 December 2013) at 23:54 from Adelaide using call sign “PEGJET 26”, with pop singer Justin Bieber aboard. It departed on 10 December 2013 as PEGJET26 to Manila (Philippines).
Exactly one year earlier on 5 Dec 2012, this same aircraft arrived in Perth with singer/actress Jennifer Lopez aboard, to perform at Perth Arena as part of her “Dance Again World Tour”. See photos under our December 2012 aircraft photos section.
This aircraft was built in 1987 and registered by Gulfstream as N431GA. It was delivered as N1901M to Monsanto Company on 4 Nov 1988, and was re-registered as N726RW on 13 February 2004.
Photo © Wilson
VH-XZJ Boeing 737-838 (MSN 39365/4669) of Qantas, in “Mendoowoorrji”” Aboriginal art livery, at Perth Airport – Thu 5 December 2013.
VH-XZJ Boeing 737-838 (MSN 39365/4669) of Qantas, in “Mendoowoorrji”” Aboriginal art livery, at Perth Airport – Thu 5 December 2013.
Qantas painted this, its newest Boeing 737-800, in a special Aboriginal art colour scheme, called “Mendoowoorrji”, based on the work of the late Aboriginal artist Paddy Bedford. It is the fifth Qantas aircraft to wear an indigenous art colour scheme, though there were actually only four designs.
Taxying to runway 03 at 15:22 as QF916 to Karratha.
Photo © Michael Foss
A7-BAH Boeing 777-3DZER (MSN 37662/849) of Qatar Airways at Perth Airport - Thu 5 December 2013.
A7-BAH Boeing 777-3DZER (MSN 37662/849) of Qatar Airways at Perth Airport – Thu 5 December 2013.
Flight QR900 from Doha, landing on runway 03 at 17:29.
Photo © Ian Moy
VH-ZPD Embraer 190AR (ERJ-190-100IGW) (MSN 19000176) of Virgin Australia, named "Dudley Beach" at Perth Airport - Thu 5 December 2013.
VH-ZPD Embraer 190AR (ERJ-190-100IGW) (MSN 19000176) of Virgin Australia, named “Dudley Beach” at Perth Airport – Thu 5 December 2013.
This aircraft formerly wore Virgin Blue colours and was named “Tickled Blue”. It was recently repainted in Virgin Australia colours.
Flight VA1726 from Karratha, landing on runway 03 at 15:45.
Photo © Ian Moy
VH-MEP Hawker 800XP (MSN 258712) owned by Marcplan Charter Pty Ltd, at Perth Airport, Wed 4 December 2013.
VH-MEP Hawker 800XP (MSN 258712) owned by Marcplan Charter Pty Ltd, at Perth Airport, Wed 4 December 2013.
Built in 2005, ex N36672, N18AQ, VH-MBP.
Photo © Wilson
26 Pilatus PC-9/A aircraft of 2 Flying Training School (2FTS), RAAF, based at Pearce, WA, in Thunderbird formation over the northern suburbs of Perth – Wed 4 December 2013.
26 Pilatus PC-9/A aircraft of 2 Flying Training School (2FTS), RAAF, based at Pearce, WA, in Thunderbird formation over the northern suburbs of Perth – Wed 4 December 2013.
The ‘Thunderbird’ formation was performed as a salute to the two Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and nine Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) students of number 233 Pilots Course who graduated as military aviators in a ceremony held the next day, on Thursday 5 December 2013 at RAAF Base Pearce, after their 38-week course with 2 Flying Training School (2FTS).
The Thunderbird formation is also treated as a formation flying training activity for the student pilots.
After taking off from RAAF Pearce, the aircraft gathered into their formation to the west of Gingin, before heading south west to pass over Rottnest Island at approximately 3.54pm, heading east over Fremantle at approximately 3.57pm, the follow the Swan River to pass in front of Perth city at approximately 4.00pm. They are seen here over the north eastern suburbs at 4.11pm before passing over RAAF Pearce for a flypast at 4:15pm.
Photo © David Eyre
26 Pilatus PC-9/A aircraft of 2 Flying Training School (2FTS), RAAF, based at Pearce, WA, in Thunderbird formation over the northern suburbs of Perth – Wed 4 December 2013.
26 Pilatus PC-9/A aircraft of 2 Flying Training School (2FTS), RAAF, based at Pearce, WA, in Thunderbird formation over the northern suburbs of Perth – Wed 4 December 2013.
The ‘Thunderbird’ formation was performed as a salute to the two Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and nine Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) students of number 233 Pilots Course who graduated as military aviators in a ceremony held the next day, on Thursday 5 December 2013 at RAAF Base Pearce, after their 38-week course with 2 Flying Training School (2FTS).
The Thunderbird formation is also treated as a formation flying training activity for the student pilots.
After taking off from RAAF Pearce, the aircraft gathered into their formation to the west of Gingin, before heading south west to pass over Rottnest Island at approximately 3.54pm, heading east over Fremantle at approximately 3.57pm, the follow the Swan River to pass in front of Perth city at approximately 4.00pm. They are seen here over the north eastern suburbs at 4.11pm before passing over RAAF Pearce for a flypast at 4:15pm.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-NOV De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1088) of Barry Markham at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013
VH-NOV De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1088) of Barry Markham at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013
Built in 1945. Allocated serial A17-757 with RAAF.
Registered 10.6.1955 to Royal Newcastle Aero Club as VH-RNQ. It was damaged on 27.2.1959, cancelled from the civil aircraft register on 27.12.1960 and sold for spares.
Restored 30.10.1991 as VH-NOV to Barry Markham.
Set a number of records in its class, when Barry flew it from Perth to London in April-June 1998, to raise funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-NOV De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1088) of Barry Markham at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013
VH-NOV De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1088) of Barry Markham at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013
Built in 1945. Allocated serial A17-757 with RAAF.
Registered 10.6.1955 to Royal Newcastle Aero Club as VH-RNQ. It was damaged on 27.2.1959, cancelled from the civil aircraft register on 27.12.1960 and sold for spares.
Restored 30.10.1991 as VH-NOV to Barry Markham.
Set a number of records in its class, when Barry flew it from Perth to London in April-June 1998, to raise funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-NOV De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1088) of Barry Markham at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013
VH-NOV De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1088) of Barry Markham at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013
Front cockpit.
Built in 1945. Allocated serial A17-757 with RAAF.
Registered 10.6.1955 to Royal Newcastle Aero Club as VH-RNQ. It was damaged on 27.2.1959, cancelled from the civil aircraft register on 27.12.1960 and sold for spares.
Restored 30.10.1991 as VH-NOV to Barry Markham.
Set a number of records in its class, when Barry flew it from Perth to London in April-June 1998, to raise funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-NOV De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1088) of Barry Markham at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013
VH-NOV De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1088) of Barry Markham at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013
Rear cockpit.
Built in 1945. Allocated serial A17-757 with RAAF.
Registered 10.6.1955 to Royal Newcastle Aero Club as VH-RNQ. It was damaged on 27.2.1959, cancelled from the civil aircraft register on 27.12.1960 and sold for spares.
Restored 30.10.1991 as VH-NOV to Barry Markham.
Set a number of records in its class, when Barry flew it from Perth to London in April-June 1998, to raise funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-BTP / A17-744 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1075/T315) owned by Clark Rees, at Jandakot Airport - Tue 3 December 2013.
VH-BTP / A17-744 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1075/T315) owned by Clark Rees, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013.
Built in 1944. To RAAF in 1944 as A17-744
Registered 16.12.1955 as VH-BTP to H J C Hanrahan, Albany, WA.
Registered 12.9.1958 to R C Currell, Maylands, WA.
Registered 21.10.1959 to John Forrest Pty Ltd, Maylands, WA.
Crashed 20.7.1962 at Carnamah, WA – registration cancelled 8.1.1963.
Returned to register 21.12.1988 as VH-BTP to McAllister Prospecting Pty Ltd, Augusta, WA.
Regd 22.9.1993 to J.R.H. Nominees Pty Ltd, Como, WA.
Regd 6.2.1995 to Clark R Rees, Inglewood, WA.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-KSX Mooney M20J 201 (MSN 24-1483) owned by Giovanna Noblett, at Jandakot Airport - Tue 3 December 2013.
VH-KSX Mooney M20J 201 (MSN 24-1483) owned by Giovanna Noblett, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013.
Built in 1984, ex N5765Y.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-TRC Cessna 404 Titan (MSN 404-0129) owned by Aerotune Pty Ltd, of Woy Woy, NSW, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013
VH-TRC Cessna 404 Titan (MSN 404-0129) owned by Aerotune Pty Ltd, of Woy Woy, NSW, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013
This aircraft is used as a survey aircraft by Jandakot-based Fugro Spatial Solutions Pty Ltd.
Built in 1977, ex N37167, (N567DB), N37167, (N37622), N37167, HL2013.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-TEE Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II (MSN 28-7916375) owned by Ross Campbell, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013
VH-TEE Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II (MSN 28-7916375) owned by Ross Campbell, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013
Formerly operated by The Aeroplane Company (still wearing their logo), which entered liquidation in December 2010.
Built in 1979, ex N9646N.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-KXW Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP (MSN 172S10679) owned by Curtin Flying Club Inc, named "Bill Clarke", at Jandakot Airport - Tue 3 December 2013.
VH-KXW Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP (MSN 172S10679) owned by Curtin Flying Club Inc, named “Bill Clarke”, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013.
Built in 2008, ex N60524.
The club commenced flying in mid-1975, and operates on a non-profit basis to keep aircraft hiring costs low. Membership is open to students and graduates of any educational institution, or any other person approved by the committee.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-JBX (MSN A1520785) named "Ian Metcher", VH-UWC (MSN A1520849), VH-RWJ (MSN A1520845), VH-FWM (MSN A1520772) Cessna A152 Aerobat aircraft owned by the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia, at Jandakot Airport - Tue 3 December 2013.
VH-JBX (MSN A1520785) named “Ian Metcher”, VH-UWC (MSN A1520849), VH-RWJ (MSN A1520845), VH-FWM (MSN A1520772) Cessna A152 Aerobat aircraft owned by the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013.
Photo © David Eyre
Royal Aero Club of Western Australia office building and hangar at Jandakot Airport - Tue 3 December 2013.
Royal Aero Club of Western Australia office building and hangar at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-KIA Cessna 172M Skyhawk II (MSN 17262824) owned by Anthony Latham, Narembeen, WA, at Jandakot Airport - Tue 3 December 2013.
VH-KIA Cessna 172M Skyhawk II (MSN 17262824) owned by Anthony Latham, Narembeen, WA, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013.
Built 1973, ex N13528.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-IPC Cessna 182T Skylane (MSN 18281978) owned by Michael E McKenna, Cowaramup, WA at Jandakot Airport - Tue 3 December 2013.
VH-IPC Cessna 182T Skylane (MSN 18281978) owned by Michael E McKenna, Cowaramup, WA at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013.
Built in 2007, ex N11027, ZK-JSL.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-PTJ Cessna 172N Skyhawk II (MSN 17270017) owned by Helen M Dunbar, Meeberrie Station, Mullewa, WA, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013
VH-PTJ Cessna 172N Skyhawk II (MSN 17270017) owned by Helen M Dunbar, Meeberrie Station, Mullewa, WA, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013
Built in 1978, ex (N738JQ), N1740C.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-MRN Beech A36 Bonanza (MSN E-1812) owned by Jameson Farm Pty Ltd, Wongan Hills, WA, at Jandakot Airport - Tue 3 December 2013.
VH-MRN Beech A36 Bonanza (MSN E-1812) owned by Jameson Farm Pty Ltd, Wongan Hills, WA, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013.
Built in 1981, ex N3723A.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-AYX Grob G-115D (MSN 82007/D) owned by China Southern West Australian Flying College, at Jandakot Airport - Tue 3 December 2013.
VH-AYX Grob G-115D (MSN 82007/D) owned by China Southern West Australian Flying College, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013.
The College trains pilots for China Southern Airlines. In the background is one of their Embraer Phenom 100 jet trainers, VH-LWZ.
VH-AYX was built in 1994, ex D-EGSD.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-BDZ Grob G-115C2 (MSN 82032/C2) owned by China Southern West Australian Flying College, at Jandakot Airport - Tue 3 December 2013.
VH-BDZ Grob G-115C2 (MSN 82032/C2) owned by China Southern West Australian Flying College, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013.
Built in 1994. The College trains pilots for China Southern Airlines. In the background is the control tower and the Public Viewing Area.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-BEZ (MSN 17268583) and VH-IGY (MSN 17269697) Cessna 172N Skyhawk II owned by Air Australia International, at Jandakot Airport - Tue 3 December 2013.
VH-BEZ (MSN 17268583) and VH-IGY (MSN 17269697) Cessna 172N Skyhawk II owned by Air Australia International, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013.
VH-BEZ: Built in 1977, ex (N733VM not taken up), N1900C.
VH-IGY: Built in 1978, ex N737UZ.
Air Australia International is based at Jandakot Airport, offering flight training, aircraft hire and charter services.
Photo © David Eyre
HS-PTY SOCATA TB-21 Trinidad TC (MSN 1473) owned by Kamthorn Aunhirunskul at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013
HS-PTY SOCATA TB-21 Trinidad TC (MSN 1473) owned by Kamthorn Aunhirunskul at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013
ex F-OHEB.
This Thailand-registered aircraft has been stored at Jandakot since at least 7 June 2003, awaiting sale. Its condition is deteriorating, with flat tyres and fading paint.
It was cancelled from the Thai register on 16 August 2006.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-DRT Cessna A185F Skywagon (MSN 18502979) owned by Dunn Aviation, at Jandakot Airport - Tue 3 December 2013.
VH-DRT Cessna A185F Skywagon (MSN 18502979) owned by Dunn Aviation, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013.
Built in 1976, ex N5015R.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-DUN / BOMBER604 Air Tractor AT-802A (MSN 802A-0328), named "Ian Leslie", and VH-DUA / BOMBER608 Air Tractor AT-802 (MSN 802-0366) named "Magic", owned by Dunn Aviation, leased to Department of Fire and Emergency Services, at Jandakot Airport - Tue 3 December 2013.
VH-DUN / BOMBER604 Air Tractor AT-802A (MSN 802A-0328), named “Ian Leslie”, and VH-DUA / BOMBER608 Air Tractor AT-802 (MSN 802-0366) named “Magic”, owned by Dunn Aviation, leased to Department of Fire and Emergency Services, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013.
On contract to DFES during the summer months as a fire fighting aircraft.
VH-DUN: Built 2010, ex N8521E.
VH-DUA: Built 2010, ex N8521E, EC-LHZ.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-DUN / BOMBER604 Air Tractor AT-802A (MSN 802A-0328), named "Ian Leslie", owned by Dunn Aviation, leased to Department of Fire and Emergency Services, at Jandakot Airport - Tue 3 December 2013.
VH-DUN / BOMBER604 Air Tractor AT-802A (MSN 802A-0328), named “Ian Leslie”, owned by Dunn Aviation, leased to Department of Fire and Emergency Services, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013.
On contract to DFES during the summer months as a fire fighting aircraft.
Built 2010, ex N8521E.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-DUN / BOMBER604 Air Tractor AT-802A (MSN 802A-0328), named "Ian Leslie", owned by Dunn Aviation, leased to Department of Fire and Emergency Services, at Jandakot Airport - Tue 3 December 2013.
VH-DUN / BOMBER604 Air Tractor AT-802A (MSN 802A-0328), named “Ian Leslie”, owned by Dunn Aviation, leased to Department of Fire and Emergency Services, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013.
On contract to DFES during the summer months as a fire fighting aircraft.
Built 2010, ex N8521E.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-DUA / BOMBER608 Air Tractor AT-802 (MSN 802-0366) owned by Dunn Aviation, named "Magic", leased to Department of Fire and Emergency Services, at Jandakot Airport - Tue 3 December 2013.
VH-DUA / BOMBER608 Air Tractor AT-802 (MSN 802-0366) owned by Dunn Aviation, named “Magic”, leased to Department of Fire and Emergency Services, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013.
On contract to DFES during the summer months as a fire fighting aircraft.
Built 2010, ex N8521E, EC-LHZ.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-DUA / BOMBER608 Air Tractor AT-802 (MSN 802-0366) owned by Dunn Aviation, named "Magic", leased to Department of Fire and Emergency Services, at Jandakot Airport - Tue 3 December 2013.
VH-DUA / BOMBER608 Air Tractor AT-802 (MSN 802-0366) owned by Dunn Aviation, named “Magic”, leased to Department of Fire and Emergency Services, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013.
On contract to DFES during the summer months as a fire fighting aircraft.
Built 2010, ex N8521E, EC-LHZ.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-NID / BOMBER612 Air Tractor AT-802AF (MSN 802A-0523), named "The Boss", owned by Dunn Aviation, leased to Department of Fire and Emergency Services, at Jandakot Airport - Tue 3 December 2013.
VH-NID / BOMBER612 Air Tractor AT-802AF (MSN 802A-0523), named “The Boss”, owned by Dunn Aviation, leased to Department of Fire and Emergency Services, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013.
On contract to DFES during the summer months as a fire fighting aircraft.
Built in 2013, this brand new aircraft was only registered on 28 September 2013.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-NID / BOMBER612 Air Tractor AT-802AF (MSN 802A-0523), named "The Boss", owned by Dunn Aviation, leased to Department of Fire and Emergency Services, at Jandakot Airport - Tue 3 December 2013.
VH-NID / BOMBER612 Air Tractor AT-802AF (MSN 802A-0523), named “The Boss”, owned by Dunn Aviation, leased to Department of Fire and Emergency Services, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013.
On contract to DFES during the summer months as a fire fighting aircraft.
Built in 2013, this brand new aircraft was only registered on 28 September 2013.
Photo © David Eyre
N1073W / HELITAC671 Bell 214B1 BigLifter (MSN 28012) owned by McDermott Aviation, leased by Department of Fire and Emergency Services at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013
N1073W / HELITAC671 Bell 214B1 BigLifter (MSN 28012) owned by McDermott Aviation, leased by Department of Fire and Emergency Services at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013
Queensland-based McDermott Aviation won the tender to provide fire fighting helicopters for the 2013/14 bush fire season (October – April).
The Bell 214B is the most powerful (2950 SHP) single engine helicopter in the world, fitted with the Isolair ‘Tsunami” Belly Tank, with 2,700 Litres capacity.
Built in 1976, ex 105(Royal Air Force of Oman), 755(Royal Air Force of Oman).
Photo © David Eyre
N234PH/HELITAC 673 (MSN 28050) & N49732/HELITAC672 (MSN 28005) Bell 214B-1 BigLifter owned by McDermott Aviation, leased by Department of Fire and Emergency Services at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013
N234PH/HELITAC 673 (MSN 28050) & N49732/HELITAC672 (MSN 28005) Bell 214B-1 BigLifter owned by McDermott Aviation, leased by Department of Fire and Emergency Services at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013
Queensland-based McDermott Aviation won the tender to provide fire fighting helicopters for the 2013/14 bush fire season (October – April).
The Bell 214B is the most powerful (2950 SHP) single engine helicopter in the world, fitted with the Isolair ‘Tsunami” Belly Tank, with 2,700 Litres capacity.
N234PH: Built in 1977. Ex N5750L, N234PH, 756 (Royal Air Force of Oman), VH-LYH.
N49732: Built in 1976. Ex N49732, 101 (Royal Air Force of Oman), 751(Royal Air Force of Oman).
Photo © David Eyre
P2-MLJ / HELITAC674 Bell 214B1 BigLifter (MSN 28066) owned by McDermott Aviation, leased by Department of Fire and Emergency Services at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013
P2-MLJ / HELITAC674 Bell 214B1 BigLifter (MSN 28066) owned by McDermott Aviation, leased by Department of Fire and Emergency Services at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013
Queensland-based McDermott Aviation won the tender to provide fire fighting helicopters for the 2013/14 bush fire season (October – April).
The Bell 214B is the most powerful (2950 SHP) single engine helicopter in the world, fitted with the Isolair ‘Tsunami” Belly Tank, with 2,700 Litres capacity.
Built in 1981, ex N2179R, JA9304, N4410N, C-GTWG, F-GJKZ, N214JL.
Photo © David Eyre
P2-MLJ / HELITAC674 Bell 214B1 BigLifter (MSN 28066) owned by McDermott Aviation, leased by Department of Fire and Emergency Services at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013
P2-MLJ / HELITAC674 Bell 214B1 BigLifter (MSN 28066) owned by McDermott Aviation, leased by Department of Fire and Emergency Services at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013
Queensland-based McDermott Aviation won the tender to provide fire fighting helicopters for the 2013/14 bush fire season (October – April).
The Bell 214B is the most powerful (2950 SHP) single engine helicopter in the world, fitted with the Isolair ‘Tsunami” Belly Tank, with 2,700 Litres capacity.
Built in 1981, ex N2179R, JA9304, N4410N, C-GTWG, F-GJKZ, N214JL.
Photo © David Eyre
“VH-REM” Mooney M.20H (cn 1) “Sugar Bird Lady” Robin Miller memorial, owned by Royal Flying Doctor Service, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013
“VH-REM” Mooney M.20H (cn 1) “Sugar Bird Lady” Robin Miller memorial, owned by Royal Flying Doctor Service, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013
This aircraft is a well-known landmark at Jandakot, normally mounted on a concrete pylon at Jandakot Airport, opposite the Royal Flying Doctor Service facilities – a photo of the aircraft on its pylon is in our October 2012 photos, taken exactly one year earlier on 27 Oct 2012.
It is now resting on its belly airside, on the grass near runway 24R, and with damage to the tail surfaces.
During September 2013, there was a storm which snapped the mounting and the Mooney was blown off its concrete pylon.
The aircraft belongs to the RFDS and they asked to store it airside until they make a decision as to what they are going to do with it.
The aircraft is not the real VH-REM (which is still flying), but an engineering experimental prototype Mooney M20H (c/n 1) airframe that had been used for load structural testing at the Mooney factory in Kerrville, Texas. It was donated by Mooney Aircraft to serve as a memorial to Robin Miller, and was transported to Australia aboard a USAF C-141 Starlifter transport aircraft. The memorial was unveiled on 20 May 1978. It was refurbished in January 1999. It is is painted to represent the real VH-REM Mooney M.20E Super 21 (c/n 424), which is still registered, that was formerly used by Robin E. Miller (hence the registration REM).
Travelling to remote aboriginal communities, Robin Miller (daughter of the Australian aviation pioneer Horrie Miller) would treat children with Polio vaccine in sugar lumps and became known as “The Sugar Bird Lady”. She flew the real VH-REM around WA from September 1968-July 1972. Robin later joined the RFDS at Jandakot, and delivered several aircraft from USA to Australia. Robin Miller-Dicks died of cancer on 7 December 1975, at the age of 35.
Photo © David Eyre
“VH-REM” Mooney M.20H (cn 1) “Sugar Bird Lady” Robin Miller memorial, owned by Royal Flying Doctor Service, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013
“VH-REM” Mooney M.20H (cn 1) “Sugar Bird Lady” Robin Miller memorial, owned by Royal Flying Doctor Service, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013
This aircraft is a well-known landmark at Jandakot, normally mounted on a concrete pylon at Jandakot Airport, opposite the Royal Flying Doctor Service facilities – a photo of the aircraft on its pylon is in our October 2012 photos, taken exactly one year earlier on 27 Oct 2012.
It is now resting on its belly airside, on the grass near runway 24R, and with damage to the tail surfaces.
During September 2013, there was a storm which snapped the mounting and the Mooney was blown off its concrete pylon.
The aircraft belongs to the RFDS and they asked to store it airside until they make a decision as to what they are going to do with it.
The aircraft is not the real VH-REM (which is still flying), but an engineering experimental prototype Mooney M20H (c/n 1) airframe that had been used for load structural testing at the Mooney factory in Kerrville, Texas. It was donated by Mooney Aircraft to serve as a memorial to Robin Miller, and was transported to Australia aboard a USAF C-141 Starlifter transport aircraft. The memorial was unveiled on 20 May 1978. It was refurbished in January 1999. It is is painted to represent the real VH-REM Mooney M.20E Super 21 (c/n 424), which is still registered, that was formerly used by Robin E. Miller (hence the registration REM).
Travelling to remote aboriginal communities, Robin Miller (daughter of the Australian aviation pioneer Horrie Miller) would treat children with Polio vaccine in sugar lumps and became known as “The Sugar Bird Lady”. She flew the real VH-REM around WA from September 1968-July 1972. Robin later joined the RFDS at Jandakot, and delivered several aircraft from USA to Australia. Robin Miller-Dicks died of cancer on 7 December 1975, at the age of 35.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-IIA Beech Baron 95-55 (MSN TC-128) owned by Kevin Chen, at Jandakot Airport - Tue 3 December 2013. Photo © David Eyre
VH-IIA Beech Baron 95-55 (MSN TC-128) owned by Kevin Chen, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013.
Built in 1961, ex N1318Z. This aircraft does not wear its registration and appears to be withdrawn from use, as it has not moved from the ‘aircraft graveyard’ area at Jandakot and has flat tyres. It was first registered in Australia in November 2008.
Photo © David Eyre
N2729W / VH-MJU Mooney M20C Mark 21 (MSN 3340) owned by Kevin Chen at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013
N2729W / VH-MJU Mooney M20C Mark 21 (MSN 3340) owned by Kevin Chen at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013
Built in 1966. US registration N2729W cancelled on 8 Sept 2008 as “exported to Australia”
Registered VH-MJU on 19 Nov 2008 to Kevin Chen of Wembley, WA, but still wearing its US registration on fuselage, with VH-MJU painted on the underside of the wing.
The aircraft has been parked so long that its tyres are now flat.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-WZG Partenavia P.68B (MSN 63) owned by Ross Campbell, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013
VH-WZG Partenavia P.68B (MSN 63) owned by Ross Campbell, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013
Formerly owned by The Aeroplane Company, which went into liquidation in December 2010. The aircraft has remained parked at Jandakot since then.
Built in 1976, ex VH-PNQ.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-LBD Cessna 441 Conquest (MSN 441-0296) of Caper Pty Ltd, at Jandakot Airport - Tue 3 December 2013.
VH-LBD Cessna 441 Conquest (MSN 441-0296) of Caper Pty Ltd, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013.
Caper Pty Ltd is based at Melbourne-Essendon and operates aircraft charter and training services.
This aircraft was formerly operated by Perth-based Skippers Aviation.
Built in 1983, ex N6838K.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-OPH Cessna 208 Caravan floatplane (MSN 20800157) of Catalina Airlines at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013
VH-OPH Cessna 208 Caravan floatplane (MSN 20800157) of Catalina Airlines at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013
Built in 1989, ex N9733F, VH-PSR, ZK-REZ, N501TA, N501P.
Catalina Airlines was formed by former SAS instructor Mack McCormack. The company is in the process of seeking regulatory approval to operate this aircraft on scenic and adventure tours from the Swan River in South Perth. The Swan River Trust recently granted approval for a 12-month trial, flying twice daily, seven days a week between 8am and 5.30pm from the Swan River to Rottnest Island, Mandurah and Margaret River. Other planned seaplane routes include weekend flights through Mandurah to Dunsborough, so that scuba divers could access the sunken HMAS Perth. Subject to approval from Mandurah Council, the airline would like to fly between Mandurah and Rottnest Island. Subject to CASA and Department of Transport approval, services will start in early-2014.
The company also owns the last Grumman Albatross built, VH-NMO, which is currently parked at Jandakot.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-NMO Grumman G-111 Albatross (MSN G-464) of Catalina Airlines Pty Ltd at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013
VH-NMO Grumman G-111 Albatross (MSN G-464) of Catalina Airlines Pty Ltd at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013
This was the last Grumman Albatross built. A total of 418 Grumman Albatross aircraft were built between 1947 and 1961.
It was built as a military Grumman UF-2 under the Military Aid Program (MAP), as the last of six ordered for the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF). For contractual purposes, it was allocated US Navy serial number 148329. It was delivered to the JMSDF on 5 May 1961, and allocated the JMSDF serial number 9056 – it also wore the US Navy serial 148329 on the rear fuselage. After 1962, it was re-designated as a Grumman HU-16D Albatross. See photo of the aircraft with the JMSDF in 1976: http://www.gonavy.jp/bbs1/img/2770.jpg
In the late 1970s/early 1980s, Grumman bought 57 ex-military Albatrosses for conversion to civil G-111 Albatross configuration, certified to conduct airline and charter operations. Around 1980, 9056/148329 was sold and registered N88999 – see 1980s photo: http://www.gonavy.jp/bbs1/img/2831.jpg .
In 1981, it was rebuilt by Grumman as a civilian G-111 Albatross, at a cost of US$1.2 million. Although Grumman thought that there was a market for 200 G-111s, only 13 were converted – 12 for Resorts International and one (this aircraft) for Conoco Oil/ Pelita Air Service. It can seat 23 but is certified to carry up to 28 people.
The aircraft was registered in Indonesia as PK-PAM with Pelita Air Service, flying on behalf of the Conoco oil company. It was based in Singapore, and used in support of offshore drilling in a 28-seat configuration.
On 6 March 1992, the aircraft was registered N26PR to Paragon Ranch, Broomfield, Colorado. By 1996, N26PR was owned by Mirabella Yachts Inc, Palm Beach, Florida – Sep 1996 photo: http://www.abpic.co.uk/photo/1064553/
On 8 December 1997, Mirabella Yachts reregistered the aircraft as N42MY. It was based at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, Florida and at Fort Pierce Airport, Florida. Here is a 2003 photo: http://www.airliners.net/photo/Grumman-G-111-Albatross/0457395/L/&sid=aac86aa3f09e8f84dbe6e378e17e8e90
On 21 January 2009, N42MY was registered to Sherman Aircraft Sales and advertised for sale – initially at $995,000, and later at US$795,000, based at West Palm Beach Airport, Florida, with a total of 4,433 flying hours.
In March 2012, N42MY was acquired by Australian businessman Mack McCormack, but registered to the Bank of Utah as trustee. It was flown to Salt Lake City, Utah, for inspections and repainting. It then flew to North County Airport in West Palm Beach, Florida and on 25 March 2012, it flew to the Port of Palm Beach at Lake Worth Inlet to be loaded onto the ship MV Suomigracht for transport to Australia. Photos of N42MY being loaded aboard: http://www.superyacht-australia.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Sevenstar.png ).
It was shipped to Newcastle, NSW, arriving on 20 April 2012, and was flown to Newcastle Airport. On 23 April 2012, the aircraft flew from Bankstown to Sydney Harbour, where it landed and water-taxied past the Opera House to the former flying boat base at Rose Bay, before taking off again and returning to Bankstown.
On 25-26 April 2012, it flew across to Perth Airport. On 27 April 2012, N42MY took off from Perth Airport, flew along the Swan River, and ten minutes later landed and took off in Matilda Bay. Matilda Bay was once the base for US Navy and RAAF Catalina flying boats during World War Two. N42MY then flew to Rottnest Island and landed in Thompson Bay, then took off and flew to RAAF Base Pearce.
Mr McCormack planned to base the Albatross in Broome and use the aircraft to fly tourist and charter flights in and around the Kimberley region of Western Australia, including the Horizontal Waterfalls, Montgomery Reef, Prince Region and off the coast at Rowley Shoals.
In February 2013, it was reported in the Geraldton Guardian newspaper that Catalina Airlines was to begin flying boat flights departing from Perth’s Swan River to the Abrolhos Islands off the coast of Geraldton commencing from April 2013. Costing was estimated to be around A$1000 per person, and operations were to be expanded into the Kimberley region later. The aircraft conducted some promotional flights from Geraldton to the Abrolhos Islands in February. However, since then the aircraft has been parked at Jandakot Airport.
On 16 April 2013, it was registered as VH-NMO to Catalina Airlines Pty Ltd.
Photos and history © David Eyre
VH-ATX Beech Super H18 (MSN BA-704) owned by Anthony Mitchell at Jandakot Airport - Tue 3 December 2013.
VH-ATX Beech Super H18 (MSN BA-704) owned by Anthony Mitchell at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013.
This aircraft was originally built in 1964, and registered in the USA as N5645K.
It was first registered in Australia on 11 February 1976 as VH-PDI and was based in Northern Queensland.
In 1988, it began flying between Adelaide and Kangaroo Island in South Australia, and was registered VH-ATX in 1989.
It is now based at Jandakot.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-EYG Beech 65-B80 Queen Air (MSN LD-334) owned by Bruce Symes, at Jandakot Airport - Tue 3 December 2013.
VH-EYG Beech 65-B80 Queen Air (MSN LD-334) owned by Bruce Symes, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013.
Built in 1967, ex N7834L.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-FWG Beech A65-8200 Queen Air (MSN LC-298) of Jingle Holdings Pty Ltd, at Jandakot Airport - Tue 3 December 2013. Jingle Holdings Pty Ltd runs the Belvoir Function Centre in Upper Swan, north of Perth. Built in 1968, ex N8438N. Photo © David Eyre
VH-FWG Beech A65-8200 Queen Air (MSN LC-298) of Jingle Holdings Pty Ltd, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013. Jingle Holdings Pty Ltd runs the Belvoir Function Centre in Upper Swan, north of Perth. Built in 1968, ex N8438N. Photo © David Eyre
VH-XAE Beech 65-B80 Queen Air Excalibur (MSN LD-328) owned by Jingle Holdings Pty Ltd, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013
VH-XAE Beech 65-B80 Queen Air Excalibur (MSN LD-328) owned by Jingle Holdings Pty Ltd, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013
This aircraft has round cabin windows that make it look quite similar to a King Air 90-series. It also has an Excalibur engine conversion – this is an after-market engine replacement modification, as the original engines were unreliable if operated incorrectly. The modification was originally designed and produced by Ed Swearingen, who later formed Swearingen aircraft (which produced the Merlin and Metro). The replacement engines have noticeably smaller engine cowlings and are mounted lower on the wing, delivering additional power and a gross weight increase.
Built in 1967, ex N7813L, CF-IAQ, C-FIAQ, N80AE.
Another Perth-based Queen Air 65-B80 previously wore the registration VH-XAE, but that was a 1966 model with square windows, MSN LD-305.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-JWP Beech 58 Baron (MSN TH-1245) of Thunderbird Aviation Academy (leased from Air Phoenix International) at Jandakot Airport - Tue 3 December 2013.
VH-JWP Beech 58 Baron (MSN TH-1245) of Thunderbird Aviation Academy (leased from Air Phoenix International) at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013.
Built in 1981, ex N3861M, ZK-SPE.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-SQC Beech 58 Baron (MSN TH-1213) of Thunderbird Aviation Academy (Jetfield Nominees Pty Ltd), leased from Air Phoenix International, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013
VH-SQC Beech 58 Baron (MSN TH-1213) of Thunderbird Aviation Academy (Jetfield Nominees Pty Ltd), leased from Air Phoenix International, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013
Formerly operated by Singapore Flying College.
Built in 1981, ex N5899Y, N333MB, N333MV, VH-HSD.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-SQF Beech 58 Baron (MSN TH-1560) of Air Phoenix International, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013
VH-SQF Beech 58 Baron (MSN TH-1560) of Air Phoenix International, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013
Though still registered at the time of this photo, this aircraft is obviously withdrawn from use and has been stripped of spare parts. It is lying next to the Thunderbird Aviation Academy hangar.
Formerly operated by Singapore Flying College – it still has their logo on the rear fuselage, though it was sold to Air Phoenix International in December 2010.
Built in 1981, ex N1563F, 9V-FCK.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-FPI Piper PA-44-180 Seminole (MSN 44-7995204) owned by Turbo Aero Maintenance Pty Ltd, at Jandakot Airport - Tue 3 December 2013.
VH-FPI Piper PA-44-180 Seminole (MSN 44-7995204) owned by Turbo Aero Maintenance Pty Ltd, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013.
Parked outside Jandakot Flight Centre. Turbo Aero Maintenance is based at Moorabbin Airport, Victoria.
Built in 1979, ex N2195K.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-JBG Piper PA-44-180 Seminole (MSN 44-7995121) owned by Thunderbird Aviation Academy (Jetfield Nominees Pty Ltd) at Jandakot Airport - Tue 3 December 2013.
VH-JBG Piper PA-44-180 Seminole (MSN 44-7995121) owned by Thunderbird Aviation Academy (Jetfield Nominees Pty Ltd) at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013.
Built in 1978, ex N2157C.
This aircraft was formerly owned by The Aeroplane Company. The Aeroplane Company was based at Jandakot Airport and was established in 1997, providing flight training, aircraft charter, joy flights and aerial work. VH-JBG was registered to The Aeroplane Company in 2007, but the company ceased operations and was placed under administration on 2 December 2010.
The aircraft was then registered to Jetfield Nominees Pty Ltd on 16 September 2011, as they acquired most of the assets of The Aeroplane Company, forming Thunderbird Aviation Academy. However, this aircraft has remained parked next to their hangar.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-HCK Cessna 340 (MSN 3400021) owned by Jandakot Flight Centre at Jandakot Airport - Tue 3 December 2013.
VH-HCK Cessna 340 (MSN 3400021) owned by Jandakot Flight Centre at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013.
Built in 1972, ex N5088Q, ZS-ILZ, ZS-WYK, N29EX.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-NMS Eagle X-TS 150 (MSN 015), owned by Jandakot Flight Centre, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013
VH-NMS Eagle X-TS 150 (MSN 015), owned by Jandakot Flight Centre, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013
Built in 1998 and first registered on 20 April 1998. This aircraft has been parked at Jandakot for some time, with propeller removed, so it may have been withdrawn from use.
The Eagle X-TS was conceived by Western Australian inventors Neil Graham and his father Deryck Graham. Graham Swannell and John Roncz were then engaged to design the aircraft. The single-seat prototype Eagle X-P1 was a taildragger based on the Rutan Quickie and first flown in 1984. The Eagle X-TS (Two Seat) had tricycle gear and first flew in 1988, and this was later produced and marketed as the Eagle 150.
Eagle Aircraft entered liquidation in 1989 and development slowed, so the aircraft was not certified until 1993.
Eagle Aircraft was then purchased by a Malaysian company and production was moved from Fremantle to Malaysia in 1999, where the type was produced by Composites Technology Research Malaysia (CTRM).
Photo © David Eyre
VH-WGT Shorts SC-7 Series 3M-100 Skyvan (MSN SH.1960) of Fugro Airborne Surveys Pty Ltd, leased from CGG Aviation (Australia) Pty Ltd at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013
VH-WGT Shorts SC-7 Series 3M-100 Skyvan (MSN SH.1960) of Fugro Airborne Surveys Pty Ltd, leased from CGG Aviation (Australia) Pty Ltd at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013
This aircraft was previously extensively modified for geophysical survey work, and it had an electromagnetic loop, nose and tail booms, tail magnetometer, and towed receiver – see photos taken on 15 September 2012 by Keith Anderson. All of this equipment has now been removed, so perhaps it is to be sold?
This aircraft was built in 1978 and test flown as UK Class B registration G-14-128. It was then registered to Short Brothers Ltd as G-BFUJ, and appeared at the 1978 Farnborough Air Show.
It was delivered to the Lesotho Police in January 1979 and registered 7P-AAC, but was reregistered a few days later as PMU-2 and delivered to the Lesotho Police Mobile Unit (hence the serial PMU-2) on 7 February 1979.
Ten years later on 7 February 1989, it was sold to GAS General Aviation Services as N982GA, based in South Africa.
In October 1989, it was registered ZS-MJS to Skyvan Services and operated by Executive Aerospace Ltd in South Africa.
It was delivered to Perth Airport as ZS-MJS in 1996, and soon flown to Jandakot for extensive modifications to survey configuration. It was registered on 12 December 1996 as VH-WGT to World Geoscience Corporation Ltd, which was taken over by Fugro Airborne Surveys Pty Ltd in 2000.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-YDF / 4269 / 591 Boeing B75N1 (N2S-3) Stearman (MSN 75-2599B) owned by Julian Walter, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013
VH-YDF / 4269 / 591 Boeing B75N1 (N2S-3) Stearman (MSN 75-2599B) owned by Julian Walter, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013
Built in 1941, ex BuNo.4269, N3188, N59127, (VH-JDF not taken up).
Photo © David Eyre
VH-NGX Swearingen SA226TC Metro II (MSN TC-287 / 254) of Casair, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013.
VH-NGX Swearingen SA226TC Metro II (MSN TC-287 / 254) of Casair, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013.
Arriving at 15:14 on a FIFO flight from Meekatharra.
Built in March 1979. Ex N5657M, VH-BPG, ZK-SWO, N5657M, VH-WGV.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-WGX Swearingen SA-226TC Metro II (MSN TC-312) of Casair at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013
VH-WGX Swearingen SA-226TC Metro II (MSN TC-312) of Casair at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013
This aircraft seems to be withdrawn from use and is being stripped of parts. Its last known flight was on 1 November 2012 from Karratha to Jandakot.
This aircraft was built in September 1979, and registered N1015B. In October 1979, it was delivered to Stillwell Aviation in Australia.
On 20 March 1980, it was registered as VH-WGX, and over subsequent years, it served with Williams Airlines, Inter-City Airlines, Air Queensland, Bush Pilots Airways, Kendell Airlines, Robert Halpin, Avtex Air Services.
It was registered to Casair on 21 June 2006.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-KGX Swearingen SA226-TC Metro II (MSN TC-326) of Casair at Jandakot Airport - Tue 3 December 2013.
VH-KGX Swearingen SA226TC Metro II (MSN TC-326) of Casair at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013.
This aircraft was built in December 1979, and registered N1007G.
On 30 May 1980, it was registered VH-KDQ to Kendell Airlines. It was sold to Jetcraft in 1995 and reregistered as VH-UUK on 18 October 1995. On 15 January 1997, it was reregistered VH-KGX to AJG Pty Ltd, was operated for a time by Fitzroy Aviation Queensland.
It was registered to Casair (Complete Aviation Services) on 14 August 2000.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-LEY Eurocopter AS350B2 Squirrel (MSN 1686), owned by Rotorco Pty Ltd of Albany Creek, QLD, at Jandakot Airport, Tue 3 December 2013.
VH-LEY Eurocopter AS350B2 Squirrel (MSN 1686), owned by Rotorco Pty Ltd of Albany Creek, QLD, at Jandakot Airport, Tue 3 December 2013.
Built in 1983, ex F-WZFL, JA9353, C-FUWW.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-YUQ / FIREBIRD623 Eurocopter AS355F-1 Twin Squirrel (MSN 5057) owned by McDermott Aviation, on lease to the WA Department of Fire and Emergency Services, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013
VH-YUQ / FIREBIRD623 Eurocopter AS355F-1 Twin Squirrel (MSN 5057) owned by McDermott Aviation, on lease to the WA Department of Fire and Emergency Services, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013
The FIREBIRD aerial command and control helicopters coordinate firefighting operations. VH-YUQ has been used in this role in other States of Australia in the past.
Built in 1981, ex N281AP, N117LB.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-TYG Cessna 210M Centurion II (MSN 21061893) owned by King Leopold Air, at Jandakot Airport - Tue 3 December 2013.
VH-TYG Cessna 210M Centurion II (MSN 21061893) owned by King Leopold Air, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013.
King Leopold Air is headquartered at Broome, with other bases at Derby and Cape Leveque. It started operations in 1992, based on a pastoral station near the King Leopold Ranges.
The company provides scenic flights and aircraft charter – including photography, air tours, freight flights, mining and pearl farm support, flights to Aboriginal communities, etc.
Built in 1974, ex (N732YZ not taken up), N1694C.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-BBN Cessna 210L Centurion II (MSN 21060311) owned by King Leopold Air, at Jandakot Airport - Tue 3 December 2013.
VH-BBN Cessna 210L Centurion II (MSN 21060311) owned by King Leopold Air, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013.
Engine cover removed for maintenance.
King Leopold Air is headquartered at Broome, with other bases at Derby and Cape Leveque. It started operations in 1992, based on a pastoral station near the King Leopold Ranges.
The company provides scenic flights and aircraft charter – including photography, air tours, freight flights, mining and pearl farm support, flights to Aboriginal communities, etc.
Built in 1974, ex (N93202 not taken up).
Photo © David Eyre
VH-JMU Pilatus PC-12/45 (MSN 445) owned by Aviation Partners Pty Ltd, Chatswood NSW, (leased from CNR Group Holdings Pte Ltd, Singapore) at Jandakot Airport - Tue 3 December 2013.
VH-JMU Pilatus PC-12/45 (MSN 445) owned by Aviation Partners Pty Ltd, Chatswood NSW, (leased from CNR Group Holdings Pte Ltd, Singapore) at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013.
Built in 2004, ex HB-FSC, VT-TSA, HB-FPN. Based at Jandakot.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-OWP Pilatus PC-12/47E (MSN 1032) owned by Royal Flying Doctor Service (Western Operations) at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013
VH-OWP Pilatus PC-12/47E (MSN 1032) owned by Royal Flying Doctor Service (Western Operations) at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013
Built in 2008, ex HB-FQL.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-LKV / SPOTTER647 American Champion 8GCBC Scout (MSN 529-2010) owned by the Department of Parks and Wildlife, at Jandakot Airport - Tue 3 December 2013.
VH-LKV / SPOTTER647 American Champion 8GCBC Scout (MSN 529-2010) owned by the Department of Parks and Wildlife, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013.
Built in 2010. The Department of Parks and Wildlife uses a fleet of American Champion 8GCBC Scout aircraft as fire spotter aircraft for forest patrols in the south-west of WA. They are based at Jandakot, Bunbury, Dwellingup and Manjimup, and fly across areas set each day according to the forecast fire weather conditions. The aircraft fly more hours during the hotter months (around 3,500 hours) due to the increased fire risk. They also supervise waterbombing operations in the south-west, relaying information to fire controllers regarding the fire’s behaviour to assist in firefighting and ensuring the safety of fire crews.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-YHG Piper PA-32-301FT 6X (MSN 3232028) owned by Alexander Pearse, Mingenew, WA, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013
VH-YHG Piper PA-32-301FT 6X (MSN 3232028) owned by Alexander Pearse, Mingenew, WA, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013
After the USA passed the General Aviation Revitalization Act in 1994, production of the retractable-gear Piper PA-32R Saratoga resumed in 1995. A fixed-gear version of the PA-32 was re-introduced in 2003 as the Piper 6X and the turbocharged 6XT. Sales did not meet expectations and production ceased in late 2007.
Built in 2004, ex N30983, N3105Q.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-XSQ Bell 427 (MSN 56010) owned by Heliwest Leasing Pty Ltd, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013
VH-XSQ Bell 427 (MSN 56010) owned by Heliwest Leasing Pty Ltd, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013
This helicopter was registered in October 2012.
Built in 2000, ex C-GFQS, N427ME, C-FWLS, N19122, N776BC, N375JC, N378JC.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-XSQ Bell 427 (MSN 56010) owned by Heliwest Leasing Pty Ltd, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013
VH-XSQ Bell 427 (MSN 56010) owned by Heliwest Leasing Pty Ltd, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013
This helicopter was registered in October 2012.
Built in 2000, ex C-GFQS, N427ME, C-FWLS, N19122, N776BC, N375JC, N378JC.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-KMB Dean-Wilson DW200 Whitney Boomerang (MSN B0003) of Minovation Pty Ltd at Jandakot Airport - Tue 3 December 2013.
VH-KMB Dean-Wilson DW200 Whitney Boomerang (MSN B0003) of Minovation Pty Ltd at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013.
Minovation was a launch customer for this Australian-designed trainer, which was based on the Piper Tomahawk. The aircraft were produced by Dean Wilson Aviation at Kingaroy Airport, Queensland, between 2007 and 2011, when the company was placed into receivership.
VH-KMB was the first Boomerang delivered. The registration KMB stands for Karl and Min’s Boomerang – the owners of Minovation flying school.
Built in 2007 and registered VH-KMB on 18 December 2007. Delivered 2 January 2008.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-DZK Cessna 172RG Cutlass RG (MSN 172RG0335) operated by International Aviation Academy of Australia (IAAA), owned by Jandakot Flight Centre, at Jandakot Airport - Tue 3 December 2013.
VH-DZK Cessna 172RG Cutlass RG (MSN 172RG0335) operated by International Aviation Academy of Australia (IAAA), owned by Jandakot Flight Centre, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013.
Built in 1980, ex N4600V, VH-JHI, VH-ECU.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-BEZ Cessna 172N Skyhawk II (MSN 17268583) owned by Air Australia International, at Jandakot Airport - Tue 3 December 2013.
VH-BEZ Cessna 172N Skyhawk II (MSN 17268583) owned by Air Australia International, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013.
Built in 1977, ex (N733VM not taken up), N1900C.
Air Australia International is based at Jandakot Airport, offering flight training, aircraft hire and charter services.
Photo © David Eyre
PK-AZE Airbus A320-216 (sharklets) (MSN 5098) of Indonesia AirAsia at Perth Airport – Tue 3 December 2013.
PK-AZE Airbus A320-216 (sharklets) (MSN 5098) of Indonesia AirAsia at Perth Airport – Tue 3 December 2013.
After using its older A320s on Denpasar/Perth services for the past few years, Indonesia Air Asia finally started sending its newest A320s, equipped with ‘sharklet’ winglets. PK-AZE made its first visit to Perth on 22 October 2013. It is fairly new, having been delivered to the airline on 19 July 2013.
It is seen here during pushback and engine start at 10:17 as QZ8419 departing to Denpasar (Bali).
Photo © Wilson
VH-RAM Dassault Falcon 2000EX (MSN 162) of Ramsay Aircharter Pty Ltd (leased from Bank of America), at Perth Airport, Sun 1 December 2013.
VH-RAM Dassault Falcon 2000EX (MSN 162) of Ramsay Aircharter Pty Ltd (leased from Bank of America), at Perth Airport, Sun 1 December 2013.
Built in 2009, ex F-WWMB, N162NS.
Photo © Wilson.

2 thoughts on “December 2013

  • July 23, 2015 at 3:27 pm
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    Hi David and others
    I just had a slow scroll thru your photos of Dec 2013.
    Great stuff…always interesting.
    I was puzzled by one entry…copied here….

    “VH-VFN Airbus A320-232 (MSN 5566) of Jetstar (leased from BOC Aviation Corp) – special “Celebrating 100 aircraft and over 100 million passengers” livery at Perth Airport – Fri 27 December 2013.”

    “100 million passengers” ??? that is a lot of people!

    By the way…that sad & lonely looking Socata Trinidad HS-PTY at Jandakot….faded paint & flat tyres…..is it still there? Caught my interest as it is sort-of related to my SUD GY80 Horizon. Apparently they don’t perform as good as they look. Seems such a waste….maybe the owner (in Thailand?) has died?
    Allan

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    • July 23, 2015 at 6:39 pm
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      Hi Allan,
      Jetstar celebrated 100 million passengers in October 2012

      Trinidad HS-PTY is still sitting at Jandakot, slowly deteriorating. I don’t know the circumstances around it being stored in the open at Jandakot, but I agree that it is a waste. It was originally registered on the Thai register to an owner in Seletar (Singapore) and was sold in 1997 to Kamthorn Aunhirunskul but stayed at Seletar for the next couple of years. It arrived at Jandakot in 2003, and was stored in the open. Its registration was cancelled from the Thai aircraft register in 2006.

      Regards,
      David

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