March 2014

NOTE: Photos and a list of aircraft related to the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 are located in a separate, dedicated section under Aircraft Photos.
Other aircraft photos from March 2014 are located here.

PK-GNE Boeing 737-8U3 (MSN 39936/4800) of Garuda Indonesia, at Perth Airport – Mon 31 March 2014. Photo © Wilson
PK-GNE Boeing 737-8U3 (MSN 39936/4800) of Garuda Indonesia, at Perth Airport – Mon 31 March 2014.
This brand new 737 made its first visit to Perth today, when it arrived at 12:53am as GA728 from Denpasar (Bali). As Bali has Nyepi (Day of Silence) holiday on 31 March 2014, the aircraft remained at Perth (as seen here parked on the Terminal 2 apron) until 1 April 2014 when it returned to Denpasar as flight GA727. The aircraft made its first flight on 10 February 2014, and was delivered to Garuda on 21-23 February 2014.
Photo © Wilson
N888GX Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global Express XRS (MSN 9248) of Remorex Pty Ltd at Perth Airport – Mon 31 March 2014. Photo © Wilson
N888GX Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global Express XRS (MSN 9248) of Remorex Pty Ltd at Perth Airport – Mon 31 March 2014.
Remorex Pty Ltd is a company under Australian Capital Equities, run by millionaire Kerry Stokes.
N888GX is seen parked on Terminal 2 apron 18:27, being refuelled for departure.
Photo © Wilson
A23-047 (MSN 547) & A23-008 (MSN 508) & A23-054 (MSN 554) Pilatus PC-9/A of the RAAF, 2 Flying Training School (2FTS), at RAAF Pearce – Sun 30 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
A23-047 (MSN 547) & A23-008 (MSN 508) & A23-054 (MSN 554) Pilatus PC-9/A of the RAAF, 2 Flying Training School (2FTS), at RAAF Pearce – Sun 30 March 2014.
Formation takeoff from runway 36R, for a cross country flight.
Photo © David Eyre
A39-003 Airbus KC-30A (A330-200MRTT) (MSN 969) of RAAF, 33 Sqn, based at Amberley, QLD, at Perth Airport – Fri 28 March 2014. Photo © Steve Jaksic
A39-003 Airbus KC-30A (A330-200MRTT) (MSN 969) of RAAF, 33 Sqn, based at Amberley, QLD, at Perth Airport – Fri 28 March 2014.
‘DRAGON 14’ landing on runway 03 at 13:52, arriving from Amberley via Sydney, Canberra and Adelaide on a training flight. It departed the next day to Adelaide and Sydney.
Photo © Steve Jaksic
A39-003 Airbus KC-30A (A330-200MRTT) (MSN 969) of RAAF, 33 Sqn, based at Amberley, QLD, at Perth Airport – Fri 28 March 2014. Photo © Steve Jaksic
A39-003 Airbus KC-30A (A330-200MRTT) (MSN 969) of RAAF, 33 Sqn, based at Amberley, QLD, at Perth Airport – Fri 28 March 2014.
‘DRAGON 14’ landing on runway 03 at 13:52, arriving from Amberley via Sydney, Canberra and Adelaide on a training flight. It departed the next day to Adelaide and Sydney.
Photo © Steve Jaksic
A39-003 Airbus KC-30A (A330-200MRTT) (MSN 969) of RAAF, 33 Sqn, based at Amberley, QLD, at Perth Airport – Fri 28 March 2014. Photo © Steve Jaksic
A39-003 Airbus KC-30A (A330-200MRTT) (MSN 969) of RAAF, 33 Sqn, based at Amberley, QLD, at Perth Airport – Fri 28 March 2014.
‘DRAGON 14’ landing on runway 03 at 13:52, arriving from Amberley via Sydney, Canberra and Adelaide on a training flight. It departed the next day to Adelaide and Sydney.
Photo © Steve Jaksic
ZK-OKB Boeing 777-219ER (MSN 34376/537) of Air New Zealand, at Perth Airport– Fri 28 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
ZK-OKB Boeing 777-219ER (MSN 34376/537) of Air New Zealand, at Perth Airport– Fri 28 March 2014.
Flight NZ175 from Auckland, on final approach to runway 21 at 16:19.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-LKH Beech 200 King Air (MSN BB-612) of Star Aviation, at Perth Airport – Fri 28 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-LKH Beech 200 King Air (MSN BB-612) of Star Aviation, at Perth Airport – Fri 28 March 2014.
Leased from Formula Aviation. Seen here on final approach to runway 21 at 16:57.
Built 1980, ex N506GT, VH-EDX, N560GE.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-LKH Beech 200 King Air (MSN BB-612) of Star Aviation, at Perth Airport – Fri 28 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-LKH Beech 200 King Air (MSN BB-612) of Star Aviation, at Perth Airport – Fri 28 March 2014.
Leased from Formula Aviation. Seen here on final approach to runway 21 at 16:57.
Built 1980, ex N506GT, VH-EDX, N560GE.
Photo © David Eyre
A27-15 BAE Systems Hawk 127 (MSN DT15) of RAAF, 79 Squadron at RAAF Pearce – Thu 27 March 2014. Photo © Keith Anderson
A27-15 BAE Systems Hawk 127 (MSN DT15) of RAAF, 79 Squadron at RAAF Pearce – Thu 27 March 2014.
Built in UK by BAE. First flight 23.5.2001 as ZJ643. Delivered to Australia 26.9.2001. Seen here on final approach to runway 18L.
Photo © Keith Anderson
A27-15 BAE Systems Hawk 127 (MSN DT15) of RAAF, 79 Squadron at RAAF Pearce – Thu 27 March 2014. Photo © Keith Anderson
A27-15 BAE Systems Hawk 127 (MSN DT15) of RAAF, 79 Squadron at RAAF Pearce – Thu 27 March 2014.
Built in UK by BAE. First flight 23.5.2001 as ZJ643. Delivered to Australia 26.9.2001. Seen here on final approach to runway 18L.
Photo © Keith Anderson
A27-30 BAE Systems Hawk 127 (MSN DT30) of RAAF, 79 Squadron at RAAF Pearce – Thu 27 March 2014. Photo © Keith Anderson
A27-30 BAE Systems Hawk 127 (MSN DT30) of RAAF, 79 Squadron at RAAF Pearce – Thu 27 March 2014.
On final approach to runway 18L.
Photo © Keith Anderson
A27-32 BAE Systems Hawk 127 (MSN DT32) of RAAF, 79 Squadron at RAAF Pearce – Thu 27 March 2014. Photo © Keith Anderson
A27-32 BAE Systems Hawk 127 (MSN DT32) of RAAF, 79 Squadron at RAAF Pearce – Thu 27 March 2014.
Turning onto final approach to runway 18L.
Photo © Keith Anderson
PK-GMH Boeing 737-8U3 (MSN 30142/3213) of Garuda Indonesia, in SkyTeam livery, at Perth Airport – Wed 26 March 2014. Photo © Wilson
PK-GMH Boeing 737-8U3 (MSN 30142/3213) of Garuda Indonesia, in SkyTeam livery, at Perth Airport – Wed 26 March 2014.
This Boeing 737 was repainted in SkyTeam livery in late February 2014, and entered service by 1 March. Garuda became the 20th airline to formally join the SkyTeam airline alliance on 5 March 2014, and PK-GMH made its first visit in this livery that same day (see photos on 5 March 2014). Flight GA727 to Denpasar, Bali, is seen here parked at Bay 52 at 06:41, preparing for departure.
Photo © Wilson
9101 (MSN 109) & 9108 (MSN 116) Pilatus PC-21 of the Republic of Singapore Air Force, 130 “Eagle” Sqn, at RAAF Pearce – Wed 26 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
9101 (MSN 109) & 9108 (MSN 116) Pilatus PC-21 of the Republic of Singapore Air Force, 130 “Eagle” Sqn, at RAAF Pearce – Wed 26 March 2014.
9101 is on final approach to runway 18R. 9101 was the RSAF’s first PC-21 and it made its first flight on 21 January 2008, and also has a civil callsign of 9V-YYA. 9108 has a civil callsign of 9V-YYH.
Photo © David Eyre
9101 Pilatus PC-21 (MSN 109) of the Republic of Singapore Air Force, 130 “Eagle” Sqn, at RAAF Pearce – Wed 26 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
9101 Pilatus PC-21 (MSN 109) of the Republic of Singapore Air Force, 130 “Eagle” Sqn, at RAAF Pearce – Wed 26 March 2014.
Turning onto final approach to runway 18R. 9101 was the RSAF’s first PC-21 and it made its first flight on 21 January 2008. It also has a civil callsign of 9V-YYA. The RSAF PC-21s are based at RAAF Pearce, where the RSAF has undertaken flight training for over 20 years.
Photo © David Eyre
9101 Pilatus PC-21 (MSN 109) of the Republic of Singapore Air Force, 130 “Eagle” Sqn, at RAAF Pearce – Wed 26 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
9101 Pilatus PC-21 (MSN 109) of the Republic of Singapore Air Force, 130 “Eagle” Sqn, at RAAF Pearce – Wed 26 March 2014.
Turning onto final approach to runway 18R. 9101 was the RSAF’s first PC-21 and it made its first flight on 21 January 2008. It also has a civil callsign of 9V-YYA. The RSAF PC-21s are based at RAAF Pearce, where the RSAF has undertaken flight training for over 20 years.
Photo © David Eyre
9104 Pilatus PC-21 (MSN 112) of the Republic of Singapore Air Force, 130 “Eagle” Sqn, at RAAF Pearce – Wed 26 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
9104 Pilatus PC-21 (MSN 112) of the Republic of Singapore Air Force, 130 “Eagle” Sqn, at RAAF Pearce – Wed 26 March 2014.
On final approach to runway 18R. Civil callsign 9V-YYD.
Photo © David Eyre
9104 Pilatus PC-21 (MSN 112) of the Republic of Singapore Air Force, 130 “Eagle” Sqn, at RAAF Pearce – Wed 26 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
9104 Pilatus PC-21 (MSN 112) of the Republic of Singapore Air Force, 130 “Eagle” Sqn, at RAAF Pearce – Wed 26 March 2014.
On final approach to runway 18R. Civil callsign of 9V-YYD.
Photo © David Eyre
9104 Pilatus PC-21 (MSN 112) of the Republic of Singapore Air Force, 130 “Eagle” Sqn, at RAAF Pearce – Wed 26 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
9104 Pilatus PC-21 (MSN 112) of the Republic of Singapore Air Force, 130 “Eagle” Sqn, at RAAF Pearce – Wed 26 March 2014.
Turning onto final approach to runway 18R. Civil callsign of 9V-YYD.
Photo © David Eyre
9104 Pilatus PC-21 (MSN 112) of the Republic of Singapore Air Force, 130 “Eagle” Sqn, at RAAF Pearce – Wed 26 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
9104 Pilatus PC-21 (MSN 112) of the Republic of Singapore Air Force, 130 “Eagle” Sqn, at RAAF Pearce – Wed 26 March 2014.
Turning onto final approach to runway 18R. Civil callsign of 9V-YYD.
Photo © David Eyre
9107 Pilatus PC-21 (MSN 115, civil reg 9V-YYG) of the Republic of Singapore Air Force, 130 “Eagle” Sqn, at RAAF Pearce – Wed 26 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
9107 Pilatus PC-21 (MSN 115, civil reg 9V-YYG) of the Republic of Singapore Air Force, 130 “Eagle” Sqn, at RAAF Pearce – Wed 26 March 2014.
On final approach to runway 18R. Civil callsign of 9V-YYG.
Photo © David Eyre
9107 Pilatus PC-21 (MSN 115, civil reg 9V-YYG) of the Republic of Singapore Air Force, 130 “Eagle” Sqn, at RAAF Pearce – Wed 26 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
9107 Pilatus PC-21 (MSN 115, civil reg 9V-YYG) of the Republic of Singapore Air Force, 130 “Eagle” Sqn, at RAAF Pearce – Wed 26 March 2014.
Turning onto final approach to runway 18R. Civil callsign of 9V-YYG.
Photo © David Eyre
9110 Pilatus PC-21 (MSN 118) of the Republic of Singapore Air Force, 130 “Eagle” Sqn, at RAAF Pearce – Wed 26 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
9110 Pilatus PC-21 (MSN 118) of the Republic of Singapore Air Force, 130 “Eagle” Sqn, at RAAF Pearce – Wed 26 March 2014.
On final approach to runway 18R. Civil callsign of 9V-YYJ.
Photo © David Eyre
9110 Pilatus PC-21 (MSN 118) of the Republic of Singapore Air Force, 130 “Eagle” Sqn, at RAAF Pearce – Wed 26 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
9110 Pilatus PC-21 (MSN 118) of the Republic of Singapore Air Force, 130 “Eagle” Sqn, at RAAF Pearce – Wed 26 March 2014.
On final approach to runway 18R. Civil callsign of 9V-YYJ.
Photo © David Eyre
9111 Pilatus PC-21 (MSN 119) of the Republic of Singapore Air Force, 130 "Eagle" Sqn, at RAAF Pearce - Tue 25 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
9111 Pilatus PC-21 (MSN 119) of the Republic of Singapore Air Force, 130 “Eagle” Sqn, at RAAF Pearce – Tue 25 March 2014.
On final approach to runway 18R. Civil callsign of 9V-YYK. The RSAF PC-21s are based at RAAF Pearce, where the RSAF has undertaken flight training for over 20 years.
Photo © David Eyre
9111 Pilatus PC-21 (MSN 119) of the Republic of Singapore Air Force, 130 “Eagle” Sqn, at RAAF Pearce – Wed 26 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
9111 Pilatus PC-21 (MSN 119) of the Republic of Singapore Air Force, 130 “Eagle” Sqn, at RAAF Pearce – Wed 26 March 2014.
On final approach to runway 18R. Civil callsign of 9V-YYK.
Photo © David Eyre
9112 Pilatus PC-21 (MSN 120) of the Republic of Singapore Air Force, 130 “Eagle” Sqn, at RAAF Pearce – Wed 26 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
9112 Pilatus PC-21 (MSN 120) of the Republic of Singapore Air Force, 130 “Eagle” Sqn, at RAAF Pearce – Wed 26 March 2014.
On final approach to runway 18R. Civil callsign of 9V-YYL.
Photo © David Eyre
9112 Pilatus PC-21 (MSN 120) of the Republic of Singapore Air Force, 130 “Eagle” Sqn, at RAAF Pearce – Wed 26 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
9112 Pilatus PC-21 (MSN 120) of the Republic of Singapore Air Force, 130 “Eagle” Sqn, at RAAF Pearce – Wed 26 March 2014.
On final approach to runway 18R. Civil callsign of 9V-YYL.
Photo © David Eyre
9118 Pilatus PC-21 (MSN 126) of the Republic of Singapore Air Force, 130 “Eagle” Sqn, at RAAF Pearce – Wed 26 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
9118 Pilatus PC-21 (MSN 126) of the Republic of Singapore Air Force, 130 “Eagle” Sqn, at RAAF Pearce – Wed 26 March 2014.
On final approach to runway 18R. Civil callsign of 9V-YYR.
Photo © David Eyre
A23-003 Pilatus PC-9/A (MSN 503) of the RAAF, 2 Flying Training School (2FTS), at RAAF Pearce – Wed 26 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
A23-003 Pilatus PC-9/A (MSN 503) of the RAAF, 2 Flying Training School (2FTS), at RAAF Pearce – Wed 26 March 2014.
Turning onto final approach to runway 18R.
Photo © David Eyre
A23-015 Pilatus PC-9/A (MSN 515) of the RAAF, 2 Flying Training School (2FTS), at RAAF Pearce – Wed 26 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
A23-015 Pilatus PC-9/A (MSN 515) of the RAAF, 2 Flying Training School (2FTS), at RAAF Pearce – Wed 26 March 2014.
On final approach to runway 18R.
Photo © David Eyre
A23-019 Pilatus PC-9/A (MSN 519) of the RAAF, 2 Flying Training School (2FTS), at RAAF Pearce – Wed 26 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
A23-019 Pilatus PC-9/A (MSN 519) of the RAAF, 2 Flying Training School (2FTS), at RAAF Pearce – Wed 26 March 2014.
Turning onto final approach to runway 18R.
Photo © David Eyre
A23-019 Pilatus PC-9/A (MSN 519) of the RAAF, 2 Flying Training School (2FTS), at RAAF Pearce – Wed 26 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
A23-019 Pilatus PC-9/A (MSN 519) of the RAAF, 2 Flying Training School (2FTS), at RAAF Pearce – Wed 26 March 2014.
On final approach to runway 18R.
Photo © David Eyre
A23-021 Pilatus PC-9/A (MSN 521) of the RAAF, 2 Flying Training School (2FTS), at RAAF Pearce – Wed 26 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
A23-021 Pilatus PC-9/A (MSN 521) of the RAAF, 2 Flying Training School (2FTS), at RAAF Pearce – Wed 26 March 2014.
Turning onto final approach to runway 18R.
Photo © David Eyre
A23-025 Pilatus PC-9/A (MSN 525) of the RAAF, 2 Flying Training School (2FTS), at RAAF Pearce – Wed 26 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
A23-025 Pilatus PC-9/A (MSN 525) of the RAAF, 2 Flying Training School (2FTS), at RAAF Pearce – Wed 26 March 2014.
Turning onto final approach to runway 18R.
Photo © David Eyre
A23-047 Pilatus PC-9/A (MSN 547) of the RAAF, 2 Flying Training School (2FTS), at RAAF Pearce – Wed 26 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
A23-047 Pilatus PC-9/A (MSN 547) of the RAAF, 2 Flying Training School (2FTS), at RAAF Pearce – Wed 26 March 2014.
Turning onto final approach to runway 18R.
Photo © David Eyre
A23-056 Pilatus PC-9/A (MSN 556) of the RAAF, 2 Flying Training School (2FTS), at RAAF Pearce – Wed 26 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
A23-056 Pilatus PC-9/A (MSN 556) of the RAAF, 2 Flying Training School (2FTS), at RAAF Pearce – Wed 26 March 2014.
On final approach to runway 18R.
Photo © David Eyre
B-8196 Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global Express XRS (MSN 9412) of ZYB Lily Jet at Perth Airport – Wed 26 March 2014. Photo © Wilson
B-8196 Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global Express XRS (MSN 9412) of ZYB Lily Jet at Perth Airport – Wed 26 March 2014.
Arrived at 19:45 from Sanya, Hainan (China) as flight MZT9601, and seen here parked in the GA area at 11:33pm. Returned to Sanya on 30 March 2014 as flight MZT9602. Built in 2010, ex C-GFKQ.
Photo © Wilson
166375 / 375 Gulfstream Aerospace C-37A (G-V) (MSN 657) of US Navy, Fleet Logistics Support Wing Detachment, based at Hickam Air Force Base, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA at Perth Airport – Wed 26 March 2014. Photo © Wilson
166375 / 375 Gulfstream Aerospace C-37A (G-V) (MSN 657) of US Navy, Fleet Logistics Support Wing Detachment, based at Hickam Air Force Base, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA at Perth Airport – Wed 26 March 2014.
Arrived the previous morning 25 March 2014 at 08:28 using callsign “NAVY 375”, arriving from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, with the US Pacific Fleet Commander, Admiral Harry Harris, aboard to attend the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium Seminar 2014 at Crown Resort, Burswood. 166375 is seen here parked in the GA area late on 26 March 2014. The Symposium is a biennial event to increase maritime cooperation among the countries in and around the Indian Ocean region, and was attended by the heads of various navies from the Indian Ocean Region and as well as Australia’s Minister for Defence, David Johnston, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Julie Bishop, and Australia’s Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, RAN. 166375 was built in 2002, ex N587GA.
Photo © Wilson
166375 / 375 Gulfstream Aerospace C-37A (G-V) (MSN 657) of US Navy, Fleet Logistics Support Wing Detachment, based at Hickam Air Force Base, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA at Perth Airport – Tue 25 March 2014. Photo © Steve Jaksic
166375 / 375 Gulfstream Aerospace C-37A (G-V) (MSN 657) of US Navy, Fleet Logistics Support Wing Detachment, based at Hickam Air Force Base, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA at Perth Airport – Tue 25 March 2014.
Landing on runway 03 at 08:28 using callsign “NAVY 375”, arriving from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, with the US Pacific Fleet Commander, Admiral Harry Harris, aboard to attend the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium Seminar 2014 at Crown Resort, Burswood. The Symposium is a biennial event to increase maritime cooperation among the countries in and around the Indian Ocean region, and was attended by the heads of various navies from the Indian Ocean Region and as well as Australia’s Minister for Defence, David Johnston, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Julie Bishop, and Australia’s Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, RAN. 166375 was built in 2002, ex N587GA.
Photo © Steve Jaksic
166375 / 375 Gulfstream Aerospace C-37A (G-V) (MSN 657) of US Navy, Fleet Logistics Support Wing Detachment, based at Hickam Air Force Base, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA at Perth Airport – Tue 25 March 2014. Photo © Steve Jaksic
166375 / 375 Gulfstream Aerospace C-37A (G-V) (MSN 657) of US Navy, Fleet Logistics Support Wing Detachment, based at Hickam Air Force Base, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA at Perth Airport – Tue 25 March 2014.
Landing on runway 03 at 08:28 using callsign “NAVY 375”, arriving from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, with the US Pacific Fleet Commander, Admiral Harry Harris, aboard to attend the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium Seminar 2014 at Crown Resort, Burswood. The Symposium is a biennial event to increase maritime cooperation among the countries in and around the Indian Ocean region, and was attended by the heads of various navies from the Indian Ocean Region and as well as Australia’s Minister for Defence, David Johnston, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Julie Bishop, and Australia’s Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, RAN. 166375 was built in 2002, ex N587GA.
Photo © Steve Jaksic
166375 / 375 Gulfstream Aerospace C-37A (G-V) (MSN 657) of US Navy, Fleet Logistics Support Wing Detachment, based at Hickam Air Force Base, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA at Perth Airport – Tue 25 March 2014. Photo © Steve Jaksic
166375 / 375 Gulfstream Aerospace C-37A (G-V) (MSN 657) of US Navy, Fleet Logistics Support Wing Detachment, based at Hickam Air Force Base, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA at Perth Airport – Tue 25 March 2014.
Landing on runway 03 at 08:28 using callsign “NAVY 375”, arriving from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, with the US Pacific Fleet Commander, Admiral Harry Harris, aboard to attend the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium Seminar 2014 at Crown Resort, Burswood. The Symposium is a biennial event to increase maritime cooperation among the countries in and around the Indian Ocean region, and was attended by the heads of various navies from the Indian Ocean Region and as well as Australia’s Minister for Defence, David Johnston, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Julie Bishop, and Australia’s Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, RAN. 166375 was built in 2002, ex N587GA.
Photo © Steve Jaksic
9101 Pilatus PC-21 (MSN 109) of the Republic of Singapore Air Force, 130 "Eagle" Sqn, at RAAF Pearce - Tue 25 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
9101 Pilatus PC-21 (MSN 109) of the Republic of Singapore Air Force, 130 “Eagle” Sqn, at RAAF Pearce – Tue 25 March 2014.
On final approach to runway 18R. 9101 was the RSAF’s first PC-21 and it made its first flight on 21 January 2008. It also has a civil callsign of 9V-YYA. The RSAF PC-21s are based at RAAF Pearce, where the RSAF has undertaken flight training for over 20 years.
Photo © David Eyre
9104 Pilatus PC-21 (MSN 112) of the Republic of Singapore Air Force, 130 "Eagle" Sqn, at RAAF Pearce - Tue 25 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
9104 Pilatus PC-21 (MSN 112) of the Republic of Singapore Air Force, 130 “Eagle” Sqn, at RAAF Pearce – Tue 25 March 2014.
On final approach to runway 18R. Civil callsign of 9V-YYD. The RSAF PC-21s are based at RAAF Pearce, where the RSAF has undertaken flight training for over 20 years.
Photo © David Eyre
9110 Pilatus PC-21 (MSN 118) of the Republic of Singapore Air Force, 130 "Eagle" Sqn, at RAAF Pearce - Tue 25 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
9110 Pilatus PC-21 (MSN 118) of the Republic of Singapore Air Force, 130 “Eagle” Sqn, at RAAF Pearce – Tue 25 March 2014.
On final approach to runway 18R. Civil callsign of 9V-YYJ. The RSAF PC-21s are based at RAAF Pearce, where the RSAF has undertaken flight training for over 20 years.
Photo © David Eyre
9111 Pilatus PC-21 (MSN 119) of the Republic of Singapore Air Force, 130 "Eagle" Sqn, at RAAF Pearce - Tue 25 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
9111 Pilatus PC-21 (MSN 119) of the Republic of Singapore Air Force, 130 “Eagle” Sqn, at RAAF Pearce – Tue 25 March 2014.
On final approach to runway 18R. Civil callsign of 9V-YYK. The RSAF PC-21s are based at RAAF Pearce, where the RSAF has undertaken flight training for over 20 years.
Photo © David Eyre
9113 Pilatus PC-21 (MSN 121) of the Republic of Singapore Air Force, 130 "Eagle" Sqn, at RAAF Pearce - Tue 25 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
9113 Pilatus PC-21 (MSN 121) of the Republic of Singapore Air Force, 130 “Eagle” Sqn, at RAAF Pearce – Tue 25 March 2014.
On final approach to runway 18R. Civil callsign of 9V-YYM. The RSAF PC-21s are based at RAAF Pearce, where the RSAF has undertaken flight training for over 20 years.
Photo © David Eyre
9114 Pilatus PC-21 (MSN 122) of the Republic of Singapore Air Force, 130 "Eagle" Sqn, at RAAF Pearce - Tue 25 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
9114 Pilatus PC-21 (MSN 122) of the Republic of Singapore Air Force, 130 “Eagle” Sqn, at RAAF Pearce – Tue 25 March 2014.
On final approach to runway 18R. Civil callsign of 9V-YYN. The RSAF PC-21s are based at RAAF Pearce, where the RSAF has undertaken flight training for over 20 years.
Photo © David Eyre
9115 Pilatus PC-21 (MSN 123) of the Republic of Singapore Air Force, 130 "Eagle" Sqn, at RAAF Pearce - Tue 25 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
9115 Pilatus PC-21 (MSN 123) of the Republic of Singapore Air Force, 130 “Eagle” Sqn, at RAAF Pearce – Tue 25 March 2014.
On final approach to runway 18R. Civil callsign of 9V-YYO. The RSAF PC-21s are based at RAAF Pearce, where the RSAF has undertaken flight training for over 20 years.
Photo © David Eyre
9117 Pilatus PC-21 (MSN 125) of the Republic of Singapore Air Force, 130 "Eagle" Sqn, at RAAF Pearce - Tue 25 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
9117 Pilatus PC-21 (MSN 125) of the Republic of Singapore Air Force, 130 “Eagle” Sqn, at RAAF Pearce – Tue 25 March 2014.
On final approach to runway 18R. Civil callsign of 9V-YYQ. The RSAF PC-21s are based at RAAF Pearce, where the RSAF has undertaken flight training for over 20 years.
Photo © David Eyre
9118 Pilatus PC-21 (MSN 126) of the Republic of Singapore Air Force, 130 "Eagle" Sqn, at RAAF Pearce - Tue 25 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
9118 Pilatus PC-21 (MSN 126) of the Republic of Singapore Air Force, 130 “Eagle” Sqn, at RAAF Pearce – Tue 25 March 2014.
On final approach to runway 18R. Civil callsign of 9V-YYR. The RSAF PC-21s are based at RAAF Pearce, where the RSAF has undertaken flight training for over 20 years.
Photo © David Eyre
A23-008 Pilatus PC-9/A (MSN 508) of the RAAF, 2 Flying Training School (2FTS), at RAAF Pearce - Tue 25 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
A23-008 Pilatus PC-9/A (MSN 508) of the RAAF, 2 Flying Training School (2FTS), at RAAF Pearce – Tue 25 March 2014.
On final to runway 18R, with the student pilot in the back under the hood to practice an instrument approach.
Photo © David Eyre
A23-015 (MSN 515) & A23-028 (MSN 528) Pilatus PC-9/A of the RAAF, 2 Flying Training School (2FTS), at RAAF Pearce - Tue 25 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
A23-015 (MSN 515) & A23-028 (MSN 528) Pilatus PC-9/A of the RAAF, 2 Flying Training School (2FTS), at RAAF Pearce – Tue 25 March 2014.
On final approach to runway 18L.
Photo © David Eyre
A23-038 Pilatus PC-9/A (MSN 538) of the RAAF, 2 Flying Training School (2FTS), at RAAF Pearce - Tue 25 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
A23-038 Pilatus PC-9/A (MSN 538) of the RAAF, 2 Flying Training School (2FTS), at RAAF Pearce – Tue 25 March 2014.
On final to runway 18R, with the student pilot in the back under the hood to practice an instrument approach.
Photo © David Eyre
M-ATAR Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global Express (MSN 9060) of Palmer Aviation Pty Ltd, at Perth Airport - Sun 23 March 2014. Photo © Wilson
M-ATAR Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global Express (MSN 9060) of Palmer Aviation Pty Ltd, at Perth Airport – Sun 23 March 2014.
Queensland-based Australian mining billionaire Clive Palmer formed his own political party, Palmer United, and was elected to Parliament in the 2013 Federal Election. He used this aircraft as a billboard as he flew around the country campaigning for votes. The aircraft has a slightly modified livery since its July 2013 visit, and now bears an Australian Government crest on the forward fuselage, and no longer carries the Palmer United Party titles. As the Senate Election has to be rerun on 5 April 2014, he was possibly in Perth to support the campaign for his party to win a seat in the Senate.
Arrived 23 March 2014 from Gold Coast, and departed the same day to Canberra. Built in 2000, ex C-GGJH, (EC-FPI), EC-IBD, N542LF, C-GJDU, HL8229, N804TK, C-GJDU. This aircraft was in the static display at Singapore Air Show in mid-February 2012, a few days after being registered in the Isle of Man as M-ATAR (10 Feb 2012).
Photo © Wilson
VH-OGU Boeing 767-338ER (MSN 29118/713) of Qantas, named “Byron Bay”, at Perth Airport - Sat 22 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-OGU Boeing 767-338ER (MSN 29118/713) of Qantas, named “Byron Bay”, at Perth Airport – Sat 22 March 2014.
QF581 from Sydney, landing on runway 03 at 12:08pm. After spending money on a cabin refurbishment for their 767s, Qantas management has now decided to retired the entire fleet by March 2015, as part of cost-cutting.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-OGU Boeing 767-338ER (MSN 29118/713) of Qantas, named “Byron Bay”, at Perth Airport - Sat 22 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-OGU Boeing 767-338ER (MSN 29118/713) of Qantas, named “Byron Bay”, at Perth Airport – Sat 22 March 2014.
QF581 from Sydney, landing on runway 03 at 12:08pm. After spending money on a cabin refurbishment for their 767s, Qantas management has now decided to retired the entire fleet by March 2015, as part of cost-cutting.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-VUV Boeing 737-8FE (MSN 37821/3288) of Virgin Australia, named “Binalong Bay” at Perth Airport - Sat 22 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-VUV Boeing 737-8FE (MSN 37821/3288) of Virgin Australia, named “Binalong Bay” at Perth Airport – Sat 22 March 2014.
VA464 from Brisbane, landing on runway 03 at 12:18. This aircraft was recently repainted from the old Virgin Blue colours.
Photo © David Eyre
ZS-SNH Airbus A340-642 (MSN 626) of South African Airways, at Perth Airport - Sat 22 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
ZS-SNH Airbus A340-642 (MSN 626) of South African Airways, at Perth Airport – Sat 22 March 2014.
Flight SA280 from Johannesburg, landing on runway 03 at 12:34.
Photo © David Eyre
ZS-SNH Airbus A340-642 (MSN 626) of South African Airways, at Perth Airport - Sat 22 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
ZS-SNH Airbus A340-642 (MSN 626) of South African Airways, at Perth Airport – Sat 22 March 2014.
Flight SA280 from Johannesburg, landing on runway 03 at 12:34.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-NHV Fokker 100 (MSN 11482) of Network Aviation, at Perth Airport - Sat 22 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-NHV Fokker 100 (MSN 11482) of Network Aviation, at Perth Airport – Sat 22 March 2014.
Going around for another approach to runway 03 – the runway was obstructed by 21045, an Ilyushin IL-76MD of the Chinese Air Force (PLAAF), which had just arrived from Sungai Besi Air Base in Malaysia to join the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. The IL-76 was told to roll through to the end of the runway and onto Taxiway W, forcing VH-NHV to go around. VH-NHV was arriving from Learmonth at 1:13 pm.
Photo © David Eyre
ZK-FXT Boeing 737-3B7(SF) (MSN 23862/1586) of Toll Priority (leased from Airwork NZ Ltd) at Perth Airport – Sat 22 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
ZK-FXT Boeing 737-3B7(SF) (MSN 23862/1586) of Toll Priority (leased from Airwork NZ Ltd) at Perth Airport – Sat 22 March 2014.
Landing on runway 03 as flight TFR15 from Cocos Island. Built in 1988, this aircraft was first delivered as a passenger airliner to US Air as N396AU, and was later re-registered N527AU. US Air merged with America West airlines and became US Airways in 1997.
In August 2009, the aircraft was retired from passenger service with US Airways and was stored at Mojave, California. In November 2010, it was flown to Miami, Florida for maintenance and was converted to a freighter in March 2011, becoming a 737-3B7(SF).
Photo © David Eyre
VH-EBQ Airbus A330-202 (MSN 1198) of Qantas, named “Wolgan Valley”, at Perth Airport – Sat 22 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-EBQ Airbus A330-202 (MSN 1198) of Qantas, named “Wolgan Valley”, at Perth Airport – Sat 22 March 2014.
Flight QF769 from Melbourne, about to land on runway 03 at 14:21. This aircraft was formerly on lease to Jetstar, until it was replaced by a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. On 15 January 2014, it was returned to Qantas and entered maintenance at Brisbane until 23 February 2014, when it positioned to Singapore for more maintenance and a repaint into Qantas livery. On 8 March 2014, it returned to Brisbane, and entered Qantas service on 11 March 2014, flying Brisbane to Perth.
Photo © David Eyre
9V-SRP Boeing 777-212ER (MSN 33369/448) of Singapore Airlines at Perth Airport – Sat 22 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
9V-SRP Boeing 777-212ER (MSN 33369/448) of Singapore Airlines at Perth Airport – Sat 22 March 2014.
Flight SQ223 from Singapore, dealing with a gusting easterly wind as it lands on runway 03 at 14:38 – note that the aircraft is banked to the right.
Photo © David Eyre
A6-EWE Boeing 777-21HLR (MSN 35582/725) of Emirates, at Perth Airport - Sat 22 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
A6-EWE Boeing 777-21HLR (MSN 35582/725) of Emirates, at Perth Airport – Sat 22 March 2014.
Landing on runway 03 at 12:52 as flight EK422 from Dubai.
Photo © David Eyre
A6-EWE Boeing 777-21HLR (MSN 35582/725) of Emirates, at Perth Airport - Sat 22 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
A6-EWE Boeing 777-21HLR (MSN 35582/725) of Emirates, at Perth Airport – Sat 22 March 2014.
Taxying to runway 03 at 15:06 for takeoff as flight EK423 to Dubai.
Photo © David Eyre
A6-EWE Boeing 777-21HLR (MSN 35582/725) of Emirates, at Perth Airport - Sat 22 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
A6-EWE Boeing 777-21HLR (MSN 35582/725) of Emirates, at Perth Airport – Sat 22 March 2014.
Taxying to runway 03 at 15:06 for takeoff as flight EK423 to Dubai. All three crew in the cockpit are waving to the many spectators at Perth Airport’s Viewing Area.
Photo © David Eyre
A6-EWE Boeing 777-21HLR (MSN 35582/725) of Emirates, at Perth Airport - Sat 22 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
A6-EWE Boeing 777-21HLR (MSN 35582/725) of Emirates, at Perth Airport – Sat 22 March 2014.
Taxying to runway 03 at 15:06 for takeoff as flight EK423 to Dubai. Jetstar A320-232 VH-VQM is landing on runway 03 as flight JQ970 from Melbourne.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-VQM Airbus A320-232 (MSN 2608) of Jetstar, at Perth Airport - Sat 22 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-VQM Airbus A320-232 (MSN 2608) of Jetstar, at Perth Airport – Sat 22 March 2014.
Flight JQ970 from Melbourne, landing on runway 03 at 15:07, during some tricky gusting crosswinds from the east, with the wind gust lifting the right wing and causing the aircraft to touch down on the left wheel first.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-VFL Airbus A320-232 (MSN 5334) of Jetstar, at Perth Airport - Sat 22 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-VFL Airbus A320-232 (MSN 5334) of Jetstar, at Perth Airport – Sat 22 March 2014.
Flight JQ109 from Denpasar (Bali), about to land on runway 03 at 15:09.
Photo © David Eyre

 

9M-XXQ Airbus A330-343X (MSN 716) of AirAsia X, at Perth Airport - Fri 21 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
9M-XXQ Airbus A330-343X (MSN 716) of AirAsia X, at Perth Airport – Fri 21 March 2014.
A pre-dawn photo with some rain showers off in the distance to the left. 9M-XXQ was formerly with Dragon Air in Hong Kong as B-HWI, and was delivered from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur on 17 March 2014 after pre-delivery maintenance. It made its first visit to Perth the previous morning 20 March 2014. It is seen here at Bay 53 at 06:33, after arriving at 05:28 as flight D7 236 from Kuala Lumpur.
Photo © David Eyre
9M-XXQ Airbus A330-343X (MSN 716) of AirAsia X, at Perth Airport - Fri 21 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
9M-XXQ Airbus A330-343X (MSN 716) of AirAsia X, at Perth Airport – Fri 21 March 2014.
A pre-dawn photo with some rain showers off in the distance to the left. 9M-XXQ was formerly with Dragon Air in Hong Kong as B-HWI, and was delivered from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur on 17 March 2014 after pre-delivery maintenance. It made its first visit to Perth the previous morning 20 March 2014. It is seen here during pushback from Bay 53 at 06:46, departing as flight D7 237 to Kuala Lumpur.
Photo © David Eyre
9M-XXQ Airbus A330-343X (MSN 716) of AirAsia X, at Perth Airport - Fri 21 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
9M-XXQ Airbus A330-343X (MSN 716) of AirAsia X, at Perth Airport – Fri 21 March 2014.
A pre-dawn photo with some rain showers off in the distance to the left. 9M-XXQ was formerly with Dragon Air in Hong Kong as B-HWI, and was delivered from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur on 17 March 2014 after pre-delivery maintenance. It made its first visit to Perth the previous morning 20 March 2014. It is seen here taxying out at 06:49, departing as flight D7 237 to Kuala Lumpur.
Photo © David Eyre
9M-XXQ Airbus A330-343X (MSN 716) of AirAsia X, at Perth Airport - Fri 21 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
9M-XXQ Airbus A330-343X (MSN 716) of AirAsia X, at Perth Airport – Fri 21 March 2014.
A pre-dawn photo with some rain showers off in the distance to the left. 9M-XXQ was formerly with Dragon Air in Hong Kong as B-HWI, and was delivered from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur on 17 March 2014 after pre-delivery maintenance. It made its first visit to Perth the previous morning 20 March 2014. It is seen here taxying out at 06:49, departing as flight D7 237 to Kuala Lumpur.
Photo © David Eyre
9V-STG Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1012) of Singapore Airlines at Perth Airport - Fri 21 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
9V-STG Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1012) of Singapore Airlines at Perth Airport – Fri 21 March 2014.
Flight SQ224 to Singapore, taxying out for departure at 06:39.
Photo © David Eyre
9V-STG Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1012) of Singapore Airlines at Perth Airport - Fri 21 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
9V-STG Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1012) of Singapore Airlines at Perth Airport – Fri 21 March 2014.
Flight SQ224 to Singapore, taxying out for departure at 06:39.
Photo © David Eyre
B-HLQ Airbus A330-343X (MSN 420) of Cathay Pacific at Perth Airport – Fri 21 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
B-HLQ Airbus A330-343X (MSN 420) of Cathay Pacific at Perth Airport – Fri 21 March 2014.
Taxying in as flight CX137 from Hong Kong at 06:42. Behind is VH-YFL Boeing 737-8FE (MSN 41002/4047) of Virgin Australia, named “Sandy Bay”taking off from runway 06 as flight VA1875 to Newman.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-VFU Airbus A320-232 (sharklets) (MSN 5814) of Jetstar and VH-XFE Airbus A330-243 (MSN 1319) of Virgin Australia, named “Manly Beach”, at Perth Airport – Fri 21 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-VFU Airbus A320-232 (sharklets) (MSN 5814) of Jetstar and VH-XFE Airbus A330-243 (MSN 1319) of Virgin Australia, named “Manly Beach”, at Perth Airport – Fri 21 March 2014.
VH-VFU is taxying out at 06:55 as flight JQ110 to Denpasar (Bali).
VH-XFE in the background arrived empty at 03:56 as flight VA9948 from Manila, Philippines, where it had undergone maintenance. It is seen here parked at Bay 60, prior to being towed to Terminal 3, where it operated flight VA682 to Melbourne at 10:11.
Photo © David Eyre
PK-GFR Boeing 737-81D (MSN 39417/3802) Garuda Indonesia, with "123rd Boeing 737 Series Aircraft delivered to Garuda Indonesia" titles at Perth Airport - Fri 21 March 2014. Photo © Steve Jaksic
PK-GFR Boeing 737-81D (MSN 39417/3802) Garuda Indonesia, with “123rd Boeing 737 Series Aircraft delivered to Garuda Indonesia” titles at Perth Airport – Fri 21 March 2014.
Flight GA727 to Denpasar, taxying to runway 03 at 07:32.
Photo © Steve Jaksic
PK-GFR Boeing 737-81D (MSN 39417/3802) Garuda Indonesia, with "123rd Boeing 737 Series Aircraft delivered to Garuda Indonesia" titles at Perth Airport - Fri 21 March 2014. Photo © Steve Jaksic
PK-GFR Boeing 737-81D (MSN 39417/3802) Garuda Indonesia, with “123rd Boeing 737 Series Aircraft delivered to Garuda Indonesia” titles at Perth Airport – Fri 21 March 2014.
Flight GA727 to Denpasar, lining up on runway 03 at 07:37 for takeoff.
Photo © Steve Jaksic
B-6528 Airbus A330-223 (MSN 1202) of China Southern, in SkyTeam livery and VH-XFE Airbus A330-243 (MSN 1319) of Virgin Australia, named “Manly Beach”, at Perth Airport – Fri 21 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
B-6528 Airbus A330-223 (MSN 1202) of China Southern, in SkyTeam livery and VH-XFE Airbus A330-243 (MSN 1319) of Virgin Australia, named “Manly Beach”, at Perth Airport – Fri 21 March 2014.
B-6528 is parked at Bay 55 at 07:12, preparing to depart as flight CZ320 to Guangzhou.
VH-XFE in the background arrived empty at 03:56 as flight VA9948 from Manila, Philippines, where it had undergone maintenance. It is see here being towed to Terminal 3, where it operated flight VA682 to Melbourne at 10:11.
Photo © David Eyre
B-6528 Airbus A330-223 (MSN 1202) of China Southern, in SkyTeam livery and VH-XFE Airbus A330-243 (MSN 1319) of Virgin Australia, named “Manly Beach”, at Perth Airport – Fri 21 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
B-6528 Airbus A330-223 (MSN 1202) of China Southern, in SkyTeam livery and VH-XFE Airbus A330-243 (MSN 1319) of Virgin Australia, named “Manly Beach”, at Perth Airport – Fri 21 March 2014.
B-6528 is parked at Bay 55 at 07:12, preparing to depart as flight CZ320 to Guangzhou.
VH-XFE in the background arrived empty at 03:56 as flight VA9948 from Manila, Philippines, where it had undergone maintenance. It is see here being towed to Terminal 3, where it operated flight VA682 to Melbourne at 10:11.
Photo © David Eyre
B-6528 Airbus A330-223 (MSN 1202) of China Southern, in SkyTeam livery, at Perth Airport – Fri 21 March 2014. Photo © Steve Jaksic
B-6528 Airbus A330-223 (MSN 1202) of China Southern, in SkyTeam livery, at Perth Airport – Fri 21 March 2014.
Taxying to runway 03 at 08:34, to depart as flight CZ320 to Guangzhou.
Photo © Steve Jaksic
B-6528 Airbus A330-223 (MSN 1202) of China Southern, in SkyTeam livery, at Perth Airport – Fri 21 March 2014. Photo © Steve Jaksic
B-6528 Airbus A330-223 (MSN 1202) of China Southern, in SkyTeam livery, at Perth Airport – Fri 21 March 2014.
Lining up on runway 03 at 08:38, for takeoff as flight CZ320 to Guangzhou.
Photo © Steve Jaksic
VH-ZPE Embraer 190AR (ERJ-190-100IGW) (MSN 19000187) of Virgin Australia, named “Coogee Beach”, at Perth Airport - Fri 21 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-ZPE Embraer 190AR (ERJ-190-100IGW) (MSN 19000187) of Virgin Australia, named “Coogee Beach”, at Perth Airport – Fri 21 March 2014.
Being towed to Bay 54 at 07:20, prior to departure at 08:42 as flight VA1909 to Christmas Island. This aircraft was repainted in Portugal in late November to December 2013, replacing the old red and blue Virgin Blue livery with the white and red Virgin Australia livery.
Photo © David Eyre
9V-JSV Airbus A320-232 (sharklets) (MSN 5813) of Jetstar Asia, at Perth Airport – Fri 21 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
9V-JSV Airbus A320-232 (sharklets) (MSN 5813) of Jetstar Asia, at Perth Airport – Fri 21 March 2014.
Flight 3K 133 from Singapore, taxying in at 07:29.
Photo © David Eyre
9V-JSV Airbus A320-232 (sharklets) (MSN 5813) of Jetstar Asia, at Perth Airport – Fri 21 March 2014. Photo © Steve Jaksic
9V-JSV Airbus A320-232 (sharklets) (MSN 5813) of Jetstar Asia, at Perth Airport – Fri 21 March 2014.
Flight 3K 134 to Singapore, lined up on runway 03 for takeoff at 08:48.
Photo © Steve Jaksic
VH-EBQ Airbus A330-202 (MSN 1198) of Qantas, named "Wolgan Valley", at Perth Airport - Fri 21 March 2014. Photo © Ian Moy
VH-EBQ Airbus A330-202 (MSN 1198) of Qantas, named “Wolgan Valley”, at Perth Airport – Fri 21 March 2014.
QF768 to Melbourne, taking off from runway 03 at 17:06. This aircraft was formerly on lease to Jetstar, until it was replaced by a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. On 15 January 2014, it was returned to Qantas and entered maintenance at Brisbane until 23 February 2014, when it positioned to Singapore for more maintenance and a repaint into Qantas livery. On 8 March 2014, it returned to Brisbane, and entered Qantas service on 11 March 2014, flying Brisbane to Perth.
Photo © Ian Moy
9M-MTE Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1243) Malaysia Airlines in Oneworld livery, at Perth Airport - Fri 21 March 2014. Photo © Ian Moy
9M-MTE Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1243) Malaysia Airlines in Oneworld livery, at Perth Airport – Fri 21 March 2014.
Flight MH124 to Kuala Lumpur, taxying to runway 03 at 17:10.
Photo © Ian Moy
9M-MTE Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1243) Malaysia Airlines in Oneworld livery, at Perth Airport - Fri 21 March 2014. Photo © Ian Moy
9M-MTE Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1243) Malaysia Airlines in Oneworld livery, at Perth Airport – Fri 21 March 2014.
Flight MH124 to Kuala Lumpur, taking off from runway 03 at 17:11.
Photo © Ian Moy
9V-TRK Airbus A320-232 (sharklets) (MSN 5697) of Tigerair, at Perth Airport - Fri 21 March 2014. Photo © Ian Moy
9V-TRK Airbus A320-232 (sharklets) (MSN 5697) of Tigerair, at Perth Airport – Fri 21 March 2014.
Flight TR2715 to Singapore, taxying to runway 03 at 17:36. This aircraft was originally delivered with the older wingtip fences, and was retrofitted with sharklets in November 2013.
Photo © Ian Moy
9V-OTE Boeing 777-212ER (MSN 28519/237) of Scoot, named “Scootalicious”, at Perth Airport – Fri 21 March 2014. Photo © Ian Moy
9V-OTE Boeing 777-212ER (MSN 28519/237) of Scoot, named “Scootalicious”, at Perth Airport – Fri 21 March 2014.
Flight TZ8 from Singapore, about to land on runway 03 at 17:49.
Photo © Ian Moy
ZS-DJI Boeing 767-216ER (MSN 23624/144) of Aeronexus Corporate (Pty) Ltd, Johannesburg, South Africa, in Rolling Stones livery, at Perth Airport – Thu 20 March 2014. Photo © Steve Jaksic
ZS-DJI Boeing 767-216ER (MSN 23624/144) of Aeronexus Corporate (Pty) Ltd, Johannesburg, South Africa, in Rolling Stones livery, at Perth Airport – Thu 20 March 2014.
Arrived from Singapore on 16 March 2014 at 8.48pm as flight ARN88H, with the rock band The Rolling Stones aboard. The band were due to commence their Australian tour with a concert at Perth Arena on 19 March 2014, however following the death in New York of Mick Jagger’s girlfriend L’Wren Scott on 18 March, the tour was postponed. The aircraft departed Perth on 20 March 2014 to Bateen in Abu Dhabi, as flight ARN871. Seen here during pushback from Bay 60 at 14:47, with the Rolling Stones band members aboard, minus Mick Jagger, who had flown out earlier.
ZS-DJI was first flown in June 1986, ex N4528Y, CC-CJV, N151LF, 5R-MFE, N769BC, TJ-AAC, N769BC, G-FJEC, G-SJET, N480JC, ZS-DJI, J2-KBE.
Photo © Steve Jaksic
ZS-DJI Boeing 767-216ER (MSN 23624/144) of Aeronexus Corporate (Pty) Ltd, Johannesburg, South Africa, in Rolling Stones livery, at Perth Airport – Thu 20 March 2014. Photo © Steve Jaksic
ZS-DJI Boeing 767-216ER (MSN 23624/144) of Aeronexus Corporate (Pty) Ltd, Johannesburg, South Africa, in Rolling Stones livery, at Perth Airport – Thu 20 March 2014.
Arrived from Singapore on 16 March 2014 at 8.48pm as flight ARN88H, with the rock band The Rolling Stones aboard. The band were due to commence their Australian tour with a concert at Perth Arena on 19 March 2014, however following the death in New York of Mick Jagger’s girlfriend L’Wren Scott on 18 March, the tour was postponed. The aircraft departed Perth on 20 March 2014 to Bateen in Abu Dhabi, as flight ARN871. Seen here taxying out at 14:50, with the Rolling Stones band members aboard, minus Mick Jagger, who had flown out earlier.
This aircraft was first flown in June 1986, ex N4528Y, CC-CJV, N151LF, 5R-MFE, N769BC, TJ-AAC, N769BC, G-FJEC, G-SJET, N480JC, ZS-DJI, J2-KBE.
Photo © Steve Jaksic
ZS-DJI Boeing 767-216ER (MSN 23624/144) of Aeronexus Corporate (Pty) Ltd, Johannesburg, South Africa, in Rolling Stones livery, at Perth Airport – Thu 20 March 2014. Photo © Keith Anderson
ZS-DJI Boeing 767-216ER (MSN 23624/144) of Aeronexus Corporate (Pty) Ltd, Johannesburg, South Africa, in Rolling Stones livery, at Perth Airport – Thu 20 March 2014.
Arrived from Singapore on 16 March 2014 at 8.48pm as flight ARN88H, with the rock band The Rolling Stones aboard. The band were due to commence their Australian tour with a concert at Perth Arena on 19 March 2014, however following the death in New York of Mick Jagger’s girlfriend L’Wren Scott on 18 March, the tour was postponed. The aircraft departed Perth on 20 March 2014 to Bateen in Abu Dhabi, as flight ARN871. Seen here taking off from runway 21 at 14:55, with the Rolling Stones band members aboard, minus Mick Jagger, who had flown out earlier.
This aircraft was first flown in June 1986, ex N4528Y, CC-CJV, N151LF, 5R-MFE, N769BC, TJ-AAC, N769BC, G-FJEC, G-SJET, N480JC, ZS-DJI, J2-KBE.
Photo © Keith Anderson
ZS-DJI Boeing 767-216ER (MSN 23624/144) of Aeronexus Corporate (Pty) Ltd, Johannesburg, South Africa, in Rolling Stones livery, at Perth Airport – Thu 20 March 2014. Photo © Keith Anderson
ZS-DJI Boeing 767-216ER (MSN 23624/144) of Aeronexus Corporate (Pty) Ltd, Johannesburg, South Africa, in Rolling Stones livery, at Perth Airport – Thu 20 March 2014.
Arrived from Singapore on 16 March 2014 at 8.48pm as flight ARN88H, with the rock band The Rolling Stones aboard. The band were due to commence their Australian tour with a concert at Perth Arena on 19 March 2014, however following the death in New York of Mick Jagger’s girlfriend L’Wren Scott on 18 March, the tour was postponed. The aircraft departed Perth on 20 March 2014 to Bateen in Abu Dhabi, as flight ARN871. Seen here taking off from runway 21 at 14:55, with the Rolling Stones band members aboard, minus Mick Jagger, who had flown out earlier.
This aircraft was first flown in June 1986, ex N4528Y, CC-CJV, N151LF, 5R-MFE, N769BC, TJ-AAC, N769BC, G-FJEC, G-SJET, N480JC, ZS-DJI, J2-KBE.
Photo © Keith Anderson
ZS-DJI Boeing 767-216ER (MSN 23624/144) of Aeronexus Corporate (Pty) Ltd, Johannesburg, South Africa, in Rolling Stones livery, at Perth Airport – Thu 20 March 2014. Photo © Keith Anderson
ZS-DJI Boeing 767-216ER (MSN 23624/144) of Aeronexus Corporate (Pty) Ltd, Johannesburg, South Africa, in Rolling Stones livery, at Perth Airport – Thu 20 March 2014.
Arrived from Singapore on 16 March 2014 at 8.48pm as flight ARN88H, with the rock band The Rolling Stones aboard. The band were due to commence their Australian tour with a concert at Perth Arena on 19 March 2014, however following the death in New York of Mick Jagger’s girlfriend L’Wren Scott on 18 March, the tour was postponed. The aircraft departed Perth on 20 March 2014 to Bateen in Abu Dhabi, as flight ARN871. Seen here taking off from runway 21 at 14:55, with the Rolling Stones band members aboard, minus Mick Jagger, who had flown out earlier.
This aircraft was first flown in June 1986, ex N4528Y, CC-CJV, N151LF, 5R-MFE, N769BC, TJ-AAC, N769BC, G-FJEC, G-SJET, N480JC, ZS-DJI, J2-KBE.
Photo © Keith Anderson
ZS-DJI Boeing 767-216ER (MSN 23624/144) of Aeronexus Corporate (Pty) Ltd, Johannesburg, South Africa, in Rolling Stones livery, at Perth Airport – Thu 20 March 2014. Photo © Keith Anderson
ZS-DJI Boeing 767-216ER (MSN 23624/144) of Aeronexus Corporate (Pty) Ltd, Johannesburg, South Africa, in Rolling Stones livery, at Perth Airport – Thu 20 March 2014.
Arrived from Singapore on 16 March 2014 at 8.48pm as flight ARN88H, with the rock band The Rolling Stones aboard. The band were due to commence their Australian tour with a concert at Perth Arena on 19 March 2014, however following the death in New York of Mick Jagger’s girlfriend L’Wren Scott on 18 March, the tour was postponed. The aircraft departed Perth on 20 March 2014 to Bateen in Abu Dhabi, as flight ARN871. Seen here taking off from runway 21 at 14:55, with the Rolling Stones band members aboard, minus Mick Jagger, who had flown out earlier.
This aircraft was first flown in June 1986, ex N4528Y, CC-CJV, N151LF, 5R-MFE, N769BC, TJ-AAC, N769BC, G-FJEC, G-SJET, N480JC, ZS-DJI, J2-KBE.
Photo © Keith Anderson
A6-ENL Boeing 777-31HER (MSN 41370/1130) of Emirates, over the northern suburbs of Perth – Thu 20 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
A6-ENL Boeing 777-31HER (MSN 41370/1130) of Emirates, over the northern suburbs of Perth – Thu 20 March 2014.
Nice sunset view at 6:18pm of flight EK420 from Dubai at 3,300 feet, heading north east over the northern suburbs of Perth before turning right to join the final approach to Perth Airport’s runway 21.
Photo © David Eyre
168429/LF-429 Boeing P-8A Poseidon (737-8FV) (MSN 40809/3792) of US Navy squadron VP-16 ‘War Eagles’, over the northern suburbs of Perth - Wed 19 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
168429/LF-429 Boeing P-8A Poseidon (737-8FV) (MSN 40809/3792) of US Navy squadron VP-16 ‘War Eagles’, over the northern suburbs of Perth – Wed 19 March 2014
This aircraft had previously been to WA on 24 February 2014, when it visited RAAF Base Pearce. It arrived at Perth Airport the previous day, to join the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 (Boeing 777-2H6ER, registration 9M-MRO). It used the call sign ‘RESCUE 74’ during search operations over the following days and is seen here at 16:00 heading northeast over the northern suburbs of Perth at 2,300 feet, before joining final approach to Perth Airport’s runway 21. It was based at Perth Airport as it could not operate from RAAF Pearce with a full fuel load.
This is the second production example of the P-8A, which made its first flight 20 December 2011, with Boeing test registration N397DS. Normally home-based at NAS Jacksonville, Florida (USA), this aircraft participated in the first overseas deployment of the P-8, when it arrived at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan on 1 December 2013. During the search for MH370 in March 2014, it was temporarily based at Subang, Malaysia before going to Perth Airport.
The P-8 is a maritime patrol version of the Boeing 737-800 using wings based on the 737-900, but with raked wingtips which are better suited to the lower altitudes where the P-8 operates. The fuselage is strengthened, to accommodate six additional body fuel tanks for extended range and a short bomb bay (with doors) behind the wings, for torpedoes, missiles and other stores. An in-flight refuelling receptacle is located on top of the forward fuselage, just aft of the cockpit. The P-8 has a Raytheon APY-10 multi-mission surface search radar. In the cabin are five operator stations mounted in a sideways row, along the port side of the cabin. One observer window is located on each side of the forward cabin. The engine nacelles and wing mountings had to be modified due to the use of more powerful electrical generators. Interestingly, the P-8 does not have a Magnetic Anomaly Detector boom, as this was deleted during development, to reduce weight and improve endurance.
Photo © David Eyre
168429/LF-429 Boeing P-8A Poseidon (737-8FV) (MSN 40809/3792) of US Navy squadron VP-16 ‘War Eagles’, over the northern suburbs of Perth - Wed 19 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
168429/LF-429 Boeing P-8A Poseidon (737-8FV) (MSN 40809/3792) of US Navy squadron VP-16 ‘War Eagles’, over the northern suburbs of Perth – Wed 19 March 2014
This aircraft had previously been to WA on 24 February 2014, when it visited RAAF Base Pearce. It arrived at Perth Airport the previous day, to join the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 (Boeing 777-2H6ER, registration 9M-MRO). It used the call sign ‘RESCUE 74’ during search operations over the following days and is seen here at 16:00 heading northeast over the northern suburbs of Perth at 2,300 feet, before joining final approach to Perth Airport’s runway 21. It was based at Perth Airport as it could not operate from RAAF Pearce with a full fuel load.
This is the second production example of the P-8A, which made its first flight 20 December 2011, with Boeing test registration N397DS. Normally home-based at NAS Jacksonville, Florida (USA), this aircraft participated in the first overseas deployment of the P-8, when it arrived at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan on 1 December 2013. During the search for MH370 in March 2014, it was temporarily based at Subang, Malaysia before going to Perth Airport.
The P-8 is a maritime patrol version of the Boeing 737-800 using wings based on the 737-900, but with raked wingtips which are better suited to the lower altitudes where the P-8 operates. The fuselage is strengthened, to accommodate six additional body fuel tanks for extended range and a short bomb bay (with doors) behind the wings, for torpedoes, missiles and other stores. An in-flight refuelling receptacle is located on top of the forward fuselage, just aft of the cockpit. The P-8 has a Raytheon APY-10 multi-mission surface search radar. In the cabin are five operator stations mounted in a sideways row, along the port side of the cabin. One observer window is located on each side of the forward cabin. The engine nacelles and wing mountings had to be modified due to the use of more powerful electrical generators. Interestingly, the P-8 does not have a Magnetic Anomaly Detector boom, as this was deleted during development, to reduce weight and improve endurance.
Photo © David Eyre
168429/LF-429 Boeing P-8A Poseidon (737-8FV) (MSN 40809/3792) of US Navy squadron VP-16 ‘War Eagles’, over the northern suburbs of Perth - Wed 19 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
168429/LF-429 Boeing P-8A Poseidon (737-8FV) (MSN 40809/3792) of US Navy squadron VP-16 ‘War Eagles’, over the northern suburbs of Perth – Wed 19 March 2014
This aircraft had previously been to WA on 24 February 2014, when it visited RAAF Base Pearce. It arrived at Perth Airport the previous day, to join the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 (Boeing 777-2H6ER, registration 9M-MRO). It used the call sign ‘RESCUE 74’ during search operations over the following days and is seen here at 16:00 heading northeast over the northern suburbs of Perth at 2,300 feet, before joining final approach to Perth Airport’s runway 21. It was based at Perth Airport as it could not operate from RAAF Pearce with a full fuel load.
This is the second production example of the P-8A, which made its first flight 20 December 2011, with Boeing test registration N397DS. Normally home-based at NAS Jacksonville, Florida (USA), this aircraft participated in the first overseas deployment of the P-8, when it arrived at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan on 1 December 2013. During the search for MH370 in March 2014, it was temporarily based at Subang, Malaysia before going to Perth Airport.
The P-8 is a maritime patrol version of the Boeing 737-800 using wings based on the 737-900, but with raked wingtips which are better suited to the lower altitudes where the P-8 operates. The fuselage is strengthened, to accommodate six additional body fuel tanks for extended range and a short bomb bay (with doors) behind the wings, for torpedoes, missiles and other stores. An in-flight refuelling receptacle is located on top of the forward fuselage, just aft of the cockpit. The P-8 has a Raytheon APY-10 multi-mission surface search radar. In the cabin are five operator stations mounted in a sideways row, along the port side of the cabin. One observer window is located on each side of the forward cabin. The engine nacelles and wing mountings had to be modified due to the use of more powerful electrical generators. Interestingly, the P-8 does not have a Magnetic Anomaly Detector boom, as this was deleted during development, to reduce weight and improve endurance.
Photo © David Eyre
168429/LF-429 Boeing P-8A Poseidon (737-8FV) (MSN 40809/3792) of US Navy squadron VP-16 ‘War Eagles’, at Perth Airport – Tue 18 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
168429/LF-429 Boeing P-8A Poseidon (737-8FV) (MSN 40809/3792) of US Navy squadron VP-16 ‘War Eagles’, at Perth Airport – Tue 18 March 2014.
On final approach to runway 21 using call sign ‘MY 102’, arriving at 14:25 from Subang, Malaysia. This aircraft had previously been to WA on 24 February 2014, when it visited RAAF Base Pearce. This was its first visit to Perth Airport, where it was based for a number of days whilst operating as part of the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 (Boeing 777-2H6ER, registration 9M-MRO). It used the call sign ‘RESCUE 74’ when conducting search flights from Perth.
This is the second production example of the P-8A, which made its first flight 20 December 2011, with Boeing test registration N397DS. Normally home-based at NAS Jacksonville, Florida (USA), this aircraft participated in the first overseas deployment of the P-8, when it arrived at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan on 1 December 2013. During the search for MH370 in March 2014, it was temporarily based at Subang, Malaysia before going to Perth Airport.
The P-8 is a maritime patrol version of the Boeing 737-800 using wings based on the 737-900, but with raked wingtips which are better suited to the lower altitudes where the P-8 operates. The fuselage is strengthened, to accommodate six additional body fuel tanks for extended range and a short bomb bay (with doors) behind the wings, for torpedoes, missiles and other stores. An in-flight refuelling receptacle is located on top of the forward fuselage, just aft of the cockpit. The P-8 has a Raytheon APY-10 multi-mission surface search radar. In the cabin are five operator stations mounted in a sideways row, along the port side of the cabin. One observer window is located on each side of the forward cabin. The engine nacelles and wing mountings had to be modified due to the use of more powerful electrical generators. Interestingly, the P-8 does not have a Magnetic Anomaly Detector boom, as this was deleted during development, to reduce weight and improve endurance.
Photo © David Eyre
168429/LF-429 Boeing P-8A Poseidon (737-8FV) (MSN 40809/3792) of US Navy squadron VP-16 ‘War Eagles’, at Perth Airport – Tue 18 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
168429/LF-429 Boeing P-8A Poseidon (737-8FV) (MSN 40809/3792) of US Navy squadron VP-16 ‘War Eagles’, at Perth Airport – Tue 18 March 2014.
On final approach to runway 21 using call sign ‘MY 102’, arriving at 14:25 from Subang, Malaysia. This aircraft had previously been to WA on 24 February 2014, when it visited RAAF Base Pearce. This was its first visit to Perth Airport, where it was based for a number of days whilst operating as part of the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 (Boeing 777-2H6ER, registration 9M-MRO). It used the call sign ‘RESCUE 74’ when conducting search flights from Perth.
This is the second production example of the P-8A, which made its first flight 20 December 2011, with Boeing test registration N397DS. Normally home-based at NAS Jacksonville, Florida (USA), this aircraft participated in the first overseas deployment of the P-8, when it arrived at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan on 1 December 2013. During the search for MH370 in March 2014, it was temporarily based at Subang, Malaysia before going to Perth Airport.
The P-8 is a maritime patrol version of the Boeing 737-800 using wings based on the 737-900, but with raked wingtips which are better suited to the lower altitudes where the P-8 operates. The fuselage is strengthened, to accommodate six additional body fuel tanks for extended range and a short bomb bay (with doors) behind the wings, for torpedoes, missiles and other stores. An in-flight refuelling receptacle is located on top of the forward fuselage, just aft of the cockpit. The P-8 has a Raytheon APY-10 multi-mission surface search radar. In the cabin are five operator stations mounted in a sideways row, along the port side of the cabin. One observer window is located on each side of the forward cabin. The engine nacelles and wing mountings had to be modified due to the use of more powerful electrical generators. Interestingly, the P-8 does not have a Magnetic Anomaly Detector boom, as this was deleted during development, to reduce weight and improve endurance.
Photo © David Eyre
168429/LF-429 Boeing P-8A Poseidon (737-8FV) (MSN 40809/3792) of US Navy squadron VP-16 ‘War Eagles’, at Perth Airport – Tue 18 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
168429/LF-429 Boeing P-8A Poseidon (737-8FV) (MSN 40809/3792) of US Navy squadron VP-16 ‘War Eagles’, at Perth Airport – Tue 18 March 2014.
On final approach to runway 21 using call sign ‘MY 102’, arriving at 14:25 from Subang, Malaysia. This aircraft had previously been to WA on 24 February 2014, when it visited RAAF Base Pearce. This was its first visit to Perth Airport, where it was based for a number of days whilst operating as part of the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 (Boeing 777-2H6ER, registration 9M-MRO). It used the call sign ‘RESCUE 74’ when conducting search flights from Perth.
This is the second production example of the P-8A, which made its first flight 20 December 2011, with Boeing test registration N397DS. Normally home-based at NAS Jacksonville, Florida (USA), this aircraft participated in the first overseas deployment of the P-8, when it arrived at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan on 1 December 2013. During the search for MH370 in March 2014, it was temporarily based at Subang, Malaysia before going to Perth Airport.
The P-8 is a maritime patrol version of the Boeing 737-800 using wings based on the 737-900, but with raked wingtips which are better suited to the lower altitudes where the P-8 operates. The fuselage is strengthened, to accommodate six additional body fuel tanks for extended range and a short bomb bay (with doors) behind the wings, for torpedoes, missiles and other stores. An in-flight refuelling receptacle is located on top of the forward fuselage, just aft of the cockpit. The P-8 has a Raytheon APY-10 multi-mission surface search radar. In the cabin are five operator stations mounted in a sideways row, along the port side of the cabin. One observer window is located on each side of the forward cabin. The engine nacelles and wing mountings had to be modified due to the use of more powerful electrical generators. Interestingly, the P-8 does not have a Magnetic Anomaly Detector boom, as this was deleted during development, to reduce weight and improve endurance.
Photo © David Eyre
168429/LF-429 Boeing P-8A Poseidon (737-8FV) (MSN 40809/3792) of US Navy squadron VP-16 ‘War Eagles’, at Perth Airport – Tue 18 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
168429/LF-429 Boeing P-8A Poseidon (737-8FV) (MSN 40809/3792) of US Navy squadron VP-16 ‘War Eagles’, at Perth Airport – Tue 18 March 2014.
On final approach to runway 21 using call sign ‘MY 102’, arriving at 14:25 from Subang, Malaysia. This aircraft had previously been to WA on 24 February 2014, when it visited RAAF Base Pearce. This was its first visit to Perth Airport, where it was based for a number of days whilst operating as part of the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 (Boeing 777-2H6ER, registration 9M-MRO). It used the call sign ‘RESCUE 74’ when conducting search flights from Perth.
This is the second production example of the P-8A, which made its first flight 20 December 2011, with Boeing test registration N397DS. Normally home-based at NAS Jacksonville, Florida (USA), this aircraft participated in the first overseas deployment of the P-8, when it arrived at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan on 1 December 2013. During the search for MH370 in March 2014, it was temporarily based at Subang, Malaysia before going to Perth Airport.
The P-8 is a maritime patrol version of the Boeing 737-800 using wings based on the 737-900, but with raked wingtips which are better suited to the lower altitudes where the P-8 operates. The fuselage is strengthened, to accommodate six additional body fuel tanks for extended range and a short bomb bay (with doors) behind the wings, for torpedoes, missiles and other stores. An in-flight refuelling receptacle is located on top of the forward fuselage, just aft of the cockpit. The P-8 has a Raytheon APY-10 multi-mission surface search radar. In the cabin are five operator stations mounted in a sideways row, along the port side of the cabin. One observer window is located on each side of the forward cabin. The engine nacelles and wing mountings had to be modified due to the use of more powerful electrical generators. Interestingly, the P-8 does not have a Magnetic Anomaly Detector boom, as this was deleted during development, to reduce weight and improve endurance.
Photo © David Eyre
168429/LF-429 Boeing P-8A Poseidon (737-8FV) (MSN 40809/3792) of US Navy squadron VP-16 ‘War Eagles’, at Perth Airport – Tue 18 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
168429/LF-429 Boeing P-8A Poseidon (737-8FV) (MSN 40809/3792) of US Navy squadron VP-16 ‘War Eagles’, at Perth Airport – Tue 18 March 2014.
On final approach to runway 21 using call sign ‘MY 102’, arriving at 14:25 from Subang, Malaysia. This aircraft had previously been to WA on 24 February 2014, when it visited RAAF Base Pearce. This was its first visit to Perth Airport, where it was based for a number of days whilst operating as part of the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 (Boeing 777-2H6ER, registration 9M-MRO). It used the call sign ‘RESCUE 74’ when conducting search flights from Perth.
This is the second production example of the P-8A, which made its first flight 20 December 2011, with Boeing test registration N397DS. Normally home-based at NAS Jacksonville, Florida (USA), this aircraft participated in the first overseas deployment of the P-8, when it arrived at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan on 1 December 2013. During the search for MH370 in March 2014, it was temporarily based at Subang, Malaysia before going to Perth Airport.
The P-8 is a maritime patrol version of the Boeing 737-800 using wings based on the 737-900, but with raked wingtips which are better suited to the lower altitudes where the P-8 operates. The fuselage is strengthened, to accommodate six additional body fuel tanks for extended range and a short bomb bay (with doors) behind the wings, for torpedoes, missiles and other stores. An in-flight refuelling receptacle is located on top of the forward fuselage, just aft of the cockpit. The P-8 has a Raytheon APY-10 multi-mission surface search radar. In the cabin are five operator stations mounted in a sideways row, along the port side of the cabin. One observer window is located on each side of the forward cabin. The engine nacelles and wing mountings had to be modified due to the use of more powerful electrical generators. Interestingly, the P-8 does not have a Magnetic Anomaly Detector boom, as this was deleted during development, to reduce weight and improve endurance.
Photo © David Eyre
A7-BAE Boeing 777-3DZER (MSN 36104/769) of Qatar Airways, named “Almas-Habia”, in FC Barcelona special livery, over northern suburbs of Perth – Tue 18 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
A7-BAE Boeing 777-3DZER (MSN 36104/769) of Qatar Airways, named “Almas-Habia”, in FC Barcelona special livery, over northern suburbs of Perth – Tue 18 March 2014.
QR900 from Doha, flying north east at 3,100 feet over the northern suburbs of Perth at 17:23 before turning right to enter final approach to Perth Airport’s runway 21. This was the first visit by this aircraft since being painted in this special livery.
Flew to Dublin for maintenance on 1 February 2014, and was repainted in F.C. Barcelona livery with “A TEAM THAT UNITES THE WORLD” titles. The livery features Barça scarlet and blue, or ‘Blaugrana’ as it is known in Catalan, on the rear fuselage, and it took a team one week to hand paint the custom-made design onto the aircraft. An airbrush was used to produce a shading effect. Additional stencilling was used for the text as well as the football club’s crest which sits on the fuselage of the aircraft. It departed Dublin back to Doha on 17 February 2014. Qatar Airways and F.C. Barcelona have had a partnership since July 2013.
Photo © David Eyre
A7-BAE Boeing 777-3DZER (MSN 36104/769) of Qatar Airways, named “Almas-Habia”, in FC Barcelona special livery, over northern suburbs of Perth – Tue 18 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
A7-BAE Boeing 777-3DZER (MSN 36104/769) of Qatar Airways, named “Almas-Habia”, in FC Barcelona special livery, over northern suburbs of Perth – Tue 18 March 2014.
QR900 from Doha, flying north east at 3,100 feet over the northern suburbs of Perth at 17:23 before turning right to enter final approach to Perth Airport’s runway 21. This was the first visit by this aircraft since being painted in this special livery.
Flew to Dublin for maintenance on 1 February 2014, and was repainted in F.C. Barcelona livery with “A TEAM THAT UNITES THE WORLD” titles. The livery features Barça scarlet and blue, or ‘Blaugrana’ as it is known in Catalan, on the rear fuselage, and it took a team one week to hand paint the custom-made design onto the aircraft. An airbrush was used to produce a shading effect. Additional stencilling was used for the text as well as the football club’s crest which sits on the fuselage of the aircraft. It departed Dublin back to Doha on 17 February 2014. Qatar Airways and F.C. Barcelona have had a partnership since July 2013.
Photo © David Eyre
A7-BAE Boeing 777-3DZER (MSN 36104/769) of Qatar Airways, named “Almas-Habia”, in FC Barcelona special livery, over northern suburbs of Perth – Tue 18 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
A7-BAE Boeing 777-3DZER (MSN 36104/769) of Qatar Airways, named “Almas-Habia”, in FC Barcelona special livery, over northern suburbs of Perth – Tue 18 March 2014.
QR900 from Doha, flying north east at 3,100 feet over the northern suburbs of Perth at 17:23 before turning right to enter final approach to Perth Airport’s runway 21. This was the first visit by this aircraft since being painted in this special livery.
Flew to Dublin for maintenance on 1 February 2014, and was repainted in F.C. Barcelona livery with “A TEAM THAT UNITES THE WORLD” titles. The livery features Barça scarlet and blue, or ‘Blaugrana’ as it is known in Catalan, on the rear fuselage, and it took a team one week to hand paint the custom-made design onto the aircraft. An airbrush was used to produce a shading effect. Additional stencilling was used for the text as well as the football club’s crest which sits on the fuselage of the aircraft. It departed Dublin back to Doha on 17 February 2014. Qatar Airways and F.C. Barcelona have had a partnership since July 2013.
Photo © David Eyre
A7-BAE Boeing 777-3DZER (MSN 36104/769) of Qatar Airways, named “Almas-Habia”, in FC Barcelona special livery, at Perth Airport – Tue 18 March 2014. Photo © Matt Hayes
A7-BAE Boeing 777-3DZER (MSN 36104/769) of Qatar Airways, named “Almas-Habia”, in FC Barcelona special livery, at Perth Airport – Tue 18 March 2014.
QR900 from Doha, on final approach to runway 21 at 17:29. This was the first visit by this aircraft since being painted in this special livery.
A7-BAE flew to Dublin for maintenance on 1 February 2014, and was repainted in F.C. Barcelona livery with “A TEAM THAT UNITES THE WORLD” titles. The livery features Barça scarlet and blue, or ‘Blaugrana’ as it is known in Catalan, on the rear fuselage, and it took a team one week to hand paint the custom-made design onto the aircraft. An airbrush was used to produce a shading effect. Additional stencilling was used for the text as well as the football club’s crest which sits on the fuselage of the aircraft. It departed Dublin back to Doha on 17 February 2014. Qatar Airways and F.C. Barcelona have had a partnership since July 2013.
Photo © Matt Hayes
A7-BAE Boeing 777-3DZER (MSN 36104/769) of Qatar Airways, named “Almas-Habia”, in FC Barcelona special livery, at Perth Airport – Tue 18 March 2014. Photo © Keith Anderson
A7-BAE Boeing 777-3DZER (MSN 36104/769) of Qatar Airways, named “Almas-Habia”, in FC Barcelona special livery, at Perth Airport – Tue 18 March 2014.
QR900 from Doha, on final approach to runway 21 at 17:29. This was the first visit by this aircraft since being painted in this special livery.
A7-BAE flew to Dublin for maintenance on 1 February 2014, and was repainted in F.C. Barcelona livery with “A TEAM THAT UNITES THE WORLD” titles. The livery features Barça scarlet and blue, or ‘Blaugrana’ as it is known in Catalan, on the rear fuselage, and it took a team one week to hand paint the custom-made design onto the aircraft. An airbrush was used to produce a shading effect. Additional stencilling was used for the text as well as the football club’s crest which sits on the fuselage of the aircraft. It departed Dublin back to Doha on 17 February 2014. Qatar Airways and F.C. Barcelona have had a partnership since July 2013.
Photo © Keith Anderson
A7-BAE Boeing 777-3DZER (MSN 36104/769) of Qatar Airways, named “Almas-Habia”, in FC Barcelona special livery, at Perth Airport – Tue 18 March 2014. Photo © Keith Anderson
A7-BAE Boeing 777-3DZER (MSN 36104/769) of Qatar Airways, named “Almas-Habia”, in FC Barcelona special livery, at Perth Airport – Tue 18 March 2014.
QR900 from Doha, on final approach to runway 21 at 17:29. This was the first visit by this aircraft since being painted in this special livery.
A7-BAE flew to Dublin for maintenance on 1 February 2014, and was repainted in F.C. Barcelona livery with “A TEAM THAT UNITES THE WORLD” titles. The livery features Barça scarlet and blue, or ‘Blaugrana’ as it is known in Catalan, on the rear fuselage, and it took a team one week to hand paint the custom-made design onto the aircraft. An airbrush was used to produce a shading effect. Additional stencilling was used for the text as well as the football club’s crest which sits on the fuselage of the aircraft. It departed Dublin back to Doha on 17 February 2014. Qatar Airways and F.C. Barcelona have had a partnership since July 2013.
Photo © Keith Anderson
VH-YIB Boeing 737-8FE (cn 37825/3758) of Virgin Australia, which is named “Trinity Beach” (name not painted on aircraft), at Perth Airport – Mon 17 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-YIB Boeing 737-8FE (cn 37825/3758) of Virgin Australia, which is named “Trinity Beach” (name not painted on aircraft), at Perth Airport – Mon 17 March 2014.
VA4148 from Phuket, taxying in to park at Bay 51A at 06:21.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-YIB Boeing 737-8FE (cn 37825/3758) of Virgin Australia, which is named “Trinity Beach” (name not painted on aircraft), at Perth Airport – Mon 17 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-YIB Boeing 737-8FE (cn 37825/3758) of Virgin Australia, which is named “Trinity Beach” (name not painted on aircraft), at Perth Airport – Mon 17 March 2014.
VA4148 from Phuket, taxying in to park at Bay 51A at 06:21.
Photo © David Eyre
B-LAR Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1362) of Cathay Pacific at Perth Airport – Mon 17 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
B-LAR Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1362) of Cathay Pacific at Perth Airport – Mon 17 March 2014.
Flight CX137 from Hong Kong, landing on runway 21 at 06:23. Note the moisture condensing in the low air pressure over the wings and in the wingtip vortices.
Photo © David Eyre
B-LAR Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1362) of Cathay Pacific at Perth Airport – Mon 17 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
B-LAR Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1362) of Cathay Pacific at Perth Airport – Mon 17 March 2014.
Flight CX137 from Hong Kong, landing on runway 21 at 06:23.
Photo © David Eyre
B-LAR Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1362) of Cathay Pacific at Perth Airport – Mon 17 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
B-LAR Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1362) of Cathay Pacific at Perth Airport – Mon 17 March 2014.
Flight CX137 from Hong Kong, taxying in at 06:27.
Photo © David Eyre
B-LAR Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1362) of Cathay Pacific at Perth Airport – Mon 17 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
B-LAR Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1362) of Cathay Pacific at Perth Airport – Mon 17 March 2014.
Flight CX137 from Hong Kong, taxying in at 06:28.
Photo © David Eyre
B-LAR Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1362) of Cathay Pacific at Perth Airport – Mon 17 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
B-LAR Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1362) of Cathay Pacific at Perth Airport – Mon 17 March 2014.
Flight CX136 to Hong Kong, climbing after takeoff from runway 21 at 07:56.
Photo © David Eyre
B-LAR Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1362) of Cathay Pacific at Perth Airport – Mon 17 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
B-LAR Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1362) of Cathay Pacific at Perth Airport – Mon 17 March 2014.
Flight CX136 to Hong Kong, climbing after takeoff from runway 21 at 07:56.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-XZK Boeing 737-838 (MSN 39366/4705) of Qantas, named “Cook”, at Perth Airport – Mon 17 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-XZK Boeing 737-838 (MSN 39366/4705) of Qantas, named “Cook”, at Perth Airport – Mon 17 March 2014.
Qantas’ newest aircraft at the time of this photo. Flight QF1110 to Port Hedland, taking off from runway 21 at 06:26.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-XZK Boeing 737-838 (MSN 39366/4705) of Qantas, named “Cook”, at Perth Airport – Mon 17 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-XZK Boeing 737-838 (MSN 39366/4705) of Qantas, named “Cook”, at Perth Airport – Mon 17 March 2014.
Qantas’ newest aircraft at the time of this photo. Flight QF1110 to Port Hedland, taking off from runway 21 at 06:26.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-XZK Boeing 737-838 (MSN 39366/4705) of Qantas, named “Cook”, at Perth Airport – Mon 17 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-XZK Boeing 737-838 (MSN 39366/4705) of Qantas, named “Cook”, at Perth Airport – Mon 17 March 2014.
Qantas’ newest aircraft at the time of this photo. Flight QF1110 to Port Hedland, taking off from runway 21 at 06:26.
Photo © David Eyre
9V-STU Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1401) of Singapore Airlines, at Perth Airport – Mon 17 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
9V-STU Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1401) of Singapore Airlines, at Perth Airport – Mon 17 March 2014.
SQ224 to Singapore, during push back and engine start at 06:28.
Behind it is:
ZS-DJI Boeing 767-216ER (MSN 23624/144) of Aeronexus Corporate (Pty) Ltd, Johannesburg, South Africa, in Rolling Stones livery.
Arrived from Singapore on 16 March 2014 at 8.48pm as flight ARN88H, with the rock band The Rolling Stones aboard. The band were due to commence their Australian tour with a concert at Perth Arena on 19 March 2014, however following the death in New York of Mick Jagger’s girlfriend L’Wren Scott on 17 March, the tour was postponed. The aircraft departed Perth on 20 March 2014 at 14:55 to Bateen in Abu Dhabi, as flight ARN871. First flown in June 1986, ex N4528Y, CC-CJV, N151LF, 5R-MFE, N769BC, TJ-AAC, N769BC, G-FJEC, G-SJET, N480JC, ZS-DJI, J2-KBE.
Photo © David Eyre
9V-STU Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1401) of Singapore Airlines, at Perth Airport – Mon 17 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
9V-STU Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1401) of Singapore Airlines, at Perth Airport – Mon 17 March 2014.
SQ224 to Singapore, taxying out to runway 21 at 06:31.
Behind it is:
ZS-DJI Boeing 767-216ER (MSN 23624/144) of Aeronexus Corporate (Pty) Ltd, Johannesburg, South Africa, in Rolling Stones livery.
Arrived from Singapore on 16 March 2014 at 8.48pm as flight ARN88H, with the rock band The Rolling Stones aboard. The band were due to commence their Australian tour with a concert at Perth Arena on 19 March 2014, however following the death in New York of Mick Jagger’s girlfriend L’Wren Scott on 17 March, the tour was postponed. The aircraft departed Perth on 20 March 2014 at 14:55 to Bateen in Abu Dhabi, as flight ARN871. First flown in June 1986, ex N4528Y, CC-CJV, N151LF, 5R-MFE, N769BC, TJ-AAC, N769BC, G-FJEC, G-SJET, N480JC, ZS-DJI, J2-KBE.
Photo © David Eyre
9V-STU Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1401) of Singapore Airlines, at Perth Airport – Mon 17 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
9V-STU Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1401) of Singapore Airlines, at Perth Airport – Mon 17 March 2014.
SQ224 to Singapore, taking off from runway 21 at 06:38.
Photo © David Eyre
9V-STU Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1401) of Singapore Airlines, at Perth Airport – Mon 17 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
9V-STU Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1401) of Singapore Airlines, at Perth Airport – Mon 17 March 2014.
SQ224 to Singapore, taking off from runway 21 at 06:38, with condensation forming in the wingtip vortices.
Photo © David Eyre
ZS-DJI Boeing 767-216ER (MSN 23624/144) of Aeronexus Corporate (Pty) Ltd, Johannesburg, South Africa, in Rolling Stones livery, at Perth Airport – Mon 17 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
ZS-DJI Boeing 767-216ER (MSN 23624/144) of Aeronexus Corporate (Pty) Ltd, Johannesburg, South Africa, in Rolling Stones livery, at Perth Airport – Mon 17 March 2014.
Arrived from Singapore on 16 March 2014 at 8.48pm as flight ARN88H, with the rock band The Rolling Stones aboard. The band were due to commence their Australian tour with a concert at Perth Arena on 19 March 2014, however following the death in New York of Mick Jagger’s girlfriend L’Wren Scott on 17 March, the tour was postponed. The aircraft departed Perth on 20 March 2014 at 14:55 to Bateen in Abu Dhabi, as flight ARN871. First flown in June 1986, ex N4528Y, CC-CJV, N151LF, 5R-MFE, N769BC, TJ-AAC, N769BC, G-FJEC, G-SJET, N480JC, ZS-DJI, J2-KBE.
Photo © David Eyre
PK-GMS Boeing 737-8U3 (MSN 38071/3855) of Garuda Indonesia at Perth Airport – Mon 17 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
PK-GMS Boeing 737-8U3 (MSN 38071/3855) of Garuda Indonesia at Perth Airport – Mon 17 March 2014.
GA727 to Denpasar (Bali), taxying out for departure at 07:20.
Photo © David Eyre
9V-JSI Airbus A320-232 (MSN 4443) of Jetstar Asia at Perth Airport – Mon 17 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
9V-JSI Airbus A320-232 (MSN 4443) of Jetstar Asia at Perth Airport – Mon 17 March 2014.
Flight 3K133 from Singapore, landing on runway 21 at 07:23.
Photo © David Eyre
9V-JSI Airbus A320-232 (MSN 4443) of Jetstar Asia at Perth Airport – Mon 17 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
9V-JSI Airbus A320-232 (MSN 4443) of Jetstar Asia at Perth Airport – Mon 17 March 2014.
Flight 3K133 from Singapore, taxying in at 07:27.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-EBI Airbus A330-202 (MSN 898) Qantas, named "Yarra Valley", at Perth Airport – Mon 17 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-EBI Airbus A330-202 (MSN 898) Qantas, named “Yarra Valley”, at Perth Airport – Mon 17 March 2014.
Being towed to Bay 51 to operate flight QF77 to Singapore, which took off at 09:21. This is now the only international flight operated by Qantas from Perth and it will cease from 12 May 2014 – the first time since World War Two that there have been no Qantas international services from Perth.
Photo © David Eyre
Domestic Pier construction at Terminal 1, and VH-EBI Airbus A330-202 (MSN 898) Qantas, named "Yarra Valley", at Perth Airport – Mon 17 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
Domestic Pier construction at Terminal 1, and VH-EBI Airbus A330-202 (MSN 898) Qantas, named “Yarra Valley”, at Perth Airport – Mon 17 March 2014.
Virgin Australia will relocate their current domestic operations from Terminal 3 to this new Domestic Pier at Terminal 1. Construction is four months behind schedule and 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.
VH-EBI is being towed to Bay 51 to operate flight QF77 to Singapore, which took off at 09:21. This is now the only international flight operated by Qantas from Perth and it will cease from 12 May 2014 – the first time since World War Two that there have been no Qantas international services from Perth.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-XFP De Havilland Canada DHC-8-106 Dash 8 (MSN 346) owned by Skippers Aviation, at Perth Airport - Mon 17 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-XFP De Havilland Canada DHC-8-106 Dash 8 (MSN 346) owned by Skippers Aviation, at Perth Airport – Mon 17 March 2014.
Climbing after takeoff from runway 21 at 07:48, on a FIFO flight to Sunrise Dam.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-XUA Embraer 120ER Brasilia (MSN 120045) of Skippers Aviation at Perth Airport - Mon 17 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-XUA Embraer 120ER Brasilia (MSN 120045) of Skippers Aviation at Perth Airport – Mon 17 March 2014.
Climbing after takeoff at o7:52 on a flight to Laverton.
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 – Mon 17 March 2014. 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 – Mon 17 March 2014.
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, as have the Fugro logo on the nose, 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-NWG Airbus Helicopters EC225LP (MSN 2879) of Bond Helicopters Australia Pty Ltd at Jandakot Airport – Mon 17 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-NWG Airbus Helicopters EC225LP (MSN 2879) of Bond Helicopters Australia Pty Ltd at Jandakot Airport – Mon 17 March 2014.
Now fitted with rotors, external rescue winch and auxiliary fuel tanks on the forward fuselage.
In 2013, Bond Helicopters Australia won its first major contract in the region – a multi-million dollar, five-year contract with the PTTEP Australasia Group of Companies for offshore oil support in the Timor Sea, and they have established a company headquarters in Perth. Their EC225s will be based at Darwin, NT and Truscott, in the far north of WA. VH-NWC and VH-NWG were delivered brand new to Jandakot on 22 February 2014 (see photos in separate section under Aircraft Photos) and is now receiving modifications prior to entering service. It was shipped from Merignane, France to Fremantle aboard the vehicle carrier ship Morning Champion and trucked to Jandakot on 22 February 2014 (see delivery photos in dedicated section under Aircraft Photos). Built in 2013.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-TCW Cessna 210L Centurion (MSN 21060622) owned by John Wilson, Kulin, WA, at Jandakot Airport - Mon 17 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-TCW Cessna 210L Centurion (MSN 21060622) owned by John Wilson, Kulin, WA, at Jandakot Airport – Mon 17 March 2014.
Built in 1975, ex N8135L.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-KAA Beech Bonanza A36 (MSN E-1521) owned by Leimac Building Pty Ltd, Cowaramup, WA, at Jandakot Airport - Mon 17 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-KAA Beech Bonanza A36 (MSN E-1521) owned by Leimac Building Pty Ltd, Cowaramup, WA, at Jandakot Airport – Mon 17 March 2014.
Based at Bunbury Airport. Built in 1979, ex N2074B.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-JQF Piper PA-44-180 Seminole (MSN 44-7995291) owned by Moorabbin Aviation Services, but believed to be operated by Advanced Cockpit Flight Training (ACFT), at Jandakot Airport - Mon 17 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-JQF Piper PA-44-180 Seminole (MSN 44-7995291) owned by Moorabbin Aviation Services, but believed to be operated by Advanced Cockpit Flight Training (ACFT), at Jandakot Airport – Mon 17 March 2014.
Built in 1979, ex N3025Y.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-TVL Robinson R-44 Raven II (MSN 11257) of Heliwest (Helibits Pty Ltd) at Jandakot Airport – Mon 17 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-TVL Robinson R-44 Raven II (MSN 11257) of Heliwest (Helibits Pty Ltd) at Jandakot Airport – Mon 17 March 2014.
Now sporting a different livery – it previously was dark blue overall with silver pinstripes – see Keith Anderson’s photo taken 30 Sept 2013. Built in 2006.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-HVP Fletcher FU-24-954 (MSN 282) operated by UTS Aviation Pty Ltd, at Jandakot Airport - Mon 17 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-HVP Fletcher FU-24-954 (MSN 282) operated by UTS Aviation Pty Ltd, at Jandakot Airport – Mon 17 March 2014.
Modified for geophysical surveys and has a magnetometer tail boom. Built in 1982, ex ZK-EUA, VH-HTP (changed due to duplicated registration).
Photo © David Eyre
VH-KTG / SPOTTER642 American Champion 8GCBC Scout (MSN 546-2011) of the Department of Parks and Wildlife, with Western Power sponsor logo, at Jandakot Airport – Mon 17 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-KTG / SPOTTER642 American Champion 8GCBC Scout (MSN 546-2011) of the Department of Parks and Wildlife, with Western Power sponsor logo, at Jandakot Airport – Mon 17 March 2014.
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.
VH-KTG was built in 2011.
Photo © David Eyre
N9401S Pilatus PC-12/47E (MSN 1292) owned by Aircraft Guaranty Corp, Onalaska, Texas, USA at Jandakot Airport - Mon 17 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
N9401S Pilatus PC-12/47E (MSN 1292) owned by Aircraft Guaranty Corp, Onalaska, Texas, USA at Jandakot Airport – Mon 17 March 2014.
Built in 2012, ex HB-FQW. This was previously used by Pilatus as a demonstrator aircraft. It has visited Australia before. This time it arrived at Jandakot on 16 February 2014 from Denpasar via Port Hedland.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-BSN Vans RV-6 (MSN W236) owned by Mark Evans, Busselton, WA, at Jandakot Airport - Mon 17 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-BSN Vans RV-6 (MSN W236) owned by Mark Evans, Busselton, WA, at Jandakot Airport – Mon 17 March 2014.
Built in 1998. BSN is the IATA code for Busselton Airport where the aircraft is based, hence the registration.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-ITN Aero Vodochody L-39C Albatros (MSN 630638) of Westcoast Jet Fighters (HFAT Pty Ltd) at Jandakot Airport – Mon 17 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-ITN Aero Vodochody L-39C Albatros (MSN 630638) of Westcoast Jet Fighters (HFAT Pty Ltd) at Jandakot Airport – Mon 17 March 2014.
Note that the Ram Air Turbine is deployed, on the underside of the fuselage – this is used to provide emergency electrical power when the engine fails, using the aircraft’s airspeed to spin the turbine.
Built in 1976, at Vodochody in Czechoslovakia. Delivered to the Soviet Air Force.
Later sold in USA and registered as N90510 John P. Christensen, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA on 4.8.2000.
The aircraft was thoroughly inspected and assembled by Spider Aviation, Inc. at Savannah , Georgia, USA in 2001 for an additional cost of $75,000. They went through the aircraft from nose to tail, including cockpit refurbishment. The front cockpit has the latest Avionics Package which includes: Garmin GNS 530 GPS/COM/NAV and Moving Map; Garmin GNS 340 Audio Panel; and Garmin GTX 327 Digital Transponder. The Red, White & Blue paint scheme, with Czech Air Force roundel, was painted by Florida Aircraft Painting of Bartow, Florida. Upon completion, the owner had invested over $340,000 in buying and refurbishing the aircraft.
In May 2006, the aircraft was sold to BMG Aviation, Bloomington, Indiana, USA, who reregistered the aircraft as N139LB on 14 May 2007, with the ‘LB’ in the registration denoting that as it was flown by Steve Lynn and Bob Burke.
The aircraft was advertised for sale in 2012 with an asking price of US$179,000, having a Total Time of 2,959 hours. It stayed registered as N139LB until 4 Sep 2012.
On 30 October 2012, the aircraft was registered in Australia as VH-ITN. Registered owner is HFAT Pty Ltd (HF Assets), of Cannington, WA, but the aircraft is leased to and operated by Extreme Flying Trust, trading as Westcoast Jet Fighters.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-BVG Cessna 210N Centurion II (MSN 21064019) owned by Handel Aviation, Gymea, NSW, at Jandakot Airport - Mon 17 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-BVG Cessna 210N Centurion II (MSN 21064019) owned by Handel Aviation, Gymea, NSW, at Jandakot Airport – Mon 17 March 2014.
Built 1980, ex N4845Y, N80FM.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-SGT Beech 200 Super King Air (MSN BB-73) owned by Formula Aircraft Pty Ltd and “VH-REM” Mooney M.20H (cn 1) “Sugar Bird Lady” Robin Miller memorial, owned by Royal Flying Doctor Service, at Jandakot Airport – Mon 17 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-SGT Beech 200 Super King Air (MSN BB-73) owned by Formula Aircraft Pty Ltd and “VH-REM” Mooney M.20H (cn 1) “Sugar Bird Lady” Robin Miller memorial, owned by Royal Flying Doctor Service, at Jandakot Airport – Mon 17 March 2014.
VH-SGT: Built in 1975, ex N9729S. First registered in Australia 8.7.1975, this aircraft first flew for the Queensland Government, initially with their Premier’s Department, and later with the Queensland Police. It was delivered to Network Aviation in February 2003. It suffered a main undercarriage collapse on two occasions whilst landing at Perth Airport – the first was on 18.1.2005, and the second on 9.4.2007, following which it was withdrawn from use at Perth Airport. Cancelled from the register on 19.1.2009, it was stripped of spares and trucked to Jandakot. On 14.7.2009 it was registered to Formula Aircraft Pty Ltd at Jandakot, and sat in the corner of the Formula Aviation hangar until Feb 2014. It was moved outside the hangar and then to the aircraft ‘boneyard’ area at Jandakot.
at Jandakot Airport – Tue 3 December 2013
“VH-REM”: 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, 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 on what 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-OWS Pilatus PC-12/47E (MSN 1428) owned by Royal Flying Doctor Service (Western Operations), at Jandakot Airport - Mon 17 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-OWS Pilatus PC-12/47E (MSN 1428) owned by Royal Flying Doctor Service (Western Operations), at Jandakot Airport – Mon 17 March 2014.
Now with BHP Billiton sponsor logos. 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. It was fitted with medical equipment at Jandakot and is now in service.
Photo © David Eyre
N1073W / HELITAK671 / 1 Bell 214B-1 BigLifter (MSN 28012) of McDermott Aviation, operated for the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, at Jandakot Airport – Mon 17 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
N1073W / HELITAK671 / 1 Bell 214B-1 BigLifter (MSN 28012) of McDermott Aviation, operated for the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, at Jandakot Airport – Mon 17 March 2014.
The Helitaks have recently had large high-visibility orange numbers stuck onto the cabin doors, representing the last number of the Helitak callsign.
Built in 1976, ex 105 (Royal Air Force of Oman), 755 (Royal Air Force of Oman).
Photo © David Eyre
N49732 / HELITAK672 / 2 Bell 214B1 BigLifter (MSN 28005) of McDermott Aviation, operated for Department of Fire and Emergency Services, at Jandakot Airport – Mon 17 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
N49732 / HELITAK672 / 2 Bell 214B1 BigLifter (MSN 28005) of McDermott Aviation, operated for Department of Fire and Emergency Services, at Jandakot Airport – Mon 17 March 2014.
One of six Bell 214B1s of McDermott Aviation based in WA for the 2013/14 bush fire season (October – April). Fitted with the Isolair ‘Tsunami” Belly Tank, with 2,700 Litres capacity.
Built in 1976. Ex N49732, 101 (Royal Air Force of Oman), 751(Royal Air Force of Oman).
Photo © David Eyre
N234PH / HELITAK673 / 3 Bell 214B-1 BigLifter (MSN 28050) of McDermott Aviation, operated for the WA Department of Fire and Emergency Services, at Jandakot Airport – Mon 17 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
N234PH / HELITAK673 / 3 Bell 214B-1 BigLifter (MSN 28050) of McDermott Aviation, operated for the WA Department of Fire and Emergency Services, at Jandakot Airport – Mon 17 March 2014.
Built in 1977. Ex N5750L, N234PH, 756 (Royal Air Force of Oman), VH-LYH. Used for firefighting.
Photo © David Eyre
P2-MLJ / HELITAK674 / 4 Bell 214B1 BigLifter (MSN 28066) owned by McDermott Aviation, operated for the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, at Jandakot Airport – Mon 17 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
P2-MLJ / HELITAK674 / 4 Bell 214B1 BigLifter (MSN 28066) owned by McDermott Aviation, operated for the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, at Jandakot Airport – Mon 17 March 2014.
One of six Bell 214B1s of McDermott Aviation based in WA for the 2013/14 bush fire season (October – April). 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
23 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 12 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
23 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 12 March 2014.
The ‘Thunderbird’ formation was performed as a salute to the eight Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) students of number 234 Pilots Course who graduated as military aviators in a ceremony held the next day, on Thursday 13 March 2014 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 4.15pm before passing over RAAF Pearce for a flypast at 4:17pm.
Photo © David Eyre
23 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 12 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
23 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 12 March 2014.
The ‘Thunderbird’ formation was performed as a salute to the eight Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) students of number 234 Pilots Course who graduated as military aviators in a ceremony held the next day, on Thursday 13 March 2014 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 4.15pm before passing over RAAF Pearce for a flypast at 4:17pm.
Photo © David Eyre
23 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 12 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
23 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 12 March 2014.
The ‘Thunderbird’ formation was performed as a salute to the eight Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) students of number 234 Pilots Course who graduated as military aviators in a ceremony held the next day, on Thursday 13 March 2014 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 4.15pm before passing over RAAF Pearce for a flypast at 4:17pm.
Photo © David Eyre
23 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 12 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
23 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 12 March 2014.
The ‘Thunderbird’ formation was performed as a salute to the eight Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) students of number 234 Pilots Course who graduated as military aviators in a ceremony held the next day, on Thursday 13 March 2014 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 4.15pm before passing over RAAF Pearce for a flypast at 4:17pm.
Photo © David Eyre
23 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 12 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
23 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 12 March 2014.
The ‘Thunderbird’ formation was performed as a salute to the eight Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) students of number 234 Pilots Course who graduated as military aviators in a ceremony held the next day, on Thursday 13 March 2014 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 4.15pm before passing over RAAF Pearce for a flypast at 4:17pm.
Photo © David Eyre
23 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 12 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
23 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 12 March 2014.
The ‘Thunderbird’ formation was performed as a salute to the eight Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) students of number 234 Pilots Course who graduated as military aviators in a ceremony held the next day, on Thursday 13 March 2014 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 4.15pm before passing over RAAF Pearce for a flypast at 4:17pm.
Photo © David Eyre
23 Pilatus PC-9/A aircraft of 2 Flying Training School (2FTS), RAAF, based at Pearce, WA, in Thunderbird formation, plus one extra as camera ship, over the northern suburbs of Perth – Wed 12 March 2014.
23 Pilatus PC-9/A aircraft of 2 Flying Training School (2FTS), RAAF, based at Pearce, WA, in Thunderbird formation, plus one extra as camera ship, over the northern suburbs of Perth – Wed 12 March 2014.
The ‘Thunderbird’ formation was performed as a salute to the eight Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) students of number 234 Pilots Course who graduated as military aviators in a ceremony held the next day, on Thursday 13 March 2014 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 4.15pm before passing over RAAF Pearce for a flypast at 4:17pm.
Photo © David Eyre
A6-ENN Boeing 777-31HER (MSN 41360/1177) of Emirates, over the northern suburbs of Perth - Tue 11 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
A6-ENN Boeing 777-31HER (MSN 41360/1177) of Emirates, over the northern suburbs of Perth – Tue 11 March 2014.
This was Emirates newest 777 in service at the time of this photo – it was delivered to the airline on 21 February 2014, and made its first visit to Perth on 6 March 2014. This photo shows the aircraft on its second visit and 12th revenue flight. Flight EK420 from Dubai over the northern suburbs of Perth at 17:32, flying at 3,200 feet headed ENE before turning right to join final approach to Perth Airport’s runway 21.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-ITN Aero Vodochody L-39C Albatros (MSN 630638) of Westcoast Jet Fighters (HFAT Pty Ltd) at Jandakot Airport - Tue 11 March 2014. Photo © Keith Anderson
VH-ITN Aero Vodochody L-39C Albatros (MSN 630638) of Westcoast Jet Fighters (HFAT Pty Ltd) at Jandakot Airport – Tue 11 March 2014.
Built in 1976, at Vodochody in Czechoslovakia. Delivered to the Soviet Air Force.
Later sold in USA and registered as N90510 John P. Christensen, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA on 4.8.2000.
The aircraft was thoroughly inspected and assembled by Spider Aviation, Inc. at Savannah , Georgia, USA in 2001 for an additional cost of $75,000. They went through the aircraft from nose to tail, including cockpit refurbishment. The front cockpit has the latest Avionics Package which includes: Garmin GNS 530 GPS/COM/NAV and Moving Map; Garmin GNS 340 Audio Panel; and Garmin GTX 327 Digital Transponder. The Red, White & Blue paint scheme, with Czech Air Force roundel, was painted by Florida Aircraft Painting of Bartow, Florida. Upon completion, the owner had invested over $340,000 in buying and refurbishing the aircraft.
In May 2006, the aircraft was sold to BMG Aviation, Bloomington, Indiana, USA, who reregistered the aircraft as N139LB on 14 May 2007, with the ‘LB’ in the registration denoting that as it was flown by Steve Lynn and Bob Burke.
The aircraft was advertised for sale in 2012 with an asking price of US$179,000, having a Total Time of 2,959 hours. It stayed registered as N139LB until 4 Sep 2012.
On 30 October 2012, the aircraft was registered in Australia as VH-ITN. Registered owner is HFAT Pty Ltd (HF Assets), of Cannington, WA, but the aircraft is leased to and operated by Extreme Flying Trust, trading as Westcoast Jet Fighters.
Photo © Keith Anderson
N888GX Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global Express XRS (MSN 9248) of Remorex Pty Ltd at Perth Airport - Tue 11 March 2014. Photo © Steve Jaksic
N888GX Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global Express XRS (MSN 9248) of Remorex Pty Ltd at Perth Airport – Tue 11 March 2014.
Remorex Pty Ltd is a company under Australian Capital Equities, run by millionaire Kerry Stokes.
N888GX is seen landing on runway 03 at 11:19, arriving from Sydney.
Photo © Steve Jaksic
N888GX Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global Express XRS (MSN 9248) of Remorex Pty Ltd at Perth Airport - Tue 11 March 2014. Photo © Steve Jaksic
N888GX Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global Express XRS (MSN 9248) of Remorex Pty Ltd at Perth Airport – Tue 11 March 2014.
Remorex Pty Ltd is a company under Australian Capital Equities, run by millionaire Kerry Stokes.
N888GX is seen landing on runway 03 at 11:19, arriving from Sydney.
Photo © Steve Jaksic
N888GX Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global Express XRS (MSN 9248) of Remorex Pty Ltd at Perth Airport - Tue 11 March 2014. Photo © Steve Jaksic
N888GX Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global Express XRS (MSN 9248) of Remorex Pty Ltd at Perth Airport – Tue 11 March 2014.
Remorex Pty Ltd is a company under Australian Capital Equities, run by millionaire Kerry Stokes.
N888GX is seen landing on runway 03 at 11:19, arriving from Sydney.
Photo © Steve Jaksic
VH-FKD Fokker 100 (MSN 11357) of Alliance Airlines, at Perth Airport – Tue 11 March 2014. Photo © Steve Jaksic
VH-FKD Fokker 100 (MSN 11357) of Alliance Airlines, at Perth Airport – Tue 11 March 2014.
UNITY 763 from Coondewanna landing on runway 03 at 10:52 – the windsock indicates the easterly crosswind blowing at the time.
Photo © Steve Jaksic
C-GCUL Dassault Falcon 7X (MSN 57) of Canadian Utilities Limited, Calgary, Canada, at Perth Airport – Mon 10 March 2014. Photo © Wilson
C-GCUL Dassault Falcon 7X (MSN 57) of Canadian Utilities Limited, Calgary, Canada, at Perth Airport – Mon 10 March 2014
Arrived at 22:04 direct from Nadi, Fiji. Built in 2009, ex F-WWVZ, OO-AAA, N157BR. Canadian Utilities Limited is a member of the ATCO Group of companies, owner of Perth-based ATCO Australia, which develops, builds, owns and operates energy and infrastructure assets across the country.
Photo © Wilson
PK-GND Boeing 737-8U3 (MSN 41794/4761) of Garuda Indonesia at Perth Airport - Sat 8 March 2014. Photo © Wilson
PK-GND Boeing 737-8U3 (MSN 41794/4761) of Garuda Indonesia at Perth Airport – Sat 8 March 2014.
First visit to Perth – it was delivered new to the airline on 23 January 2014. Flight GA724 from Jakarta is seen here taxying in to park at Bay 55 at Terminal 1 at 15:58.
Photo © Wilson
PK-GND Boeing 737-8U3 (MSN 41794/4761) of Garuda Indonesia at Perth Airport - Sat 8 March 2014. Photo © Wilson
PK-GND Boeing 737-8U3 (MSN 41794/4761) of Garuda Indonesia at Perth Airport – Sat 8 March 2014.
First visit to Perth – it was delivered new to the airline on 23 January 2014. Flight GA724 from Jakarta is seen here taxying in to park at Bay 55 at Terminal 1 at 15:58.
Photo © Wilson
PK-GND Boeing 737-8U3 (MSN 41794/4761) of Garuda Indonesia at Perth Airport - Sat 8 March 2014. Photo © Wilson
PK-GND Boeing 737-8U3 (MSN 41794/4761) of Garuda Indonesia at Perth Airport – Sat 8 March 2014.
First visit to Perth – it was delivered new to the airline on 23 January 2014. Flight GA724 from Jakarta is seen here taxying in to park at Bay 55 at Terminal 1 at 15:58.
Photo © Wilson
N510WD Cessna 680 Citation Sovereign+ (MSN 680-0510) owned by Cessna Aircraft Co, Wichita, Kansas, USA, at Perth Airport - Sat 8 March 2014. Photo © Wilson
N510WD Cessna 680 Citation Sovereign+ (MSN 680-0510) owned by Cessna Aircraft Co, Wichita, Kansas, USA, at Perth Airport – Sat 8 March 2014.
First visit to Perth. Cessna’s Sovereign+ demonstrator, parked at Bay 61, near the International Terminal, shortly before departing Australia. N510WD was only registered on 22 January 2014, so it is very new. It departed the USA in late January, crossing the Pacific Ocean via Honolulu, Marshall Islands, Guam to Davao City (Philippines). It spent the next few weeks in Singapore, Seletar, Jakarta-Halim, Subang (Malaysia), Bangkok and Manila, before flying to Cairns on 1 March 2014 to commence the Australian part of its demonstration tour. It arrived in Perth from Adelaide on 6 March 2014, conducting two demonstration flights on 7 March before departing Perth on 8 March 2014 to Cocos Island and Male (Maldives).
The Citation Sovereign+ is a derivative of the Citation Sovereign with swept wingtips featuring small winglets, Pratt & Whitney Canada PW306D engines, new avionics and cabin upgrades.
Photo © Wilson
N510WD Cessna 680 Citation Sovereign+ (MSN 680-0510) owned by Cessna Aircraft Co, Wichita, Kansas, USA, at Perth Airport - Sat 8 March 2014. Photo © Wilson
N510WD Cessna 680 Citation Sovereign+ (MSN 680-0510) owned by Cessna Aircraft Co, Wichita, Kansas, USA, at Perth Airport – Sat 8 March 2014.
Cessna’s Sovereign+ demonstrator, parked at Bay 61, near the International Terminal, shortly before departing Australia. N510WD was only registered on 22 January 2014, so it is very new. It departed the USA in late January, crossing the Pacific Ocean via Honolulu, Marshall Islands, Guam to Davao City (Philippines). It spent the next few weeks in Singapore, Seletar, Jakarta-Halim, Subang (Malaysia), Bangkok and Manila, before flying to Cairns on 1 March 2014 to commence the Australian part of its demonstration tour. It arrived in Perth from Adelaide on 6 March 2014, conducting two demonstration flights on 7 March before departing Perth on 8 March 2014 to Cocos Island and Male (Maldives).
The Citation Sovereign+ is a derivative of the Citation Sovereign with swept wingtips featuring small winglets, Pratt & Whitney Canada PW306D engines, new avionics and cabin upgrades.
Photo © Wilson
N510WD Cessna 680 Citation Sovereign+ (MSN 680-0510) owned by Cessna Aircraft Co, Wichita, Kansas, USA, at Perth Airport - Sat 8 March 2014. Photo © Wilson
N510WD Cessna 680 Citation Sovereign+ (MSN 680-0510) owned by Cessna Aircraft Co, Wichita, Kansas, USA, at Perth Airport – Sat 8 March 2014.
Cessna’s Sovereign+ demonstrator, parked at Bay 61, near the International Terminal, shortly before departing Australia. N510WD was only registered on 22 January 2014, so it is very new. It departed the USA in late January, crossing the Pacific Ocean via Honolulu, Marshall Islands, Guam to Davao City (Philippines). It spent the next few weeks in Singapore, Seletar, Jakarta-Halim, Subang (Malaysia), Bangkok and Manila, before flying to Cairns on 1 March 2014 to commence the Australian part of its demonstration tour. It arrived in Perth from Adelaide on 6 March 2014, conducting two demonstration flights on 7 March before departing Perth on 8 March 2014 to Cocos Island and Male (Maldives).
The Citation Sovereign+ is a derivative of the Citation Sovereign with swept wingtips featuring small winglets, Pratt & Whitney Canada PW306D engines, new avionics and cabin upgrades.
Photo © Wilson
VH-FNF Fokker 50 (MSN 20200) of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines, still in Skywest Airlines livery, and VH-XFH Airbus A330-243 (MSN 1452) of Virgin Australia, named “Duranbah Beach” at Perth Airport - Fri 7 March 2014. Photo © Steve Jaksic
VH-FNF Fokker 50 (MSN 20200) of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines, still in Skywest Airlines livery, and VH-XFH Airbus A330-243 (MSN 1452) of Virgin Australia, named “Duranbah Beach” at Perth Airport – Fri 7 March 2014.
VH-FNF is landing on runway 03 at 08:29, on a flight from Windarling. In the distance behind is VH-XFH on base leg before turning onto final approach as flight VA551 from Sydney.
Photo © Steve Jaksic
VH-YIU Boeing 737-8FE (MSN 40699/4560) of Virgin Australia, named “Middleton Beach”, with grey nose cone, at Perth Airport – Fri 7 March 2014. Photo © Steve Jaksic
VH-YIU Boeing 737-8FE (MSN 40699/4560) of Virgin Australia, named “Middleton Beach”, with grey nose cone, at Perth Airport – Fri 7 March 2014.
Taxying out at 08:55 to runway 03 as VA1433 to Darwin.
Photo © Steve Jaksic
N510WD Cessna 680 Citation Sovereign+ (MSN 680-0510) owned by Cessna Aircraft Co, Wichita, Kansas, USA, at Perth Airport - Fri 7 March 2014. Photo © Steve Jaksic
N510WD Cessna 680 Citation Sovereign+ (MSN 680-0510) owned by Cessna Aircraft Co, Wichita, Kansas, USA, at Perth Airport – Fri 7 March 2014.
Cessna’s Sovereign+ demonstrator, landing on runway 03 at 10:26 after a one-hour demonstration flight for prospective customers, which took it over Rottnest Island, then up to Jurien Bay before returning to Perth Airport. N510WD was only registered on 22 January 2014, so it is very new. It departed the USA in late January, crossing the Pacific Ocean via Honolulu, Marshall Islands, Guam to Davao City (Philippines). It spent the next few weeks in Singapore, Seletar, Jakarta-Halim, Subang (Malaysia), Bangkok and Manila, before flying to Cairns on 1 March 2014 to commence the Australian part of its demonstration tour. It arrived in Perth from Adelaide on 6 March 2014, conducting two demonstration flights on 7 March before departing Perth to Cocos Island and Male (Maldives).
The Citation Sovereign+ is a derivative of the Citation Sovereign with swept wingtips featuring small winglets, Pratt & Whitney Canada PW306D engines, new avionics and cabin upgrades.
Photo © Steve Jaksic
N510WD Cessna 680 Citation Sovereign+ (MSN 680-0510) owned by Cessna Aircraft Co, Wichita, Kansas, USA, at Perth Airport - Fri 7 March 2014. Photo © Steve Jaksic
N510WD Cessna 680 Citation Sovereign+ (MSN 680-0510) owned by Cessna Aircraft Co, Wichita, Kansas, USA, at Perth Airport – Fri 7 March 2014.
Cessna’s Sovereign+ demonstrator, landing on runway 03 at 10:26 after a one-hour demonstration flight for prospective customers, which took it over Rottnest Island, then up to Jurien Bay before returning to Perth Airport. N510WD was only registered on 22 January 2014, so it is very new. It departed the USA in late January, crossing the Pacific Ocean via Honolulu, Marshall Islands, Guam to Davao City (Philippines). It spent the next few weeks in Singapore, Seletar, Jakarta-Halim, Subang (Malaysia), Bangkok and Manila, before flying to Cairns on 1 March 2014 to commence the Australian part of its demonstration tour. It arrived in Perth from Adelaide on 6 March 2014, conducting two demonstration flights on 7 March before departing Perth to Cocos Island and Male (Maldives).
The Citation Sovereign+ is a derivative of the Citation Sovereign with swept wingtips featuring small winglets, Pratt & Whitney Canada PW306D engines, new avionics and cabin upgrades.
Photo © Steve Jaksic
N510WD Cessna 680 Citation Sovereign+ (MSN 680-0510) owned by Cessna Aircraft Co, Wichita, Kansas, USA, at Perth Airport - Fri 7 March 2014. Photo © Steve Jaksic
N510WD Cessna 680 Citation Sovereign+ (MSN 680-0510) owned by Cessna Aircraft Co, Wichita, Kansas, USA, at Perth Airport – Fri 7 March 2014.
Cessna’s Sovereign+ demonstrator, landing on runway 03 at 10:26 after a one-hour demonstration flight for prospective customers, which took it over Rottnest Island, then up to Jurien Bay before returning to Perth Airport. N510WD was only registered on 22 January 2014, so it is very new. It departed the USA in late January, crossing the Pacific Ocean via Honolulu, Marshall Islands, Guam to Davao City (Philippines). It spent the next few weeks in Singapore, Seletar, Jakarta-Halim, Subang (Malaysia), Bangkok and Manila, before flying to Cairns on 1 March 2014 to commence the Australian part of its demonstration tour. It arrived in Perth from Adelaide on 6 March 2014, conducting two demonstration flights on 7 March before departing Perth to Cocos Island and Male (Maldives).
The Citation Sovereign+ is a derivative of the Citation Sovereign with swept wingtips featuring small winglets, Pratt & Whitney Canada PW306D engines, new avionics and cabin upgrades.
Photo © Steve Jaksic
N510WD Cessna 680 Citation Sovereign+ (MSN 680-0510) owned by Cessna Aircraft Co, Wichita, Kansas, USA, at Perth Airport - Fri 7 March 2014. Photo © Wilson
N510WD Cessna 680 Citation Sovereign+ (MSN 680-0510) owned by Cessna Aircraft Co, Wichita, Kansas, USA, at Perth Airport – Fri 7 March 2014.
Cessna’s Sovereign+ demonstrator, parked outside Maxem Aviation’s hangar. N510WD was only registered on 22 January 2014, so it is very new. It departed the USA in late January, crossing the Pacific Ocean via Honolulu, Marshall Islands, Guam to Davao City (Philippines). It spent the next few weeks in Singapore, Seletar, Jakarta-Halim, Subang (Malaysia), Bangkok and Manila, before flying to Cairns on 1 March 2014 to commence the Australian part of its demonstration tour. It arrived in Perth from Adelaide on 6 March 2014, conducting two demonstration flights on 7 March before departing Perth on 8 March 2014 to Cocos Island and Male (Maldives).
The Citation Sovereign+ is a derivative of the Citation Sovereign with swept wingtips featuring small winglets, Pratt & Whitney Canada PW306D engines, new avionics and cabin upgrades.
Photo © Wilson
N510WD Cessna 680 Citation Sovereign+ (MSN 680-0510) owned by Cessna Aircraft Co, Wichita, Kansas, USA, at Perth Airport - Fri 7 March 2014. Photo © Wilson
N510WD Cessna 680 Citation Sovereign+ (MSN 680-0510) owned by Cessna Aircraft Co, Wichita, Kansas, USA, at Perth Airport – Fri 7 March 2014.
Cessna’s Sovereign+ demonstrator, parked outside Maxem Aviation’s hangar. N510WD was only registered on 22 January 2014, so it is very new. It departed the USA in late January, crossing the Pacific Ocean via Honolulu, Marshall Islands, Guam to Davao City (Philippines). It spent the next few weeks in Singapore, Seletar, Jakarta-Halim, Subang (Malaysia), Bangkok and Manila, before flying to Cairns on 1 March 2014 to commence the Australian part of its demonstration tour. It arrived in Perth from Adelaide on 6 March 2014, conducting two demonstration flights on 7 March before departing Perth on 8 March 2014 to Cocos Island and Male (Maldives).
The Citation Sovereign+ is a derivative of the Citation Sovereign with swept wingtips featuring small winglets, Pratt & Whitney Canada PW306D engines, new avionics and cabin upgrades.
Photo © Wilson
N504AC Gulfstream Aerospace G550 (GV-SP) (MSN 5392) of Apache Corporation at Perth Airport - Fri 7 March 2014. Photo © Wilson
N504AC Gulfstream Aerospace G550 (GV-SP) (MSN 5392) of Apache Corporation at Perth Airport – Fri 7 March 2014.
Apache Corp has a number of natural gas projects off Western Australia’s north-west coast. N504AC was built in 2012, ex N492GA. Arrived from Darwin on 5 March 2014 at 16:08. Seen here parked outside Universal Aviation on 7 March 2014. It departed the following day 8 March 2014 at 12:14 to Singapore.
Photo © Wilson
N709FG Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global Express XRS (MSN 9300) of AvWest Aircraft Pty Ltd at Perth Airport - Fri 7 March 2014. Photo © Wilson
N709FG Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global Express XRS (MSN 9300) of AvWest Aircraft Pty Ltd at Perth Airport – Fri 7 March 2014.
Built in 2008, ex C-FRJV. AvWest is based at Perth – this aircraft was registered to them in March 2013.
Photo © Wilson
VH-JCX Gates Learjet 36A (MSN 35-057) owned by Jet City Pty Ltd at Perth Airport - Fri 7 March 2014. Photo © Wilson
VH-JCX Gates Learjet 36A (MSN 35-057) owned by Jet City Pty Ltd at Perth Airport – Fri 7 March 2014.
Built in 1986, ex HB-VIF. This aircraft has been used as an air ambulance for most of its life, and arrived in Perth today from Denpasar (Bali) at 06:38 today, departing later in the evening to Darwin.
Photo © Wilson
VH-VRD / 299 Eurocopter EC130B4 (MSN 3762) owned by Skyhook Helicopters Pty Ltd, Fingal Bay, NSW, over Fremantle - Thu 6 March 2014. Photo © Keith Anderson
VH-VRD / 299 Eurocopter EC130B4 (MSN 3762) owned by Skyhook Helicopters Pty Ltd, Fingal Bay, NSW, over Fremantle – Thu 6 March 2014.
Flying in at 17:19 to land on the deck of the luxury adventure cruise ship ‘True North’, which had visited Fremantle and was departing to the north-west of WA.
The EC130 (also designated AS350B4) is a wide body variant of the AS350B3 Squirrel, with a reshaped forward fuselage and an enclosed tail ‘Fenestron’ tailfan instead of a tail rotor. VH-VRD was built in 2004, ex ZK-HBN.
Photo © Keith Anderson
VH-VRD / 299 Eurocopter EC130B4 (MSN 3762) owned by Skyhook Helicopters Pty Ltd, Fingal Bay, NSW, on the deck of the luxury adventure cruise ship True North, off Fremantle Port - Thu 6 March 2014. Photo © Keith Anderson
VH-VRD / 299 Eurocopter EC130B4 (MSN 3762) owned by Skyhook Helicopters Pty Ltd, Fingal Bay, NSW, on the deck of the luxury adventure cruise ship True North, off Fremantle Port – Thu 6 March 2014.
The luxury adventure cruise ship ‘True North’, had visited Fremantle and was departing to the north-west of WA.
The EC130 (also designated AS350B4) is a wide body variant of the AS350B3 Squirrel, with a reshaped forward fuselage and an enclosed tail ‘Fenestron’ tailfan instead of a tail rotor. VH-VRD was built in 2004, ex ZK-HBN.
Photo © Keith Anderson
VH-VRD / 299 Eurocopter EC130B4 (MSN 3762) owned by Skyhook Helicopters Pty Ltd, Fingal Bay, NSW, on the deck of the luxury adventure cruise ship True North, off Fremantle Port - Thu 6 March 2014. Photo © Keith Anderson
VH-VRD / 299 Eurocopter EC130B4 (MSN 3762) owned by Skyhook Helicopters Pty Ltd, Fingal Bay, NSW, on the deck of the luxury adventure cruise ship True North, off Fremantle Port – Thu 6 March 2014.
The luxury adventure cruise ship ‘True North’, had visited Fremantle and was departing to the north-west of WA.
The EC130 (also designated AS350B4) is a wide body variant of the AS350B3 Squirrel, with a reshaped forward fuselage and an enclosed tail ‘Fenestron’ tailfan instead of a tail rotor. VH-VRD was built in 2004, ex ZK-HBN.
Photo © Keith Anderson
VH-JFB Fokker 70 (MSN 11521) of Alliance Airlines, at Perth Airport – Thu 6 March 2014. Photo © Steve Jaksic
VH-JFB Fokker 70 (MSN 11521) of Alliance Airlines, at Perth Airport – Thu 6 March 2014.
UNITY 791 from Mount Keith, landing on runway 03 at 08:52.
Photo © Steve Jaksic
VH-ZPM Embraer 190AR (ERJ-190-100IGW) (MSN 19000262) of Virgin Australia, still in Pacific Blue livery, named "Emma-braer" - at Perth Airport, Thu 6 March 2014. Photo © Steve Jaksic
VH-ZPM Embraer 190AR (ERJ-190-100IGW) (MSN 19000262) of Virgin Australia, still in Pacific Blue livery, named “Emma-braer” – at Perth Airport, Thu 6 March 2014.
Landing on runway 03 at 10:38 as VA1722 from Karratha.
Photo © Steve Jaksic
VH-XFW De Havilland Canada DHC-8-314 Dash 8 (MSN 356) of Skippers Aviation at Perth Airport – Thu 6 March 2014. Photo © Steve Jaksic
VH-XFW De Havilland Canada DHC-8-314 Dash 8 (MSN 356) of Skippers Aviation at Perth Airport – Thu 6 March 2014.
Landing on runway 03 with an easterly crosswind at 10:43, on a flight from Darlot.
Photo © Steve Jaksic
VH-VZO Boeing 737-838 (MSN 34191/3692) of Qantas, named “Bendigo”, with Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia titles, at Perth Airport - Thu 6 March 2014. Photo © Steve Jaksic
VH-VZO Boeing 737-838 (MSN 34191/3692) of Qantas, named “Bendigo”, with Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia titles, at Perth Airport – Thu 6 March 2014.
QF587 from Adelaide, landing on runway 03 at 13:00.
Photo © Steve Jaksic
VH-XFE Airbus A330-243 (MSN 1319) of Virgin Australia, named “Manly Beach”, and PK-AZD Airbus A320-216 (sharklets) (MSN 5627) of Indonesia AirAsia at Perth Airport – Thu 6 March 2014. Photo © Steve Jaksic
VH-XFE Airbus A330-243 (MSN 1319) of Virgin Australia, named “Manly Beach”, and PK-AZD Airbus A320-216 (sharklets) (MSN 5627) of Indonesia AirAsia at Perth Airport – Thu 6 March 2014.
VH-XFE operating flight VA686 to Melbourne waits for takeoff whilst holding on taxiway M, as PK-AZD lands on runway 03 as flight QZ8412 from Denpasar (Bali) at 12:34.
Photo © Steve Jaksic
PK-GMH Boeing 737-8U3 (MSN 30142/3213) of Garuda Indonesia, in SkyTeam livery, at Perth Airport - Wed 5 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
PK-GMH Boeing 737-8U3 (MSN 30142/3213) of Garuda Indonesia, in SkyTeam livery, at Perth Airport – Wed 5 March 2014.
Garuda became the 20th airline to formally join the SkyTeam airline alliance at a signing ceremony held at 4:30pm today, at The Mulia resort in Nusa Dua, Bali. This Boeing 737 was repainted in SkyTeam livery in late February 2014, and entered service by 1 March. This was its first visit to Perth in this special livery. Flight GA727 to Denpasar, Bali, after takeoff from runway 03 at 07:18.
Photo © David Eyre
PK-GMH Boeing 737-8U3 (MSN 30142/3213) of Garuda Indonesia, in SkyTeam livery, at Perth Airport - Wed 5 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
PK-GMH Boeing 737-8U3 (MSN 30142/3213) of Garuda Indonesia, in SkyTeam livery, at Perth Airport – Wed 5 March 2014.
Garuda became the 20th airline to formally join the SkyTeam airline alliance at a signing ceremony held at 4:30pm today, at The Mulia resort in Nusa Dua, Bali. This Boeing 737 was repainted in SkyTeam livery in late February 2014, and entered service by 1 March. This was its first visit to Perth in this special livery. Flight GA727 to Denpasar, Bali, after takeoff from runway 03 at 07:18.
Photo © David Eyre
PK-GMH Boeing 737-8U3 (MSN 30142/3213) of Garuda Indonesia, in SkyTeam livery, at Perth Airport - Wed 5 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
PK-GMH Boeing 737-8U3 (MSN 30142/3213) of Garuda Indonesia, in SkyTeam livery, at Perth Airport – Wed 5 March 2014.
Garuda became the 20th airline to formally join the SkyTeam airline alliance at a signing ceremony held at 4:30pm today, at The Mulia resort in Nusa Dua, Bali. This Boeing 737 was repainted in SkyTeam livery in late February 2014, and entered service by 1 March. This was its first visit to Perth in this special livery. Flight GA727 to Denpasar, Bali, after takeoff from runway 03 at 07:18.
Photo © David Eyre
PK-GMH Boeing 737-8U3 (MSN 30142/3213) of Garuda Indonesia, in SkyTeam livery, at Perth Airport - Wed 5 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
PK-GMH Boeing 737-8U3 (MSN 30142/3213) of Garuda Indonesia, in SkyTeam livery, at Perth Airport – Wed 5 March 2014.
Garuda became the 20th airline to formally join the SkyTeam airline alliance at a signing ceremony held at 4:30pm today, at The Mulia resort in Nusa Dua, Bali. This Boeing 737 was repainted in SkyTeam livery in late February 2014, and entered service by 1 March. This was its first visit to Perth in this special livery. Flight GA727 to Denpasar, Bali, after takeoff from runway 03 at 07:18.
Photo © David Eyre
PK-GMH Boeing 737-8U3 (MSN 30142/3213) of Garuda Indonesia, in SkyTeam livery, at Perth Airport - Wed 5 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
PK-GMH Boeing 737-8U3 (MSN 30142/3213) of Garuda Indonesia, in SkyTeam livery, at Perth Airport – Wed 5 March 2014.
Garuda became the 20th airline to formally join the SkyTeam airline alliance at a signing ceremony held at 4:30pm today, at The Mulia resort in Nusa Dua, Bali. This Boeing 737 was repainted in SkyTeam livery in late February 2014, and entered service by 1 March. This was its first visit to Perth in this special livery. Flight GA727 to Denpasar, Bali, after takeoff from runway 03 at 07:18.
Photo © David Eyre
PK-GMH Boeing 737-8U3 (MSN 30142/3213) of Garuda Indonesia, in SkyTeam livery, at Perth Airport - Wed 5 March 2014. Photo © David Eyre
PK-GMH Boeing 737-8U3 (MSN 30142/3213) of Garuda Indonesia, in SkyTeam livery, at Perth Airport – Wed 5 March 2014.
Garuda became the 20th airline to formally join the SkyTeam airline alliance at a signing ceremony held at 4:30pm today, at The Mulia resort in Nusa Dua, Bali. This Boeing 737 was repainted in SkyTeam livery in late February 2014, and entered service by 1 March. This was its first visit to Perth in this special livery. Flight GA727 to Denpasar, Bali, after takeoff from runway 03 at 07:18.
Photo © David Eyre
P2-MLJ / HELITAK674 / 4 Bell 214B1 BigLifter (MSN 28066) owned by McDermott Aviation, operated for the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, at Orchid Avenue, Bennett Springs – Mon 3 March 2014. Photo © Matt Hayes
P2-MLJ / HELITAK674 / 4 Bell 214B1 BigLifter (MSN 28066) owned by McDermott Aviation, operated for the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, at Orchid Avenue, Bennett Springs – Mon 3 March 2014.
Fighting a bush fire at Orchid Avenue, Bennett Springs, in the north eastern suburbs of Perth. Built in 1981, ex N2179R, JA9304, N4410N, C-GTWG, F-GJKZ, N214JL.
Photo © Matt Hayes
N234PH / HELITAK673 / 3 Bell 214B-1 BigLifter (MSN 28050) of McDermott Aviation, operated for the WA Government on fire fighting duties, at Bennett Springs – Mon 3 March 2014. Photo © Matt Hayes
N234PH / HELITAK673 / 3 Bell 214B-1 BigLifter (MSN 28050) of McDermott Aviation, operated for the WA Government on fire fighting duties, at Bennett Springs – Mon 3 March 2014.
Fighting a bush fire at Orchid Avenue, Bennett Springs.
Built in 1977. Ex N5750L, N234PH, 756 (Royal Air Force of Oman), VH-LYH.
Photo © Matt Hayes
VH-DUN / BOMBER604 Air Tractor AT-802A (MSN 802A-0328) owned by Dunn Aviation, operated for the WA Government for fire fighting, at Orchid Avenue, Bennett Springs - Mon 3 March 2014. Photo © Matt Hayes
VH-DUN / BOMBER604 Air Tractor AT-802A (MSN 802A-0328) owned by Dunn Aviation, operated for the WA Government for fire fighting, at Orchid Avenue, Bennett Springs – Mon 3 March 2014.
Fighting a bush fire at Orchid Avenue, Bennett Springs, in the north eastern suburbs of Perth. Built in 2010, ex N8521E.
Photo © Matt Hayes
P2-MLJ / HELITAK674 / 4 Bell 214B1 BigLifter (MSN 28066) owned by McDermott Aviation, operated for the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, at Orchid Avenue, Bennett Springs – Mon 3 March 2014. Photo © Matt Hayes
P2-MLJ / HELITAK674 / 4 Bell 214B1 BigLifter (MSN 28066) owned by McDermott Aviation, operated for the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, at Orchid Avenue, Bennett Springs – Mon 3 March 2014.
Fighting a bush fire at Orchid Avenue, Bennett Springs, in the north eastern suburbs of Perth. Built in 1981, ex N2179R, JA9304, N4410N, C-GTWG, F-GJKZ, N214JL.
Photo © Matt Hayes
N234PH / HELITAK673 / 3 Bell 214B-1 BigLifter (MSN 28050) of McDermott Aviation, operated for the WA Government on fire fighting duties, at Bennett Springs – Mon 3 March 2014. Photo © Matt Hayes
N234PH / HELITAK673 / 3 Bell 214B-1 BigLifter (MSN 28050) of McDermott Aviation, operated for the WA Government on fire fighting duties, at Bennett Springs – Mon 3 March 2014.
Fighting a bush fire at Orchid Avenue, Bennett Springs.
Built in 1977. Ex N5750L, N234PH, 756 (Royal Air Force of Oman), VH-LYH.
Photo © Matt Hayes
P2-MLJ / HELITAK674 / 4 Bell 214B1 BigLifter (MSN 28066) owned by McDermott Aviation, operated for the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, at Orchid Avenue, Bennett Springs – Mon 3 March 2014. Photo © Matt Hayes
P2-MLJ / HELITAK674 / 4 Bell 214B1 BigLifter (MSN 28066) owned by McDermott Aviation, operated for the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, at Orchid Avenue, Bennett Springs – Mon 3 March 2014.
Fighting a bush fire at Orchid Avenue, Bennett Springs, in the north eastern suburbs of Perth. Built in 1981, ex N2179R, JA9304, N4410N, C-GTWG, F-GJKZ, N214JL.
Photo © Matt Hayes
VH-PPJ Dornier 328-120 (MSN 3059) of AeroRescue Pty Ltd, operated for Customs and Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), at Perth Airport - Mon 3 March 2014. Photo © Steve Jaksic
VH-PPJ Dornier 328-120 (cn 3059) of AeroRescue Pty Ltd, operated for Customs and Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), at Perth Airport – Mon 3 March 2014.
On final approach to runway 21 at 10:52. AeroRescue is a subsidiary of Darwin-based Pearl Aviation Australia, a subsidiary of Paspaley Pearls Group – hence the “PP” in its aircraft registrations. AeroRescue operates a fleet of five Dornier 328 turboprops with one aircraft each based at Perth, Darwin, Cairns, Brisbane and Melbourne. The aircraft are modified for SAR (Search And Rescue) and operate under a 10-year contract to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA). When not used for SAR duties, the aircraft are also used for pollution detection and by Customs / Border Protection for maritime suveillance duties, using Customs callsigns. VH-PPF is the aircraft normally based inPerth, but VH-PPJ seems to have replaced it for now.
Photo © Steve Jaksic
VH-PPJ Dornier 328-120 (MSN 3059) of AeroRescue Pty Ltd, operated for Customs and Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), at Perth Airport - Mon 3 March 2014. Photo © Steve Jaksic
VH-PPJ Dornier 328-120 (cn 3059) of AeroRescue Pty Ltd (a subsidiary of Pearl Aviation Australia), operated for Customs and Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), at Perth Airport – Mon 3 March 2014.
On final approach to runway 21 at 10:52. AeroRescue is a subsidiary of Darwin-based Pearl Aviation Australia, a subsidiary of Paspaley Pearls Group – hence the “PP” in its aircraft registrations. AeroRescue operates a fleet of five Dornier 328 turboprops with one aircraft each based at Perth, Darwin, Cairns, Brisbane and Melbourne. The aircraft are modified for SAR (Search And Rescue) and operate under a 10-year contract to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA). When not used for SAR duties, the aircraft are also used for pollution detection and by Customs / Border Protection for maritime suveillance duties, using Customs callsigns. VH-PPF is the aircraft normally based inPerth, but VH-PPJ seems to have replaced it for now.
Photo © Steve Jaksic
VH-YFR Boeing 737-8FE (MSN 41012/4543) of Virgin Australia, named “Salamander Beach”, with '100th Boeing 737' titles, at Perth Airport - Mon 3 March 2014. Photo © Steve Jaksic
VH-YFR Boeing 737-8FE (MSN 41012/4543) of Virgin Australia, named “Salamander Beach”, with ‘100th Boeing 737’ titles, at Perth Airport – Mon 3 March 2014.
This was Virgin’s 100th Boeing 737 and it wears a small ‘100th Boeing 737’ decal near the forward cabin door. Flight VA1840 from Port Hedland, on final approach to runway 21 at 10:13.
Photo © Steve Jaksic
A7-BBE Boeing 777-2DZ LR (MSN 36017/837) of Qatar Airways, named “Al-Khor”, at Perth Airport - Mon 3 March 2014. Photo © Ian Moy
A7-BBE Boeing 777-2DZ LR (MSN 36017/837) of Qatar Airways, named “Al-Khor”, at Perth Airport – Mon 3 March 2014.
Seen from Departures floor level, after arriving at 17:12 as flight QR900 from Doha.
Photo © Ian Moy
A6-EFJ Boeing 777-F1H (MSN 35610/1065) of Emirates SkyCargo at Perth Airport – Sun 2 March 2014. Photo © Keith Anderson
A6-EFJ Boeing 777-F1H (MSN 35610/1065) of Emirates SkyCargo at Perth Airport – Sun 2 March 2014.
The third time that a Boeing 777 freighter has visited Perth. A6-EFJ also visited on 27-28 January 2014. Flight EK9826 from Dubai via Singapore arriving on runway 21 at 07:12. It departed to Sydney at 09:48 using the same flight number.
Photo © Keith Anderson
A6-EFJ Boeing 777-F1H (MSN 35610/1065) of Emirates SkyCargo at Perth Airport – Sun 2 March 2014. Photo © Keith Anderson
A6-EFJ Boeing 777-F1H (MSN 35610/1065) of Emirates SkyCargo at Perth Airport – Sun 2 March 2014.
The third time that a Boeing 777 freighter has visited Perth. A6-EFJ also visited on 27-28 January 2014. Flight EK9826 from Dubai via Singapore arriving on runway 21 at 07:12. It departed to Sydney at 09:48 using the same flight number.
Photo © Keith Anderson
A6-EFJ Boeing 777-F1H (MSN 35610/1065) of Emirates SkyCargo at Perth Airport – Sun 2 March 2014. Photo © Keith Anderson
A6-EFJ Boeing 777-F1H (MSN 35610/1065) of Emirates SkyCargo at Perth Airport – Sun 2 March 2014.
The third time that a Boeing 777 freighter has visited Perth. A6-EFJ also visited on 27-28 January 2014. Flight EK9826 from Dubai via Singapore arriving on runway 21 at 07:12. It departed to Sydney at 09:48 using the same flight number.
Photo © Keith Anderson
A6-EFJ Boeing 777-F1H (MSN 35610/1065) of Emirates SkyCargo at Perth Airport – Sun 2 March 2014. Photo © Keith Anderson
A6-EFJ Boeing 777-F1H (MSN 35610/1065) of Emirates SkyCargo at Perth Airport – Sun 2 March 2014.
The third time that a Boeing 777 freighter has visited Perth. A6-EFJ also visited on 27-28 January 2014. Flight EK9826 from Dubai via Singapore arriving on runway 21 at 07:12. It departed to Sydney at 09:48 using the same flight number.
Photo © Keith Anderson
A6-EFJ Boeing 777-F1H (MSN 35610/1065) of Emirates SkyCargo at Perth Airport – Sun 2 March 2014. Photo © Keith Anderson
A6-EFJ Boeing 777-F1H (MSN 35610/1065) of Emirates SkyCargo at Perth Airport – Sun 2 March 2014.
The third time that a Boeing 777 freighter has visited Perth. A6-EFJ also visited on 27-28 January 2014. Flight EK9826 from Dubai via Singapore arrived on runway 21 at 07:12. It is seen here lining for takeoff from runway 03 to depart to Sydney at 09:48, using the same flight number.
Photo © Keith Anderson
VH-YIS Boeing 737-8FE (MSN 39926/4201) of Virgin Australia, named “Casuarina Beach”, at Perth Airport – Sun 2 March 2014. Photo © Keith Anderson
VH-YIS Boeing 737-8FE (MSN 39926/4201) of Virgin Australia, named “Casuarina Beach”, at Perth Airport – Sun 2 March 2014.
Flight VA714 to Adelaide, after takeoff from runway 21 at 08:23.
Photo © Keith Anderson
B-6531 Airbus A330-223 (MSN 1233) of China Southern Airlines at Perth Airport – Sun 2 March 2014. Photo © Keith Anderson
B-6531 Airbus A330-223 (MSN 1233) of China Southern Airlines at Perth Airport – Sun 2 March 2014.
Flight CZ320 to Guangzhou, taking off from runway 21 at 08:28.
Photo © Keith Anderson
VH-NWC Airbus Helicopters EC225LP (MSN 2826) of Bond Helicopters Australia Pty Ltd at Jandakot Airport – Sat 1 March 2014. Photo © Matt Hayes
VH-NWC Airbus Helicopters EC225LP (MSN 2826) of Bond Helicopters Australia Pty Ltd at Jandakot Airport – Sat 1 March 2014.
In 2013, Bond Helicopters Australia won its first major contract in the region – a multi-million dollar, five-year contract with the PTTEP Australasia Group of Companies for offshore oil support in the Timor Sea, and they have established a company headquarters in Perth. Their EC225s will be based at Darwin, NT and Truscott, in the far north of WA. VH-NWC was delivered brand new to Jandakot on 22 February 2014 (see photos in separate section under Aircraft Photos) and is now receiving modifications prior to entering service. It was shipped from Merignane, France to Fremantle aboard the ship Morning Champion and trucked to Jandakot. Built in 2013.
Photo © Matt Hayes
VH-NWG (MSN 2879) & VH-NWC (MSN 2826) Airbus Helicopters EC225LP of Bond Helicopters Australia Pty Ltd at Jandakot Airport – Sat 1
VH-NWG (MSN 2879) & VH-NWC (MSN 2826) Airbus Helicopters EC225LP of Bond Helicopters Australia Pty Ltd at Jandakot Airport – Sat 1 March 2014.
In 2013, Bond Helicopters Australia won its first major contract in the region – a multi-million dollar, five-year contract with the PTTEP Australasia Group of Companies for offshore oil support in the Timor Sea, and they have established a company headquarters in Perth. Their EC225s will be based at Darwin, NT and Truscott, in the far north of WA. VH-NWC and VH-NWG were delivered brand new to Jandakot on 22 February 2014 (see photos in separate section under Aircraft Photos) and is now receiving modifications prior to entering service. It was shipped from Merignane, France to Fremantle aboard the ship Morning Champion and trucked to Jandakot. Built in 2013.
Photo © Matt Hayes
VH-WWA / A – 106 North American AT-6D Texan (MSN 78-7094) owned by Adrian Thomas, and VH-MRI Victa Airtourer 115 (MSN 158) owned by Susan Clarke at Jandakot Airport – Sat 1 March 2014. Photo © Matt Hayes
VH-WWA / A – 106 North American AT-6D Texan (MSN 78-7094) owned by Adrian Thomas, and VH-MRI Victa Airtourer 115 (MSN 158) owned by Susan Clarke at Jandakot Airport – Sat 1 March 2014.
Taking off from runway 06L to head down to Busselton for the Busselton Aero Fest 2014, where they performed the “David and Goliath” formation aerobatics display.
VH-MRI was built in Australia in 1965.
VH-WWA was built in 1942, ex 41-16716 US Army Air Force, FAP0106 Paraguayan Air Force, N6069H.
Photo © Matt Hayes
VH-RQQ Eagle X-TS 150 (MSN 017) owned by Geoffrey Danes at Jandakot Airport – Sat 1 March 2014. Photo © Matt Hayes
VH-RQQ Eagle X-TS 150 (MSN 017) owned by Geoffrey Danes at Jandakot Airport – Sat 1 March 2014.
Built in 1998 and first registered on 11 September 1998, this aircraft was one of two (the other was VH-RQI) which were originally operated by the Royal Queensland Aero Club.
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 © Matt Hayes
VH-PIG Vans RV-7A (MSN 72266) owned by Daniel Ledermann, at Jandakot Airport - Sat 1 March 2014. Photo © Matt Hayes
VH-PIG Vans RV-7A (MSN 72266) owned by Daniel Ledermann, at Jandakot Airport – Sat 1 March 2014.
Built in 2009. Photo © Matt Hayes
N1073W / HELITAK671 / 1 Bell 214B-1 BigLifter (MSN 28012) of McDermott Aviation, operated for the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, at Jandakot Airport – Sat 1 March 2014. Photo © Steve Jaksic
N1073W / HELITAK671 / 1 Bell 214B-1 BigLifter (MSN 28012) of McDermott Aviation, operated for the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, at Jandakot Airport – Sat 1 March 2014.
Fighting a fire at Gosnells. The Helitaks have recently had large high-visibility orange numbers stuck onto the cabin doors, representing the last number of the Helitak callsign.
Built in 1976, ex 105 (Royal Air Force of Oman), 755 (Royal Air Force of Oman).
Photo © Steve Jaksic
N234PH / HELITAK673 / 3 Bell 214B-1 BigLifter (MSN 28050) of McDermott Aviation, and VH-DUA / BOMBER608 Air Tractor AT802 (MSN 802-0366) owned by Dunn Aviation, named “Magic”, operated for the WA Government on fire fighting duties, at Jandakot Airport – Sat 1 March 2014. Photo © Steve Jaksic
N234PH / HELITAK673 / 3 Bell 214B-1 BigLifter (MSN 28050) of McDermott Aviation, and VH-DUA / BOMBER608 Air Tractor AT802 (MSN 802-0366) owned by Dunn Aviation, named “Magic”, operated for the WA Government on fire fighting duties, at Jandakot Airport – Sat 1 March 2014.
Departing to fight a fire in Gosnells.
N234PH: Built in 1977. Ex N5750L, N234PH, 756 (Royal Air Force of Oman), VH-LYH.
VH-DUA: Built 2010, ex N8521E, EC-LHZ.
Photo © Steve Jaksic
VH-DUA / BOMBER608 Air Tractor AT802 (MSN 802-0366) owned by Dunn Aviation, named “Magic”, operated for the WA Government on fire fighting duties, at Jandakot Airport – Sat 1 March 2014. Photo © Steve Jaksic
VH-DUA / BOMBER608 Air Tractor AT802 (MSN 802-0366) owned by Dunn Aviation, named “Magic”, operated for the WA Government on fire fighting duties, at Jandakot Airport – Sat 1 March 2014.
Departing to fight a fire in Gosnells.
Built 2010, ex N8521E, EC-LHZ.
Photo © Steve Jaksic
Airbus A380 aerobridge at Bay 51, Terminal 1, Perth Airport – Sat 1 March 2014. Photo © Ian Moy
Airbus A380 aerobridge at Bay 51, Terminal 1, Perth Airport – Sat 1 March 2014.
Bay 51, which is the first of two aerobridges to enable the airport to better handle the Airbus A380. The aerobridges can also be used separately for two smaller aircraft. A second A380 gate is taking shape adjacent to this one, as part of the new international/domestic pier. This is a view from the Departures floor level.
Photo © Ian Moy
VH-ZPQ Embraer 190AR (ERJ-190-100IGW) (MSN 1900412) of Virgin Australia, named "Main Beach", at Perth Airport - Sat 1 March 2014. Photo © Ian Moy
VH-ZPQ Embraer 190AR (ERJ-190-100IGW) (MSN 1900412) of Virgin Australia, named “Main Beach”, at Perth Airport – Sat 1 March 2014.
Parked at Bay 51A at Terminal 1 – passengers walk out onto the tarmac to board the aircraft. Seen from Departures floor level. The aircraft departed at 10:44 as VA1909 to Christmas Island and Cocos Islands.
Photo © Ian Moy

2 thoughts on “March 2014

  • August 14, 2014 at 11:40 pm
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    Dear Sirs,
    I enjoyed very muchyour photos. I have the intention to build a swiss plastic kit of the Pilatus PC-21 in Singapore Air Force Colors. your underside photos are very helpfull. The colors on the topside of the wings run sligthly different than on the underside. Did you make photos of the Singapore PC-21 that show the topside of the wings? Thank you very much.

    with best wishes
    A. Lafon

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