October 2012

AIRCRAFT PHOTOS – October 2012

Sun 28 Oct 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

A6-EGO Boeing 777-31H ER (cn 35598/1000) of Emirates

“1000TH 777” titles

This aircraft was the 1,000th Boeing 777 produced, and a special ceremony was held at the Boeing factory in Seattle on 2 March 2012. The aircraft made its first flight on 6 March 2012.

This production milestone was achieved in only 18 years since the first Boeing 777 flew on 12 June 1994. By comparison, it took the Boeing 767 thirty years to reach the same production milestone.

Emirates is the world’s largest operator of Boeing 777s, with 111 currently in service and many more on order.

Landing on runway 21 at 17:51 as flight EK420 from Dubai.

Photo © Ian Moy

Sun 28 Oct 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-OYG Fairchild SA227DC Metro 23 (cn DC-875B) of Pearl Aviation

On final approach to runway 21 at 15:50.

Ex N3033B, VH-SWM.

Photo © Steve Jaksic

Sun 28 Oct 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-OYN Fairchild SA227DC Metro 23 (cn DC-870B) of Pearl Aviation

On final approach to runway 21 at 15:31.

Ex N3030S, VH-DMO.

Photo © Steve Jaksic

Sun 28 Oct 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-TGG Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global Express (cn 9368) of Gandel Investments Pty Ltd.

On final approach to runway 21.

Built in 2009, ex C-FYGX.

Photo © Ian Moy

Sat 27 Oct 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

361 (JY-JID) Ilyushin IL-76MF (cn 203423808/96-02) of Jordan International Air Cargo

On final approach to runway 21 as “RJZ361” from Melbourne at 17:42. The aircraft departed at 19:50 to Colombo, Sri Lanka using the same callsign.

This is one of two IL-76MFs which were ordered from the Rosoboronexport company in August 2005, during the MAKS 2005 air show. The aircraft were constructed by Tashkent Aircraft Production Corp (TAPC), in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

However, there were disagreements between TAPC and Rosoboronexport/Ilyushin regarding the terms of the contract and this delayed construction. Ilyushin and TAPC only signed the contract for the two aircraft on 4 July 2007, and in December 2009 a supplementary agreement between Rosoboronexport and Jordan had to be signed, to allow for delayed delivery.

The first Il-76MF (construction number 203423808, line number 96-02) was also referred to in some factory documents as an IL-76EI.

It was painted in primer and towed to the Tashkent-Vostochny airfield on 17 September 2010, and made its first flight on 30 September 2010. It was painted with serial 76954, in light grey colours with a Russian flag and no titles.

It later flew to of the Gromov Flight Research Institute, Zhukovsky in February 2011, where it was painted with the the logos of Jordanian carriers Royal Falcon and JIAC, and registered JY-JID.

Flight tests and crew training were completed from Zhukovsky, and the aircraft departed from on its delivery flight to Jordan on 30 June 2011.

The aircraft is operated for the Royal Jordanian Air Force and carried additional small “www.RoyalFalcon.com.jo” titles. It was noted at Zhukovski on 22 June 2012 wearing military serial 361 below JY-JID, but now carries only the number 361.

Photos © Ian Moy

Sat 27 Oct 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

ZK-OKE Boeing 777-219ER (cn 32712/564) of Air New Zealand (leased from ILFC)

Flight NZ175 from Auckland, on final approach to runway 21 at 16:13.

Photos © David Eyre

Sat 27 Oct 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-QQZ Cessna 550 Citation II (cn 550-0076) of Aspen Medical Pty Ltd, operated by Corporate Aircraft Charter Pty Ltd

This air ambulance aircraft is seen on final approach to runway 21 at 16:18, on a flight from Karratha.

It was once owned by Skywest Aviation as VH-LSW.

Built in 1979. Ex (N2663X not taken up), LN-HOT, VH-LSW, VH-TFY, VH-XDD, P2-MBD, then VH-QQZ.

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 27 Oct 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-DAA Cessna 525 CitationJet (cn 525-0138) of Maxem Aviation

Arriving from Learmonth for a landing on runway 21 at Perth at 16:06.

Built in 1996 and first flown as N5211F with Cessna. It was registered VH-MOJ on 18 April 1996 to Morgan & Co Pty Ltd. It was sold to Dramatic Investments Pty Ltd and registered to them on 20 Aug 2003. Reregistered VH-DAA on 7 Nov 2006 to Pacific Media Corporation Ltd, operated by GoJet Pty Ltd. On 2 June 2011 it was registered to ST Air Pty Ltd, and operated by Maxem Aviation.

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 27 Oct 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-ZPH Embraer 190AR (ERJ-190-100IGW) (cn 19000199) of Virgin Australia, named “Hastings Highness” (still in old Virgin Blue colours)

Landing on runway 03 at 15:02 as flight DJ719 from Adelaide.

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 27 Oct 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

9V-SYI Boeing 777-312 (cn 32327/484) of Singapore Airlines

Flight SQ223 from Singapore, landing on runway 03 at 14:31.

Photos © David Eyre

Sat 27 Oct 2012: JANDAKOT AIRPORT

VH-DUN / 604 Air Tractor AT-802A (cn 802A-0328) of Aerowest Pty Ltd / Dunn Aviation

“BOMBER 604” departing from runway 06L at 12:35. Used for fire fighting during the fire season.

Built in 2010, ex N8521E. Registered as VH-DUN on 1 November 2010.

Photos © David Eyre

Sat 27 Oct 2012: JANDAKOT AIRPORT

VH-DUW / 609 Air Tractor AT-802A (cn 802A-0328) of Mal Dunn Pty Ltd / Dunn Aviation

“BOMBER 609” departing from runway 06L at 12:36. Used for fire fighting during the fire season.

Built in 2009, ex EC-LCJ. Registered as VH-DUW on 25 January 2012.

Photos © David Eyre

Sat 27 Oct 2012: JANDAKOT AIRPORT

VH-CZG Piper PA-44-180 Seminole (cn 4496215) of China Southern WA Flying College (leased from Airflite Pty Ltd)

Landing on runway 06L at 12:22 after a local training flight.

Built in 2005, ex N3126L.

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 27 Oct 2012: JANDAKOT AIRPORT

VH-LXA Cessna 172R Skyhawk (cn 17280906) of Kelmac Aviation, Tarcoola Beach, WA

Landing on runway 06 at 12:17

Built 2000, ex N2126P.

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 27 Oct 2012: JANDAKOT AIRPORT

VH-LBI Cessna 152 (cn 15280659) of Kent Street Senior High School

Taxying in at 12:15.

Kent Street Senior High School introduced aviation into their curriculum in 1979. In August 1982, the school purchased its first aircraft – Cessna 152, VH-WIF, which was the first aircraft bought and operated by a high school in Australia. VH-LBI was the school’s second aircraft, purchased in March 1989.

VH-LBI was built in 1977 as N25438 and registered as VH-LBI on 17 December 1986.

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 27 Oct 2012: JANDAKOT AIRPORT

VH-FLJ Robinson R44 Raven II (cn 12387) owned by Safe and Sound Vermin Eradication Pty Ltd

Landing at 12:13.

Built in 2008, ex N41948.

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 27 Oct 2012: JANDAKOT AIRPORT

VH-TNO Cessna A152 Aerobat (cn A1520864) of the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Inc

Taxying in at 12:15.

Built in 1979, ex (N4680A), N1849C. First registered as
VH-TNO on 31 August 1979.

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 27 Oct 2012: JANDAKOT AIRPORT

VH-RAD Aerospatiale AS350BA Squirrel (cn 2058) of Specialist Helicopters / David Adamson (leased from Radford Harvesting Pty Ltd, Moriarty, Tasmania)

Landing at 11:57.

David Adamson mainly provides aerial filiming and photography services for the motor sport industry, feature films, television productions, documentaries, commercials and other sporting events.

Built in 1987, ex JA9705, VH-PVM.

Photos © David Eyre

Sat 27 Oct 2012: JANDAKOT AIRPORT

VH-ZIB Grob G-115C2 (cn 82079/C2) of China Southern WA Flying College

Taxying out for a training flight. The College trains pilots for China Southern Airlines from Jandakot and Merredin.

This particular aircraft is of interest as it was involved in a mid-air collision with sistership VH-ZIR at Merredin on 18 September 2000, whilst both aircraft were being flown solo by student pilots at low altitude on final approach to the runway. VH-ZIR was struck from above and behind by VH-ZIB

Both pilots lost control after the collision – the nose of ZIR pitched steeply upwards and the aircraft became inverted, striking the runway in a nose low attitude. The nose of ZIB pitched downwards with the aircraft landing heavily on the runway on its nose wheel.

The pilot of ZIR received minor injuries and was trapped in the cockpit until bystanders lifted the wreckage and helped him clear. The pilot of ZIB was not injured.

It is likely that the relative positions of the two aircraft on final approach had prevented the pilot of the higher aircraft from seeing the lower aircraft ahead. Neither pilot had seen the other aircraft prior to the collision occurring.

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 27 Oct 2012: JANDAKOT AIRPORT

VH-OMO Vans RV-6 (cn 24535) owned by Richard Dall.

Taxying out for departure at 11:47.

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 27 Oct 2012: JANDAKOT AIRPORT

VH-CEZ Piper PA-28R-201 Arrow III (cn 28R-7837228) owned by Andrew Duncan, Ravensthorpe, WA

Taking off from runway 06L at 11:43.

Built in 1978, ex N30275.

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 27 Oct 2012: JANDAKOT AIRPORT

VH-WOJ Cessna 172N Skyhawk (cn 17269255) of Olympic Aviation, Boyanup, WA

Taxying out 11:43 for its return flight to Bunbury.

Built in 1977, ex N734ZX.

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 27 Oct 2012: JANDAKOT AIRPORT

VH-FAS / A17-37 De Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth (cn DHA34) of the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Inc.

Built in 1942, ex A17-37,VH-RJA.

This aircraft was rebuilt after ditching into the Swan River in November 1995.

Evident in the second photo are the moth-like tail surfaces.

Photos © David Eyre

Sat 27 Oct 2012: JANDAKOT AIRPORT

VH-CKF / A17-421 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth, (cn DHA596/T200) of the Royal Aero Club of WA

Built in 1941. Ordered for Rhodesia as DX535 but taken on RAAF charge on 4 October 1941 as A17-421.

Acquired by Dept of Civil Aviation (DCA) from RAAF stock and converted for civil use with a raked-forward undercarriage which permitted the use of a tailwheel and wheel brakes. It was registered to DCA as VH-AZL on 26 June 1947. At the time of its initial conversion, or shortly afterwards, it was fitted with a canopy of a style developed by De Havilland Canada.

Following a change of policy, it was re-registered in DCA’s block as VH-CAG on 4 May 1949. It was allocated to DCA’s Western Australia Region, based at Maylands.
By 6 April 1957, the canopy had been removed, and the aircraft was used by DCA to test prospective aerial agriculture pilots.

Sold to the Gliding Association of Western Australia on 5 April 1960 for £450. Reregistered 7.7.1960 as VH-TUG Gliding Association of Western Australia Inc, Doubleview, WA, later to Gliding Club of Western Australia Inc. , Bedford Park, WA.

Reregistered 23.10.1965 as VH-CKF. Went through a number of owners before being sold in 1986 to Reg Adkins (ex MMA DC-3, F27 & F28 pilot).

Registered 23.11.1995 to Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Inc, and painted in RAAF markings as A17-421, named “Shirley Adkins” (after Reg Adkins’ wife).

Photos © David Eyre

Sat 27 Oct 2012: JANDAKOT AIRPORT

VH-EPO Beech G58 Baron (cn TH-2335) of Singapore Flying College.

Taxying out for departure on a training flight.

This aircraft is quite new – it was built in 2012 and registered on 18 June 2012. Ex N8085U.

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 27 Oct 2012: JANDAKOT AIRPORT

VH-RCF Cessna A152 Aerobat (cn A1520962) of the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Inc

Taking off from runway 06L at 11:24.

Built in 1980, ex (N761LD), N1935C, first registered VH-RCF on 9 July 1981.

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 27 Oct 2012: JANDAKOT AIRPORT

VH-OWG Pilatus PC-12/47E (cn 1155) of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Western Operations)

Landing on runway 06L at 12:35.

Built in 2009, ex HB-FSV.

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 27 Oct 2012: JANDAKOT AIRPORT

VH-OWB Pilatus PC-12/47E (cn 1104) of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Western Operations)

Taxying out for departure at 11:20 on a flight to Narrogin.

Built in 2009, ex HB-FQD, (PH-OLS), HB-FQD.

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 27 Oct 2012: JANDAKOT AIRPORT

VH-SWT Beech 58 Baron (cn TH-560) of Texrio Pty Ltd / Goldfields Air Services, Kalgoorlie, WA

Taking off from runway 06L at 11:08.

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 27 Oct 2012: JANDAKOT AIRPORT

VH-FAY Cessna 208B Grand Caravan (cn 208B0884) of Fugro Airborne Surveys Pty Ltd

This aircraft is used for geophysical survey work and has been fitted with a tail-mounted magnetometer tail boom.

Built in 2001. Ex N51984, N1291K, XA-…, N1171, C-GJQV.

Taxying out for takeoff from runway 06L at 12:06

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 27 Oct 2012: JANDAKOT AIRPORT

VH-ICL Cessna 208 Caravan (cn 20800541) of Boab Technical Services Pty Ltd

This Caravan was built in 2012 and registered N2026G to Cessna, and was registered VH-ICL earlier this month on 2 October 2012.

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 27 Oct 2012: JANDAKOT AIRPORT

VH-PON Cessna 208B Grand Caravan (cn 208B0531) of WA Skydiving Academy

Skydivers today celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first skydives in WA. The first skydive in WA occurred in July 1962 by Bob Atkinson, Bill Davenport, and Percy Robert, near Kalgoorlie. After training in South Australia, they made the first proper skydive in WA.

As part of the celebrations, skydivers used this aircraft to make numerous skydives over Tompkins Park in Alfred Cove, next to the Swan River.

Built in 1996 and registered N212CP, this Grand Caravan was only registered VH-PON one month before this photo on 12 September 2012. It is fitted with a skydiving roller door, in place of the usual door and has been stripped of interior fittings, in order to accommodate skydivers.

Photos © David Eyre

Sat 27 Oct 2012: JANDAKOT AIRPORT

VH-UTJ Cessna 208B Grand Caravan (cn 208B2305) of UTS Aviation / UTS Geophysics (Geotech Airborne Surveys titles)

Landing on runway 06L at 10:50.

This aircraft was built in 2011 and was registered C-GZTB to Geotech Aviation Ltd, Garson, Ontario on 12 May 2011. It arrived at Perth Airport on 9 September 2012 on a 10-hour direct flight from Jakarta-Halim, and on 12 September flew over to Jandakot.

It was registered as VH-UTJ in Australia 11 days before this photo, on 18 October 2012, and departed Australia three days later on 30 October via Port Hedland to Denpasar (Bali), en route to another destination.

It is modified for geophysical surveys and has a magnetometer tail boom and wingtip Horizontal Magnetic Gradiometer sensors – these detect variations in the Earth’s magnetic field caused by mineral deposits.

Photos © David Eyre

Sat 27 Oct 2012: JANDAKOT AIRPORT

VH-YXS Cessna 172R Skyhawk (cn 17280882) of Singapore Flying College

Taking off from runway 06L for a training flight.

Singapore Flying College trains pilots for Singapore Airlines and has bases at Singapore, Jandakot (WA) and Maroochydore (Queensland)

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 27 Oct 2012: JANDAKOT AIRPORT

24-7548 Evektor SportStar Plus of Cloud Dancer Pilot Training

Taxying in at 10:47.

Cloud Dancer Sport Aircraft was formed in 2006 and uses this aircraft for ab-initio RA-Aus pilot training, based at Jandakot.

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 27 Oct 2012: JANDAKOT AIRPORT

VH-WAF Piper PA-28-180 Cherokee C (cn 28-2529) owned by Paul Fairall of Wattle Park, SA

Taxying out for take off from runway 06L at 10:47.

Built in 1966 and registered in Australia since new.

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 27 Oct 2012: JANDAKOT AIRPORT

VH-REJ Cessna 177RG Cardinal (cn 177RG1125) of Air Australia International

VH-ZIV Grob G-115C2 (cn 82023/C2) of China Southern West Australian Flying College

Four Piper PA-44-180 Seminoles of China Southern West Australian Flying College (leased from Airflite): VH-YZW (cn 4496170);
VH-CZG (cn 4496215);
VH-CZD (cn 4496189);
VH-CZI (cn 4496217)

VH-ZLE Cessna 550 Citation II (cn 550-0347) of China Southern West Australian Flying College

VH-ICL Cessna 208 Caravan (cn 20800541) of Boab Technical Services Pty Ltd

VH-EWC Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP (cn 172S9125) of Brian Collingridge

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 27 Oct 2012: JANDAKOT AIRPORT

VH-ZLT Cessna 550 Citation II Bravo (cn 550-0878) of China Southern West Australian Flying College

Taking off from runway 06L at 10:41 for a training flight to Meekatharra, Esperance, Albany and back to Jandakot.

China Southern West Australian Flying College trains pilots for China Southern Airlines.

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 27 Oct 2012: JANDAKOT AIRPORT

VH-AWX Grob G-115C2 (cn 82023/C2) of China Southern West Australian Flying College

Taxying in after a flight from Merredin, which is the second base for China Southern WA Flying College.

China Southern West Australian Flying College trains pilots for China Southern Airlines.

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 27 Oct 2012: OVER JANDAKOT AIRPORT

VH-FNF Fokker 50 (cn 20200) of Skywest Airlines

Making a detour over Jandakot on the approach to Perth Airport’s runway 03 at 10:44 as flight XR124 from Albany.

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 27 Oct 2012: JANDAKOT AIRPORT

VH-ZDN Eurocopter AS350BA AStar Super D of Bright Helicopters / Discovery Helicopters.

The AStar Super D version of the Squirrel differs from other Squirrels in being power by a Textron Lycoming LTS-101-600-A3A turboshaft engine, providing around 8% better fuel economy.

Built in 1986, ex JA9468, ZK-HKQ.

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 27 Oct 2012: JANDAKOT AIRPORT

VH-HBT Robinson R44 Raven (cn 2004) of Wieland Helicopter Company Pty Ltd, Georges Hall, NSW / Aerosystems, Murray Bridge, SA

This helicopter is modified for geophysical survey work, and fitted with a magnetometer tail boom, to detect variations in the Earth’s magnetic field caused by mineral deposits.

Aerosystems claim to be the first in the world to mount a magnetometer boom on a piston-engined helicopter.

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 27 Oct 2012: JANDAKOT AIRPORT

VH-DXZ / 641 American Champion 8GCBC Scout
(cn 512-2008) of the Department of Environment and Conservation

“SPOTTER 641” taxying out for another forest patrol.

The Department of Environment and Conservation 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 Bunbury, Dwellingup and Manjimup, and fly across areas set each day according to the forecast fire weather conditions. The aircraft fly more hours during the hotter months (around 3,500 hours) due to the increased fire risk. They also supervise waterbombing operations in the south-west, relaying information to fire controllers regarding the fire’s behaviour to assist in firefighting and ensuring the safety of fire crews.

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 27 Oct 2012: JANDAKOT AIRPORT

“VH-REM” Mooney M.20H (cn 1) “Sugar Bird Lady” Robin Miller memorial.

A well-known landmark at Jandakot, this Mooney is mounted on a pole at Jandakot Airport, opposite the Royal Flying Doctor Service facilities.

It is 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

Sat 27 Oct 2012: JANDAKOT AIRPORT

VH-OWA Pilatus PC-12/47E (cn 1115) of Royal Flying Doctor Service (Western Operations)

Built in 2009. Carries sponsor logo of Royalties for Regions.

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 27 Oct 2012: JANDAKOT AIRPORT

VH-MWO Pilatus PC-12/45 (cn 379) of Royal Flying Doctor Service (Western Operations)

Built in 2001. Carries sponsor logos of Woodside Energy and Lotterywest.

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 27 Oct 2012: JANDAKOT AIRPORT

“VH-SIM” Medical Training Simulator,
Royal Flying Doctor Service (Western Operations)

The SIM is a large, closed-in aircraft ‘body’. Inside,
it replicates exactly the cabin interior of an RFDS Pilatus PC-12 aircraft.

The SIM is used to familiarise new medical and nursing staff with the operational aspects of aircraft on which they will be working. It eliminates the need to take real aircraft offline for training purposes.

Constructed on a licensed trailer base, the SIM can also be towed to trade fairs, field days and exhibitions for demonstration purposes.

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 27 Oct 2012: JANDAKOT AIRPORT

VH-TQA Aero Commander 500U (cn 1660-13) of
Tex Onsite Pty Ltd, Lilydale, Victoria.

Ex (N6525V), N255Q, N41WW, N775CB, C-FCCB, N141WW, C-FWPR, J8-VBG, N432TA.

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 27 Oct 2012: JANDAKOT AIRPORT

VH-XAT Beech A65 Queen Air (cn LC-327) of St George Finance Ltd

Both engines removed. This was formerly owned by Jingle Holdings (see comment for VH-FWG below).

Built in 1969, ex N7872R, XB-GLR, N1118R, (N124AC), N277JB, N277SH.

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 27 Oct 2012: JANDAKOT AIRPORT

VH-FWG Beech A65-8200 Queen Air (cn LC-298) of Jingle Holdings Pty Ltd

Jingle Holdings Pty Ltd runs the Belvoir Function Centre in Upper Swan, north of Perth.

Built in 1968, ex N8438N.

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 27 Oct 2012: JANDAKOT AIRPORT

VH-EAM Cessna 182T Skylane (cn 18280995) owned by Michael Chester

Built in 2001, ex N967AC.

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 27 Oct 2012: JANDAKOT AIRPORT

VH-LVO Robinson R44 Raven I (cn 2021) of Heysen Gums Pty Ltd / Rotorvation Helicopters

Has “Foresight Security Planning” logo on the main rotor mast fairing.

Built in 2010, ex N474WT.

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 27 Oct 2012: JANDAKOT AIRPORT

VH-RPK Bell 206B JetRanger III (cn 2626) of Rotorwest Pty Ltd / Heliwest

Taking off to fly to the Burswood Heliport (YBWD), from which it operated scenic flights.

Built in 1979, ex C-GJET, VH-LAL – formerly operated by Lloyd Helicopters.

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 27 Oct 2012: JANDAKOT AIRPORT

VH-UTQ Cessna 206H Stationair (cn 20608067)
of UTS Aviation
/ UTS Geophysics

Built in 1999. Ex N7258P, N59TD, N453AB.

This aircraft is modified for geophysical survey work, and fitted with a magnetometer tail boom, to detect variations in the Earth’s magnetic field caused by mineral deposits.

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 27 Oct 2012: JANDAKOT AIRPORT

VH-AJZ Gippsland GA-8 Airvan (cn GA8-05-096) of Slingair

Built in 2006.

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 27 Oct 2012: JANDAKOT AIRPORT

VH-JEA Beech B300 King Air 350 (cn FL-361) owned by David Forrest

Built in 2003. Ex N6011W, VH-KDX, VH-OXF, VH-OXE.

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 27 Oct 2012: JANDAKOT AIRPORT

VH-OBR Cirrus SR22 GTS (cn 1805) of Twincreek Holdings Pty Ltd

In the hangar behind it are:

VH-TCP Pilatus PC-12/47E (cn 1352) of Agile Aviation Pty Ltd, Kensington Park, SA; and

VH-CZM SOCATA TBM-700 (cn 344) of MDH Pty Ltd, Cloncurry, QLD.

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 27 Oct 2012: JANDAKOT AIRPORT

VH-ZOP Cessna P210R Pressurised Centurion II
(cn P21000868) of Westnet Holdings Pty Ltd

Westnet Holdings also owns Eurocopter EC135, VH-ZEC of Azure Helicopters.

VH-ZOP was first registered in Australia on 19 July 2012.

Built in 1986. Ex N6126A, N150DB, N713GL.

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 27 Oct 2012: JANDAKOT AIRPORT

VH-DKR Cessna 182G Skylane (cn 18255298) of Hillman Farm Skydivers Inc.

Skydive Adventure (Hillman Farm Skydivers Inc.) operates at Hillman Farm Drop Zone, Darkan, WA.

Hillman Farm Skydivers was established in 1975, and is the longest continuously running skydiving club in Western Australia.

Photo © David Eyre

Sat 27 Oct 2012: JANDAKOT AIRPORT

VH-OAD Cessna 402C (cn 402C0014) of Paul Lyons Aviation

Taxying out at 09:29 for a flight to Albany.

Photo © David Eyre

Wed 24 Oct 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

9V-SFM Boeing 747-412F (cn 32898/1333) of Singapore Airlines Cargo.

Flight SQC7126 from Sydney, approaching runway 21 in the evening light at 18:17. The aircraft departed at 22:56 to Singapore as flight SQC7125.

This aircraft also visited on 6 April 2011 – see David Eyre’s photo here.

Photo © Ian Moy

Wed 24 Oct 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VHD Airbus A319-115CJ (cn 1999) of Skytraders

“Snowbird 1” arriving from Darwin on a charter flight, on approach to runway 21 at 18:00.

From November to March each year, this aircraft operates on behalf of the Australian Government’s Australian Antarctic Division on a weekly service from the Division’s base in Hobart, Tasmania to an ice runway at Wilkins, Antarctica (hence the “Snowbird” radio callsign). Apart from this, the A319 is available for private charter.

Photo © Ian Moy

Wed 17 Oct 2012: Over Northern suburbs of Perth

A6-EGX Boeing 777-31H ER (cn 35602/1037) of Emirates

Flight EK420 from Dubai, heading north east over the northern suburbs of Perth at 17:16 at around 3,100 feet, before joining the approach to runway 21 at Perth Airport, where it landed six minutes later.

Photos © David Eyre

Tue 16 Oct 2012: Over Northern suburbs of Perth

A6-EGG Boeing 777-31H ER (cn 41070/965) of Emirates

Flight EK420 from Dubai, heading north east over the northern suburbs of Perth at 17:12 at around 3,500 feet, before joining the approach to runway 21 at Perth Airport, where it landed six minutes later.

Photos © David Eyre

Tue 16 Oct 2012: Over Northern suburbs of Perth

A7-BAJ Boeing 777-3DZ ER (cn 36096/851) of Qatar Airways

Flight QR900 from Doha, heading north east over the northern suburbs of Perth at 16:38 at around 3,300 feet, before joining the approach to runway 21 at Perth Airport, where it landed six minutes later.

Photos © David Eyre

Tue 16 Oct 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-XWP Fokker 100 (cn 11281) of Alliance Airlines

Taking off from runway 21 at 08:39 as flight QQ302, a FIFO charter flight to The Granites, 600km northwest of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory.

The Granites is the Northern territory’s largest gold mine, and Australia’s second biggest producer of gold.

Photo © David Eyre

Tue 16 Oct 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-YIE Boeing 737-8FE (cn 38708/3875) of Virgin Australia, named “Fingal Beach”.

Flight DJ1433 to Darwin, taking off from runway 21 at 08:31.

Photo © David Eyre

Tue 16 Oct 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VND Airbus A320-232 (cn 3296) of Tiger Airways Australia.

Flight TT183 to Melbourne, taking off from runway 21 at 08:30.

Photo © David Eyre

Tue 16 Oct 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-OGO Boeing 767-338ER (cn 25577/550) of Qantas, named “Unity”.

Flight QF576 to Sydney taking off from runway 21 at 08:24.

Photo © David Eyre

Tue 16 Oct 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-NXI Boeing 717-2K9 (cn 55054/5013) of QantasLink

Now wearing the “Regional Airline of the Year 2012” titles on the forward fuselage.

Taking off from runway 21 at 08:13 as flight QF1902 to Karratha, which left two hours late.

Photo © David Eyre

Tue 16 Oct 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-EBO Airbus A330-202 (cn 1169) of Qantas, named “Kimberley”

Flight QF650 to Brisbane, taking off from runway 21 at 08:11.

Photo © David Eyre

Tue 16 Oct 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-ZPQ Embraer 190 (ERJ-190-100-IGW) (cn 19000412) of Virgin Australia, named “Main Beach”

Arriving on Bay 20 at Terminal 3 at 07:18 as flight DJ713 from Adelaide, then taking off from runway 21 at 08:18 heading back to Adelaide as DJ714.

In the foreground of the first photo:
VH-FSW Fokker 100 (cn 11391) of Skywest Airlines
Parked at Bay 19 at Terminal 3.

Photos © David Eyre

Tue 16 Oct 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-ZPR Embraer 190 (ERJ-190-100-IGW) (cn 19000424) of Virgin Australia, named “Dundee Beach”.

Being pushed back from Terminal 3 at 06:36 for departure as flight DJ1875 to Newman.

Photo © David Eyre

 

Mon 15 Oct 2012: Over Northern suburbs of Perth

A6-EGN Boeing 777-36N ER (cn 41074/993) of Emirates

Flight EK420 from Dubai, heading north east over the northern suburbs of Perth at 17:36 at around 2,900 feet, before joining the approach to runway 21 at Perth Airport, where it landed six minutes later.

In the second photo, some condensation is forming aft of the wings.

Photos © David Eyre

Sat 13 Oct 2012: Alec Wallace Memorial Field, York, WA

VH-EPH Bell 412EP (cn 36419) of CHC Helicopters

Landing on the Alec Wallace Memorial Field at 11:56 and taking off at 13:58.

This helicopter was based at Jandakot temporarily as a replacement aircraft whilst the RAC Rescue Helicopter
Bell 412EP VH-EWA was under maintenance.

It landed in York on its long journey back to the Eastern States.

See Matt Hayes photo of the aircraft undertaking a rescue demonstration on Australia Day 26 January 2012.

Photos © Matt Hayes

Sat 13 Oct 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-ANV Embraer 170LR (ERJ 170-100LR) (cn 17000280) of Airnorth, named “Makikit Timor”

Taxying out to runway 03 for departure as flight TL341 to Kununurra.

Photo © Steve Jaksic

Sat 13 Oct 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-VQR Airbus A320-232 (cn 2526) of Jetstar (leased from RIL VQR)

“Welcome Home New Zealand Olympic Team” titles

Landing on runway 03 at 11:51 as flight JQ974 from Adelaide.

Photos © Steve Jaksic

Thu 11 Oct 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

9V-SYL Boeing 777-312 (cn 33376/515) of Singapore Airlines

This aircraft was previously painted in standard Singapore Airlines colours (see photo in our July 2012 photos), but during August 2012 it was repainted in Star Alliance colours.

Another 777-312, 9V-SYE was previously the only -312 in Star Alliance colours, but it is rumoured that this older aircraft is to leave the fleet soon, which is why 9V-SYL was repainted. There are a few other aircraft of the Singapore Airlines fleet wearing Star Alliance colours.

Seen here landing on runway 03 as flight SQ223 from Singapore at 14:37.

Photos © Steve Jaksic

Thu 11 Oct 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-RIO Raytheon Hawker 800XP (cn 258594) of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) / “Rio Tinto Life Flight”. Operated by Maroomba Airlines.

Landing on runway 03 at 13:47 after a flight to Albany and back.

On 14 October 2009, the RFDS officially began operating this Hawker 800XP – its first jet aircraft. It is used to transport urgent care patients from around WA and the Indian Ocean Territories, cutting flight times significantly. It carries three stretcher patients and three clinical staff, and is fitted with a Lifeport PLUS specialist aeromedical interior.

Photo © Steve Jaksic

Sat 6 Oct 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-SWO Embraer 170 (ERJ-170-100LR) (cn 17000081) of Airnorth

Landing on runway 03 at 11:41 as flight TL340 from Kununurra.

Photos © Steve Jaksic

Thu 4 Oct 2012: OVER NORTHERN SUBURBS OF PERTH

A6-EGZ Boeing 777-31H ER (cn 41081/1044) of Emirates

** FIRST REVENUE SERVICE BY
A6-EGZ AND FIRST VISIT TO PERTH **

This aircraft made its first flight on 31 August 2012 from the Boeing factory at Paine Field – Everett, Seattle, and was delivered to Emirates only two days earlier on 1 – 2 October 2012 direct from Seattle to Dubai.

It entered service with Emirates today, making its first revenue flight from Dubai to Perth as flight EK420, a flight time of 9 hours 58 minutes.

It is seen here at 17:19 heading North East at an altitude of 3,100 feet to join the approach for runway 21 at Perth Airport, where it landed at 17:27.

Photos © David Eyre

 

Wed 3 Oct 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

3B-NBM Airbus A330-202 (cn 883) of Air Mauritius, named “Tronchetia”.

Flight MK940 from Mauritius, on final approach to runway runway 21 at 09:15.

Photos © Steve Jaksic

Mon 1 Oct 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

A39-004 Airbus KC-30A (A330-203 MRTT) (cn 1036) of 33 Squadron, RAAF, based at RAAF Amberley, Queensland

Landing on runway 03 at 17:41.

Photo © Les Bushell

Mon 1 Oct 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

A6-EGR Boeing 777-31H ER (cn 41077/1018) of Emirates.

** FIRST VISIT TO PERTH **

Landing on runway 03 at 17:22 as flight EK420 from Dubai.

Photo © Les Bushell

Mon 1 Oct 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-NHQ Fokker 100 (cn 11506) of Network Aviation

Landing on runway 03 at 16:38, arriving on a FIFO flight from Christmas Creek, an iron ore mine in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

Photo © Les Bushell

Mon 1 Oct 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

HS-TEU Airbus A330-343X (cn 1090) of Thai Airways International, named “Chaburi”

Landing on runway 03 at 15:44 as flight TG581 from Bangkok.

Photo © Les Bushell

Mon 1 Oct 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

9M-MTJ Airbus A330-323X (cn 1347) of Malaysia Airlines

** FIRST VISIT TO PERTH **

Landing on runway 03 at 15:07 as flight MH125 from Kuala Lumpur.

This is Malaysia Airlines’ newest aircraft – it was first flown on 6 August 2012 as F-WWCM from the Airbus plant in Toulouse, France, and was delivered as 9M-MTJ to Malaysia Airlines on 21 September 2012.

It operated its first revenue service four days later on 25 September as flight MH149 to Melbourne. Today’s MH125 service was its 13th revenue flight.

Photo © Les Bushell

Mon 1 Oct 2012: PERTH AIRPORT

VH-XFD Airbus A330-243 (cn 1306) of Virgin Australia, named “Bells Beach” – special AFL (Australian Football League) decal under the centre fuselage.

On 29 September 2012, this aircraft flew a one-hour flight as flight DJ9860 out of Melbourne Airport, conducted a low overflight of the Melbourne Cricket Ground where the AFL Grand Final was being held, and then returned to Melbourne Airport. This was the reason for the underfuselage AFL decal.

Seen here landing at Perth Airport’s runway 03 at 14:44 as flight DJ685 from Melbourne.

Photos © Keith Anderson

Mon 1 Oct 2012: JANDAKOT AIRPORT

VH-FJP Embraer 500 Phenom 100 (cn 50000237) of China Southern West Australian Flying College Pty Ltd (operated by Revesco Aviation).

Landed on runway 06L, after a flight from Albany.

This Brazilian designed and built jet is used to train airline pilots for China Southern Airlines, and was delivered on 18 January 2012.

Photos © Keith Anderson

Mon 1 Oct 2012: JANDAKOT AIRPORT

VH-RAD Aerospatiale AS350BA Squirrel (cn 2058) of Specialist Helicopters / David Adamson (leased from Radford Harvesting Pty Ltd, Moriarty, Tasmania)

David Adamson mainly provides aerial filiming and photography services for the motor sport industry, feature films, television productions, documentaries, commercials and other sporting events.

Built in 1987, ex JA9705, VH-PVM.

Photo © Keith Anderson

 

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