October 2017

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A34-007 Alenia Aermacchi C-27J Spartan (MSN 4185/AUS07) of 35 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force, at Meekatharra Airport - 17 October 2017. This aircraft had been at Shark Bay for gravel runway operations before refuelling at Meekatharra, then heading to Ceduna. The RAAF ordered 10 C-27s in 2012, to replace the De Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou. The aircraft were purchased under US Foreign Military Sales arrangements and are therefore assigned US Air Force serials, even though not operated by them. They are built in Capodichino, Italy with final assembly at Turin and they are then flown to Waco, Texas for systems integration by L-3 before delivery. This particular C-27 had US FMS serial 12-27054 allocated and was test flown as I-RAIB. It arrived in Pearce on 23 June 2017 during its delivery flight to RAAF Richmond, NSW, which it reached on 25 June 2017 as the 6th C-27 delivered (A34-006 not yet delivered). Photo © Geoff Carberry
A34-007 Alenia Aermacchi C-27J Spartan (MSN 4185/AUS07) of 35 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force, at Meekatharra Airport – 17 October 2017.
This aircraft had been at Shark Bay for gravel runway operations before refuelling at Meekatharra, then heading to Ceduna. The RAAF ordered 10 C-27s in 2012, to replace the De Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou. The aircraft were purchased under US Foreign Military Sales arrangements and are therefore assigned US Air Force serials, even though not operated by them. They are built in Capodichino, Italy with final assembly at Turin and they are then flown to Waco, Texas for systems integration by L-3 before delivery. This particular C-27 had US FMS serial 12-27054 allocated and was test flown as I-RAIB. It arrived in Pearce on 23 June 2017 during its delivery flight to RAAF Richmond, NSW, which it reached on 25 June 2017 as the 6th C-27 delivered (A34-006 not yet delivered). Photo © Geoff Carberry
A34-007 Alenia Aermacchi C-27J Spartan (MSN 4185/AUS07) of 35 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force, at Meekatharra Airport - 17 October 2017. This aircraft had been at Shark Bay for gravel runway operations before refuelling at Meekatharra, then heading to Ceduna. The RAAF ordered 10 C-27s in 2012, to replace the De Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou. The aircraft were purchased under US Foreign Military Sales arrangements and are therefore assigned US Air Force serials, even though not operated by them. They are built in Capodichino, Italy with final assembly at Turin and they are then flown to Waco, Texas for systems integration by L-3 before delivery. This particular C-27 had US FMS serial 12-27054 allocated and was test flown as I-RAIB. It arrived in Pearce on 23 June 2017 during its delivery flight to RAAF Richmond, NSW, which it reached on 25 June 2017 as the 6th C-27 delivered (A34-006 not yet delivered). Photo © Geoff Carberry
A34-007 Alenia Aermacchi C-27J Spartan (MSN 4185/AUS07) of 35 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force, at Meekatharra Airport – 17 October 2017.
This aircraft had been at Shark Bay for gravel runway operations before refuelling at Meekatharra, then heading to Ceduna. The RAAF ordered 10 C-27s in 2012, to replace the De Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou. The aircraft were purchased under US Foreign Military Sales arrangements and are therefore assigned US Air Force serials, even though not operated by them. They are built in Capodichino, Italy with final assembly at Turin and they are then flown to Waco, Texas for systems integration by L-3 before delivery. This particular C-27 had US FMS serial 12-27054 allocated and was test flown as I-RAIB. It arrived in Pearce on 23 June 2017 during its delivery flight to RAAF Richmond, NSW, which it reached on 25 June 2017 as the 6th C-27 delivered (A34-006 not yet delivered). Photo © Geoff Carberry
A34-007 Alenia Aermacchi C-27J Spartan (MSN 4185/AUS07) of 35 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force, at Meekatharra Airport - 17 October 2017. This aircraft had been at Shark Bay for gravel runway operations before refuelling at Meekatharra, then heading to Ceduna. The RAAF ordered 10 C-27s in 2012, to replace the De Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou. The aircraft were purchased under US Foreign Military Sales arrangements and are therefore assigned US Air Force serials, even though not operated by them. They are built in Capodichino, Italy with final assembly at Turin and they are then flown to Waco, Texas for systems integration by L-3 before delivery. This particular C-27 had US FMS serial 12-27054 allocated and was test flown as I-RAIB. It arrived in Pearce on 23 June 2017 during its delivery flight to RAAF Richmond, NSW, which it reached on 25 June 2017 as the 6th C-27 delivered (A34-006 not yet delivered). Photo © Geoff Carberry
A34-007 Alenia Aermacchi C-27J Spartan (MSN 4185/AUS07) of 35 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force, at Meekatharra Airport – 17 October 2017.
This aircraft had been at Shark Bay for gravel runway operations before refuelling at Meekatharra, then heading to Ceduna. The RAAF ordered 10 C-27s in 2012, to replace the De Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou. The aircraft were purchased under US Foreign Military Sales arrangements and are therefore assigned US Air Force serials, even though not operated by them. They are built in Capodichino, Italy with final assembly at Turin and they are then flown to Waco, Texas for systems integration by L-3 before delivery. This particular C-27 had US FMS serial 12-27054 allocated and was test flown as I-RAIB. It arrived in Pearce on 23 June 2017 during its delivery flight to RAAF Richmond, NSW, which it reached on 25 June 2017 as the 6th C-27 delivered (A34-006 not yet delivered). Photo © Geoff Carberry
A34-007 Alenia Aermacchi C-27J Spartan (MSN 4185/AUS07) of 35 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force, at Meekatharra Airport - 17 October 2017. This aircraft had been at Shark Bay for gravel runway operations before refuelling at Meekatharra, then heading to Ceduna. The RAAF ordered 10 C-27s in 2012, to replace the De Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou. The aircraft were purchased under US Foreign Military Sales arrangements and are therefore assigned US Air Force serials, even though not operated by them. They are built in Capodichino, Italy with final assembly at Turin and they are then flown to Waco, Texas for systems integration by L-3 before delivery. This particular C-27 had US FMS serial 12-27054 allocated and was test flown as I-RAIB. It arrived in Pearce on 23 June 2017 during its delivery flight to RAAF Richmond, NSW, which it reached on 25 June 2017 as the 6th C-27 delivered (A34-006 not yet delivered). Photo © Geoff Carberry
A34-007 Alenia Aermacchi C-27J Spartan (MSN 4185/AUS07) of 35 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force, at Meekatharra Airport – 17 October 2017.
This aircraft had been at Shark Bay for gravel runway operations before refuelling at Meekatharra, then heading to Ceduna. The RAAF ordered 10 C-27s in 2012, to replace the De Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou. The aircraft were purchased under US Foreign Military Sales arrangements and are therefore assigned US Air Force serials, even though not operated by them. They are built in Capodichino, Italy with final assembly at Turin and they are then flown to Waco, Texas for systems integration by L-3 before delivery. This particular C-27 had US FMS serial 12-27054 allocated and was test flown as I-RAIB. It arrived in Pearce on 23 June 2017 during its delivery flight to RAAF Richmond, NSW, which it reached on 25 June 2017 as the 6th C-27 delivered (A34-006 not yet delivered). Photo © Geoff Carberry
A34-007 Alenia Aermacchi C-27J Spartan (MSN 4185/AUS07) of 35 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force, with VH-NJY BAE Systems Avro RJ100 (MSN E3331) of Cobham Aviation, at Meekatharra Airport - 17 October 2017. This C-27 had been at Shark Bay for gravel runway operations before refuelling at Meekatharra, then heading to Ceduna. The RAAF ordered 10 C-27s in 2012, to replace the De Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou. The aircraft were purchased under US Foreign Military Sales arrangements and are therefore assigned US Air Force serials, even though not operated by them. They are built in Capodichino, Italy with final assembly at Turin and they are then flown to Waco, Texas for systems integration by L-3 before delivery. This particular C-27 had US FMS serial 12-27054 allocated and was test flown as I-RAIB. It arrived in Pearce on 23 June 2017 during its delivery flight to RAAF Richmond, NSW, which it reached on 25 June 2017 as the 6th C-27 delivered (A34-006 not yet delivered). Photo © Geoff Carberry
A34-007 Alenia Aermacchi C-27J Spartan (MSN 4185/AUS07) of 35 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force, with VH-NJY BAE Systems Avro RJ100 (MSN E3331) of Cobham Aviation, at Meekatharra Airport – 17 October 2017.
This C-27 had been at Shark Bay for gravel runway operations before refuelling at Meekatharra, then heading to Ceduna. The RAAF ordered 10 C-27s in 2012, to replace the De Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou. The aircraft were purchased under US Foreign Military Sales arrangements and are therefore assigned US Air Force serials, even though not operated by them. They are built in Capodichino, Italy with final assembly at Turin and they are then flown to Waco, Texas for systems integration by L-3 before delivery. This particular C-27 had US FMS serial 12-27054 allocated and was test flown as I-RAIB. It arrived in Pearce on 23 June 2017 during its delivery flight to RAAF Richmond, NSW, which it reached on 25 June 2017 as the 6th C-27 delivered (A34-006 not yet delivered). Photo © Geoff Carberry
A34-007 Alenia Aermacchi C-27J Spartan (MSN 4185/AUS07) of 35 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force, at Meekatharra Airport - 17 October 2017. This aircraft had been at Shark Bay for gravel runway operations before refuelling at Meekatharra, then heading to Ceduna. The RAAF ordered 10 C-27s in 2012, to replace the De Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou. The aircraft were purchased under US Foreign Military Sales arrangements and are therefore assigned US Air Force serials, even though not operated by them. They are built in Capodichino, Italy with final assembly at Turin and they are then flown to Waco, Texas for systems integration by L-3 before delivery. This particular C-27 had US FMS serial 12-27054 allocated and was test flown as I-RAIB. It arrived in Pearce on 23 June 2017 during its delivery flight to RAAF Richmond, NSW, which it reached on 25 June 2017 as the 6th C-27 delivered (A34-006 not yet delivered). Photo © Geoff Carberry
A34-007 Alenia Aermacchi C-27J Spartan (MSN 4185/AUS07) of 35 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force, at Meekatharra Airport – 17 October 2017.
This aircraft had been at Shark Bay for gravel runway operations before refuelling at Meekatharra, then heading to Ceduna. The RAAF ordered 10 C-27s in 2012, to replace the De Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou. The aircraft were purchased under US Foreign Military Sales arrangements and are therefore assigned US Air Force serials, even though not operated by them. They are built in Capodichino, Italy with final assembly at Turin and they are then flown to Waco, Texas for systems integration by L-3 before delivery. This particular C-27 had US FMS serial 12-27054 allocated and was test flown as I-RAIB. It arrived in Pearce on 23 June 2017 during its delivery flight to RAAF Richmond, NSW, which it reached on 25 June 2017 as the 6th C-27 delivered (A34-006 not yet delivered). Photo © Geoff Carberry
A47-003 Boeing P-8A (737-8FV) Poseidon of RAAF over Bullsbrook – 10 Oct 2017.
A47-003 Boeing P-8A (737-8FV) Poseidon of RAAF over Bullsbrook – 10 Oct 2017.
On approach to RAAF Base Pearce.
Photo © Keith Anderson (Photographed using Canon cameras and lenses)
A47-003 Boeing P-8A (737-8FV) Poseidon of RAAF over Bullsbrook – 10 Oct 2017.
A47-003 Boeing P-8A (737-8FV) Poseidon of RAAF over Bullsbrook – 10 Oct 2017.
On approach to RAAF Base Pearce.
Photo © Keith Anderson (Photographed using Canon cameras and lenses)
A47-003 Boeing P-8A (737-8FV) Poseidon of RAAF over Bullsbrook – 10 Oct 2017.
A47-003 Boeing P-8A (737-8FV) Poseidon of RAAF over Bullsbrook – 10 Oct 2017.
On approach to RAAF Base Pearce.
Photo © Keith Anderson (Photographed using Canon cameras and lenses)
5U-GRN Boeing 737-75U (BBJ) of Republique du Niger (Niger Government) at Perth Airport – 10 Oct 2017.
5U-GRN Boeing 737-75U (BBJ) of Republique du Niger (Niger Government) at Perth Airport – 10 Oct 2017.
Ist visit to Perth, photographed here on short finals for runway 21 at 1:19 pm.
Photo © Keith Anderson (Photographed using Canon cameras and lenses)
5U-GRN Boeing 737-75U (BBJ) of Republique du Niger (Niger Government) at Perth Airport – 10 Oct 2017.
5U-GRN Boeing 737-75U (BBJ) of Republique du Niger (Niger Government) at Perth Airport – 10 Oct 2017.
Ist visit to Perth, photographed here on short finals for runway 21 at 1:19 pm.
Photo © Keith Anderson (Photographed using Canon cameras and lenses)
5U-GRN Boeing 737-75U (BBJ) of Republique du Niger (Niger Government) at Perth Airport – 10 Oct 2017.
5U-GRN Boeing 737-75U (BBJ) of Republique du Niger (Niger Government) at Perth Airport – 10 Oct 2017.
Ist visit to Perth, photographed here on short finals for runway 21 at 1:19 pm.
Photo © Keith Anderson (Photographed using Canon cameras and lenses)
5U-GRN Boeing 737-75U (BBJ) of Republique du Niger (Niger Government) at Perth Airport – 10 Oct 2017.
5U-GRN Boeing 737-75U (BBJ) of Republique du Niger (Niger Government) at Perth Airport – 10 Oct 2017.
Ist visit to Perth, photographed here on short finals for runway 21 at 1:19 pm.
Photo © Keith Anderson (Photographed using Canon cameras and lenses)
VH-MOX Cessna 208 Caravan (amphibious seaplane) (MSN 20800227) operated by Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures / Swan River Seaplanes (West Coast Air Services Pty Ltd/Avanova Pty Ltd), at Meekatharra Airport - 9 October 2017. Landing on runway 09 en route from Broome to Jandakot. The aircraft will spend the summer operating from the Swan River at South Perth, flying to Margaret River and Rottnest. It will return to Broome in March 2018. Photo © Geoff Carberry
VH-MOX Cessna 208 Caravan (amphibious seaplane) (MSN 20800227) operated by Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures / Swan River Seaplanes (West Coast Air Services Pty Ltd/Avanova Pty Ltd), at Meekatharra Airport – 9 October 2017.
Landing on runway 09 en route from Broome to Jandakot. The aircraft will spend the summer operating from the Swan River at South Perth, flying to Margaret River and Rottnest. It will return to Broome in March 2018. Photo © Geoff Carberry
VH-OOA Stoddard Hamilton Glasair GIII (MSN N178) owned by Paul Pengilly, of Baldivis, WA, at Meekatharra Airport - 8 October 2017. Landing on runway 09. Photo © Geoff Carberry
VH-OOA Stoddard Hamilton Glasair GIII (MSN N178) owned by Paul Pengilly, of Baldivis, WA, at Meekatharra Airport – 8 October 2017.
Landing on runway 09. Photo © Geoff Carberry
9M-XXP Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1481) of AirAsia X, at Perth Airport – 6 Oct 2017.
9M-XXP Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1481) of AirAsia X, at Perth Airport – 6 Oct 2017.
Wearing special ‘Manny Pacquieo – Pac Man’ decals, photographed here on short finals for runway 21 at 3:34 pm.
Photo © Keith Anderson (Photographed using Canon cameras and lenses)
9M-XXP Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1481) of AirAsia X, at Perth Airport – 6 Oct 2017.
9M-XXP Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1481) of AirAsia X, at Perth Airport – 6 Oct 2017.
Wearing special ‘Manny Pacquieo – Pac Man’ decals, photographed here on short finals for runway 21 at 3:34 pm.
Photo © Keith Anderson (Photographed using Canon cameras and lenses)
9M-XXP Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1481) of AirAsia X, at Perth Airport – 6 Oct 2017.
9M-XXP Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1481) of AirAsia X, at Perth Airport – 6 Oct 2017.
Wearing special ‘Manny Pacquieo – Pac Man’ decals, photographed here on short finals for runway 21 at 3:34 pm.
Photo © Keith Anderson (Photographed using Canon cameras and lenses)
9M-XXP Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1481) of AirAsia X, at Perth Airport – 6 Oct 2017.
9M-XXP Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1481) of AirAsia X, at Perth Airport – 6 Oct 2017.
Wearing special ‘Manny Pacquieo – Pac Man’ decals, photographed here on short finals for runway 21 at 3:34 pm.
Photo © Keith Anderson (Photographed using Canon cameras and lenses)
9M-XXP Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1481) of AirAsia X, at Perth Airport – 6 Oct 2017.
9M-XXP Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1481) of AirAsia X, at Perth Airport – 6 Oct 2017.
Wearing special ‘Manny Pacquieo – Pac Man’ decals, photographed here on short finals for runway 21 at 3:34 pm.
Photo © Keith Anderson (Photographed using Canon cameras and lenses)
9M-XXP Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1481) of AirAsia X, at Perth Airport – 6 Oct 2017.
9M-XXP Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1481) of AirAsia X, at Perth Airport – 6 Oct 2017.
Wearing special ‘Manny Pacquieo – Pac Man’ decals, photographed here departing off runway 21 at 4:52 pm.
Photo © Keith Anderson (Photographed using Canon cameras and lenses)
9M-XXP Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1481) of AirAsia X, at Perth Airport – 6 Oct 2017.
9M-XXP Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1481) of AirAsia X, at Perth Airport – 6 Oct 2017.
Wearing special ‘Manny Pacquieo – Pac Man’ decals, photographed here departing off runway 21 at 4:52 pm.
Photo © Keith Anderson (Photographed using Canon cameras and lenses)
VH-FUC Pitts S-1D (MSN W89) owned by Carl Ende, at Jandakot Airport – 6 Oct 2017.
VH-FUC Pitts S-1D (MSN W89) owned by Carl Ende, at Jandakot Airport – 6 Oct 2017.
Painted in a livery similar to that worn by Macchi racing aircraft of Italy, in the Schneider Trophy races of the 1920s.
Built in 1987, first flown 14 May 1987.
Photo © Keith Anderson (Photographed using Canon cameras and lenses)
VH-FUC Pitts S-1D (MSN W89) owned by Carl Ende, at Jandakot Airport – 6 Oct 2017.
VH-FUC Pitts S-1D (MSN W89) owned by Carl Ende, at Jandakot Airport – 6 Oct 2017.
Painted in a livery similar to that worn by Macchi racing aircraft of Italy, in the Schneider Trophy races of the 1920s.
Built in 1987, first flown 14 May 1987.
Photo © Keith Anderson (Photographed using Canon cameras and lenses)
VH-JEY Progressive Aerodyne SeaRey LSX (MSN 1LK585C) at Jandakot Airport – 6 Oct 2017.
VH-JEY Progressive Aerodyne SeaRey LSX (MSN 1LK585C) at Jandakot Airport – 6 Oct 2017.
Photo © Keith Anderson (Photographed using Canon cameras and lenses)
VH-WPQ Pilatus PC-12/47E (MSN 1394) of WA Police at Jandakot Airport – 6 Oct 2017.
VH-WPQ Pilatus PC-12/47E (MSN 1394) of WA Police at Jandakot Airport – 6 Oct 2017.
Built in 2013, this aircraft commenced service with WA Police on 4 August 2015
Photo © Keith Anderson (Photographed using Canon cameras and lenses)