Jun 19, 2010

Air Charter Express, DC-8-62AF, 9G-AED

Air Charter Express DC-8-62AF, 9G-AED 'Team Spirit', arrived ex MEL as 'Alpha Charlie Echo 752' on a tech stop enroute to MRU. She is pictured here on Bay 50 at the ITB shortly after her arrival.

Jun 13, 2010

'Tasman 97' Arrival

Pictured on arrival at PER yesterday was Boeing 727F, VH-DHE, of Tasman Cargo Airlines. Could this be the last visit of it's type to PER?

'Coastwatch 795'

Pictured arriving at PER today was Dash 8, VH-ZZN msn 399, operated by Surveillance Australia on behalf of Coastwatch. The aircraft arrived ex LEA as 'Coastwatch 795' & departed 09.54hrs 14/06 to CAR as 'Coastwatch 796'

Jun 12, 2010

Tasman Cargo Airlines 727F VH-DHE

Photos: Mike Barlow & Carsten Bauer 12.06.2010

Tasman Cargo Airlines B727-2J4F VH-DHE msn 22080 arrived Perth at 12.53hrs June 12th ex: Auckland & Melbourne as flight 'TMN097', operating a horse charter flight & departed at 07.16hrs 13/06 to Brisbane & Auckland as flight 'TMN098' departing off Rwy '06' Perth.

Strategic Airlines inaugural Bali flight 12th June

Strategic Airlines commenced International flights from Perth to Denpasar today June 12th 2010.

The inaugural service flight was operated by A320-212 VH-YQA msn 190, Strategic Airlines will operate up to 3 return services to Bali weekly offering full service.

Congratulations to Strategic Airlines on this wonderful achievement, you now also become the 15th airline to serve this route, past & present operators include:

Air Asia Indonesia, Air Paradise, Ansett Australia, Australian Airlines (QF), Cathay Pacific Airways, Garuda Indonesia, Jetstar, National Jet, Pacific Blue, Ozjet, Merpati Nusantra Airlines, Qantas, Sempati Air, and Skywest.

"Wild Eyes" Indian Ocean Qantas rescue flight

Teen US around the world sailor Abbey Sunderland was spotted from a 'ASMA' chartered Qantas Airways A330-303 VH-QPF msn 595 which departed Perth Airport with 2 x WA Police & 12 x S&R personnel, the striken yacht was spotted approx 3,760km West South West in the Southern Indian Ocean upright but without its mast, rigging & engine disabled. The yacht was battling seas with swells up to 10m & 60 knot winds to stay afloat, Qantas captain "John Carr" who piloted the A330 said he was extremely pleased to been able to assist with the rescue of Ms Sunderland as they flew over & circled the yacht for nearly 2 hours, and had hoped this gave her some reassurance that help was on its way. Flying in support today 12/06 was Avwest BD-700-1A10 VH-ZXH msn 9310 which departed Perth Airport at 10.31hrs & returned back into Perth at 21.25hrs, the French fishing vessel 'Ille De La Reunion' rendezvoued with the 16 years old sailor at 17.45hrs today now ensuring for a safe passage back home to the USA.

The A330 departed Perth at 07.55hrs as QF1350 and landed back into Perth at 21.11hrs (Flight time 13hrs.56mins) costing an estimated $150,000. The aircraft then operated a scheduled revenue service to Hong Kong departing later the same evening.

Jun 10, 2010

US Navy C-130T visit to RAAF Pearce (YPEA)

US Navy C-130T 165351 msn 385-5409 VR-55 coded 'RU' arrived RAAF Pearce (YPEA) at 16.00hrs 9/06, and departed at 13.05hrs 10/06 to Darwin (YPDN) as 'Convoy 7582'

Jun 9, 2010

Dassault F-900EX F-GXHG

Dassault Aviation F-900EX F-GXHG msn 78 arrived 12.57hrs 8/06 ex:WIHH, then later operated a demonstration flight in the afternoon to Geraldton departing at 15.10hrs & returned back to Perth Airport landing at 17.18hrs. The aircraft departed Perth Airport at 06.12hrs 09/06 to unknown destination

Jun 8, 2010

Vancouver Island S-61N at Fremantle

Photo: John Chapman

Vancouver Island Helicopter S-61N C-FQNG msn: 61032 seen here on Fremantle Wharf 7/06 awaiting to be uplifted onto ship. This aircraft was used by FESA (West Australia) for the 2009/2010 summer fire fighting season.

Indian Navy visit to WA

Photos: John Chapman

Indian Navy 'Rajput' class guided missile destroyer INS Rana D52 arrived into Port of Fremantle on the 4th June for a four day visit. The ship carries one HAL Chetak (Alouette III) helicopter serial INS494 (pictured above).The INS Rana sailed at 11.00hrs on Monday 7th June, it was her maiden visit into Port of Fremantle.

Jun 6, 2010

Welcome to AEGWA's Spotter's Blog

The Aviation Enthusiast's Group of Western Australia (AEGWA) welcomes you to our new spotters blog. That will feature movements, pictures & reports from the world's most isolated capital city & its regional airports.

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