Sep 30, 2011

B747-438 VH-OJB QF581/582

Qantas Airways B747-438 VH-OJB msn 24373 operated today's 'QF581/582' domestic services from Sydney to Perth & return. Arrived 14.26hrs landing RWY 03 & Departed 16.26hrs. Hexcode: 7C4825

B777-2H6 (ER) 9M-MRK MH127/126

Malaysia Airlines B777-2H6 (ER) 9M-MRK msn 28418 operated today's 'MH127/126' service from Kuala Lumpur to Perth, arrived 00.04hrs & departed 01.35hrs (Note): 1st time this service has been operated by a B777 aircraft.

Sep 29, 2011

Dassault F-900EX N950SF

Bechtel Corporation (USA) Dassault Falcon 900EX N950SF msn 50 arrived 18.04hrs Wed 28/09 ex: Bangkok Don Muang Intl Airport (VTBD) landing RWY 21 & departed 10.53hrs 29/09. Hexcode: AD363D

Sep 28, 2011

B747-48E VH-OEB QF581/582

Qantas Airways B747-48E VH-OEB msn 25778 operated today's QF581/582 Sydney / Perth / Sydney domestic service, arrived 13.29hrs landing RWY 21 & departed 17.13hrs returning to Sydney. Hexcode: 7C4771

A320-232 VH-VNG TGW182/183

Tiger Airways (Australia) A320-232 VH-VNG msn 3674 operated today's TGW182/183 services from / to Melbourne (YMML) arrived 09.29hrs & departed at 10.11hrs. Hexcode: 7C6C2A (1st visit to Perth after the resumption of services on 1st September)

An-124:100 UR-82027

Antonov Design Bureau Antonov An-124:100 UR-82027 msn: 19530502288 arrived 06.27hrs landing RWY 21 ex: Bandaraike Intl Airport (VCBI/CMB) Colombo, Sri Lanka as flight 'ADB2132' & departed at 22.29hrs to Jinnah Intl Airport Karachi (OPKC/KCI) Pakistan as flight 'ADB232F'. Hexcode: 508015 Note: UR-82027's visit to Perth today is its third ever, its last back in 2006!

Sep 26, 2011

B737-838 (W) VH-VZS (1st visit today)

Qantas Airways B737-838 (W) VH-VZS msn 39358 arrived 08.37hrs ex: Adelaide (YPAD) as 'QF593' & departed at 09.47hrs returning to Adelaide (YPAD) as flight 'QF668' (New aircraft / 1st visit to Perth) Hexcode: 7C6DE6

Sep 25, 2011

Learjet 45 VH-PFS 'Medic 045'

Pacific Flight Services (Singapore) Gates Learjet 45 VH-PFS msn 45-168 arrived 22.32hrs ex: Denpasar Bali (WADD) Indonesia as flight 'Medic 045' & departed at 01.09hrs 26/09 returning as same.Hexcode: 7C4CB6

Beech 1900C ZS-NAV

Federal Air (South Africa) Beech 1900C ZS-NAV msn UB-62 arrived 19.53hrs ex: Broome (YBRM) & Denpasar Bali (WADD) today. (1st visit to Perth)

C17A Globemaster III 07-7189 (YPEA)

United States Air Force (USAF) C17A Globemaster III 07-7189 msn P-189 departed RAAF Pearce (YPEA) at 12.58hrs as 'Reach 747'. Hexcode: AE20CA

Gulfstream G550 N401HB

Chevron Oil (USA) Gulfstream G550 N401HB msn 5173 arrived 09.49hrs ex: Narita Intl Airport (RJAA) Tokyo Japan & departed 22.29hrs 26/09. Hexcode: A4B109

BD-700-1A10 N889CP

Kirra Aircraft Leasing Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global Express N889CP arrived 16.46hrs Saturday 24th September & departed 08.43hrs Sunday 25th September. Hexcode: AC3F84

Sep 23, 2011

Gulfstream G-IV:SP N475LC

L 3 IS LLC (USA) Gulfstream G-IV:SP N475LC msn 1472 arrived 19.11hrs today ex: Canberra & departed at 17.35hrs 24/09 retuning to Canberra. Hexcode: A5D4AA (1st visit to Perth)

A330-203 VH-EBP QF802 Birdstike today!

Qantas Airways A330-203 VH-EBP msn 1174 operating flight 'QF802' to Melbourne this afternoon suffered a birdstrike soon after take-off RWY 21 at 12.15hrs, and as a preventative measure the aircraft flew out off the coast of WA to vent fuel & landed back at Perth on RWY 21 at 12.41hrs. The A330 remains grounded at present. Hexcode: 7C1473


West Australia Police Air Wing's latest A$24 million helicopter Eurocopter AS 365N.3 VH-WPX msn 6936 arrived into Perth's Jandakot Airport (YPJT) earlier today via all stops across the continent from Sydney's Bankstown Airport:

See Stuart McCarthy's first photos taken here arriving at the WA Police Airwing's hangar at Jandakot Airport:

A319-115 (CJ) VH-VHD 'SND001'

Skytraders Airbus A319-115 (CJ) VH-VHD msn 1999 arrived 07.20hrs ex: Melbourne (YMML) as flight 'SND001' & departed 08.33hrs returning as same. Hexcode: 7C6B4F

A330-323X 9M-MTE (1st visit) MH126/127

Malaysia Airlines Airbus A330-323X 9M-MTE msn 1243 ex: F-WWYP operated her inaugural visit into Perth today, operating flight 'MH126/127' from Kuala Lumpur, arrived 00.07hrs & departed at 01.35hrs. (New aircraft / 1st visit to Perth) Hexcode: 750258.

Sep 22, 2011

B767-33A (ER) UR-AGG UPDATE 22/09


Aerosvit Ukraine Airlines B767-33A (ER) UR-AGG msn 25532 departed 20.27hrs (AEST) off RWY 34L from Sydney 'Kingsford Smith' Airport bound for Bangkok Intl Airport (VTBS) as flight 'AEW2702'.

Sep 21, 2011

US Navy C-130T 165350 (YPEA)

United States Navy (US Navy) Lockheed C-130T Hercules 165350 msn 382-5407 coded 'RU' Logistics Support aircraft arrived into Brisbane (YBBN) at 17.35hrs 19/09 ex: Pago Pago (NSTU) as flight 'Convoy 3164' & after spending all day yesterday in Brisbane, the C-130T Hercules departed at 08.48hrs (AEST) bound for RAAF Pearce (YPEA) today Wednesday 21st September, the aircraft was noted arriving at 14.38hrs (WST) today as 'Convoy 3164'. Hexcode: AE03EE
Interesting to noted that this is the second US Navy C-130T Hercules to have visited RAAF Pearce this month, the last being earlier on the 9th of September, & on that occassion it was 164997.

Update/s: Thursday 22nd September 2011: 165350 departed RAAF Pearce (YPEA) at 14.23hrs as flight 'CNV3164 / Convoy 3164' for Darwin (YPDN) the aircraft departed Darwin Friday 23rd September 2011 at 11.52hts (CST) bound for Guam (PGUA) as same.

Sep 20, 2011

B767-33A (ER) UR-AAG Departed Today!

Aerosvit Ukraine Airlines B767-33A (ER) UR-AAG c/n 25532 departed off RWY21 at 15.51hrs bound for Sydney Intl Airport (YSSY) as flight 'AEW2701' & arrived 21.44hrs (AEST) landing RWY 25.Hexcode: 508238

Another brilliant capture thru the lens by Mark Lynam (Photo Copyrighted)

QF581/582 B744 delayed arrival /departure 19/09

A security breach at Qantas Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport domestic terminal yesterday 19/09 resulted in passengers having to be re-screened before proceeding to there respective aircraft for departure. As a result of this occurance Qantas flight 'QF581' from Sydney was delayed & eventually departed off RWY 34L at 13.34hrs (AEST) for the flight west. The aircraft arrived into Perth landing RWY 21 at 15.45hrs & departed for Sydney at 17.20hrs, off RWY 21 as flight 'QF582'......Oh and before you ask, yes you guessed it the service was operated by VH-OJD.

A320-232 VH-VNO TGW182/183

Tiger Airways (Australia) A320-232 VH-VNO msn 4053 operated today's 'TGW182/183' services between Melbourne & Perth arrived 09.23hrs & departed at 10.29hrs. Hexcode: 7C6C32 (1st re-visit to Perth after resumption of services recommenced on 7th Sept)

Sep 19, 2011

C17A Globemaster III 07-7189 (YPEA)

United States Air Force C17A Globemaster III 07-7189 msn P-189 437th AW / 315th AW Charleston, 'Yellow Fin Band' arrived Sydney 'Kingsford Smith' Airport (YSSY) at 10.08hrs (AEST) ex: Honolulu (PHNL) & departed at 12.24hrs (AEST) for RAAF Pearce (YPEA) & was noted arriving at 15.09hrs this afternoon. These flights operating as 'Reach 747'. Hexcode: AE20CA

I'll huff & I'll puff your... Qantas truck over!

A strong cold front with severe 100 km/h + winds & squals battered south west Western Australia & the Perth metro area yesterday 18/09. Over 18mm of heavy rain & hail was dumped across Perth yesterday with up to 65 calls to the SES for assistance due to roofs blowing off etc... at Perth Airport this Qantas truck with air stairs attached was blown over & was lying on its side near ITB Bay 62 today.

Sep 18, 2011

B767-33A (ER) UR-AAG Flight AEW2701

Aerosvit Ukrainian Airlines B767-33A (ER) UR-AAG msn 25532 ex: Royal Brunei Airlines V8-RBG arrived into Perth Intl Airport landing RWY 21 at 21.39hrs as flight 'AEW2701' ex: Odessa Intl Airport (UKOO/ODS) Ukraine, Ben Gurion Intl Airport (LLBG/TLV) Tel Aviv Israel, & Suvarnabhumi Intl Airport Bangkok Thailand (VTBS) Hexcode: 508238

Update 20/09: The aircraft departed Perth Intl Airport, Tuesday 20th September off RWY 21 at 15.51hrs (WST) for Sydney (YSSY) as flight 'AEW2701', and arrived at 21.44hrs (AEST) landing RWY 25.

(The above photos are copyrighted to Mark Lynam 2011) & will appear in November 2011 issue of Australian Aviation magazine. Congratulations Mark!

B747-438 (ER) VH-OEI QF581/582

Qantas Airways B747-438 (ER) VH-OEI msn 32913 'Ceduna' operated today's 'QF581/582' Sydney to Perth v.v domestic services. The 747-400 (ER) arrived 13.57hrs landing RWY21 & departed at 15.27hrs returning to Sydney. Hexcode: 7C4778

This past week of services (11th - 18th Sept ) have seen B747-438 VH-OJD operate 5x services, B747-438 VH-OJU operate 1x service, and B767-338 VH-OGS also operating 1x service.

Note: VH-OEI last visited Perth on Saturday 11th June 2011, when operating Qantas flight QF63 from Sydney via Perth to Johannesburg, South Africa due to the volcanic ash cloud over the Southern Indian Ocean caused by Chile's Cordon Caulle Volcano which erupted on 4th June. File photo (above) of VH-OEI on 11.06.11 when arriving as QF63.

A320-232 VH-VNH TGW182/182

Today's Tiger Airways (Australia) flights 'TGW182/183' from Melbourne to Perth v.v was operated by Airbus A320-232 VH-VNH msn 3734, the aircraft arriving at 09.38hrs landing RWY 24 & through some heavy rain showers in the process. The aircraft departed Perth for Melbourne departing off RWY 21 at 10.24hrs. Hexcode: 7C6B2B (First visit back to Perth by this aircraft after the resumption of services re-commenced on 7th September)

B737-8FE (W) VH-YIB (1st visit to Perth) Today!

Virgin Australia's latest Boeing 737-8FE (W) VH-YIB msn 37825 made her debut appearance into Perth earlier today arriving ex: Melbourne at 08.29hrs as flight 'VOZ675' landing RWY 24, and departed off RWY 21 for Brisbane at 09.23hrs as flight 'VOZ467'. Hexcode: 7C7AA1 (1st visit to Perth)

Sep 17, 2011

A320-232 VH-VNB TGW182/183

Tiger Airways (Australia) A320-232 VH-VNB msn 2906 operated today's 'TGW 182/183' flights between Melbourne & Perth v.v arrived at 09.30hrs landing RWY 03, & departed at 10.15hrs. First visit to Perth by this aircraft after the resumption of services to Perth which re-commenced on 7th September 2011. Hexcode: 7C6C25.

BD-700-1A10 N36LG arrived Friday 16th Sept.

LFG Aviation Inc Trustee (USA) BD-700-1A10 (GLEX) N36LG msn 9225 arrived 15.06hrs 16/09 ex: Honolulu via Sydney today. This aircraft's last prior visit to Perth was on Saturday 28th May 2011. Hexcode: A40AF4

Sep 16, 2011

B737-838 (W) VH-VZR 'Coral Bay' (1st visit)

Qantas Airways B737-838 (W) VH-VZR 'Coral Bay' msn 34193 arrived into Perth at 08.39hrs for the 1st time today having just operated flight QF593 ex: Adelaide (YPAD) & departed at 09.45hrs returning to Adelaide (YPAD) as flight QF668. Hexcode: 7C6DE5

Fokker 50 VH-FKV (1st visit) 15.09.11

Australian Air Tours chartered Alliance Airlines Fokker 50 VH-FKV msn 20203 arrived 15.16hrs ex: Adelaide (nonstop) as flight 'Unity 881' 15/09; & departed at 08.17hrs to Kalgoorlie (YPKG) & beyond as flight 'Unity 882'. Hexcode: 7C1ACD (1st visit to Perth)

Sep 14, 2011

A320-232 VH-VNP TGW182/183

Tiger Airways (Australia) Airbus A320-232 VH-VNP msn 2952 operated today's TGW182/183 Melbourne / Perth / Melbourne services, arrived 09.29hrs & departed at 10.14hrs. Hexcode: 7C6C33 (1st visit to Perth after resumption of services on 7th Sept)

Sep 13, 2011

Antonov An124-100 RA-82043

Volga Dnepr Airlines Antonov An-124:100 RA-82043 msn 9773054155101 arrived 07.44hrs landing RWY 21 as flight 'VDA1738' ex: Singapore (WSSS) & departed at 02.05hrs Wednesday 14th September as flight 'VDA1739' to Jinnah International Airport (OPKC) Pakistan. Hexcode: 15407B Updated: Friday 16th Sept 2011.

Sep 12, 2011

B737-838 (W) VH-VZD Optus 'animals' Logojet

Qantas Airways B737-838 (W) VH-VZD msn 34198 arrived 21.03hrs tonight landing RWY24 having operated flight QF595 ex: Adelaide. This aircraft is the latest Qantas logojet aircraft featuring various animals on the aircrafts side fuselage for telecomunications company Optus. The Boeing 737-838 departed Perth at 06.34hrs Tuesday 13th Sept as QF590 to Adelaide.
Hexcode: 7C6DD7 (1st visit to Perth since having advertising decals applied) Updated: Wednesday Sept 14th 2011 with photograph as departing to Karratha as QF912.

Gulfstream G-550 N401HB

Chevron (USA) Gulstream V:SP (G550) N401HB msn 5173 arrived 20.16hrs ex: Canberra (YSCB) & departed 16.27hrs Tuesday 13th September. Hexcode: A4B109 This aircraft last visited 16th - 20th August 2011.

A320-232 VH-VNC TGW182/183

Slowly the Tiger Airways (Australia) fleet of A320s are returning back to Perth since services were re-instated back on September 7th. To date VH-VNC, D, F, & K have re-visited.

Today's TGW182/183 services were operated by A320-232 VH-VNC msn 3275, arrived 09.01hrs & departed at 09.50hrs returning to Melbourne.

Note: After all the Tiger Airways fleet of A320s have re-visited Perth, the recording of these such flights into the blog will end, only 1st re-visited flights will be recorded for the time being.

Thankyou for your patience.

BD-700-1A10 XRS ZS-AMP 'LMG002'

Kangra Aviation Partnership BD-700-1A10 XRS ZS-AMP msn 9230 arrived 01.59hrs ex: Wellington (NZWN) New Zealand, & departed at 02.52hrs to South Africa as flight 'LMG002'. Hexcode: 008158

Sep 11, 2011

B747-438 VH-OJU QF581/582

Well a new week and another change of aircraft, today's Qantas Airways QF581/582 Sydney to Perth v.v flight's was operated by B747-438 VH-OJU msn 25566 'One World c/s' arrived at 13.12hrs & departed at 14.58hrs. Hexcode: 7C4838

September 11th 2001 - 2011 10 years on

It is 10 years ago today that terrorists crashed 3 aircraft in the USA, in which killed thousands of american citizens just simply going about there daily business. The loss of life that day together with the images on TV Im sure will leave lasting impressions with most of us till the day we die.

Three aircraft were lost that day: United Airlines B757-222 N591UA msn 28142, flight 93 which crashed landed into a field killing all on board at Stonycreek, PA; American Airlines B767-223 (ER) N334AA msn 22332, flight 11 which was the first aircraft to crash into the World Trade Centre's Northern Tower killing all on board; American Airlines B757-223 N644AA msn 24602, flight 77 which killed all on board when it crash landed into the Pentagon Building; & lastly United Airlines B767-222 N612UA msn 21873 that flew straight into the second (South Tower) of the World Trade Centre killing all on board.

Today as a mark of respect to those killed, we ask you spend a thought for those who died that day, and hopefully that these acts of terrorism can end & we can all live peacefully together.

Thankyou for your time.

Sep 10, 2011

Lockheed C130T 164997 United States Navy

United States Navy (USN) Lockheed C130T Hercules 164997 VR-53 coded 'AX' Fleet Logistics Support Squadron, Washington DC msn 382-5304 arrived 14.50hrs RAAF Pearce (YPEA) ex: Brisbane (YBBN) as 'Convoy 3393' & departed at 10.26hrs Sunday Sept 11th returning to Brisbane as as same.
Updated 12/09: C-130T 164997 arrived into Brisbane ex: (YPEA) at 19.16hrs (AEST) landing RWY 19 Sunday 11th September & departed Monday 12th September ex: Brisbane at 09.51hrs (AEST) otbound back to the USA via the Pacific. Hexcode: AE03E4

A319-115 (CJ) VH-VHD

Skytraders Airbus A319-115 (CJ) VH-VHD msn 1999 arrived 10.17hrs ex: Melbourne (YMML) landing RWY 03 as flight 'SND001' & departed at 11.34hrs returning to Melbourne as same. Hexcode: 7C6B4F

A320-232 VH-VNK TGW182/183

Tiger Airways (Australia) Airbus A320-232 VH-VNK msn 3986 operated today's 'TGW182/183' services from / to Melbourne; arrived 08.41hrs & departed at 09.48hrs off RWY 03. First visit by this aircraft to Perth after resumption of services were lifted & flights re-commenced into Perth from 7th September. Hexcode: 7C6C2E

Sep 9, 2011

The return & departure of the 'Reach'

United States Air Force C17A Globemaster III 08-8192 msn P-192 arrived 18.33hrs, landing RWY 21 Perth as 'Reach 865' & departed at 20.30hrs off RWY 21 as same. Hexcode: AE2FA4

Beech Kingair 350 VH-FIX 'Auscal 2'

Air Services Australia flight calibration aircraft Beech Kingair 350 VH-FIX msn FL-90 arrived 15.31hrs ex: Adelaide via Esperance (YESP) as flight 'ADA002 / Auscal 2' & departed 16th September 2011 to Alice Springs (YBAS) as same. Update: 17/09 VH-FIX arrived into Brisbane Airport (YBBN) at 05.32UTC Saturday 17th Sept landing RWY 14 ex: Alice Springs (YBAS) as flight 'ADA002 / Auscal 2'. Hexcode: 7C1A87

A320-232 VH-VND TGW182/183

After the resumption of Melbourne to Perth Tiger Airways services which re-commenced earlier this week on 7th September, today's Tiger 'TGW182/183' services was operated by A320-232 VH-VND msn 3296, making her 1st appearance back into Perth today! arrived 08.55hrs & departed at 09.54hrs. Excellent on-time performances this week! Hexcode: 7C6C27

BD-700-1A10 XRS ZS-AMP (1st visit to Perth)

Kangra Aviation Partnership Bombardier BD-700-1A10 XRS (GLEX) ZS-AMP msn 9230 arrived 00.14hrs ex: Waterkloof AFB, (FAWK) South Africa as flight 'LMG002' & departed at 01.13hrs to Auckland (NZAA) New Zealand for the Rugby World Cup. (1st visit to Perth) Hexcode: 008158