Nov 29, 2013

TAG Aviation BD-700-1A10 XRS VP-CKM 'TBJ60' arrives ex: Hong Kong

TAG Aviation Bombardier BD-700-1A10 XRS VP-CKM msn 9445 arrived 18.25hrs ex: Chek Lap Kok Intl Airport (VHHH) Hong Kong as flight 'TBJ60' landing RWY21. Hexcode: 4241CF

Dassault FA7X VQ-BSP (In & Out)

Shell Oil Company Dassault Falcon 7X VQ-BSP msn 83 arrived 09.00hrs ex: Canberra (YSCB) as flight 'SHE961' & departed at 22.46hrs to Beijing Intl Airport (ZBAA) China as same. Hexcode: 424955

Nov 28, 2013

Pacific Flight Services Gulfstream G-150 VH-PFV (1st visit)

ST Aerospace Pte Ltd, Singapore Seletar Airport based Pacific Flight Services operated Gulfstream G-150 VH-PFV msn 233, arrived 21.00hrs ex: Ngurah Rai Intl Airport (WADD) Denpasar Bali, Indonesia landing RWY21 & departed at 23.02hrs returning as same. Hexcode: 7C4CB9 (1st visit to Perth)

Nov 26, 2013

Atlas Air B747-48EF N419MC QF7581

Photo: Mark Lynam
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Atlas Air B747-48EF N419MC msn 28367 arrived 13.30hrs ex: Adelaide (YPAD) landing RWY21 as flight QF7581 operating a cargo flight on behalf of Qantas Cargo, carrying horses for the upcoming 'Cavilia' dancing horse show to be  performed in Perth from 4 Dec to 29DEC. The B744F can be seen here in above photo departing off Perth Airport's RWY21 at 15.48hrs to Bangkok Intl Airport (VTBS) as same. Hexcode: A4F6A5

Nov 24, 2013

AVN Air Gulstream G550 N310TK (1st visit)

AVN Air Gulfstream G-550 N310TK msn 5028 arrived 15.18hrs ex: Adelaide (YPAD) landing RWY21 & departed at 08.26hrs 25/11 to OR Tambo Intl Airport (FAOR) Johannesburg, South Africa. Hexcode: A34884 (1st visit to Perth)

GLF4 N707EA arrives ex: Sydney (1st visit to Perth)

Emmanuel Aviation (USA) Gulfstream G-IV N707EA msn 1284 arrived 09.47hrs ex: Sydney 'Kingsford Smith' Airport (YSSY) landing RWY21. Hexcode: A96EF4 (1st visit to Perth)

Nov 23, 2013

Neptune Air B737-3ZO (SF) 9M-NEJ

Photo: Mike Barlow
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Neptune Air B737-3Z0 (SF) 9M-NEJ msn 23448 arrived 14.30hrs ex: Ngurah Rai Intl Airport  Denpasar Bali (WADD) Indonesia, as flight N7401 landing RWY21 and departed at 16.23hrs returning to Bali as flight N7402. Hexcode: 75029D

Yet another A380 Medical Diversion to Perth today, this time Emirates!

Photo: Darren Koch
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Emirates A380-861 A6-EEO msn 136 operating flight 'EK412' Dubai to Auckland via Sydney arrived into Perth Airport at 00.56hrs today landing RWY21, due onboard medical emergency resulting in the aircraft diverting into Perth.
The aircraft initially parked on ITB bay 60 to offload sick passenger, then was towed to ITB bay 56 to fuel hydrant for refueling.
The flight continued onto Sydney Airport (YSSY) departing Perth at 03.30hrs, arriving at 10.04hrs (EST) same day after a flight time of 3hrs.34mins.
This is the 6th A380 to visit Perth Western Australia, the 4th Emirates A380 to visit, the 3rd this year and the 2nd this week.
Hexcode: 89618E 

Nov 21, 2013

VARA inaugural Perth - Paraburdoo flights commenced today

Virgin Australia Regional Airlines (VARA) Fokker 100 VH-FSQ msn 11450 named 'Bills Bay' operated today's inaugural Perth to Paraburdoo & return 'VA1017/1016' services. 

Photo: via Virgin Australia's Facebook Page
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The Perth to Paraburdoo flight's operate twice weekly on days Thursday & Friday as follows:

VA1017 Dep: Perth: 15.40hrs  Arr: Paraburdoo 17.20hrs Thursday
VA1016 Dep:  Paraburdoo 18.00hrs Arr: Perth 19.40hrs  Thursday

VA1017 Dep: Perth 14.00hrs Arr: Paraburdoo 15.40hrs Friday
VA1016 Dep: Paraburdoo 16.15hrs Arr: Perth 17.55hrs Friday

VH-FSQ departed Paraburdoo at 15.03hrs & returned to Perth landing at 19.59hrs. Hexcode: 7C1BE8


Nov 20, 2013

'King Hit victim' medivac flight to Perth ex: Bali

Jet City Pty Ltd operated Gates Learjet 35 VH-LJJ msn 35-324 arrived 23.34hrs ex: Ngurah Rai Intl Airport (WADD) Denpasar Bali, Indonesia operating a repatriation medivac flight with Western Australian Surfing proprietor Matt Scarff who was King Hit whilst assisting a female into a taxi.

The Medivac flight from Bali to Perth was allegedly to have cost $80,000 dollars, Mr Scarff not having any medical travel insurances etc...It is reported that the aircraft was to have flown at a low altitude to Perth, as Mr Scarff was noted to be in an induced coma, and flying at a higher altitude could have jeopardized his condition.

We wish Mr Scarff a speedy recovery!

Qantas B737-838 (W) Mendoorwoorrji "Just Brilliant Pictures"

Photos: Mark Lynam
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Nothing more to say, the pictures say it all!

1st revenue service of Jetstar's latest A320 (W) VH-VFU Melbourne to Perth

Photos: Mark Lynam
copyright 2013 A320-232 (W) VH-VFU msn 5814 operated its inaugural 1st revenue service to Perth ex: Melbourne as flight 'JST970' arrived 15.04hrs landing RWY03 & departed at 16.06hrs to Adelaide as flight JST975. Hexcode: 7C6B18

VARA aircraft in Outback Western Australia servicing the FIFO mininig industry

Photos: Jim Woodrow
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Virgin Australia A320 & Fokker 100 aircraft seen here above at Boolgeeda Airport (YBGD) an airport serving the Brockman 4 Mine in Western Australia.
The airport officially opened on 27 November 2012, with a regional flight from Busselton Regional Airport, while direct flights from Perth  Airport commenced on 3 December 2012.



Nov 19, 2013

Cathay Pacific's 1st B77W service lands here in Perth. (1st visit to Australia)

Photo: Darren Koch (Delta Kilo Aviation)
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Cathay Pacific Airways B777-367 (ER) B-KQH msn 42143 arrived 22.37hrs ex: Hong Kong (VHHH) as flight CX171 with The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra on board with their precious cargo of musical instruments after a flight time of 7hrs.05mins.

On 7 November, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra embarked on the last and longest leg of its world tour.
The orchestra and its chief conductor Mariss Jansons will be performing in Russia, China, Japan and – for the very first time in its history – Australia.
This veritable tour de force promises to be a fitting finale to a musical journey across six continents marking the orchestra’s 125th anniversary.
Flight CX170 departed Perth at 00.16hrs Wednesday 20th November, and arrived into Chek Lap Kok Intl Airport Hong Kong at 07.25hrs after a flight time of 7hrs.09mins. Hexcode: 780A3A (1st visit to Perth & new type to WA & 1st Australian visit of a CX B77W)

Emirates B77W A6-EGZ EK420 'Go-Around' today at Perth Airport

Attempt 1
About to land RWY 03 Perth Airport
Singapore Airlines B772 9V-SRP encroached onto the runway resulting in the Emirates B77W A6-EGZ  flight EK420 doing a go-around

Power On & Rotate 
Now let's try it again...
Photography: Mark Lynam
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Emirates B777-31H (ER) A6-EGZ msn 41081 arrived into Perth at 17.49hrs after earlier doing a go-around as a Singapore Airlines B777-212 (ER) 9V-SRP msn 33369 had encroached onto the runway & as a consequence the Emirates B77W decided to perform a go-around, the aircraft landing safely on her second attempt. Hexcode: 89621B 

Pionair Convair 580 VH-PDW (In & Out)

Pionair Australia Pty Ltd Convair 580 VH-PDW msn 086 'Skyforce' logo arrived 14.08hs ex: Cairns, Mt Isa & Ayres Rock & departed at 16.00hrs to Broome & Darwin. Hexcode: 7C4C72

Qantas B737-838 (W) VH-XZJ 'Mendoorwoorrji'


Landing Sequence Photos RWY03
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Qantas Airways B737-838 (W) VH-XZJ msn 39365 named 'Mendoorwoorrji'  (seen here above) arriving into Perth Airport landing RWY03 at 17.51hrs returning ex: Newman (YNWN) as flight QF1101. Hexcode: 7C77FD
That 1st picture absoloutely Amazing!

Nov 18, 2013

B747-412F (SCD) 9V-SFF SQC7285

Singapore Airlines Cargo B747-412F (SCD) 9V-SFF msn 28026 arrived 03.43hrs ex: Melbourne (YMML) as flight SQC7285 & departed at 07.48hrs to Singapore (Changi) Airport as same. Hexcode: 76CCC6

Nov 17, 2013

Qantas B738 VH-XZJ 'Mendoorwoorrji' (1st Intrastate WA Flights)

Photo: Darren Koch
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Seen here above blasting away off Perth Airport's RWY21 at 13.57hrs today was Qantas Airway's latest B737-838 (W) VH-XZJ msn 39365 named 'Mendoorwoorrji'.

Brilliantly captured by photographer Darren Koch departing to Karratha (YPKA) as flight QF904, the aircraft was noted arriving at 15.33hrs (LT) after a flight time of 1hr.36mins.

The return flight back to Perth QF905, departed Karratha (YPKA) at 16.35hrs (LT) and landed back into Perth landing RWY21 at 18.27hrs after a flight time of 1hrs.47mins.

L-35 VH-LJJ Bali Medivac Flight

Jet City Pty Ltd Learjet 35 VH-LJJ msn 35-324 arrived 17.18hrs landing RWY21 ex: Ngurah Intl Airport (WADD) Denpasar Bali, Indonesia operating a medivac. Hexcode: 7C38FD

Beechcraft Corp Super King Air 200GT N175EU (1st visit)

Beechcraft Corporation Limited Beech Super King Air 200GT N175EU msn BY-175 arrived 13.39hrs ex: Ceduna (YCDU) & Melbourne's Essendon Airport (YMEN) landing RWY21. Hexcode: A12C37 (1st visit to Perth)

Qantas B737-838 (W) VH-XZJ msn 39365 'Mendoorwoorrji' (1st Photos & visit to Perth WA)

Photo: Laura Collier
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Photos: Mark Lynam
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Photo: Darren Koch
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Qantas Airway's 69th Boeing 737-800 series and 4th Aboriginal inspired flying art masterpiece 'Mendoorwoorrji' B737-838 (W) VH-XZJ msn 39365 arrived 11.28hrs landing RWY21 ex: Brisbane (YBBN) as flight QF589, after a flight time of 4hrs.52mins & conclusion to her 6th revenue service since being delivered on 11th November 2013. Hexcode: 7C77FD (1st visit to WA)

Nov 16, 2013

Qantas A380-842 VH-OQB QF1 SYD-DXB diverts to Perth due Medical Emergency (1st visit)


Photos: Laura Collier
West Australian Airport Spotters
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Photo: Bob Coppinger
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Qantas Airways Airbus A380-842 VH-OQB msn 15 named 'Hudson Fysh' operating as flight QF1 Sydney to Dubai diverted into Perth tonight landing RWY21 at 19.00hrs (WST) due on board medical emergency. Hexcode: 7C4921 (1st visit to Perth)

The aircraft's flight path saw the A380 fly West over Two Rocks and then fly south over the Indian Ocean presumably dumping fuel to reduce her landing weight, before then turning East over Joondalup area for re-positioning onto RWY 21 for landing.

These spectacular two images above taken by Laura Collier flying overhead with wheels down on finals for RWY21. This is only the second Qantas A380 to have visited Perth, Nancy Bird Walton VH-OQA msn 14 being the previous aircraft to do so.

After off loading the sick passenger and accompanying luggage, the aircraft was then towed to ITB bay 56 for re-fueling.  The aircraft departed Perth at 21.35hrs (WST) off RWY 03 for Dubai continuing the journey as flight QF1

Sources allegedly report the passenger onboard had an allergic reaction to peanuts served in the dinner salad served on board the aircraft, this we can now confirm thanks to correspondence received by a family relative responding to this report on 18th Nov (see comments below)

In any case we wish the passenger a speedy recovery what ever their condition.

 Update: QF1 VH-OQB landed in Dubai (OMDB) at 03.43hrs (LT) Sunday 17th November, after a flight time of 10hrs.17mins ex: Perth.
Special thanks to our team of people at Perth Airport Spotters Blog & our FB page who reported all the 'above details & images' you know who you are, so thankyou.
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