Jan 30, 2014

A319-132 (LR) VH-VCJ Snowbird 2 In & Out

Skytraders Pty Ltd A319-132 (LR) VH-VCJ msn 1880 arrived 09.14hrs & departed at 10.50hrs to Christmas Island (YPXM) as flight 'SND2' Hexcode: 7C6AA1

A330-243 VH-XFC departs to Manila, Philippines

Virgin Australia A330-243 VH-XFC msn 1293 'Moolalabah Beach' departed Perth Airport at 02.25hrs to Ninoy Aquino Intl Airport (RPLL) Manila Philippines, as flight 'VA9949' for maintenance. Hexcode:7C7523

Jan 29, 2014

Virgin Australia A330-243 VH-XFA returns from Manila, with VH-XFC set to go up next!

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Virgin Australia A330-243 VH-XFA msn 365 named 'Cottesloe Beach' arrived 12.12hrs landing RWY21 ex: Ninoy Aquino Intl Airport (RPLL) as flight V'A9948' after a flight time of 6hrs.26mins. Hexcode: 7C7524
Note: Sistership A330-243 VH-XFC msn 1293 named 'Moolalabah Beach' will next head to Manila on Thursday 30th January 2014, as flight 'VA9949' for maintenance.  

Jan 28, 2014

Chinese Dassault FA7X B-8202 arrives into Perth

Capital Airlines (Deer Jet) Dassault Falcon 7X (FA7X) B-8202 msn 159 arrived into Perth landing RWY21 at 18.56hrs ex: Shezhen Bao Intl Airport (ZGSZ) China, after a flight time of 8hrs.20mins. Hexcode: 7809D4

CL-605 M-AAES departs to Indonesia

Isle of Man registered CL-600-2B16 (CL-605) M-AAES msn 5810 departed 15.37hrs to Halim Perdankusma Intl Airport (WIHH) Jakarta Indonesia as flight 'TBJ22'. Hexcode: 43E8DC

GLF 4 VH-WXK departs to YSSY

Coastwings Pty Ltd Gulfstream G-IV VH-WXK msn 1265 operated by Revesco Aviation departed 09.22hrs to Sydney Airport (YSSY). Hexcode: 7C72A6

Jan 27, 2014

A319-115 (CJ) VH-VHD 'SND1'

Skytraders Pty Ltd A319-115 (CJ) VH-VHD msn 1999 arrived 21.31hrs ex: Darwin (YPDN) as flight 'SND1' c/sign: 'Snowdbird 1' landing RWY21 & departed 00.22+1 to Christmas Island (YPXM) as same then departed to Port Hedland thereafter as flight 'SND1'. Hexcode: 7C6B4F


Emirates Sky Cargo B777-F1H A6-EFJ msn 35601 arrived 20.57hrs ex: Sydney 'Kingsford Smith' Airport' (YSSY) landing RWY21 into Perth Airport, after a flight time of 4hrs.11mins. Hexcode: 896170 (1st visit to Perth of a B777F)

B747-438 (ER) VH-OEJ departs Perth to Sydney

Qantas Airways B747-438 (ER) VH-OEJ msn 32914 'Wanula' departed at 07.36hrs to Sydney 'Kingsford Smith' Airport returning as flight QF576. Hexcode: 7C4779

BD-700-1A10 XRS N36LG

Wells Fargo Bank Bombardier BD-700-1A10XRS 'Global Express' N36LG msn 9225 arrived into Perth at 01.44hrs earlier today landing RWY21. Hexcode: A40AF4

Jan 26, 2014


Privately operated Gulfstream G550 VP-BLW msn 5129 arrived 09.57hrs ex: Auckland (NZAA) New Zealand and after a quick re-fuel tech stop departed Perth at 10.57hrs to Cape Town (FACT) South Africa.

This aircraft recently transited thru Perth Airport back on Wed 15th January, arriving ex: Cape Town at 00.41hrs & departed at 01.26hrs to Auckland. Hexcode: 424090

Qantas B747-438 (ER) flight to Antarctica on Australia Day, 26th January 2014


Qantas B747-438 (ER) VH-OEJ QF2906
Photo: Mark Lynam
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Antarctica Flightseeing Flights in association with Qantas Airways Ltd, operated a special one off sightseeing scenic day trip to Antarctica today & flying to Casey Station, and over the masses of ice flows & glaciers that is Antarctica. 

Today's flight departed from Gate 12 Terminal 4 at Perth Domestic Airport, with up to 362 passengers paying premium top dollar for the privilege  to experience one of the world's most isolated regions.

Qantas Airways B747-438 (ER) VH-OEJ msn 32914 named 'Wanula' operated today's charter flight & departed off RWY21 at 08.13hrs (WST+8)  operating as flight QF2906.

Today's flight was flown under the command of Captain Rob Meek & Captain Steve Cairns, alongside First Officer Matt Carroll, & SO Andrew Byrne in the flightdeck.

 Route: YPPH 35S16E 40S15E 45S15E 50S14E 55S13E 60S12E 65S11E CASEY and then back the same route. CASEY (S66E110) is a company waypoint created for the Antarctica charters but isn't actually where Casey station is. 

Flying time: of 12hrs.52mins for the round trip, with VH-OEJ returning to Perth landing RWY21 at 21.05hrs (WST+8), just after City of Perth's 'Skyworks' Australia Day show concluded over Perth waters.

Photo: Supplied
Once down over Antarctica the flight crew, overflew over the area giving passengers onboard the best viewing over this wilderness. In yesterdays case, the aircraft flew West towards 'Mirny' before flying back overhead 'Casey' and returning back to Perth.

Flight Fuel: 146.300 (12:52hrs)
Approach: 2.000
VFR: 4.000 (0:32hrs)
FFR: 3.900 (0.30hrs)
Taxi: 1.000
Planned Additional: 20.100 (2:39hrs)
So that gave 16:33hrs worth of fuel

Jan 25, 2014

Another visit by A319-132 (LR) VH-VCJ 'SND2'

Skytraders Pty Ltd A319-132 (LR) VH-VCJ msn 1880 arrived 16.25hrs ex: Darwin (YPDN) as flight 'SND2' & departed at 18.49hrs to Christmas Island (YPXM) as same. Hexcode: 7C6AA1

B747-438 VH-OEJ QF577 SYD-PER


Qantas Airways B747-438 (ER) VH-OEJ msn 32914 arrived 15.23hrs ex: Sydney 'Kingsford Smith' Airport (YSSY) as flight 'QF577' after a flight time of 4hrs.01mins landing RWY21.Hexcode: 7C4779

CL-600-2B16 (CL-605) M-AAES arrives ex: YSSY

Eliston Enterprises Limited CL-600-2B16 (CL-605) M-AAES msn: 5810 arrived 12.01hrs ex: Sydney 'Kingsford Smith' Airport (YSSY) as flight 'TBJ22' landing RWY21. Hexcode: 43E8DC

A330-343X 9M-XXO (1st visit to WA)

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Air Asia X A330-343X 9M-XXO msn 692 ex: B-HWH aircraft named 'Ji-Sung' wearing billboard titles 'Thank you Captain Park' arrived 05.40hrs ex: Kuala Lumpur as flight D7236 & departed at 07.05hrs returning as flight D7237. (1st visit to Perth) Hexcode: 750320

The explanation behind the naming on the aircraft as follows: Air Asia CEO Tony Fernandes who owns Queens Park Rangers Football Club, announced the naming on the aircraft which also bearing the message 'Thankyou Captain Park' at the launch of the airline's new Busan (Southern Korea) to Kuala Lumpur route which commenced on Monday 20th January 2014.

Jan 24, 2014

A330-343E 9M-XXP (1s visit) D7236/D7237

Air Asia X A330-343E 9M-XXP msn 1481 operated today's D7236/D7237 services from / to Kuala Lumpur (WMKK) arrived 05.42hrs and departed at 07.29hrs. Hexcode: 750334 (1st visit to Perth)

A319-132 (LR) VH-VCJ SND2 In & Out

Skytraders Pty Ltd A319-132 (LR) VH-VCJ msn 1880 arrived 00.05hrs & departed at 02.36hrs, both flights operating as SND2. Hexcode: 7C6AA1

Jan 23, 2014

B747-47UF (SCD) N493MC GTI5410/5423

Atlas Air B747-47UF (SCD) N493MC msn 29254 arrived 05.37hrs ex: Al Maktoum Intl Airport (OMDW) UAE, as flight GTI5410 landing RWY21after a flight time of 10hrs.20mins, and departed at 16.40hrs to Tianjin Binhai Intl Airport (ZBTJ) China, as flight GTI5423. Hexcode: A61C53

Jan 22, 2014

Learjet 36 VH-SLF Baldock 49

Pel Air Learjet 36 VH-SLF msn 36-049 arrived 11.10hrs RAAF Pearce (YPEA) as Baldock 49, & departed to operational zone Indian Ocean, S/Sth West of Perth, before returning to RAAF Pearce (YPEA) at 15.05hrs as same. Hexcode: 7C5CB1

Jan 21, 2014

Rate (Australia) Pty Ltd PRM1 VH-VHP (1st visit)

Rate (Australia) Pty Ltd Beech 390 Premier 1 VH-VHP msn RB-175 arrived 16.01hrs ex: Melbourne Essendon Airport (YMEN) and via Adelaide Airport (YPAD) & Ceduna Airport (YCDU) landing RWY21 & departed at 10.15hrs 22/01 returning as same. Hexcode: 7C6B5B (1st visit to Perth)

Jan 20, 2014

Gulfstream G-V & G-IV arrive ex: VMMC (Macau)

Crown Casino Gulfstream G-V VH-CCC msn 581 arrived 08.45hrs ex: Macau Intl Airport (VMMC) landing RWY03 & departed at 10.05hrs to Singapore Changi Airport (WSSS). Hexcode: 7C0A6A

Crown Casino Gulfstream G-IV VH-CGF msn 1083 arrived 09.06hrs ex: Macau Intl Airport (VMMC) landing RWY03. Hexcode: 7C0AFD

Jan 17, 2014

BD-700-1A10 ZS-AMP arrives ex: South Korea

Aralia Trading Co (South Africa) BD-700-1A10 'Global Express' ZS-AMP msn 9230 arrived 05.30hrs ex: Incheon Intl Airport (RKSI) South Korea landing RWY21. Hexcode: 008158

Jan 16, 2014

A340-313X CS-TQY 'ASY002' (1st visit to WA)

Australian Defence Forces (ADF) operated Hifly A340-313X CS-TQY msn 190 arrived 06.43hrs ex: Al Minhad AFB (OMDM) Dubai as flight 'ASY002' & departed at 08.49hrs to Sydney 'Kingsford Smith' Airport (YSSY) as same, arriving at 15.36hrs (AEST) Hexcode: 495239 (1st visit to Perth)

Jan 15, 2014

BD-700-1A10XRS Global 6000 9H-VJA 'VJT741'


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Vistajet BD-700-1A10XRS 'Global 6000'  9H-VJA msn 9441 arrived 23.37hrs landing RWY21 ex: Busselton Regional Airport (YBLN) & Port Hedland (YPPD) ex: Singapore Changi Airport (WSSS) as flight 'VJT741'. Hexcode: 4D2065

Flight arrival / departure times: WSSS-YPPD Dep:11.59hrs Arr: 15.30hrs; YPPD-YBLN Dep: 16.44hrs Arr: 18.34hrs; YBLN-YPPH Dep: 22.59hrs Arr: 23.37hrs

All times local

Update: Saturday 18th January 2014, departed 16.25hrs to Manila (RPLL) as flight VJT741.

Gulfstream G550 VP-BLW (In & Out)

Privately operated Gulfstream G-550 VP-BLW msn 5129 arrived 00.41hrs ex: Cape Town (FACT) South Africa & departed at 01.26hrs to Auckland (NZAA) New Zealand. Hexcode: 424090

Jan 14, 2014

B350 VH-FIZ ADA4 Flight Calibration Aircraft

Pearl Aviation Australia Pty Ltd, Air Services Australia operated Beech King Air 350 VH-FIZ msn FL-779 arrived 13.26hrs ex: Albany, Esperance, Ceduna, Broken Hill & Brisbane as flight 'ADA4'. Hexcode: 7C1C89

Jan 11, 2014

B737-8U3 (W) PK-GNC GA724/729 (1st visit)

Garuda Indonesia Airways B737-8U3 (W) PK-GNC msn 41312 operated today's Jakarta to Perth & return GA724/729 services, arrived 15.51hrs landing RWY21 & departed at 17.37hrs returning to Soekarno-Hatta Intl Airport (WIII) Jakarta Indonesia. Hexcode: 8A040B (1st visit to Australia) 

Jan 8, 2014

A319-132 (CJ) VH-VCJ 'SND2' (In & Out twice in 2 days)

Skytraders Pty Ltd A319-132 (CJ) VH-VCJ msn 1880 arrived 20.35hrs as flight 'SND2' & departed at 08.37hrs 09/01 as same. Hexcode: 7C6AA1

09/01: Departed Perth at 08.37hrs as flight 'SND2' before  returning back into Perth at 17.36hrs ex: Christmas Island (YPXM) as flight 'SND2' & then re-departed at 18.33hrs after a quick turnaround.

Jan 6, 2014

New Garuda B738s (1st visit to Perth) GA724/725

Garuda Indonesia Airways B737-8U3 (WL) PK-GNA msn 41310 operated today's Jakarta to Perth & return GA724/725 services. Arrived 16.03hrs landing RWY 21 & departed at 17.53hrs. Hexcode: 8A040A (1st visit to Perth)

Jan 3, 2014

New Jetstar A320-232 (1st visit to Perth)

Jetstar.com A320-232 (SL) VH-VFX msn 5871 arrived 23.45hrs ex: Brisbane (YBBN) landing RWY21 as flight 'JST980' & departed at 00.42hrs +1 returning to Brisbane (YBBN) as flight 'JST981'.Hexcode: 7C6B1B (1st visit to Perth)

Indonesia Air Asia's 5th daily (DPS-PER-DPS) services commenced today AWQ8414/8415

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Indonesia Air Asia A320-216 PK-AZF msn 5706 operated today's Indonesia Air Asia's new 5th daily AWQ8414/8415 services from / to Ngurah Rai Intl Airport (WADD) Denpasar Bali Indonesia, arrived 16.28hrs & and departed at 18.11hrs. Hexcode: 8A03F4 (New service & 1st visit to Perth by this aircraft)

Virgin Australia A330-243 VH-XFA departs to Ninoy Aquino Intl Airport Manila,Philippines

Virgin Australia A330-243 VH-XFA msn 365 named 'Cottesloe Beach' departed at 10.28hrs to Ninoy Aquino Intl Airport (RPLL) Philippines as flight 'VOZ9949' for scheduled maintenance. Hexcode: 7C7524