Feb 28, 2014

Bechtel Dassault F-900EX N980SF In & Out

Bechtel Dassault Falcon 900EX N980SF msn 244 arrived 17.38hrs ex: Onslow (YOLW) & departed at 18.40hrs to Ninoy Aquino Intl Airport (RPLL) Manila, Philippines. Hexcode: ADACBA

Feb 26, 2014

Dolly Parton arrives into Perth - the last stop of her 'Blue Smoke World Tour' 2014

Priester Aviation Gulfstream G-V N709AA msn 635 arrived 11.48hrs landing RWY03 ex: Cairns Intl Airport (YBCS) with US Country Singer, Actress & entertainer Dolly Parton, in Perth to perform one show of her 'Blue Smoke World Tour' 2014 at the Perth Arena on Thursday 27th February 2014.

The Flight home to Nashville, Tennessee

Perth to Brisbane: Dep: 00.14hrs Arr: 06.28hrs Flight Time: 4hrs.13mins   28/02
Brisbane to Honolulu: Dep: 22.05hrs Arr: 10.57hrs Flight Time: 8hrs.51mins  28/02
Honolulu to Nashville: Dep: 12.02hrs Arr: 23.16hrs Flight Time: 7hrs.25mins  28/02

Re-positioning Flight: Nashville to Chicago Executive Airport Illinois USA   01/03
Dep: 00.19hrs Arr: 01.27hrs Flight Time: 1hrs.08mins .Hexcode: A975FE

Note: All times are local

A330-343X 9V-SSA (1st visit) SQ215/216

Singapore Airlines A330-343X 9V-SSA msn 1485 arrived 00.48hrs ex: Singapore as flight SQ215 landing RWY21 & departed at 02.19hrs returning as flight SQ216. Hexcode: 76CE61 (1st visit to Perth)

Feb 25, 2014

A319-132 (LR) 'SND2' DRW-PER-SYD

Skytraders Pty Ltd A319-132 (LR) VH-VCJ msn 1880 arrived 09.11hrs landing RWY21 ex: RAAF Darwin (YPDN) & departed at 10.20hrs to Sydney 'Kingsford Smith' Airport (YSSY) as flight SND2. Hexcode: 7C6AA1

Feb 24, 2014

B777-2DZ (LR) A7-BBC QTR904 (Medical Diversion) Doha-YPPH-YMML

Qatar Airways B777-2DZ (LR) A7-BBC msn 36015 operating flight 'QTR904' from Doha to Melbourne diverted into Perth Airport due on board medical emergency landing RWY21 at 18.04hrs. After off loading the patient & their luggage, flight 'QTR904' departed Perth at 19.13hrs continuing her journey onwards to Melbourne. Hexcode: 06A073

Gulfstream G-V:SP (G-550) N550GW (1st visit)

Photo: PeterWatson
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711 Cody Inc LLC (USA) Gulfstream G-V:SP (G550) N550GW msn 5006 arrived 11.59hrs ex: Busselton Regional Airport (YBLN) and via Cairns (YBCS) & Kona, Hawaii USA (PHKO) landing RWY21 & departed at 09.23hrs 25/02 to Busselton Regional Airport (YBLN). Departed 07.50hrs Busselton Regional Airport (YBLN) Thursday 27th February to Sydney 'Kingsford Smith' Airport (YSSY).Hexcode: A70016 (1st visit to Perth)

US Navy B737-8FV (P-8A Poseidon) 168429 Talon 01 arrives RAAF Pearce (YPEA)

United States Navy (USN) B737-8FV (P-8A Poseidon) 168429 msn 40809 coded 'LF' of 'VP-16' 'War Eagles' Maritime Patrol Squadron arrived 11.55hrs RAAF Base Pearce (YPEA) as flight 'Talon 01' ex: RAAF Edinburgh (YPED) South Australia. Hexcode: AE4EB3 Note: Delivered to the US Navy on 17th July 2012.

This is third such visit to RAAF Pearce (YPEA) of a United States Navy P-8A, past prior visits being on: 1st June 2012, when P-8A 167955 msn 40595 & P-8A 167956 msn 40596 both visited the West.

Feb 23, 2014

Dash-8:315 VH-ZZN CUS99

Surveillance Australia / Customs Coastwatch Dash-8:315 VH-ZZN msn 399 arrived 14.41hrs Perth Airport landing RWY21 as flight 'CUS99' & departed at 12.09hrs 24/02 as same. Hexcode: 7C8221

Feb 22, 2014

McDonalds Corp (USA) CL-605 N1967M (1st visit into Perth)

Mmmm...Im Lovin' it McDonald's Corporation (USA) CL-605 N1967M msn 5910 arrived 17.47hrs ex: Ngurah Rai Intl Airport (WADD) Denpasar Bali Indonesia landing RWY21. Hexcode: A181CE (1st visit to Perth)

Learjet 35 VH-LJG arrives ex: Singapore Seletar

Formula Aviation (Jandakot) Learjet 35 VH-LJG msn 35-121 arrived 16.27hrs into Jandakot Airport (YPJT) on delivery ex: Singapore's Seletar Airport (WSSL) and tech stopping via Port Hedland (YPPD). Hexcode: AA217A

Feb 21, 2014

Our Airline B737-33A VH-NLK RON903/904 DRW-PER-XCH-DRW

Our Airline B737-33A VH-NLK msn 23635 arrived 08.45hrs ex: RAAF Darwin (YPDN) as flight 'RON903' landing RWY03 to ITB bay 60 & departed at 09.59hrs to Christmas Island (YPXM) as flight 'RON904' then onto Darwin thereafter as same. Hexcode: 7C4366

A330-243 B-6057 CZ319/320 (1st visit)

China Southern Airlines A330-243 B-6057 msn 652 arrived 05.44hrs ex: Beijing via Guangzhou as flight 'CZ319' landing RWY03, and departed at 08.44hrs returning to China as flight 'CZ320'. This aircraft wears the '16th Asian Games Guangzhou 2010' c/s. Hexcode: 79A06F (1st visit to Perth)

Feb 20, 2014

US Navy B737-7AFC C-40A 166693 CNV7962 In & Out RAAF Pearce (YPEA)

United States Navy (USN) B737-7AFC (C-40A Clipper) 166693 msn: 34304 arrived 14.22hrs ex: Darwin (YPDN) as flight 'CNV7962' landing RWY18L RAAF Pearce (YPEA) & departed at 15.18hrs returning as same. Hexcode: AE147A

Feb 19, 2014

Avwest BD-700-1A10 XRS N709FG

Avwest  BD-700-1A10XRS N709FG c/n 9300 arrived 15.22hrs ex: Sydney 'Kingsford Smith' Airport (YSSY) landing RWY21. Hexcode: A97681

Feb 17, 2014

Congratulations Scoot on reaching your 50th flight into Perth today ex: Singapore TZ8/7!

Scoot.com operated today their 50th service into Perth Airport  from Singapore.
File Photo: 9V-OTB 'Big Yella Fella'
Mark Lynam: copyright 2014
Today's flight/s were  operated by the 'Big Yella Fella' 9V-OTB msn 28508 arrived at 21.56hrs & departed at 23.19hrs returning to Singapore. Hexcode: 76BE82

Feb 16, 2014

Leeuwin Estate concert Network Aviation charter flight to Busselton

Photo: Peter Watson
copyright 2014
Photo: Peter Watson
copyright 2014
Network Aviation Fokker 100 VH-NHJ msn 11464 departed Perth Airport at 15.35hrs operated a charter flight to Busselton Airport (YBLN) with passengers attending this year's 30th Leeuwin Estate concert, arrived 16.19hrs & departed at 23.46hrs returning to Perth  landing RWY at 00.15hrs +1. Hexcode: 7C42D5


Pilatus PC-12/47E N9401S arrives ex: Singapore Air Show

Aircraft Guaranty Corp Limited Pilatus PC-12/47E N9401S msn 1292 arrived 13.30hrs ex: Singapore 'Changi' Airport (WSSS) via Ngurah Rai Intl Airport Denpasar Bali (WADD) & Port Hedland (YPPD) Hexcode: AD0FB4

Feb 15, 2014

Scoot.com B777-212 ER 9V-OTB (Medical Diversion) SCO002/002D SIN via PER to SYD

Scoot.com B777-212(ER) 9V-OTB
Final approach into YPPH as 'SCO002'
Photo: Mark Lynam
copyright 2014
9V-OTB cleaned up after takeoff to
Sydney (YSSY) as flight 'SCO002D'
Photo: Mark Lynam
copyright 2014
Scoot.com B777-212 (ER) 9V-OTB msn 28508 named 'Big Yella Fella' operating flight 'SCO002' from Singapore 'Changi' Airport (WSSS) to Sydney  'Kingsford Smith' Airport (YSSY) arrived at 11.07hrs landing RWY21, diverting into Perth due 'onboard' medical emergency.  The aircraft after a swift turn around departed Perth at 12.35hrs bound for Sydney as flight 'SCO002D'. Hexcode: 76BE82

Feb 14, 2014


Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) B757-2K2 NZ7572 msn 26634 arrived 22.44hrs ex: RAAF Richmond (YSRI) landing RWY21 to ITB 60 & departed at 05.14hrs Sunday 16th Feb as same to NAS Diego Garcia (FJDG) & returned at 17.30hrs 18/02 ex: NAS Diego Garcia (FJDG) as same. Departed Perth Airport 08.39hrs 19/02 to RAAF Richmond (YSRI) as flight 'Kiwi 702'. Hexcode: C87F01

Feb 13, 2014

Virgin Australia A320-231 VH-FNP departs to Singapore (Seletar) as VOZ9550

Virgin Australia Regional Airlines (VARA) A320-231 VH-FNP msn 0429 named 'Honey Moon Cove' departed at 00.37hrs to Singapore (Seletar) Airport WSSL as flight VOZ9950. Hexcode: 7C1B33

Feb 12, 2014

US Navy B737-7AFC (C-40A) 166696 CNV7322 In & Out (1st visit into RAAF Pearce)

Photo: Richard Siudak
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United States Navy (USN) B737-7AFC (C-40A Clipper) 166696 msn 40577 arrived 18.52hrs RAAF Pearce (YPEA) landing RWY18 ex: Kadena AFB (RODN) Okinawa, Japan and via  RAAF Darwin (YPDN) & departed at 09.57hrs 13/02 returning to RAAF Darwin (YPDN) as same. Hexcode: AE4A60 (1st visit to RAAF Pearce)

Feb 10, 2014

Neptune Air B737-3Z0 (SF) 9M-NEJ N7401

Neptune Air B737-3Z0 (SF) 9M-NEJ msn 23448 arrived 06.40hrs ex: Ngurah Rai Intl Airport (WADD) Denpasar Bali Indonesia as flight N7401 landing RWY21 & departed at 22.34hrs 11/02 returning as same. Hexcode: 75029D

Feb 9, 2014

Priester Aviation GLF5 N709AA


Priester Aviation Gulfstream G-V N709AA msn 635 arrived 15.08hrs ex: Melbourne  (YMML) & Auckland (NZAA) landing RWY21 & departed at 12.27hrs Monday 10th February to Launceston Airport (YMLT) Tasmania. Hexcode: A975FE

Execujet NZ G650 ZK-KFB departs to Sydney

Execujet (NZ) Limited Gulfstream G650 ZK-KFB msn 6043 departed 14.44hrs to Sydney 'Kingsford Smith' Airport. Hexcode: C820E5

Dassault Falcon 2000LX B-MAZ (1st visit to Perth)

Macau Jet International  Dassault Falcon 2000LX B-MAZ msn 186 arrived 08.29hrs ex: Chek Lap Kok Intl Airport (VHHH) Hong Kong landing RWY03& departed at 11.17hrs 12/02 to Adelaide (YPAD). Hexcode: 78041A (1st visit to Perth)

Feb 8, 2014

B747-412F 9V-SFN SQC7295 AKL-PER-SIN

Singapore Airlines Cargo B747-412 (SCD) 9V-SFN msn 32899 arrived 23.28hrs ex: Auckland (NZAA) as flight 'SQC7295' & departed Perth for Singapore Changi Airport (WSSS) at 06.08hrs Sunday 09/02. Hexcode: 76CCCE

Congratulations to Qatar Airways on 500 services to Perth today QR900/901

Congratulations to Qatar Airways on reaching 500 flights into Perth today, B777-2DZ (LR) A7-BBI msn 41061 operated today's 'QR900/901' flights, arriving at 21.15hrs & departed at 22.46hrs. Hexcode: 06A0DB

Execujet NZ Gulfstream G-650 ZK-KFB


Photo: Peter Watson
copyright 2014
Executive (NZ) Limited Gulfstream G-650 ZK-KFB msn 6043 as seen here on the ramp at Busselton Regional Airport (YBLN) prior to departing to Perth Airport (YPPH) arriving at 12.24hrs. Hexcode: C820E5

RFDS Hawker 800XP VH-RIO 'Life Saver'

Photo: Peter Watson
copyright 2014
Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) 'Western Operations' Hawker 800XP 'Life Saver' VH-RIO msn 258594 seen here prior to departing Busselton Regional Airport (YBLN) for Albany Regional Airport (YABA). Hexcode:7C573E

A330-243 VH-XFB 'Cable Beach' departs to Philippines for scheduled maintenance

Virgin Australia A330-243 VH-XFB msn 372 named 'Cable Beach' departed Perth at 11.50hrs to Ninoy Aquino Intl Airport (RPLL) Manila Philippines for scheduled maintenance with Lufthansa Technik as flight VOZ9948. Hexcode: 7C7525

Dassault Falcon 7X OY-TSS (1st visit)

Photo: Jim Woodrow
copyright 2014

Air Alsie Dassault Falcon 7X (FA7X) OY-TSS msn 098 arrived 03.26hrs ex: Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Intl Airport (WMSA) Subang, Malaysia as flight 'MMD3173'  after a flight time of 5hrs.26mins & departed at 22.52hrs 11/02 returning as same. Hexcode: 45D273 (1st visit to Perth)

Feb 7, 2014

Virgin Australia A330-243 VH-XFC returns from Philippines after maintenance

Virgin Australia A330-243 VH-XFC msn 1293 named 'Mooloolaba Beach' arrived 21.25hrs landing RWY21 ex: Ninoy Aquino Intl Airport (RPLL) Manila, Philippines as flight VA9948, after a flight time of 6hrs.19mins having undergoing maintenance at Lufthansa Technik, and returned to operational service immediately departing Perth at 23.46hrs operating flight VA473 to Brisbane. (YBBN) Hexcode: 7C7526

VH-XFC had departed Perth earlier on 30th January 2014, to Manila operating as flight VA9949 for the maintenance.

Our Airline B737-33A VH-NLK (In & Out)

Air Nauru (Our Airline) B737-33A VH-NLK msn 23635 arrived 14.12hrs ex: Christmas Island (YPXM) as flight 'RON909', and departed at 15.46hrs to Darwin as flight 'RON914'. Hexcode: 7C4366

VA & SAA enter into Code-Share Partnership


Virgin Australia and South African Airways have entered into a code-share partnership. SA will place its code on VA operated flights from PER to ADL/MEL/BNE in connection with SA's daily JNB-PER services. The code-share will not apply at this time to VA's PER-SYD given the current code-share in place with QF's daily non-stop SYD-JNB. Looks like a strategic preemptive move by SA in the event that QF decides to terminate its services to JNB as is presently rumoured.

Feb 6, 2014

Air National CL-604 VH-LEF arrives ex: Gan Intl Airport, Maldives

Air National Pty Ltd CL-600-2B16 (CL-604) VH-LEF msn 5577 arrived 19.59hrs ex: Gan Intl Airport (VRMG) Maldives landing RWY21 & departed 07.03hrs 7/02 to Melbourne Essendon Airport (YMEN). Hexcode: 7C3845

Gan International Airport is located on the island of Gan in Addu Atoll in the Maldives. First built by the Royal Navy, and transferred to the Royal Air Force as RAF Gan, it was a military airbase used during World War II and until 1976.

Feb 5, 2014

Malaysia A/Lines latest delivery A330 9M-MTO's 1st visit to Perth MH125/124

Malaysia Airlines A330-323E 9M-MTO msn 1489 operated today's 'MH125/124' services from / to Kuala Lumpur (WMKK), arrived 15.32hrs & departed at 16.59hrs returning to Malaysia. Hexcode: 750262 (1st visit to Perth)

Emirates latest B777-31H (ER) A6-ENM EK422/423 (1st visit to Perth)

Emirates latest delivered B777-31H (ER) A6-ENM msn 41359 operated today's 'EK422/423' services from / to Dubai, arrived 12.42hrs (WST+8) after a flight time of 10hrs.13mins, and departed at 15.14hrs returning to Dubai. Hexcode: 89630F First Flight: 23.12.13, Delivered: 24.01.14 & today's flight's are the aircraft's 8th & 9th since delivery.

Dassault F-900C VH-PPD

Lloyd Aviation Jet Charter Dassault Falcon 900C VH-PPD msn 185 opb Maxem Aviation of Perth arrived 11.05hrs ex: Sydney 'Kingsford Smith' Airport landing RWY21. Departed 08.42hrs 6/02 to Darwin (YPDN).Hexcode: 7C4E0F

Update: 6/02: Arrived 16.45hrs ex: Darwin (YPDN) & departed Perth at 20.25hrs for Port Hedland (YPPD) then onwards to Male Maldives, (VRMM).

Feb 4, 2014

Gulfstream G-650 ZK-KFB

Execujet (NZ) Limited Gulfstream G-650 ZK-KFB msn 6043 arrived 15.42hrs ex: Sydney 'Kingsford Smith' Airport (YSSY) landing RWY21. Hexcode: C820E5

Wednesday: 5th February 2014> Departed Perth Airport at 07.03hrs to Karratha Airport (YPKA) & returned to Perth landing at 16.10hrs.

Gulfstream G-IV VH-TSL arrives ex: WMSA

Execujet (Australia) Pty Ltd Gulfstream G-IV VH-TSL msn 1487 arrived 15.17hrs ex: Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Intl Airport (WMSA) Subang Malaysia, landing RWY21. Hexcode: 7C62C3

Wednesday: 5th February 2014 > Departed Perth Airport at 07.11hrs to Karratha Airport (YPKA) and returned to Perth landing 16.19hrs

New Jetstar Asia A320 Touch N Go's today

Jetstar Asia A320-232 (SL) 9V-JSV msn 5813 arrived 07.33hrs ex: Singapore (WSSS) as flight 'JSA133' & departed at 08.42hrs returning to Singapore as flight 'JSA134'. Hexcode: 76AA76