Oct 31, 2015

Garuda Indonesia B737-8U3 (W) PK-GNS GA724/725 (1st visit)

Garuda Indonesia B737-8U3 (W) PK-GNS c/n 41607 operated today's 'GA724/725' services from / to Soekarno-Hatta Intl Airport Jakarta (WIII) Indonesia, arrived 16.07hrs & departed at 17.51hrs returning to Indonesia. Hexcode: 8A04F6 (1st visit to Perth)

United States Air Force B757-23A (C-32B) 99-6143 early morning photos prior to departure to USA

USAF B757-23A (C-32B) 99-6143


Photos: Mark Lynam x5 & Mike Barlow x 3
copyright 2015

United States Air Force (USAF) B757-23A (C-32B) 99-6143 c/n 25494 'seen here above' parked on the ramp at Perth Intl Airport (YPPH) prior to her departure returning to the United States via Brisbane & Western Samoa. 

The aircraft departed Perth Airport (YPPH) at 09.03hrs & arrived into Brisbane Intl Airport (YBBN) at 14.30hrs (LT) before departing at 16.07hrs (LT) to Pago Pago Intl Airport (NSTU) American Western Samoa, as flight 'Nora 11' then onto the USA. Hexcode: AE0446

Oct 30, 2015

RNZAF P-3K Orion NZ4205 'Kiwi 320 'Middle East Aircraft Rotation' arrives into RAAF Pearce

Royal New Zealand Air Force Lockheed P-3K Orion NZ4205 c/n 5208 arrived 13.00hrs RAAF Pearce (YPEA) ex: RNZAF Whenuapai (NZWP) as flight 'Kiwi 320' landing RWY18 & departed at 09.42hrs 31/10 to NAS Diego Garcia (FJDG) BIOT as same. Hexcode: C87F0B 

Oct 29, 2015

US State Dept Foreign Emergency Support Team B757-23A (C-32B) 99-6143

USAF B757-23A 99-6143

Photos: Richard Siudak & Jim Woodrow
copyright 2015

United States Air Force (USAF) B757-23A (C-32B) 99-6143 operated bt the US State Foreign Emergency Support Team of 486th Flight Test Squadron arrived 11.25hrs ex: Pago Pago (NSTU) Western American Samoa via Brisbane Intl Airport (YBBN) as flight 'Nora 11' landing RWY03. Hexcode: AE0446 to be further updated!

The 486th Flight Test Squadron is a secretive unit, with a somewhat misleading designation, assigned to Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, which is associated with the United States Department of State Foreign Emergency Support Team activities. 

The squadron's motto is: 'Non semper ea sunt quae vindentur' which translates as "Not always what they seem".

It was apparently assigned to the 227th Special Operations Flight, later re-designated the 150th Special Operations Squadron, McGuire AFB, New Jersey but is currently assigned to the 486th Test Wing at Elgin AFB, and operates with a pair of Boeing C-32B or Boeing 757-23A aircraft, on stand-by alert for special operations and intelligence missions world-wide.

Official documents make it clear that operations fall under the aegis of Air Force Special Operations Command.

Boeing 757-23A c/n 02-5001, marked 25001, c/n 25496/611, is ex: N987AN, originally delivered to Avianca on 22 April 1994, and which passed through the hands of Raytheon E-Systems, but which has also been reported carrying 98-6006, 99-6143, 00-9001, but most usually, 02-5001
Most certainly the visitor of the year

Fleetwood Mac arrive into Perth

American seventies band Fleetwood Mac arrived into Perth at midnight today, arriving ex: Adelaide Intl Airport (YPAD) aboard Peter Jackson's (Execujet NZ) Gulfstream G650 ZK-KFB c/n 6043 & departed Perth at 23.47hrs after their 1 show only concert at Domain Stadium on Friday night 30th October, to Melbourne 'Tullamarine' Airport (YMML). Hexcode: C820E5  What a brilliant show it was!

Oct 28, 2015

Skytraders A319-132 (LR) VH-VCJ 'SND2'

Skytraders Pty Ltd A319-132 (LR) VH-VCJ c/n 1880 operating as flight 'SND2' arrived 08.00hrs ex: Melbourne 'Tullamarine' Airport (YMML) & departed at 09.18hrs to Christmas Island (YPXM) via Port Hedland (YPDD) as same. 

Returned to Perth at 19.55hrs ex: Christmas Island & departed at 21.18hrs returning to the East.  Hexcode: 7C6AA1 

Oct 26, 2015

Qatar Airways new flight numbers effective from today.

Effective from today Monday 26th October 2015, Qatar Airways have changed to new operating flight numbers on the Doha to Perth route, the new flight numbers 'QR902/903' replaces the old flight numbers 'QR900/901' used by the airline since their inaugural service debuted into Perth from 3rd July 2012. 

Today's first flight operating as 'QR902/903' was operated by B777-3DZ (ER) A7-BAI c/n 36095 arrived 18.15hrs landing RWY24 & departed at 22.59hrs returning to Doha. Hexcode: 06A063

Canadian Utilities Falcon 7X C-GCUL arrives ex: South Korea

Canadian Utilities Dassault Falcon 7X C-GCUL c/n 057 arrived 11.45hrs landing RWY21 ex: Incheon Intl Airport (RKSI) South Korea & departed at 09.09hrs 29/10 to Sydney 'Kingsford Smith' Airport. Hexcode: C04C04

Oct 25, 2015

Garuda Indonesia Airways A330-343E PK-GPY GA728/727 (1st visit to Perth)

Garuda Indonesia Airways A330-343E PK-GPY c/n 1671 operated tonight's GA728 service ex: Ngurah Rai Intl Airport (WADD) Denpasar, Bali Indonesia arrived 23.01hrs. Hexcode: 8A0532 (1st visit to Perth) to be further updated!

Malaysia Airlines B737-8H6 (W) 9M-MXW MH121/120 (1st visit to Perth)

Malaysia Airlines B737-8H6 (W) 9M-MXW c/n 40160 operated today's 'MH121/120' services from / to Kota Kinabalu (WBKK) Malaysia, arrived 17.17hrs (delayed) & departed at 18.26hrs (delayed) returning to Kota Kinabalu. Hexcode: 750221 (1st visit to Perth)

Oct 24, 2015

Scoot.com's B787-8 Dreamliner 9V-OFA '8 Treasures' debuts into Perth today!

Photos: Mike Barlow

Photos: Mark Lynam
copyright 2015

Scoot.com B787-8 Dreamliner 9V-OFA c/n 37117 named '8 Treasures' operated her debut TZ8/TZ7 services into Perth Airport (YPPH) from Singapore 'Changi' Airport (WSSS) today, as seen here above arrived at 17.23hrs landing RWY21 & departed at 19.07hrs returning to Singapore. Hexcode: 76BCC1 (1st visit to Perth) Delivered 18th July 2015

Emirates B777-31H (ER) A6-EPB EK424/425 (1st visit to Perth)

Emirates B777-31H (ER) A6-EPB c/n 42321 operated today's EK424/425 services from / to Dubai, arrived 00.45hrs landing RWY21 & departed at 05.58hrs returning to the Middle East. Hexcode: 8963D1 (1st visit to Perth)

Oct 23, 2015

Maleth-Aero B737-7ZX (BBJ) 9H-GGG (1st visit to Perth)

Photo: Richard Siudak

Photos: Mark Lynam

Photo: Mike Barlow
 (All images are copyright protected 2015)

Maleth-Aero Boeing 737-7ZX (BBJ) 9H-GGG c/n 40119 arrived 12.46hrs landing RWY24 ex: Christchurch Intl Airport (NZCH) New Zealand as flight 'Nine Hotel - Golf, Golf, Golf' on delivery after a flight time of 6hrs.59mins (as seen here above) & departed Perth 24/10 at 09.20hrs (WST+8) off RWY24 (as seen here above) to Ibrahim Nasir Intl Airport, Male (VRMM) Maldives arrived 12.21 (MVT) or 17.21 (WST) landing RWY18 after a flight time of 8hrs.01mins. Hexcode: 4D209F 

Oct 22, 2015

Skytraders Pty Ltd A319-132 (LR) VH-VCJ 'SND2' In & Out (YPXM-YPPH-YMML)

Skytraders Pty Ltd A319-132 (LR) VH-VCJ c/n 1880 arrived 21.37hrs ex: Christmas Island (YPXM) as flight 'SND2' & departed at 23.12hrs to Melbourne 'Tullamarine' Airport (YMML) as same. Hexcode: 7C6AA1

Oct 21, 2015

Volga Dnepr Airlines Ilyushin IL-76TD-90VD RA-76950 VDA6493/4744 (YBCS-YPPH-AYPY)

IL-76TD-90VD RA-76950

Photos: Mike Barlow
copyright 2015

Volga Dnepr Airlines Ilyushin IL-76TD-90VD RA-76950 c/n 2053420697 named 'Vladimir Kokkinaki' arrived 17.30hrs landing RWY24 ex: Cairns Intl Airport (YBCS) Queensland, as flight 'VDA6493' & departed at 07.02hrs 22/10 to Port Morseby Airport (AYPY) Papua New Guinea as flight 'VDA4744'. Hexcode: 152C96

Emirates B777-31H (ER) A6-EPC EK424/425 (1st visit into Perth)

Emirates B777-31H (ER) A6-EPC c/n 42322 operated today's EK424/425 services from / to Dubai, arrived 02.31hrs landing RWY03 & departed at 06.07hrs returning to Dubai. Hexcode: 8963D2 (1st visit into Perth) 

General Electric BD-700-1A10 Global Express XRS N375G

General Electric Bombardier BD-700-1A11 Global Express XRS N375G c/n 9242 arrived 02.00hrs landing RWY03 ex: Halim Perdanakusuma Intl Airport (WIHH) Jakarta, Indonesia. Hexcode: A446F4 (1st visit into Perth) 

Oct 20, 2015

TOLL Air Freight B737-476 (SF) ZK-TLJ ex: VH-TJG TFR12/11 (1st visit to Perth)

Toll Air Freight B737-476 (SF) ZK-TLJ c/n 24432 ex: VH-TJG Qantas Airways Limited arrived 04.28hrs ex: Melbourne 'Tullamarine' Airport (YMML) as flight TFR12 & departed at 18.56hrs returning to Melbourne as flight TFR11. Hexcode: C822C4 (1st visit to Perth, obviously operating as Toll Air Freight)

Oct 19, 2015

Bank of Utah BD-700-1A10 Global 5000 N939AP 'TBJ03' In & Out

Bank of Utah Trustee Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global 5000 N939AP c/n 9180 arrived 18.30hrs landing RWY21 ex: Sydney 'Kingsford Smith' Airport' (YSSY) as flight 'TBJ03' & departed at 11.03hrs 21/10 to Halim Perdanakusuma Intl Airport (WIKK) Jakarta, Indonesia. Hexcode: AD0726 (1st visit to Perth)

Oct 18, 2015

Sleepyhead Manufacturing Dassault Falcon 900EX N146EX In & Out

Sleepyhead Manufacturing Company of Auckland (NZ) Dassault Falcon 900EX N146EX c/n 146 arrived 18.44hrs landing RWY24 ex: Melbourne 'Tullamarine' Airport, & departed at 11.47hrs 19/10 to Male Intl Airport (VRMM) Maldives. Hexcode: AOB974

Bank of Utah Trustee BD-700-1A10 Global Express N543GL arrives ex: Singapore Seletar Airport

Bank of Utah Trustee Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global Express N543GL c/n 9543 arrived 18.27hrs ex: Singapore Seletar Airport (WSSL) Singapore, landing RWY21 & departed at 12.02hrs 19/10 to West Wellcamp Airport (YBWW) Queensland. Hexcode: A6E3B2 (1st visit to Perth)

Bank of Utah Trustee Dassault Falcon 50EX N959DM In & Out

Bank of Utah Trustee Dassault Falcon 50EX N959DM c/n 252 arrived 13.25hrs landing RWY24 ex: Halim Perdanakusma Intl Airport (WIHH) Jakarta, Indonesia & departed at 11.44hrs 20/10 to Sultan Adbul Aziz Shah Airport (WMSA) Subang, Malaysia. Hexcode: AD566D (1st visit to Perth)

Malibu Consulting Corporation B727-21 VP-BAP arrives ex: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Malibu Consulting Corporation
B727-21 VP-BAT c/n 19260


Photos: Mark Lynam
copyright 2015

Malibu Consulting Corporation B727-21 VP-BAP c/n 19260 ex: N727GP arrived 06.45hrs landing RWY21, ex: Banarainke Intl Airport (VCBI) Colombo, Sri Lanka as flight 'Victor Papa- Bravo Alpha Tango', after a flight time of 6hrs.13mins. Hexcode: 42409B

Depart at 20.48hrs 19/10 to Auckland Intl Airport (NZAA) New Zealand.