Oct 31, 2015
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)
USAF B757-23A (C-32B) 99-6143
Photos: Mark Lynam x5 & Mike Barlow x 3
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
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
USAF B757-23A 99-6143
Photos: Richard Siudak & Jim Woodrow
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
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 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
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 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 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 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
Photos: Mike Barlow
Photos: Mark Lynam
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
Photo: Richard Siudak
Photos: Mark Lynam
Photo: Mike Barlow
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Oct 22, 2015
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
Photos: Mike Barlow
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 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 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 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 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
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 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-BAT c/n 19260
3 x NIGHT STUDY PICTURES
Photos: Mark Lynam
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.