Wednesday, August 20, 2014

01L/19R runway overview #2

Overview of the construction area of runway 19R/01L on the 18th August.

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Aviation Australia Aviation Careers Expo

The annual Aviation Australia Careers Expo will be on again this Saturday 23rd August between 10am till 4pm. The Expo will feature respected companies and training organisations in the industry and also a small static display of aircraft.

Entry to the Expo is free and is located at 25 Boronia Road, Brisbane International Airport. For more info visit their website

Gulfstream 4 N551CB

Gulfstream 4SP N551CB msn 1449 operated by AVN Air LLC operated Perth - Brisbane - Nadi late last night.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Boeing 752 VQ-BTF

Boeing 757-23A VQ-BTF msn 24923 operated Cairns - Brisbane - Melbourne today. VQ-BTF is ex N756AF of Vulcan Aircraft Inc and N1757 of Bank of Utah Trustee.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

RNZAF Texans on delivery

Two Royal New Zealand Air Force Beechcraft T-6 Texan II's arrived BNE today on their ferry flight to NZ. N2824B (NZ1401) arrived from Cairns as "Hotel Kilo Bravo 170" and N2826B (NZ1402) arrived from Cairns as "Hotel Kilo Bravo 177". The aircraft are due out tomorrow to Norfolk Island and Whenuapai on delivery to the Royal New Zealand Air Force.

Above photos by a contributor

Atlas Air 744F N499MC

Atlas Air Boeing 747-47UF N499MC msn 29260 operated Honolulu - Brisbane - Perth today as "Giant 5446".

Above photos by a contributor

737BBJ N50TC

Boeing 737-72T BBJ N50TC msn 29024 operated by the Tracinda Corp arrived BNE yesterday from Honolulu.

File photo

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Gulfstream 550 N505D

Gulfstream 550 N505D msn 5323 operated Sydney - Brisbane - Gold Coast today.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Snapshot: Exercise Pitch Black 2014

Here are some photos taken on a recent trip to Darwin to photograph movements for exercise Pitch Black. Ex Pitch Black is the RAAF's largest and most complex air exercise. International participants included the United States Air Force, the Republic of Singapore Air Force, the Royal Thai Air Force, The Royal New Zealand Air Force, United Arab Emirates Air Force and the French Armed Forces.

All photos taken at RAAF Darwin International (YPDN/DRW) between August 2nd and August 8th.

Boeing C-17A Globemaster III 00-0180 62nd Airlift Wing, McChord AFB, Washington

RAAF Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet A44-220

RAAF Lockheed C-130J-30 Hercules A97-441

Singapore AF Gulfstream G550AEW serial 017

Singapore AF Lockheed Martin F-16CJ Fighting Falcon serial 641

United Arab Emirates Dassault Mirage 2000-9DAD serial 710

United Arab Emirates Dassault Mirage 2000-9EAD serial 726

RAAF McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A Hornet A21-14 flying in tandem approach with A21-39

RAAF McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A Hornet A21-25 in tandem with A21-1

RAAF McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A Hornet A21-49 with A21-50

RAAF Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet A44-220

Singapore AF Boeing F-15SG Strike Eagle serial 8317

Thai AF Saab JAS-39D Gripen Kh20k-1/54

US Marines Lockheed Martin KC-130J Hercules 167927

RAAF Boeing E-7A Wedgetail (737-7ES) A30-002

A formation of four Singapore AF F-16s

A formation of four RAAF Hornets

A RAAF hornet and a United Arab Emirates Mirage 2000-9

Singapore AF Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 752

United Arab Emirates Airbus A330-243 MRTT 1300

A formation of Singapore AF F-15s

USAF KC-10 visitors today.

Today we had visits from 79-1951 as Reach 124 from UTP.

And the second one 82-0193 callsign Reach 123.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Saudia aircraft today.

Today HZ-A2 A320 departed BNE for MEL

Also G4 HZ-103 arrived as well.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Sydney Diversions today

Due to fog in Sydney the following aircraft diverted to Brisbane

  • Qantas QF42 Jakarta - Sydney A330-300 VH-QPE
  • Qantas QF108 Los Angeles - Sydney B747-400 VH-OJS
  • Virgin Australia VA572 Perth - Sydney A330-200 VH-XFE
  • Qantas QF12 Los Angeles - Sydney A380 VH-OQA
  • Qantas QF108D Los Angeles - Sydney B747-400 VH-OJU
  • Emirates EK412 Dubai - Sydney A380 A6-EDP
  • Cathay Pacific CX111 Hong Kong - Sydney A330-300 B-HLW
  • Delta DL412 Los Angeles - Sydney B777-200 N707DN
  • Virgin Australia VA70 Denpasar - Sydney B737-800 VH-YIR
Some photos of today's diversions

Alpha Star A320 HZ-A2

Alpha Star Airbus A320-214(CJ) HZ-A2 msn 3164 arrived BNE last night from Kualanamu Airport, Indonesia.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Qantas delivery yesterday.

Qantas newest 737-800 VH-XZM arrived around 1600 Hrs yesterday.

It arrived as QF 6024 from HNL and NAN earlier in the day.

All new 737 deliveries now fly into Brisbane as previously it was Melbourne.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

New REX Saab in town

New to us that is.

VH-ZRZ first visit here to my knowledge arrived on 01 August as PFY9856 from Ballina.

It will most likely go into service this week on Fifo operations.

Other foreign biz visitors this week.

There have been another 4 foreign Biz so far this week.

BBJ N834BA(CN 29102) arrived on 3 August from HNL and departed the next day.

N834BA file photo

G550 N661CP(cn 5104)arrived on 04 August and is still here.

N661CP File Photo

Another regular was N1RP(msn 5458)a G550 arrived and departed yesterday.

First time visitor to BNE yesterday was Tropicair P2-MEH C25B(cn 525B-0027).


Monday, August 4, 2014

BNE today a exotic visitor.

Pakistan Air Force G450 J-756 arrived last evening from CGK.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Global 5000 N50XC

Global 5000 N50XC msn 9275 arrived Brisbane early this morning from Honolulu

File Photo

Our Airline B733 VH-INU retires

Our Airline's Boeing 737-3YO VH-INU msn 23684 departed BNE today for the last time destined for storage in Alice Springs. The aircraft with an age of 27.4 years has flown for Corsair, Air Europa, America West Airlines and finally Our Airline.

VH-INU departing BNE today - Photo by Luke

USAF C-130 Hercules pass through

Three United States Air Force Lockheed MC-130H Hercules aircraft operated the return flight Auckland Whenuapai - Brisbane - Cairns today after each passing throught BNE a few weeks ago. 89-0280 msn 5236 operated as "Tang 21", 88-0191 msn 5130 as "Tang 12" and 90-0162 msn 5266 as "Tang 11". Photos below.

88-0191 arriving as "Tang 12".

88-0191 departing for Cairns

89-0280 arriving as "Tang 21"

89-0280 departing

90-0162 arriving as "Tang 11"

All photos by Luke