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Melbourne Airport the first fifty years.

Fifty years is a major milestone for anyone to reach.  This year, Melbourne airport, will reach that milestone on July 1st 2020.  Known locally as Tullamarine Airport, it is the main domestic and international airport servicing the state of Victoria. Melbourne airport is located some 23 kilometres North West of[…]

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QANTAS’s 747, The Queen of the skies

If there was an example of a type of aircraft which shrunk the globe and brought air travel to the people, it was the Boeing Company SEVEN FOURTY SEVEN or as the public call it, the Jumbo Jet. To most though it’s the 747.  For many airlines including our own[…]

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Australian Fire Season 2019/20 review

Fire Season 2019-20 Overview Aerial Fire Fighting in Australia   This fire season has proved to be one of Australia’s largest and has produced the largest numbers and some of the biggest fires ever seen in the country. New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia, Tasmania and South Australia all[…]

Sacheon Airshow 2019

After the ADEX show in Seoul last year (see that article HERE), the following weekend saw another show in Sacheon, a city in the south-west region of South Korea. The show was held at the military base at Sacheon which is one the ROKAF’s main training bases, housing the 3rd[…]

QANTAS Project Sunrise aircraft Selection, Airbus A350-1000

News for the airliner spotting community today from QANTAS’s head office, was that the airline had selected an aircraft for Project Sunrise. This is part of the airline’s plan to launch new nonstop flights from Sydney to New York and London that would be the amongst the longest flights in[…]

The Great Air Race of 1919 – 100 years on

  It is amazing how aviation in Australian has evolved over the last 125 years, from Lawrence Hargrave who on the 12th of November 1894, launched himself in a seat strung below four box kites at Stanwell Park south of Sydney, proving it was possible to maintain aloft in a[…]

Seoul ADEX 2019

As some may have seen on our facebook page, I recently had the amazing opportunity to cover the Paul Bennet Airshows team’s appearances during the South Korean part of their latest overseas tour. The first show was the 2019 Aerospace & Defence Exhibition (ADEX) at Seongnam airbase in Seoul. This[…]

Temporary Displaced Threshold… what is it? Safety Week at Darwin Airport reveals.

Safety Week 2019 During October, Airport Safety Week features across the Australian aviation industry. At Darwin International Airport (DIA) Safety Week is an important look at safety within airport operations. It’s an annual safety campaign that is specifically tailored to engage with employees and contractors working on an aerodrome, and[…]

Tocumwal 2019, Inaugural NSW regional Airshow

The inaugural Tocumwal Airshow took to the skies for the first time on Saturday the 14th September, with a massive line-up of historical & performance aircraft taking  part in the event. With the event kicking off at 11am, the  four hours of aerial action included historic aircraft, warbirds, bi-planes, jets and aerobatics.[…]