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NSWRFS Aerial Fire Assets Ready for Action!

The 1st of October is the start of the fire season in New South Wales, Australia and to mark this day the NSW Rural Fire Service have showcased some of the new aerial assets they are using to help fight fires this season. The event was held at the Penrith Regatta Center home of the[…]

Travelling Spotter

UK Aviation Tour (or travel diary of a Spotter) To see the oldest post scroll to the bottom. Vulcan to The Sky Trust Office 8th September Its 5 pm and I’m walking out of the office that is the business nerve centre for the Vulcan to The Sky Trust (VTST).[…]

Runway 25 YSSY

When the winds blow… Runway 25 offers up some great views!!! Parked just near the 25 threshold at Sydney Airport (SYD/YSSY) theres a great opportunity to get ‘up close and VERY personal’ to some heavies; Qantas 64 from Johannesburg OR Tambo (FAOR / JNB – B744) and FedEx 77 from[…]

QANTAS 737 Retro Roo Charity Filght

To kick off Qantas’ 95th birthday celebrations, Qantas will operate a one-off charity ‘Retro Roo’ return flight from Sydney to Longreach on Saturday 31 October 2015 in support of the Western Queensland Drought Appeal. Working with The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR), all funds raised by Qantas will[…]

BOEING 737-2B7 Australian National Aviation Museum Moorabbin Airport, Victoria.

BOEING 737-2B7 Advanced (Construction Number 22882) RP-C8006 Forward Fuselage, becomes a display at the Australian National Aviation Museum Moorabbin Airport, Victoria. The Boeing 737 has been a long and faithful servant to the Australian Airline industry and to the travelling Australian public. The first 737 to visit Australia was the[…]

Bell 212 VH-NPO Complete rebuild

It’s not often you get to see the 1st flight after a complete rebuild of any aircraft but at Ozchoppers Mudgee NSW this is what they specialise in. The aim of the team is to search the world for airframes that can be stripped back to the basic shell and[…]

Icelandic Aviation Living Time Capsule

Icelandic Aviation Living Time Capsule. I was spotting at a remote airfield in Greenland when I saw a Beechcraft Bonanza land on the gravel strip. As luck would have it I got a shot of the aircraft as it turned at the end of the runway in front of some icebergs. I[…]

Video: Aerial Fire Fighting Katoomba Bush fires 2014

The 2014 bush fires around the cliffs of Narrow Neck Katoomba where controlled with the help of Aerial Fire Fighting assets. This is now a wide spread action to aid the fire fighters on the ground trying to put out the fire before homes are lost.