Monthly Archives: September 2012

Jetstar A320 VH-VFI makes its 1st visit to Adelaide

(Jetstar Airways A320 VH-VFI, Taxiing to the bay after arriving from Melbourne as JQ780)

Jetstar Airways newest A320 VH-VFI made its 1st visit to Adelaide today. Arriving from Melbourne at 07.04hrs as ‘JQ774’, it turned around and departed back to Melbourne at 07.45hrs as ‘JQ771’.

VH-VFI then returned to Adelaide later today arriving from Melbourne at 15.05hrs as ‘JQ780’. It departed to Perth at 15.55hrs as ‘JQ976’.

Hifly A340-300 CS-TQM makes a visit

(Hifly A340-300 CS-TQM, touching down in on the runway)


(Hifly A340-300 CS-TQM, pulling in to the gate)


(Hifly A340-300 CS-TQM, taxiing for departure)

Hifly A340-300 CS-TQM made a suprise visit to Adelaide on 28/9/12, arrivng at 15.30hrs from Brisbane, it later departed to Darwin at 16.35hrs.

This was the aircraft’s 2nd visit to Adelaide this year. It last visited 16/2/12 when it operated Darwin-Adelaide-Sydney. The frame itself is no starnger to Adelaide, it was seen quite reguarly as 9V-SJF with Singapore Airlines during the late 1990’s, ealry 2000’s.

Vincent Aviation Bae146-200 ZK-ECO comes to town

(Vincent Aviation Bae146-200 ZK-ECO on short finals for Rwy23. in Adelaide,  arriving from Port Lincoln) Photo By Tony Haynes


Vincent Aviation Bae146-200 ZK-ECO arrived from Port Lincoln at 13.15hrs as ‘Vincent 810’. The aircraft arrived in Port Lincoln from Esperance, WA on 26/9/12 at 16.20hrs, using the same callsign.

Malaysia A330-300 9M-MTJ 1st Visit

  (Malaysia Airlines A330-300 9M-MTJ lining up on rwy.23 bound for Kualal Lumpur as MH138) Phot by Tony Haynes

Malaysia Airlines newest A330-300 9M-MTJ made its 1st visit today arriving at 07.25hrs as ‘MH139’ from Kuala Lumpur, and departing back to Kuala Lumpur at 14.30hrs as ‘MH138’.

This was the aircraf’s 2nd serivce since being delivered last Thursday 20/9/12.

RAAF A330 MRTT A39-004

(A330MRTT A39-004 touching down on Rwy.23 at Adelaide Airport) Photo by Tony Haynes

RAAF A330 MRTT A39-004 made a suprise visit to Adelaide Airport on 27/9/12. It touched down at 14.15hrs.

DC-3 VH-TMQ makes a quick visit to Adelaide

(Air Nostalgia Douglas DC3 VH-TMQ, parked at bay 101 in Adelaide) Photo by Tony Haynes

Air Nostalgia Douglas DC3 VH-TMQ made a special visit to Adelaide airport today. Arriving from Kingscote at 08.40hrs, after a quick refuel departed to Balcanoona Airport (YBLC) at 10.10hrs.

This aircraft is one of the last type, if not the last of the type flying around in Australia. It is good to see this old aircraft still flying around, it is a intergeral part of Australian aviation history.

Emirates B777-300ER makes a promotional visit to Adelaide

(Emirates B777-300ER A6-EGY, touching down on Runway 23, arriving from Melbourne as EK7404)


(Emirates B777-300ER A6-EGY taxiing for departure to Melbourne as EK7405)

(Emirates B777-300ER A6-EGY, lining up departure on Runway 23)

Brand new Emirates B777-300ER A6-EGY made a special visit to Adelaide today. Arriving from Melbourne as ‘EK7404’ at 10.30hrs and departing back to Melbourne as ‘EK7405’ at 13.40hrs, the purpose of this visit was as a promotion to Adelaide Airport and tourism bodies to explore the newest and one of the worlds best airlines that will start flying to Adelaide from November 1 2012, see for more info on the Emirates schedules…

This was the 1st visit of A6-EGY to Adelaide, this aircraft is the newsest B777W in the Emirtes fleet which currently stands at 77 B777-300ER’s in service (with plenty still on order).


Nanshan Jet Gulfstream 550 B-8260 departs

 (Nanshan Jet Gulftsream 550 B-8260, sitting in morning sun in Adelaide)


(Nanshan Jet Gulftsream 550 B-8260, Taxiing for departure to Sydney as ‘NSJ876’) Photo by David Wilkie

 Nanshan Jet Gulfstream 550 B-8260 which arrived in Adelaide yesterdy 17/9/12 , departed today at 13.50hrs to Sydney as ‘NSJ876’. After a short stopover in Sydney, the aircraft then departed to Christchurch, New Zealand.

Nanshan Jet Gulfstream 550 B-8260 comes to town

(Nanshan Jet Gulftsream 550 B-8260 on final approach to Adelaide, arriving from Melbourne as ‘NSJ875’) Photo by David Wilkie


(Nanshan Jet Gulftsream 550 B-8260 parked at the bay after arrving from melbourne) Photo by Tony Haynes

Nanshan Jet Gulfstream 550 B-8260 arrived from Melbourne at 10.35hrs as ‘NANSHAN JET 875’. This aircraft is brand new to the companies fleet. It was delivered on 22/8/12.

This is a 1st visit to Adelaide for this aircraft and to Australia. Prior to arriving in Adelaide it has visited Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart.

Skywest A320 VH-VNP Visit

Skywest A320 VH-FNP arrived from perth around 3:40pm, bringing in Freemantle supporters to watch the Dockers murder the Crows