Monthly Archives: February 2015

Challenger 350 N501BZ makes a quick visit (1st visit)

IMG_7826(Challenger 350 Demonstrator N501BZ taxiing for departure at Adelaide Airport) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2015)

Challenger 350 Demonstrator N501BZ arrived at 14.30hrs from Essendon. The aircraft departed to Mount Gambier at 180.30hrs.

This was the aircraft’s 1st visit to Adelaide. It was also the 1st visit of a Challenger 350 to Adelaide.

Virgin Australia B737-800 VH-VUO (1st re-visit to Adelaide)


(Virgin Australia B737-800 VH-VUO  taxiing tot he bay after arriving as ‘VA402’) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2015)

Virgin Australia B737-800 VH-VUO arrived ex. Sydney at 08.00hrs operating ‘VA402’. The aircraft departed back to Sydney at 09.05hrs as ‘Va413’.

This is VUO’s 1st visit to Adelaide in Virgin Australia livery. This aircraft last visited Adelaide in 2008 when it was delivered to Virgin Blue wearing Pacific Blue livery. It was then transferred to Pacific Blue in New Zealand and flew as ZK-PBM. On 5/2/15 the aircraft was transferred back onto the Australian register and has begun domestic operations with Virgin Australia.

Cessna Citation 680 N338TM makes a visit (1st visit)

Cessna Citation 680 N338TM arrived ex. Sydney at 13.40hrs. The aircraft overnighted in Adelaide before departing back to Sydney at 15.05hrs.

This is the aircraft’s 1st visit to Adelaide.

Qantas B747-400ER VH-OEH (1st Visit)



(Qantas B747-400ER VH-OEH on pushback bound for Sydney as ‘QF6106’) Photos by Stefan P (Copyright 2015)

Qantas B747-400ER VH-OEH arrived ex.Sydney at 21.35hrs as ‘QF6105‘. The aircraft overnighted in Adelaide, before departing the following morning at 06.30hrs as ‘QF2903’ bound for a 13 hour scenic flight over Antarctica. The aircraft arrived back into Adelaide at 19.40hrs using the same flight number. The aircraft overnighted in Adelaide again and departed on 9/2/15 bound for Sydney as ‘QF6106’.

This was OEH’s 1st visit to Adelaide. This leaves just VH-OEJ to make a visit to Adelaide.

QantasLink DHC8-400 VH-LQD (1st Visit)


(QantasLink DHC8-400 VH-LQD taxiing to the bay after arriving from Perth as ‘QF2678’) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2015)

QantasLink DHC8-400 VH-LQD arrived from Perth at 16.40hrs as ‘QF2678‘. The aircraft will operate one flight to Port Lincoln this afternoon. The 1st being at 17.15hrs as ‘QF2273’.  The aircraft overnighted in Adelaide, operated a Pt. Lincoln flight and then departed at 11.00hrs the next day back to Canberra as ‘QF2092‘.
This is LQD’s 2nd visit to Adelaide. The aircraft visited Adelaide during its ferry over from the East Coast to Perth in 2012, the aircraft has not moved from Perth since.

Emirates B777-300ER A6-ECG wearing ‘Real Madrid’ decals makes a visit



(Emirates B777-300ER A6-ECG on pushback ready for departure as ‘EK441’ bound for Dubai) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2015)

Emirates B777-300ER A6-ECG arrived from Dubai at 21.00hrs ‘EK440‘. The aircraft departed at 22.50 as ‘EK441‘ bound for the long flight back to Dubai.

Although ECG has made multiple visit to Adelaide previously, tonight visit was important as this was the 1st visit of ECG wearing famous Soccer club ‘Real Madrid FC’ decals.