Military

United States Air Force C17 07-7183 (1st Visit)

(United States Air Force C17 07-7183 parked on Taxiway Hotel fr its stay in Adelaide) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2016)

United States Air Force C17 Globemaster 07-7183 ‘Charleston Air Froce Base’ arrived ex. Brisbane at 21.30hrs as ‘Reach 540’. The aircraft departed to Canberra at 09.00hrs on 1/12/16 using the same callsign.

This was the aircraft’s 1st visit to Adelaide. It is the 3rd USAF C17 to visit Adelaide Airport and the 3rd foreign Air Force C17 to visit the airport in the past 12 months.

United States Navy 166375 makes a visit

United States Navy Gulfstream 5 (C-37A) 166375 arrived ex Manila at 06.20hrs. After spending 4 days in Adelaide the aircraft departed to Hawaii at 16.00hrs on 8/9/16.

This was the aircraft’s 3rd visit to Adelaide. It visited Adelaide Airport back on 6/10/16 and made a quick visit to Edinburgh Base on 1/4/15.

Royal Australian Air Force C-27 Spartan A34-001 (1st visit)

Royal Australian Air Force C-27 Spartan A34-001 arrived ex. Richmond at 12.20hrs as ‘Wallaby 30‘. After a quick re-fuel and unload the aircraft departed back to Richmond at 14:30hrs using the same callsign.

This was the aircraft’s 1st visit to Adelaide. it was the 1st C27 to visit Adelaide, The RAAF have 2 in operation currently with another 10 on order.

Royal Air Force C17 ‘ZZ176’ (1st Visit)

ZZ176 (2)

(Royal Air Force C17 ZZ176 being towed to its layover area for its night stop in Adelaide) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2015)

Following on from ZZ173’s visit last week, this week Royal Air Force C17 Globemaster III ZZ176 arrived from Whenuapai, New Zealand at 16.30hrs as ‘Ascot 6342‘. The aircraft will night stopped in Adelaide.

This was ZZ176’s 1st visit to Adelaide, it is only the 4th RAF C17 to visit Adelaide with sisterships ZZ171, 172 and 173 making visits. .

Royal Air Force C17 ‘ZZ173’ (1st Visit)

ZZ173

(Royal Air Force C17 ZZ173 being towed to its layover area for its night stop in Adelaide) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2015)

Royal Air Force C17 Globemaster III ZZ173 arrived from Whenuapai, New Zealand at 17.35hrs as ‘Ascot 6697‘. The aircraft night stopped in Adelaide and departed the following day to Woomera, SA at 1230hrs then onto Perth, WA.

This was ZZ173’s 1st visit to Adelaide, it is only the 3rd RAF C17 to visit Adelaide with sisterships ZZ171 and 172 making visits. ZZ172 was the last one to visit way back in July 200

Royal Air Force C130J ZH865 makes a visit

IMG_1224(Royal Air Force C130J-30 C.4 Hercules ZH865 parked at Adelaide Airport just prior to its departure) Photo By Stefan P (Copyright 2015) 

 Royal Air Force C130J-30 C.4 Hercules ZH865 arrived at 15.25hrs from Wellington, New Zealand as ‘Ascot 5880/ RRR5880‘. After spending the weekend in Adelaide, the aircraft departed on 27/4/15 bound for Perth at 10.00hrs as ‘Ascot 5881/ RRR5881‘.

This was the aircraft’s 1st visit to Adelaide, it was the 1st C130J to visit Adelaide. It was also the 1st RAF aircraft to visit Adelaide since 30/7/07.

United States Air Force KC135R 58-0051 (1st Visit)

58-0051

(United States Air Force KC135R 58-0051 parked at Adelaide Airport for its stay) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2015)

United States Air Force KC135R 58-0051 from the 137th ARW / 185th ARS Oklahoma ANG based at Tinker AFB arrived direct from Honolulu, Hickam Field AS ‘Reach 243‘ at 15.55hrs.

This is the aircraft’s 1st visit to Adelaide. This is also the 1st visits of a United States Air Force since B757 which had Hilary Clinton on board made a visit back in November 2013.

Hifly A340-300 CS-TQM makes a visit

CS-TQM

(Hifly A340-300 CS-TQM turning off Rwy.05 after arriving from Sydney) Photo by Tony Haynes (Copyright 2013)

Hifly A340-300 CS-TQM operated by ADA Gold arrived from Sydney at 14.18hrs as ‘ASY22‘. It then departed at 15.15 to Darwin using the same callsign.

This is CS-TQM’s 2nd visit in a week. It arrived last Tuesday 21/5/13 at 1700 and departing at 1800, the origion and destination were the same as today’s flight.

RAAF A330-200MRTT makes a visit

(Royal Australian Air Force KC-30A A39-002 taxiing to its parking bay) Photo by Stefan Perkas (Copyright 2013)

Royal Australian Air Force A330-200MRTT (KC-30A) A39-002 arrived into Adelaide today at 13.00hrs. These aircraft are not common into Adelaide. They visit from time to time. They are always a welcome visitor to Adelaide

Singapore Air Force PC21’s pay Adelaide a visit

(Singapore Air Force PC21 9105 parked at Adelaide Airport)  Photo by Tony Haynes (Copyright 2013)

(Singapore Air Force PC21 9110 parked at Adelaide Airport)  Photo by Tony Haynes (Copyright 2013)

2 Singapore Air Force PC21’s made a quick visit to Adelaide this morning. Serial 9105 and 9110 arrived from Western Australia and departed Adelaide for Avalon Airport in rediness for the Australian International Airshow.