Monday, October 26, 2015

Virgin Australia B737-800 VH-YFU (1st Visit)

Virgin Australia B737-800 VH-YFU arrived from Alice Springs at 13.00hrs at 'VA1740'. The aircraft then departed back to Alice Springs at 14.00hrs as 'VA1741'.

This was YFU's 1st visit to Adelaide since entering service with the airline on 24/10/15.

Gulfstream 650 ZK-KFB (1st visit)

(Executive Airlines Gulfstream 650 ZK-KFB sitting at Bay101 on its visit to Adelaide) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2015)

Executive Airlines Gulfstream 650 ZK-KFB arrived ex. Sydney at 01.15hrs. The aircraft stayed in Adelaide for a couple of days before departing to Perth at 23.00hrs on 28/10/15.

This was KFB's 1st visit to Adelaide as a G650. KFB has visited previously when it was worn on a Gulfstream 4 and 550. This was also the 2nd visit of a Gulfstream 650 to Adelaide. This visit by ZK-KFB was to carry seventies band Fleetwood Mac around the country for their current tour.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Double A380's in Adelaide

A piece of history was witnessed in Adelaide this evening with not 1 but 2 A380's paying Adelaide a visit due to bad weather in Melbourne.

(Qantas A380 VH-OQD on pushback from Bay 28R ready for its short flight back to Melbourne)

(Qantas A380 VH-OQD taxiing for departure bound for Melbourne after diverting to Adelaide)
All Photos by Stefan P (Copyright 2015)

Qantas A380 VH-OQD operating 'Qantas 10 Super' from (London)- Dubai- Melbourne arrived into Adelaide at 21.25hrs. After refueling the aircraft departed back to Melbourne at 22.30hrs using the same flight number.

This was OQD's 2nd visit to Adelaide in the space of 3 weeks, with the same aircraft diverting to Adelaide on 18/9/15 operating the same flight.

(Emirates A380 A6-EEH pulling into Bay 28R after sitting at the end of the Runway for almost 1hr waiting for a bay)

(Emirates A380 A6-EEH on pushback from Bay 28R ready for its short flight back to Melbourne)

(Emirates A380 A6-EEH lining up on Rwy.23 ready for takeoff bound for Melbourne)
All Photos by Stefan P (Copyright 2015)

Emirates A380 A6-EEH operating 'Emirates 407 Super' from Auckland-Melbourne arrived into Adelaide at 21.40hrs. After sitting down the end of the runway for almost 1hr, the aircraft finally manged to get a bay and get refueled, 'Emirates 407 Super' departed at 23.40hrs back to Melbourne.

This was EEH's 1st visit to Adelaide, the 2nd Emirates A380 to visit Adelaide (A6-EDC visited back in 21/2/13), it was also the 1st A6-EE* block of aircraft in the Emirates fleet to visit Adelaide,

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Gulfstream 550 N344RS (1st Visit)

(Gulfstream 550 N344RS taxiing to its parking area after arriving from Sydney) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2015)

Locheed Martin operated Gulfstream 550 N344RS arrived at 08.40hrs from Sydney. After night stopping in Adelaide, the aircraft departed on 9/10/15 to Honolulu at 07.00hrs.

This was N344RS's 1st visit to Adelaide.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Falcon 2000 VH-FJO makes a visit (1st Visit)

(Sydney Jet Charter operator Flacon 2000 VH-FJO taxiing to its parking area after arriving from Pt. Augusta) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2015)

Sydney Jet Charter operator Flacon 2000 VH-FJO arrived from Pt. Augusta at 16.20hrs. The aaircraft ond departed at 10.00hrs to Parkes, NSW.

This was FJO's 1st visit to Adelaide. It was also the 1st Falcon 2000 to visit Adelaide in 2015.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

China Southern B787-8 B-2735 diverts to Adelaide

(China Southern B787-8 B-2735 arriving on Rwy.23 after diverting to Adelaide due to bad weather in Perth)

 (China Southern B787-8 B-2735 taxiing to the bay after diverting to Adelaide whilst en-route Guangzhou-Perth)

(China Southern B787-8 B-2735 taxiing for departure bound for Perth completing its diversion to Adelaide) All Photos by Stefan P (Copyright 2015)

China Southern B787-8 B-2735 operating 'CZ319' from Guangzhou- Perth arrived into Adelaide at 11.55hrs due to thick fog blanketing Perth. After spending a little bit of time in Adelaide and a quick refuel the aircraft departed back to Perth at 13.15hrs.

This was the 1st visit of B-2735 to Adelaide, it was alost the 2nd visit of B787-8 to Adelaide. However it was the 3rd visit by a B787 to Adelaide, the 1st was Air New Zealand B787-9 ZK-NZE back in November 2014 and 2nd was China Southern B787-8 B-2372 on 5/7/15.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Thomson Airways (TCS Expeditions) B757-200(WL) G-OOBF makes another visit

(Thomson Airways B757-200(WL) G-OOBF on pushback from bay 20R

(Thomson Airways B757-200(WL) G-OOBF taxiing for departure)

(Thomson Airways B757-200(WL) G-OOBF departing off Rwy 05 bound for Jakarta) All photos by Stefan P (Copyright 2015)

Thomson Airways (operated by TCS Expeditions) B757-200(WL) G-OOBF arrived ex. Fua'amotu International Airport, Tonga at 13.10hrs as 'Thomson 980'. After spending 4 days in Adelaide the aircraft departed to Jakarta at 12.10hrs on 5/10/15 using the same callsign.

This is G-OOBF's 2nd visit to Adelaide in 2015. The aircraft visited 18/4/15- 22/4/15. The aircraft is decked out in a all business class configuration. Adelaide was the 3rd stop in a 8 leg around the world flight.