Foreign Airfield Visit

Essendon, Melbourne/Tullamarine & Sydney- Saturday 22nd February 2020 (Mark Paulin)

Evening all,

A glorious day in Melbourne with clear blue skies.

Noted at Essendon 0930

VH-MSZ Be200 RFDS*

REQ: At 0640 this morning 6 balloons departed from a site to the East of Melbourne. At 0725 they all landed at Essendon but defied any identification as I was looking into the sun If you dont ask you dont get so here are the details from the balloons if anyone can put a reg to any of them:

NOVA100 red and white

Chadstone black and silver

Yellow Tail yellow

Nudie red

Eastland multi coloured

Triple which has a cat face design multi coloured.

Noted on a quick spin around Tulamarine at 1000

VH-ZLV SF340 RXA*

N555GA G650

We boarded VH-VZD for the 1 hour 10 minute ride up to a very wet and humid Sydney. We landed here just after 1425, Noted on taxi in and then from Room 804 of the Mantra Hotel up to 2230 have been the following:

9M-LNW B738 PAO

9M-MTN A333 MAS

9V-SKM A388 SIA

9V-SWE B773 SIA

9V-SWI B773 SIA

9V-SWR B773 SIA

A6-APB A388 ETD

A6-ECC B773 UAE

A6-ECE B773 UAE

A6-ETR B773 ETD

A6-EVF A388 UAE

A6-EVK A388 UAE*

A7-ANF A35X QTR

A7-APC A388 QTR

B-18906 A359 CAL

B-KQR B773 CPA

DQ-FJN B738 FJI

DQ-FJV A332 FJI

G-STBK B773 BAW

JA895A B789 ANA

N375HA A332 HAL

N574UP B744F UPS

N852FD B777F FDX

N856GT B748F GTI

N861FD B777F FDX

VN-A868 B789 HVN

YJ-AV8 B738 AVN

ZK-NHA A320N ANZ

ZK-NND A321N ANZ

A56-003 Da7X RAAF arr/dep

B-602F G650*

N550PL G550

N604AU CL604

N66866 BD700

VH-AMR Be350

VH-FIY Be350

VH-IEJ BD700

VH-MVW Be200 RFDS*

VH-NAJ Be350

VH-NAO Be350

VH-SSZ C650 arr

VH-UYX EMB505 arr/dep

VH-VSZ CL604

VH-VVI LJ45 arr

VH-MDE H369E*

VH-XVY R44

I will report back with a full day from Sydney tomorrow.

Mark Paulin

 

Photo credit: Victor Pody

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