Foreign Airfield Visit

Essendon, Phillip Island (The Vietnam War Memorial Museum), Tooradin, Cranbourne, Moorabbin, Melbourne/Tullamarine – Monday 18th February 2020 (Mark Paulin)

Evening all,

Today has been very wet with several torrential Thunderstorms which made driving at times very difficult Thankfully we were at airfields between the showers.

Noted this morning from the Hotel 0700 – 0900 and a drive around Essendon until 0930:

N915JG BD700

VH-FGJ BD700

VH-NSQ EMB505

VH-ODU C208B*

VH-VPM C501*

VH-WFE C560

VH-XBZ Be200

VH-YUL C560

VH-ECP EC120B

VH-EFH A109

MEL inbounds

9M-MTL A333 MAS

9V-SNB B773 SIA

B-20D8 B789 CSH*

VH-ZRC SF340 REX*

VN-A897 A359 HVN

We set off for Phillip Island where we eventually arrived around 1215 after nearly 3 hours battling traffic and heavy rain. Noted at The Vietnam War Memorial Museum:

A4-204 DHC5D RAAF*

A4-231 DHC5D RAAF*

N12-153567 S2G Tracker RAN*

68-15092 AH1E USAF

A1-406 B47 RAAF*

A2-110 UH1H RAAF*

N7-221 Wessex Mk31B RAN*

Phillip Island Helicopters have a base next door. Noted at 1245

VH-LVO R44*

VH-TGS R44*

We then traced our steps back towards Melbourne. A quick stop at Tooradin airfield noted:

VH-CRN C208B*

About half a dozen other light parked here on the grass.

Next stop was Moorabbin but en route the following was noted outside the RSL Memorial in Cranbourne:

N14-087 MB339 RAAF

We arrived at Moorabbin around 1500. A quick spin around revealed these different than yesterday:

VH-NTX Be90*

VH-WYH EC130T2*

VH-WYU R44

VH-XBX AS350

En route back to Essendon we paid a visit to the Street where Neighbours is filmed!

Noted at Essendon 1715 – 2200

N500 Pa31T

VH-JMU PC24

VH-LEM C441

VH-LFA LJ35

VH-ZIY C525

VH-YXJ AW139

MEL moves

9M-MTB A333 MAS

9V-OJI B789 TGW* (last one)

9V-SKR A388 SIA

9V-SMK A359 SIA

A6-EPV B773 UAE

HS-THK A359 THA

ZK-OJE A320 ANZ

I will report back tomorrow with another road trip out from Melbourne.

Mark Paulin

 

Photo credit: Mark Paulin

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