Foreign Airfield Visit

Melbourne/Tullamarine, Essendon, Dandenong, Bunurong, Moorabbin – Monday 17th February 2020 (Mark Paulin)

Evening all,

After a couple of cool cloudy days today the sun has been out and temperatures back up to 30c.

A leisurely breakfast was had before we set off on a local trip around Melbourne.

Noted at Tullamarine 0700 – 1030

9M-LNS B738 MXD

9M-MTE A333 MAS

9M-MTN A333 MAS

9V-SNC B773 SIA

A6-BLF B789 ETD

A6-EBU B773 UAE

A6-EEG A388 UAE

B-8426 A333 CSN

B-LQA A359 CPA

C-FRSO B789 ACA

N741CK B744 CKS

N27965 B789 UAL

PK-GPY A333 GIA

V8-DLA B788 RBA

VH-ABR DC3

VH-VHA C212 Skytraders

VT-ANZ B788 AIC

VN-A897 A359 HVN

ZK-NNB A321N ANZ

ZK-NNC A321N ANZ

ZK-OJI A320 ANZ

A56-002 Da7X RAAF*

N909CK Da900EX

VH-CCD BD700

VH-CCX BD700

VP-CKG BBJ

Next call after a short drive was Essendon. Noted 1050 – 1130

VH-OVM DC3

VH-OZV Sa226TC Sharp Aviation

VH-PYA EMB110 (stored engineless)

VH-TMQ DC3

N16SA G650*

N227SL EMB505

N425EW MU2*

VH-BMW Bae125

VH-CGF G4

VH-INT G4

VH-ITH Be200

VH-JEC CL601

VH-JPQ CL600S

VH-MSZ Be200 RFDS

VH-OAA Da900EX

VH-OVX LJ31

VH-OYA Be200 (fuselage only on a low loader)

VH-PNM EMB500

VH-RCI Sa226T

VH-TGG BD7500*

VH-VAD Be200

VH-VAE Be200

VH-VAH Be200

VH-WMY C525M

VH-XCJ C750

VH-XND CL604 Surevillance Australia

VH-ZMD C550S (fuselage only noted next to fuel farm)

VH-ZMP Be200

VH-UUP P68

N243AC S64*

VH-HBU R22B*

VH-HWA AS350

VH-JGZ B206B*

VH-PVD AS365

VH-WDR R44*

VH-XNR A109*

VH-YXK AW139

From Essendon we wound our way through the Eastern Suburbs to Dandenong in search of a UH1 outside a shopping Centre. This was easily found on the main highway through town:

A2-767 UH1H RAAF*

Next a short drive to Bunurong. The Bell 47 was reported as being in the Memorial Park here but it is actually across the road in the front garden of a private property in a fairly poor condition.

VH-INE B47J*

It was then just a short drive to Moorabbin. A busy airfield with lots of aircraft. In all around 250 are normally found here. Of interest to me noted 1230 – 1315

VH-EMO C550

VH-GTI Be90

VH-ILQ Be90

VH-PIU PC12

VH-TLD C208*

VH-TWX C208

VH-UMV C208

VH-ILM P68

VH-TAV P68

N194AC S64

VH-HFN R44

VH-SCO AS350*

VH-USG H269*

VH-YAS AS350B

VH-YYW B206B

En route back to our Hotel at Essendon we had a look at Melbourne Park and the MCG

Noted at Essendon 1610 – 2200 from Room 708 of the Hyatt Essendon Fields

VH-OYG Sa227DC Sharp Aviation*

N91GT C525

VH-LBU BD700

VH-LJQ LJ45

VH-LJX LJ45

VH-OFX BD700

VH-OPM C441

VH-VAI Be200

VH-VSQ C510

VH-XNE CL604 Surveillance Australia

VH-IDG AS350*

VH-PVG AS365

VH-WYU R44

VH-YXF AW139*

We also had a run over to Tullamarine this evening for the Vanuatu B738. Noted 2000 – 2100

9M-MTG A333 MAS

9V-SMN A359 SIA

B-LJB B748F CPA

HS-THD A359 THA

VH-ANT EMB170 ANO*

YJ-AV8 B738 VNU

A56-003 Da7X RAAF*

VH-BRB A109

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

Mark Paulin

 

Photo credit: Phil Vabre

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