Avalon International Air Show Day 2, Melbourne-Essendon, Melbourne-Tullamarine 4th March 2023 (John Tomlinson)

Day two of the show, so a little more relaxed as we had seen most of the static the day before, so we could enjoy the flying displays.
However it’s a shame that during the day the sun started to come over as the show started, so photographs were not as good as we had all hoped.
Having said that, a great display was provided in the air as well as on the ground.

On the way back to Melbourne-Tullamarine~Vic, we also had another quick perimeter look at Melbourne-Essendon

Whilst half of the group were leaving on a late flight this evening, myself and two others were staying in the Park Hotel at the airport. I was staying in Melbourne with friends for another week, the other two were on a different route home on the Sunday, so we had a very relaxed evening.

Photo links at:
Avalon~Vic https://www.flickr.com/photos/jlt_egcc74/albums/72177720307852775

Kind regards


Trip Airfield Albums https://www.flickr.com/photos/jlt_egcc74/albums

Country Folders https://www.flickr.com/photos/jlt_egcc74/collections

Old Kodak Prints https://www.flickr.com/photos/jlt_egcc74/collections/72157676555557434/


Noted between 0800-1530hrs

Alpha Numeric Order

168808 Bell Helicopters MQ-8C C/n 53347 United States Navy
10-0051 Korean Aerospace Industry T-50B C/n KA-051 Republic of Korea Air Force
10-0052 Korean Aerospace Industry T-50B C/n KA-052 Republic of Korea Air Force
10-0053 Korean Aerospace Industry T-50B C/n KA-053 Republic of Korea Air Force
10-0055 Korean Aerospace Industry T-50B C/n KA-055 Republic of Korea Air Force
10-0057 Korean Aerospace Industry T-50B C/n KA-057 Republic of Korea Air Force
10-0058 Korean Aerospace Industry T-50B C/n KA-058 Republic of Korea Air Force
10-0059 Korean Aerospace Industry T-50B C/n KA-059 Republic of Korea Air Force
10-0060 Korean Aerospace Industry T-50B C/n KA-060 Republic of Korea Air Force
15-0084 Korean Aerospace Industry T-50B C/n KA-084 Republic of Korea Air Force
19-1203 Arion Aircraft Lightning C/n 69 Private
19-1597 Wittman W.8 C/n 328 Private
19-1654 Sonex Home Build C/n 218 Private
19-1694 Zenair CH.650B C/n 65-7470 Private
19-1770 I.C.P. MXP-740 C/n 18-01-54-580 Private
19-3619 Jabiru SP C/n N-502 Private
19-4247 Jabiru J200 C/n 220 Private
19-4547 Jabiru J230 C/n 191 Private
19-7014 Arion Aircraft Lightning C/n 67 Private
19-7701 Zenair CH.701 C/n 1256618 Private
19-8559 Jabiru J170 C/n 326 Private
23-0000 Flight Design CTLS C/n F-18-02-01 Private
23-1661 Jabiru J230 C/n 947 Private
23-1764 Flight Design CTLS C/n F-18-02-07 Private
23-9200 Direct Fly Alto912TG C/n DF135/202_ Private
24-3158 Skyfox CA-25N C/n CA25N088 Private
24-3759 TL Ultralight TL-2000 C/n 02ST116 Private
24-3964 Tecnam P.92 Echo C/n 740 Private
24-4587 Jabiru J160 C/n 64 Private
24-5530 Tecnam P.92 Echo C/n 1144 Private
24-7726 Tecnam P.2004 Bravo C/n 53 Private
24-8681 Brumby LSAR610 C/n 46 Private
24-9010 Tecnam P.92 Eaglet C/n 1499 Private
32-2078 Aerochute Hummerchute C/n 517 Private
32-7535 Aviate Raptor C/n Unknown Private
32-8682 Aerochute Hummerchute C/n 464 Private
60-0025 Boeing B-52H C/n 464390 United States Air Force
A30-001 Boeing 737E-7A C/n 33474 Royal Australian Air Force
A35-009 Lockheed Martin F-35A C/n AU-9 Royal Australian Air Force
A35-016 Lockheed Martin F-35A C/n AU-16 Royal Australian Air Force
A39-005 Airbus A330203 MRTT C/n 1183 Royal Australian Air Force
A44-201 McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18F C/n AF/A-18F-0001 Royal Australian Air Force
A44-216 McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18F C/n AF/A-18F-0016 Royal Australian Air Force
A44-222 McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18F C/n AF/A-18F-0022 Royal Australian Air Force
A47-008 Boeing P-8A C/n 63191 Royal Australian Air Force
A97-468 Lockheed C-130J-30 C/n 5468 Royal Australian Air Force
C-FFQE de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-402NG (AT) C/n 4325 Conair Aviation
C-GVFK British Aerospace 146-RJ85 C/n E2268 Conair Aviation
N48-024 Sikorsky MH-60R C/n 704825 Royal Australian Navy
SE-KXR Schweizer-Grumman G-164A C/n 1120 Preserved
VH-ATF Aero Commander Turbo Commander690A C/n 11158 General Aviation Maintenance
VH-BON Cessna 172K C/n 172-58200 Private
VH-CMJ Cessna 180A C/n 32989 Private
VH-CTC Eurocopter EC.130B4 C/n 3596 Corporate
VH-CVZ Piper PA-28R-200 C/n 28R-7135107 Private
VH-CYB Cessna 182P C/n 182-64709 Private
VH-CZU Liberty XL-2 C/n 102 Private
VH-EXO Pitts S-1T Special C/n 1043 Private
VH-FIO Van’s RV-10 C/n 40389 Private
VH-HFT Piper PA-18125 C/n 18-1754 Private
VH-HXN Piper PA-31-325 C/n 31-7612049 Corporate
VH-IDG Aerospatiale AS.350BA C/n 1762 Corporate
VH-IJO Mooney M.20J C/n 24-0658 Private
VH-ISX Pitts S-11 Super Stinker C/n 1 Private
VH-JAM Piper PA-38112 C/n 38-82A0078 Private
VH-JSH Cessna 182S C/n 182-80828 Private
VH-KGD Bellanca 7GCBC C/n 1127-79 Private
VH-KIW Lake LA-250 C/n 114 Private
VH-KXN Cessna 140 C/n 14668 Private
VH-LCG Progressive Aerodyne SeaRey C/n 1DK-374C Private
VH-LRW Aerospatiale AS.350B C/n 1819 Corporate
VH-MKP Mooney M.20J 205 C/n 24-3072 Private
VH-NCP Australian Light Wing SP-4000 C/n 1 Private
VH-NEJ Robinson R66 C/n 452 Private
VH-OMS Chaika L65 C/n L65-001 Private
VH-OVM Douglas DC-3C-47B-30-DK C/n 16354/33102 Shortstop Jet Charter
VH-PGH NZ Aerospace CT/4A C/n 59 Private
VH-PHL Bell Helicopters 206L-1 C/n 45177 Corporate
VH-PJR Victa Airtourer100 C/n 5 Private
VH-PVB Pitts S-1S Special Replica C/n WPP-001 Paul Bennet Airshows
VH-SKZ Airplane Factory Sling 4 C/n 78 Private
VH-SOH Cessna 180K C/n 180-53133 Private
VH-SVU Commonwealth CA-18 C/n 1495 Preserved
VH-TAO Van’s RV-12 C/n 120877 Private
VH-TKE Canadian Home Rotors Safari C/n 0307N Private
VH-TTK Airplane Factory Sling 2 C/n 180 Private
VH-UYS Piper PA-22108 C/n 22-8004 Private
VH-VGU Airbus A320232 C/n 4245 Jetstar Airways
VH-VGV Airbus A320232 C/n 4229 Jetstar Airways
VH-VGZ Airbus A320232 C/n 3917 Jetstar Airways
VH-VRE Van’s RV-7 C/n 73909 Private
VH-WHD Airbus Helicopters EC.130T2 C/n 9198 Corporate
VH-WIO Dassault Falcon2000LX C/n 259 Corporate
VH-WYH Eurocopter EC.130B4 C/n 3624 Corporate
VH-XEO Extra NG C/n NG007 Private
VH-XTE Van’s RV-10 C/n 40597 Private
VH-XVI Supermarine SpitfireLF.XVIe C/n CBAF.10895 Preserved
VH-XWW Progressive Aerodyne SeaRey C/n LSX-002A Private
VH-XXU Eurocopter AS.350B3 C/n 3239 Corporate
VH-XYN Silence Aircraft Twister C/n 10 Private
VH-YWK Van’s RV-12iS C/n 121217 Private


Noted between 1700-1730hrs

VH-VPM Cessna 525A C/n 525A-0354 Corporate
VH-PDX Cirrus Design SR-20 C/n 2724 Private
VH-UJB Airbus Helicopters EC135 T3H C/n 2006 Corporate
VH-UJV Aero Commander Shrike Commander500S C/n 3161 General Aviation Maintenance
VH-VJE Dornier Do.228201 C/n 8041 Central Airlines (VH)
VH-UJA Aero Commander Twin CommanderT800 C/n 1521 General Aviation Maintenance
VH-YJR Aero Commander Shrike Commander500S C/n 3231 General Aviation Maintenance
VH-TTM Piper PA-31-310 C/n 31-301 Australasian Jet
VH-YJG Aero Commander Turbo Commander690A C/n 11308 General Aviation Maintenance
VH-JAJ Aero Commander Shrike Commander500S C/n 3296 Corporate
VH-VAQ Beech B200 C/n BB-1986 Royal Flying Doctor Service
VH-OAA Dassault Falcon900C C/n 188 Corporate
A32-437 Beech 350 C/n FL-437 Royal Australian Air Force
VH-TBM Socata TBM850 C/n 354 Corporate
VH-LKB Robinson R44 C/n 2020 Private
VH-MDW Aero Commander Shrike Commander500S C/n 3158 General Aviation Maintenance
VH-VAE Beech B200C C/n BL-155 Pel-Air Aviation
VH-VAD Beech B200C C/n BL-154 Pel-Air Aviation
VH-OYA Beech 200 C/n BB-365 Withdrawn from use
VH-ZMP Beech 200 C/n BB-259 Gojet
VH-YXI AgustaWestland AW139 C/n 31618 Babcock Mission Critical Services (VH)
VH-XNC Bombardier 604 C/n 5619 Surveillance Australia
VH-HUF Cessna 172RG C/n 172RG-0639 Private
VH-IQV Cessna 182P C/n 182-62826 Private
VH-VRX Van’s RV-10 C/n 40228 Private
VH-FSF Cirrus Design SR-22 C/n 3638 Private
VH-EFS Cirrus Design SR-22 C/n 4895 Private
N42CU Boeing-Vertol MH-47D C/n M3419 Unical Aviation Inc
VH-MSU Cessna 510 C/n 510-0300 Corporate
VH-DQM Beech A36 C/n E-1270 Private
VH-JGR Embraer ERJ-145LR C/n 145307 Corporate
VH-MQX Embraer EMB-500 C/n 50000427 Corporate
VH-APJ Cessna 525 C/n 525-0281 Corporate
VH-YCV Pacific Aerospace CT/4B C/n 93 Private
VH-BEV Pilatus PC-12-47E C/n 1308 Corporate
VH-HZK Piper PA-44180 C/n 44-7995044 Private
VH-NBL Cessna 340A C/n 340A-0753 Private
VH-XMM Piper PA-31-350 C/n 31-8052020 Corporate
VH-HJK Piper PA-31-350 C/n 31-8052153 Australian Aerial Surveys


Noted between 1745-till late

Inbound/outbound during the day
VH-VXC Boeing 737838 C/n 30897 QANTAS
VH-VKK Boeing 7878 C/n 36237 Jetstar Airways
9V-SNC Boeing 777312(ER) C/n 42242 Singapore Airlines
VH-VUH Boeing 7378FE C/n 34440 Virgin Australia
VH-NXE Boeing 71723S C/n 55063 QANTASlink
VH-YXV Airbus A320232(SL) C/n 5598 Jetstar Airways

At the public viewing area
VH-VUY Boeing 7378KG C/n 39450 Virgin Australia
VH-VKL Boeing 7878 C/n 36238 Jetstar Airways
VH-YFT Boeing 7378FE C/n 41028 Virgin Australia
A56-003 Dassault Falcon 7X C/n 286 Royal Australian Air Force
VH-VWX Airbus A321231 C/n 3899 Jetstar Airways
VH-REX Boeing 7378FE C/n 36609 Regional Express
N405CB Gulfstream G550 C/n 5156 Corporate
VH-YQT Boeing 7172BL C/n 55179 QANTASlink
VH-VZI Boeing 737838 C/n 34203 QANTAS
VH-VWU Airbus A321231 C/n 3948 Jetstar Airways
4R-ALO Airbus A330343E C/n 1650 Srilankan
B-5978 Airbus A330343E C/n 1673 Air China
ZK-NNE Airbus A321271NX(SL) C/n 8799 Air New Zealand
VH-XNJ Airbus A320232(SL) C/n 5323 Jetstar Airways
VH-ZLO SAAB 340B C/n 382 Regional Express
VH-ZPA SAAB 340B C/n 410 Regional Express
VH-VQE Airbus A320232 C/n 3495 Jetstar Airways
VH-OFP Airbus A321251NX(SL) C/n 11102 Jetstar Airways
VH-YIQ Boeing 7378FE C/n 38715 Virgin Australia
VH-VZB Boeing 737838 C/n 34196 QANTAS
VH-IWY Boeing 737800 C/n 44233 Virgin Australia
VH-YFY Boeing 737800 C/n 41016 Virgin Australia
A7-BAG Boeing 7773DZ(ER) C/n 36014 Qatar Airways
VH-PAG Boeing 7378FE C/n 37821 Regional Express
VH-VZC Boeing 737838 C/n 34197 QANTAS
VH-VZV Boeing 737838 C/n 34189 QANTAS
VH-VFF Airbus A320232 C/n 5039 Jetstar Airways
VH-TQE de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-315 C/n 596 QANTASlink
9V-SHR Airbus A350941 C/n 445 Singapore Airlines
VH-YFW Boeing 7378FE C/n 41037 Virgin Australia
A6-EVD Airbus A380842 C/n 249 Emirates Airlines
VH-XZB Boeing 737838 C/n 39360 QANTAS
VH-VWW Airbus A321231 C/n 3916 Jetstar Airways
VH-OFE Airbus A321251NX(SL) C/n 9540 Jetstar Airways
VH-VGA Airbus A320232 C/n 4899 Jetstar Airways
VH-NXE Boeing 71723S C/n 55063 QANTASlink
VH-VXB Boeing 737838 C/n 30101 QANTAS
VH-YXS Airbus A320232(SL) C/n 5732 Jetstar Airways
VH-OFQ Airbus A321251NX(SL) C/n 11189 Jetstar Airways
VH-VGD Airbus A320232 C/n 4527 Jetstar Airways
VH-VXO Boeing 737838 C/n 33485 QANTAS
VH-VZT Boeing 737838 C/n 34186 QANTAS
VH-VFD Airbus A320232 C/n 4922 Jetstar Airways
VH-YQO Boeing 7378FE C/n 41010 Virgin Australia
VH-VFV Airbus A320232(SL) C/n 5858 Jetstar Airways
VH-VND Airbus A320232 C/n 3296 Virgin Australia Regional
VH-NXN Boeing 717231 C/n 55095 QANTASlink
VH-SCE de Havilland Canada DHC-8Q-315 C/n 602 QANTASlink
VH-XZE Boeing 737838 C/n 39369 QANTAS
VH-YWA Boeing 737800 C/n 41042 Virgin Australia
VH-VYK Boeing 737838 C/n 34183 QANTAS
VH-VGV Airbus A320232 C/n 4229 Jetstar Airways
VH-VUT Boeing 7378FE C/n 36608 Virgin Australia
VH-VWQ Airbus A321231(SL) C/n 7384 Jetstar Airways
9V-SWL Boeing 777312(ER) C/n 34577 Singapore Airlines