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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Thai Airways B788 HS-TQD

Thai Airways B787-8 Dreamliner HS-TQD msn 35320 operated its first visit today arriving from BKK as TG473.

Jetstar A320 Sunglass Hut logojet

Jetstar has applied a Sunglass Hut special sticker to Airbus A320 VH-VFV which arrived into BNE today from Cairns as JQ935. The arrival was captured by local photographer Christopher Chai.

Skytrans Dash-8 VH-QQG

Skytrans Dash-8-100 VH-QQG operated Cairns - Chinchilla - Brisbane today to replace sistership VH-QQA which was damaged by a hail storm while parked at Chinchilla. VH-QQG then had a busy day operating Brisbane - Taroom - Chinchilla - Brisbane - Chinchilla - Taroom - Brisbane.

USAF C-32B.. 99-6143

A welcome visitor to YBBN today was this military 757.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Final Jetstar A330 departs

The last Jetstar A330-200 VH-EBE departed BNE today for Singapore as QF6011 for a re-paint into Qantas livery. VH-EBE will then join the Qantas mainline fleet.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

THAI commences BNE ops with the 788 replacing 777's.

Innaugral flight had the full cannon salute on taxy by the local firies.

HS-TQE operated the first flight BKK-BNE today (MSN 38757).2 Photos below of the takeoff today back to BKK.

Jetstar Dash-8 VH-TQK

Jetstar's fifth and final Dash-8-200 VH-TQK arrived BNE yesterday from Townsville as QLK6678. TQK joins TQL, TQM, TQD and SBI on the ground at BNE.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Volga Dnepr IL76 RA-76950 returns

Volga Dnepr Ilyushin 76 RA-76950 operated Port Moresby - Brisbane this afternoon as VDA4745.

Skytrans returns to BNE

Skytrans Dash-8 102 VH-QQA msn 5 ferried Cairns to Brisbane on 21/10 and operated a Brisbane - Chinchilla - Taroom - Brisbane proving route today. Skytrans plan to base two aircraft in BNE to operate FIFO flights to Taroom and Chinchilla. VH-QQA also wears new Skytrans livery which was applied when the airline re-started operations earlier this year.

Global 6000 N543GL

Bombardier Global 6000 N543GL msn 9543 operated Essendon - Brisbane - Sydney yesterday evening. N543GL wears Bombardier Global 6000 demonstrator livery.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

The past few days we have many USN visits.

USN C-40A 166693 has made 3-4 visits in the past several days and C-130 tail no 164106 landed the once.

Photos of both taken today appear below and apologies for the fences in the pictures.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Volga Dnepr IL-76 touches down today.

RA-76950 landed this afternoon from POM(PNG).

This is believed to be it's first visit here.It is expected to do multiple flights to Nauru this week.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

GA Aircraft Australia Blog

Introducing a new blog of mine called GA Aircraft Australia which is photo database of general aviation, warbirds, sport and recreational aircraft registered in Australia. The blog is only days old and currently consists of 300 aircraft with many many more being added. You can easily search by aircraft registration, aircraft type or by airport. Now all the bugsmasher, flying lawnmowers or GA buffs out there have a blog to view quality pictures of light aircraft.

To visit the website click here.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Snapshot yesterday

A few from yesterday at BNE including a cramped closed taxiway.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Gulfstream G550 9M-TMJ

Gulfstream G550 9M-TMJ msn 5493 arrived BNE this afternoon from Johor Bahru.

A few from today.

F100,FA7X and Global 6000.

Falcon 7X VQ-BSP

Shell Corporation Falcon 7X VQ-BSP msn 83 arrived BNE today from Canberra.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Global 6000 B-8195

Bombardier BD700 Global 6000 B-8195 msn 9488 arrived BNE last night from Hong Kong.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Toll B737-400F ZK-TLJ

Toll Air Express latest acquisition Boeing 737-476F N232AG was registered ZK-TLJ this afternoon having arrived into BNE on delivery late last night from Majuro via Cairns. ZK-TLJ is ex VH-TJG of Qantas.


Still wearing ferry rego of N232AG.


Proper NZ rego applied.

China Air Force Changhe Z-8JH 9546

Peoples' Liberation Army (PLA) – Navy hospital ship Peace Ark was moored at the Port of Brisbane over the last few days which included a Changhe Z-8JH helicopter serial 9546 on the deck of the ship. The below images were captured by Mick Raftery.


Images by Mick Raftery

Toll B737-400F N232AG

Ex Qantas (VH-TJG) Boeing 737-476F N232AG serial 24432 registered to Bank of Utah Trustee, arrived BNE last night from Majuro and Cairns in full Toll Air Express livery. Pics to follow.

Emirates B77W A6-EPA

Emirates Boeing 777-31H(ER) A6-EPA serial 42320 operated its first visit to BNE operating EK432/433.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

A few from yesterday.

A few from yesterday including M-ATAR,VH-XPN and 2 787's.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Royal New Zealand Air Force 757 NZ7572 arrives.

Royal New Zealand Air Force Boeing 757-2K2 NZ7572 msn 26634 operated RAAF Amberley - BNE - Auckland today as "Kiwi 658".


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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Diversions due to fog

Some diversions this morning due to fog in Brisbane.

  • Virgin VA1209 E190 VH-ZPN CBR-BNE diverted to Gold Coast.
  • Jetstar JQ929 A320 VH-VFO TSV-BNE diverted to Gold Coast.
  • Virgin VA303 B738 VH-VOO MEL-BNE diverted to Gold Coast.
  • Qantaslink QF1562 B712 VH-YQT CBR-BNE diverted to Gold Coast.

USN C-130 165159 visits again

Our very regular visits by United States Navy C-130's still continue.

165159 arrived on 03Oct and departed back to Pago Pago on the 5th.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Global Express XRS VH-CCD

Bombardier BD700 Global Express XRS VH-CCD msn 9297 operated by Crown Limited made its first visit to BNE today.

Learjet 60 VH-XPN

Bombardier Learjet 60 VH-XPN msn 60-290 arrived BNE from Palau via Cairns on delivery to a local operator today.  VH-XPN is ex N548WC. 

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Global Express XRS N360HP

Bombardier BD700 Global Express XRS N360HP msn 9344 arrived BNE this evening from Essendon.

US Navy C-40 166693

US Navy Boeing C-40A Clipper (737-7AFC) 166693 msn 34304 arrived late last night as "Convoy 7825".


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