Saturday, March 26, 2011

New aircraft for Regional W.A.

Soon to be seen across Regional W.A., Airvan VH-BYI and C210 N1661X (awaiting local registration), are both being readied for delivery at Jandakot.

VH-BYI is operating with local Perth operator Ozwest Aviation and will be based in the North-West of W.A. after Ozwest won a new contract. VH-BYI visited Broome earlier this year enroute to the Avalon Airshow from Denpasar after being featured at an Indian Airshow - Aero India 2011.

N1661X is awaiting a CASA COA before being placed onto the Australian register. This aircraft is rumoured to be based locally however will operate throughout Regional W.A. and Australia as required.

6/4 Update - Noted at Jandakot registered VH-IBY

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

RAAF Macchi A7-057

A new addition to the Merredin Military Museum is ex RAAF Macchi A7-057. This a/c was sourced from RAAF Pearce. Unfortunately the a/c has been heavily cannibalised and discussions are currently underway with the Brazilian Airforce to obtain a number of parts enabling completion of the project.

Norseman (NSM/YNSM)

Caiguna VOR/DME

One of the most important Navaids in Regional W.A. is located at Caiguna on the Eyre Hwy. The Caiguna VOR/DME is utilised as a primary tracking point on East/West air routes.

Eucla (EUC/YECL)

Western Australia is free of many exotic pests and diseases. Aircrew are provided with a Quarantine Bin at Eucla Airstrip to dispose of Fruit and Vegetable products carried across the WA Border. A 24hr Quarantine Checkpoint is located approximately 15kms east of the Airstrip on the WA/SA Border.

When the Eucla Airstrip is flooded and an emergency airlift is required part of the Eyre Hwy is utilised by the RFDS as an Emergency Airstrip.

Balladonia (YBAL)

Kalgoorlie (KGI/YPKG)

Southern Cross (SQC/YSCR)