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December 2017 / January 2018 - Noteworthy Movements - Discussion & Photos
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MarkR 6th December 2017 09:31 AM

The RAAF on Facebook are reporting an unusual visitor to Richmond this week:

"This week, the 航空自衛隊 Japan Air Self-Defense Force paid us a very welcomed visit with their new Kawasaki C-2 transport as part of its operational test and evaluation.

Thanks for the guided tour! ����"

Kind of looks like the result of a mating between a C17 and a Spartan!

Robert.M 7th December 2017 08:23 PM

Saw a photo from a planespotter of it on Facebook. Very interesting aircraft!

The forecast of "tropical" rainfall totals saw SES activate and support helicopters arrive on Friday (1 Dec) to be on standby. Rainfall totals ended up being less than forecasted (BoM overhyped the event) and the helicopters departed on Sunday (3 Dec).

Westpac Life Saver Helicopter (VH-SLA) Kawasaki BK117 B-2, LIFE23

New South Wales Rural Fire Service (VH-VRQ) Kawasaki Heavy Industries BK117 B-2, Helitak 202

New South Wales Rural Fire Service (VH-VRP) Kawasaki Heavy Industries BK117 B-2, Helitak 201

New South Wales Rural Fire Service (VH-NFO) Eurocopter AS-350B, Fire Bird 200

On Tuesday TNI-AU/Indonesian Air Force (A-1337) C-130H Hercules, ex RAAF A97-002) exited the paint hangar and departed on Wednesday morning for Indonesia via Richmond and Darwin.

Greg Hyde 7th December 2017 09:07 PM

Does the gloss finish make it fly faster ?

Grahame Hutchison 8th December 2017 04:46 PM

The second China Airlines special livery A350s made its first visit to Sydney this morning, with B-18908 touching down on Runway 16R in the "Taiwan Blue Magpie" livery.

Reece perram 9th December 2017 07:09 PM

Will there be any special aircraft arriving/departing at YSSY tomorrow? (Excluding the A350)

Grahame Hutchison 10th December 2017 10:34 PM

When Sir James Paul McCartney first visited Australia in 1964, it was with The Beatles on a Qantas Boeing B707. It's now almost 25 years since Sir Paul's last visit to Australia in 1993, and this time he is using Dassault Falcon 7X OY-EJD. Paul arrived in Sydney at 0132L this morning, following his concert in Brisbane on Saturday night

Grahame Hutchison 13th December 2017 08:30 PM

It was a Megastar departure at Sydney Airport this afternoon, when The Beatles Sir Paul McCartney completed his Australian "One On One" Tour, and flew out to Napier in New Zealand. Paul is using Dassault Falcon 7X OY-EJD on this tour.

James Smith 13th December 2017 09:34 PM

Grahame, I think you will find that the Beatles arrived in Sydney on a BOAC 707 in torrential rain and had TAA umbrellas to try to keep them dry.

Grahame Hutchison 13th December 2017 09:43 PM

Thanks James, I struggled to find an image of their arrival with the aircraft in view. The ones I did find had Qantas logos, but maybe that was just the stairs. BOAC does sound logical.

PS: I only searched images, not video, and after a quick check on Youtube just now, I found some footage. Your correct, it was a BOAC B707.

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