Aviation

Yes, I do like forms of transport that aren’t trains!

Asylum seekers and the Skytraders A319 jet

A few days ago the Australian government launched a new media campaign, aimed to discourage asylum seekers from using people smugglers to reach Australia. But what of the aircraft that feature in it?

Skytraders A319 appearing in a piece of Australian Government propaganda

True Blue Aussie? (your jet says otherwise)

Plenty of people and corporations go around calling themselves “true blue” Australians, but how can they prove it? Qantas goes around and slaps a big “Spirit of Australia” message down the side of every jet they own…

Qantas (Jetconnect) 737-400 ZK-JTQ (note the NZ registration)

Planespotting at Mount Hotham Airport

For most people a winter drive up the mountains means a skiing holiday, but for me it was a chance to photograph planes at Australia’s highest altitude airport.

Approaching Mount Hotham: Qantas Dash-8 200 VH-TQG

The mysterious case of ‘Sydney West Airport’

Having previous dealt with the perils of auto-generated website content in my post about the former township of ‘Sue City’, my recent random Google Maps wanderings around the greater Sydney area have found another mysterious location: ‘Sydney West Airport’. So what gives?

'Sydney West Airport' on Google Maps

I told you to ask for directions!

Planes, trains and automobiles. Usually the last mode of transport is the one that gets lost, but these photos suggest they might be times when aircraft pilots, train drivers, and even ship captains lose their way…

Morning morning, and MV Queenscliff still berthed at Waterfront City, after the open day on Sunday