Aviation

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

Location scouting Client Liaison’s “A Foreign Affair”

Back in August 2017 Australian indie pop duo Client Liaison released their 1980s themed video clip for “A Foreign Affair”, featuring Tina Arena and a whole swag of references to defunct airline Ansett Australia. So where did they film the clip? Scene by scene The duo arrive into the terminal. Walk up to the check-in […]

Aircraft hangars at Avalon Airport

Avalon Airport is located north of Geelong and has six empty aircraft hangars, but I’ve only ever been able to find five of them. So why were they built, and where is the other hangar? The backstory In 1952 the Commonwealth Government bought 1,754 hectares (4,333 acres) at Avalon to enable the expansion of the […]

Remembering Ansett Australia

I was digging through my piles of junk the other night, when I came across a copy of Ansett Australia’s inflight magazine Panorama dating back to January 1999. So how did I end up with it? I only flew a handful of times when I was young, and never with Ansett – my main experience […]

Tigerair flights to Canberra

In August 2016 it was announced that Tigerair would commence daily flights between Canberra and Melbourne, breaking the current Qantas / Virgin Australia duopoly on the route. However this isn’t the first time that the airline has flown into the national capital.

On the apron at Canberra Airport, Tiger Airways A320 VH-VNB

Tesla vs Qantas at Avalon Airport

This week a video of a Tesla car racing a Qantas 737 jet did the rounds, with Avalon Airport being the setting. But how did they manage to pull off such a stunt?

Qantas 737 VH-XZI takes on a Tesla Model S electric car at Avalon. (Qantas)
Qantas 737 VH-XZI takes on a Tesla Model S electric car at Avalon. (Qantas)