Posts Tagged ‘aviation’

Backyard approaching lighting at Adelaide Airport

Located smack bang in the middle of South Australia’s capital city, Adelaide Airport has an interesting runway approach lighting system – located in suburban streets and residential backyards! Some background Adelaide Airport is located approximately 6 kilometres from the Adelaide CBD. With the suburbs of Brooklyn Park and West Richmond under the approach path to […]

Photos from ten years ago: November 2011

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is November 2011. Trains Work on Regional Rail Link was kicking off at Middle Footscray. Excavators having rolled in. To demolish the compulsorily acquired houses along Buckley Street. Work on the extension of suburban trains to South Morang was almost complete, […]

Pilots confusing Essendon Airport for Melbourne Airport

Over the years there have been many examples of pilots confusing one airport for another, and Melbourne has seen more than it’s fair share – thanks to Melbourne Tullamarine Airport being located near Essendon Airport. Google Earth 14 January 2014 Air India flight AI301 Boeing 787-8 VT-ANM Photo by byeangel from Tsingtao, China, via Wikimedia […]

Photos from ten years ago: October 2010

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is October 2010. Down in Docklands We start down in the windswept streets of Docklands. Where I had a look over the last remaining part of Melbourne Yard – the heritage listed No. 2 Goods Shed completed in 1889. And looked […]

Melbourne Airport rail and the diversification of SkyBus

If you want to see how likely it is that Melbourne Airport will see a rail link built, just take a look at the recent business decisions made by SkyBus – the operator of the only public transport link between it and the Melbourne CBD. The history of Melbourne’s SkyBus SkyBus commenced operations in 1978, […]