Posts Tagged ‘planes’

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 […]

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

Another look at RAAF Williams

A few months ago I took a look at the control tower that once stood sentry over the former RAAF Williams airfield in the Melbourne suburb of Laverton – today I’m going for a drive down the runway to the heritage listed aircraft hangars.

Lineup of six aircraft hangars at RAAF Williams

Melbourne’s abandoned airfield

For anyone who frequents the western suburbs of Melbourne, this sight should be familiar. So what is the story behind the abandoned control tower?

Sun sets on the abandoned control tower

Elvis has left the building

Over the weekend I was driving past Appleton Dock and found something interesting sitting on the wharf. So why was a firefighting helicopter sitting there?

Erickson Air-Crane firefighting helicopter N243AC at Appleton Dock