Posts Tagged ‘planes’

Airside adventures at Melbourne Airport

On the Sunday just gone, I headed off to Melbourne Airport for the first time in years – I had an 7am date with a Qantas A380, having been lucky enough to win a spot on an airside tour to mark it returning to Melbourne after the Covid-19 triggered disruption to aviation. Paperwork ahoy The […]

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, […]

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