Saturday, 19 August 2017

Aviation Expo 2017

Today was the annual Aviation Australia Aviation Expo (formerly known as the Aviation Careers Expo) held at Brisbane Airport, an event I look forward to all year.
Aviation Australia is a world class, registered training organisation, established by the Queensland State Government in 2001 to support the development and growth of aviation and aerospace industries in both the Australian and international markets.
They pride themselves in training excellence, offering courses in cabin crew, engineering and pilot training to aspiring individuals, looking to pursue a career in the aviation industry. For those already leading a successful career, Aviation Australia provides the opportunity to upskill or gain professional development, with a variety of short courses to further advance within the industry. As a result, Aviation Australia is a partner to over 60 airlines and aerospace companies, governments, defence forces and regulatory authorities, with over 1000 graduates working worldwide.

With my wife and kids in tow we arrived at the airport around 8.30 and grabbed a few early morning departures.

EMIRATES A380-861 A6-EET (CN 142)  **

JETSTAR B787-8 VH-VKI (CN 36235)  **

KOREAN AIR A330-323 HL-7709 (CN 0484)















































As the Expo was opening at 10am we left the viewing area around 9.30 and lined up with the rest of the crowd to get our wrist bands. The great thing about having the Expo at the airport is that we could still get photos of the internationals departing.
Knowing that a very special "rare" aircraft was arriving around 1.30pm and due to commitments later that afternoon and we decided to visit the aircraft static display first and if there was time we would visit the rest of the indoor exhibitions. Parked on the logistics apron; but outside the zoned off area for the Expo; was a QANTAS A330-303 still in the special livery for the Sydney Madri Gras and it got towed back to the international bay just as we got through the gate.


NAURU AIRLINES B737-36N VH-PNI (CN 28555)

STATE OF QUEENSLAND HAWKER 850XP VH-SGY (CN 258780)

NORTH AMERICAN AVIATION SNJ-4 VH-NAG (CN 09837)

QANTAS A330-303 VH-QPJ (CN 0712)     **

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SIRRUS SR 22 VH-YDM (CN 3538)

NEW ZEALAND AEROSPACE CT/4A VH-CTQ (CN 062)

TECNAM P 2004 BRAVO 24-5300

PIPER PA 28 - 181 VH-RMZ (CN 2843427)

PIPER PA 28 - 181 VH-BKM (CN 2843041)

REDCLIFFE AERO CLUB VULCANAIR P68C VH-VMV (CN 435)

REDCLIFFE AERO CLUB CESSNA 172S VH-IVW (CN 172S11298)

QANTAS B737-838 VH-VXM (CN 33483)     **

AMATEUR BUILT F8L VH-NVA (CN 1291)

ALLIANCE F28 MK 70 VH-NKU (CN 11555)

CHINA SOUTHERN A330-323 B-5967 (CN 1636)

ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE C 17A GLOBEMASTER III

A41-211 (CN F-251)          TEST REGISTRATION 12-0211





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ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE BOEING EA-18G GROWLER
A46-301 (CN AG-1)       **

QANTAS B747-438 VH-OJS (CN 25564)

ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE BOEING EA-18G GROWLER
A46-301 (CN AG-1)


ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE LOCKHEED C130J
A97-464 (CN 5464)



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STATE OF QUEENSLAND AGUSTA AW139 VH-ESZ (CN 31125)


AIR CANADA B787-8 C-GHPX (CN 35261)

LIFE FLIGHT AGUSTAWESTLAND AW139 VH-XIJ (CN 41405)

ALWAYS AIRBORNE HELIO H250 VH-LIW (CN 2540)

FLYCOM RENTALS AERO VODOCHODY L-39C
VH-NLD (CN 132037)


NORTH AMERICAN AVIATION T-28D-5  VH-TRO (CN 51-3722)

NAURU AIRLINES B737-36N VH-PNI (CN 28555)



















Unfortunately time got away from us and we had to leave for the turning circle to get a photo of a rare visitor in Brisbane. The visitor was a Boeing 787-8 in the colours of United Arab Emirates, what makes this even more exciting for me and my family is once we saw this aircraft we realized we saw this exact aircraft at Everett USA, the home of Boeing, back in December 2013 when it landed after its test flight before delivery.

ABU DHABI AMIRI B787-8 A6-PFC (CN 35303)  **

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ABU DHABI AMIRI B787-8 A6-PFC (CN 35303)
PHOTO TAKEN AT EVERETT WASHINGTON  DEC 2013

Photos marked with ** were taken by my wife Judy
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