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Canberra Airport Open Day - Sunday 26th October

Todd M

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Good day all,


Sunday 26th October marks the (Seemingly now annual) Canberra Airport Open Day. On display will be a Qantas Aircraft (Most likely a 763, it was last year!), A Virgin Blue Aircraft (My punt is for an E190, last year it was an E170) and a Brindabella Airlines Aircraft (Taking all bets for a J41) plus many other aircraft. Along with this there will be an F/A 18 Hornet display, fun activities, displays of many kinds and Airside Tarmac Tours! The event will run from 9.30 till 13:30 and parking is located off Molongolo Drive in the Brindabella Business Park. A Link to the PDF File can be found here http://www.canberraairport.com.au/PDF/openday.pdf


Hope to see you all there ;)



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I'd go since its so close but i'm going to the Navy Air Show in nowra (http://www.navy.gov.au/HMAS_Albatross_Diamond_Jubilee_Celebrations_2008)


The aircraft there will be:


  • Korean War Sea Fury
  • Constellation
  • C7 Globemaster
  • FA18 Hornets
  • BAE Hawk
  • C130 Hercules
  • Navy Seahawk
  • Navy Seaking
  • Squirrel
  • Augusta Helicopter from the RAN, and
  • US Navy P3 Orion





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Guest Steve R

Weather is very promising as well so it promises to be a great day out and with Brand Depot & DFO nearby the girls can enjoy the day also :)



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Today was a great day although a bit muggy and the horrible overcast sky didn't help much.


We got to walk around the planes, being Qantas 767, Virgin E190, MD82, Qantas Dash 8 and others.


I loved that you could pretty much walk under and around the 767 and E190. I didn't get a look in the 767 as the line up was way too long and by the time midday I came I had had enough.


Met up with Todd. The bugga wouldn't give me a plastic bag though, even though I asked for one 022_wink.gif.2137519eeebfc3acb3315da062b6b1c1.gif


Highlight was the Hornet. We got very close to the action and saw no need for the use of ear plugs that were supplied :rolleyes:


Here some quick shots. I'm still editing 001_smile.gif.2cb759f06c4678ed4757932a99c02fa0.gif


Mineralogy MD-82. Photos were not allowed to be taken of the cabin but the cockpit was allowed and no one was able to walk into the cabin section. Nice leather seats too :)



Will post more tomorrow



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Here are my efforts for the day. it was good to catch up with Glenn again, and to see some lovely aircraft especially the Mineralogy one. Very schmick inside!



VH-QOH the QantasLink Dash 8-Q400 is on display in its Breast Cancer Livery (This aircraft later performed the Mystery Joy Flight)



The Mineralogy MD 82 on Display



The cockpit of the MD-82



VH-OGD 'Maitland' a Boeing 767-338/ER is on display to the public



The F/A-18 Hornet is coming into land on Runway 35



VH-ZPF a Embraer 190 'Maiden Brazil' is on display to the public



The newest firetruck in the Canberra Airport Fleet is the Rosenbauer truck, painted in High Vis Yellow



VH-TJK a Boeing 737-476 'Ibis' is coming into land on Runway 35



A Brindabella Airlines Metro III and a QantasLink Dash 8-Q400 are on display to the large crowd



VH-ZHD a Embrarer 170 'Cherry-belle Blue' is preparing to head to Sydney departing runway 35


More photos can be found at




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