November 20, 2013 by admin

It has been awhile coming, however we are now up, up and away with a revised web site  devoted to aviation and “planes”.

When I was a young boy my interest in aviation was heightened by regular visits to Essendon Airport, at that time Melbourne’s only major airport.

I have fond memories of the noise and smell of newly arrived jet aircraft such as the Boeing 707, Boeing 727 and the Douglas DC-9. The airport was such an exciting place for a young boy, with Lockheed L188 Electra, Vickers Viscount and Fokker F27 Friendship aircraft taxiing on the apron with only a small fence between the tarmac and me.

In 1970 Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport opened, with domestic and international operations gradually shifting to Tullamarine (Melbourne) Airport.

Although it was considered that Essendon Airport might have diminished in popularity for aviation operators from that time, today the precinct is now known as “Essendon Fields”, with a mixture of aviation, retail and commercial businesses flourishing.

Tier 2 Regional Airlines, such as Sharp Airlines, run regular regional services to King Island, Flinders Island and the western district of Victoria.

Other specialist fleets based at Essendon Fields include the Victoria Police AirWing, Ambulance Service Victoria and a myriad of specialist firefighting helicopters leased by the Country Fire Authority (CFA) and Department of Sustainability of Environment (DSE).

And how fortunate am I to be working in the Essendon Fields precinct with a wonderful back drop of colour and movement in the many different types of aircraft coming and going on a daily basis.

Having now extended my aviation pursuits to photography, this website will become a home for some of my aircraft photographs, hence “What Plane is That?”

My main camera is a Fuji S200EXR, a camera I have been very pleased with. It has been ideal to learn basic photography techniques and my photographs are improving. I will let you be the judge.

So, I hope you enjoy viewing some of my photographs and information as much as I am enjoying the web and photographic learning experiences.

And a reminder that all photographs and all contents on this website are copyright.  Any content, including photographs,  cannot to be used without express written permission by the site owner.

Air Ambulance VH-AMR, a Beech B200 taxis to air ambulance base at Essendon Airport. Photograph using a Fuji S200EXR.


Leave a Comment

Please enter a CAPTCHA answer in the box provided * Time limit is exhausted. Please reload the CAPTCHA.