Canberra Airport open day 2014

Sunday April 6th 2014

The Canberra Airport had their open day today which featured a number of aircraft from the past, to some of the more modern ones being used today including a mock version of the Lockheed Martin F35 fighter jet.

The history associated with the Canberra Airport is interesting to read if you live in Canberra. I never realised till now that initially the Canberra Airport was located in Dickson in 1924 but later moved to its current location in 1926. The current location of the Canberra Airport is at Majura on Pialligo Av which is east of the Canberra city area. http://www.canberraairport.com.au/corporate/about/history/

The Canberra Airport has undergone a range of upgrades in recent years and is still being built in some areas. The area around the Canberra Airport accommodates a business sector called Brindabella Business Park with a range of coloured buildings similar to the one featured below.

Canberra Airport Brindabella business building

Canberra Airport Brindabella business building

Some of the other areas around the airport features some large retail stores such as  the Majura Park Shopping Centre housing Woolworths supermarket, Big W including Canberra’s only Big W Vision, Dick Smith, Toys”R”Us, Babies”R”Us, Lollipop’s Playland plus over 30 specialty stores and many more.

Below are some of the aircraft I photographed at the Canberra Airport open day which attracted a wide range of spectators both young and old.

Douglas Dakota (VH-EAF)

Douglas Dakota (VH-EAF)

 

Douglas Dakota - VH-EAF wing (rivets)

Douglas Dakota – VH-EAF wing (rivets)

 

Tiger Moth (VH -COA) cockpit

Tiger Moth (VH -COA) cockpit

 

Private Helicopter (VH-VCC)

Private Helicopter (VH-VCC)

 

Virgin Jet (VH-ZPT) taking off from Canberra Airport

Virgin Jet (VH-ZPT) taking off from Canberra Airport

 

Virgin Jet (VH-ZPT) putting wheels up after take-off Canberra Airport

Virgin Jet (VH-ZPT) putting wheels up after take-off Canberra Airport

 

Lockheed Martin F35 mock-up fighter jet.

Lockheed Martin F35 mock-up fighter jet.

RAAF Roulette

RAAF Roulette

Qantas (VH-VXB) Boeing Airbus taking off from Canberra Airport

Qantas (VH-VXB) Boeing Airbus taking off from Canberra Airport

Pete

 

 

 

 

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