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Ryan h
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Adelaide Ceduna Return Regional Express SAAB 340B

Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:30 am

This is another flight from my plan to fly to all airports served by Regional Express from Adelaide.
Started with Port Lincoln in 2014.
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This trip was organised by my friend who is a pilot for Regional Express, and was rostered on to operate this flight to Ceduna, but he was taken off the flight a couple of days before, for a trainee first officer.

Saturday 26 August 2017
Adelaide (ADL) Ceduna (CED)
ZL4126
SAAB 304B VH-ZLR
7A

History of VH-ZLR
http://www.aussieairliners.org/saab/vh-kdr/vhkdr.html

A quick and easy check in for this early morning flight. I was probably the first to check in.
Again security was quick and painless.

ImageAdelaideADLTerminal by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageAdelaideADLTerminal-2 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageAdelaideADLTerminal-3 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageAdelaideADLTerminal-4 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

Once at gate 10, it was very quiet down at that end of the airport.
Looks like about 9 passengers on this flight.

ImageAdelaideADLTerminal-5 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageAdelaideADLTerminal-6 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageAdelaideADLTerminal-7 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageAdelaideADLOverview by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr
My ride to Ceduna

ImageAdelaideADLTerminal-8 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageAdelaideADLTerminal-9 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

A short walk across the tarmac to the aircraft.

ImageAdelaideADLTerminal-10 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageAdelaideADLTerminal-11 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageAdelaideADLTerminal-12 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-2 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-3 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-4 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-5 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-6 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-7 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

The windows are still frosty.

This aircraft seems to have a few rattles in it.

Once a Qantas 737 had taken off was our turn. Took off on runway 23. Quite smooth take off.

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-8 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-9 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-10 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-11 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-12 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-13 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-14 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-15 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-16 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-17 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

Choice of snacks was either sweet or savory. Went for the savory. Tea, coffee or water was offered.

Flight time to Ceduna approx 1 hour 15 mins.

Very light turbulence here and there.

Cruising altitude 18000 feet.

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-18 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-19 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-20 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-21 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-22 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-23 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-24 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-25 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-26 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr
Good legroom.

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-27 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-27 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-28 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-29 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-30 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-31 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-32 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-33 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-34 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

Got a bit bumpy in places on approach to Ceduna, but landing was ok.

Again there was no mad rush for the door once the seatbelt sign was switched off. Everyone took their time. There does not seem to be a great hurry in the country.

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-35 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-36 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-37 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-38 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-39 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-40 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-41 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-42 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-43 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-44 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-45 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-46 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-47 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-48 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-49 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-50 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-51 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-52 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-53 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-54 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-55 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-56 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-57 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-58 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageChintaAirPiperPA31-310-VH-JWH by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr
Chinta Air Piper PA31-310 Navajo VH-JWH

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-59 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-60 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-61 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-62 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

Said hello to the captain on the way out.

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-63 by Ryan Hothersall, on FlickrCeduna is a small regional airport served by only one scheduled airline, so quite small.

Other aircraft seen were a Chinta Air Piper Chieftain and Wrights Air Cessna 206.

After a small issue with check in, where the computer seemed to say no to me being checked in, but mankind triumphed over machine and I got my boarding pass. By the time that was sorted out it was time to get back onto the plane for the return flight.

Only enough time for a few quick photos of the terminal.

ImageCedunaCEDTerminal by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageCedunaCEDTerminal-2 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageCedunaCEDTerminal-3 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageCedunaCEDTerminal-4 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

To Be Continued in Part 2
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Re: Adelaide Ceduna Return Regional Express SAAB 340B

Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:56 am

Saturday 26 August 2017
Ceduna (CED) Adelaide (ADL)
ZL4127
SAAB 340B VH-ZLR
7A

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-64 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-66 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-65 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

Sat back in the same seat as on the way up.
This time there are about 12-13 passengers.

ImageCedunaCEDTerminal-5 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr
"Now that lot have guggered off to Adelaide, we can close for the day'

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-67 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageWrightsAirCessnaR182-VH-UCX by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr
Wrights Air Cessna R182 VH-UCX. Belongs to the Wrights Air from William Creek.

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-68 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-69 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-70 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-71 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

The same rattly take off as like from Adelaide.

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-72 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-73 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-74 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-75 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-76 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-77 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-78 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-79 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-80 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-81 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-82 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-83 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-84 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

Same drinks and snacks offered.

Cruising altitude 23000 feet.

Very little turbulence, quite smooth.

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-85 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-86 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-87 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-88 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-89 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-90 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-91 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-92 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-93 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-94 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-95 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-96 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-97 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-98 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

Got a bit bumpy for n descent into Adelaide. Landed on runway 12. The shorter cross runway. A smooth landing which we used the full length of the runway.

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-99 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-100 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-101 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

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ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-107 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-108 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-109 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-110 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-111 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-112 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-113 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-114 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-115 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-116 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-117 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-118 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-119 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXU by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXF by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VYG by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageSingaporeA330-343-9V-STZ by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-120 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageAllianceFokker100-VH-XWM by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageSingaporeA330-343-9V-STZ-2 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-121 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-122 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-123 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-124 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

As has been mentioned before, due to complaints about the original regional airline setup, shuttle busses are now used to shuttle passengers between the aircraft and terminal instead of the long hot (or cold) covered walk way, which be a very long walk if the aircraft is at the very last bay.

The bus now takes passengers from the aircraft to the old international terminal, where part of it is used by Regional Express for baggage reclaim.

ImageAdelaideADLTerminal-13 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageAdelaideADLTerminal-14 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

A great morning out, another regional airport visited and another SAAB 340 flown on.
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Re: Adelaide Ceduna Return Regional Express SAAB 340B

Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:19 pm

Hi Ryan.

It's good to see another of your regional reports online.

Rex offer a reasonable service and whenever I've flown with them the crew have been quite friendly.

Ryan h wrote:
Now that lot have guggered off to Adelaide, we can close for the day'

Ha ha. That reminds me of an incident in Maree some years ago. We were staying at the caravan park there and heard an employee talking to the manager: "I wish this lot would fuque off so that I can get on with the cleaning." Good old country hospitality. :rotfl:

Great pics as usual. Always good to be able to take them on the apron.

Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Adelaide Ceduna Return Regional Express SAAB 340B

Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:54 am

Hi Ryan,

Lots of fantastic photos in your report. Such a crazy thing flying off to nowhere for no reason other than the experience of the flight and looking out the window, but that's what we do.

Years ago I shared an office with a radio astronomer who did Very Long Baseline Interferometry observations. They combined radio telescopes from across Australia and internationally to make high resolution images of galaxies and the like in space. One of the telescopes was an old satellite base station in Ceduna which is now used by the University of Tasmania for astronomy. Of very little relevance to your report, but at least it's something about Ceduna!
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Re: Adelaide Ceduna Return Regional Express SAAB 340B

Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:15 am

Nice report, I fly with rex quite often myself in WA..they are usually pretty good!.interesting to see the interior differences between the models. In WA we only have the B+ models, which have a more modern interior, and possibly extended wingtips..

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