Very fortunate today to go on an airside tour of Perth Airport.
Perth Airport has been undertaking some consultation with Local Governments (of which one I work for) in relation to height limitations and their new master plan and we asked if we could get a tour of the airport and they said yes
After a nice lunch we got signed in and off we went, first stop the domestic apron, was so in awe I forgot to take photos.
Next stop the FIFO ramps for Skippers and Network and then the fun began.
We pulled up at the northern end of Runway 21 to watch an Alliance F100 and an Etihad 330 land along with a Jetstar A320 and Qantas A330 depart.
The International apron was next, midday on a Monday was not as busy as I would have liked but hey here I was standing on the apron at gate 52 watching a Singapore Airlines B777 get prepared for departure.
The new VA peir is quite impressive from the outside and it is nice to see that they are going to use wheeled aerobridges not the silly static ones that they have at the ITB.
We continued our journey around the bottom of runway 03 we saw the progress on the extension of taxiway Charlie which should help reduce runway crossings and increase utilisation
Past the viewing platform which I have visited many times and it was nice to be on the other side of the fence we pulled up to watch a SQ
B777 and realised a SQ
B777 was also landing and as the works had closed a part of taxiway Charlie it turned of the runway towards us
Our tour wound up passing a number of 737 freighters.
For someone like me opportunities like this are a once in a life time dream (could have spent all day there), it is right up there with my visit to the control tower at PER
Now Iust need to work out how to load a few images
[Edited 2015-03-09 07:30:14]