Friday 12 Jul: Today I joined Cirrus Aircraft at Bankstown Airport, to inspect their new SR22T G7 Turbocharged model. The aircraft’s build quality, performance, avionics, and ergonomics are exceptional. Features include Continental TSIO-550-K 315 HP Turbocharged Engine, Dual Side Yoke with Stick Shaker, Garmin Synthetic Vision avionics with integrated Infra Red Camera, GFC 700 Auto Pilot, Satellite Phone, Air Conditioning, and ceiling mounted Oxygen outlets. Max Cruise is 213 ktas, Max Operating Altitude 25,000 ft, and Max Range 1,021nm. View more details from Cirrus - View more images (Nikon Z9, Nikon Z 20mm f/1.8 S)

Monday 18 Mar: The beautiful Air Calin A320Neo F-ONEA, seen here departing Runway 16L for Noumea.

Sunday 17 Mar: Network operated a one off freight charter to Sydney today, operating B747-400F TF-AMU.

Saturday 16 Mar: CareFlight operated a Patient Transfer flight from Darwin to Sydney today, using their new IAI Gulfstream G150 VH-OVF.

Friday 15 Mar: Air Calin have leased Wamos Air A330-200 EC-NBN, and are operating it on the Noumea-Sydney service on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Tuesday 12 Mar: United have swapped one of their two San Francisco B777-300ER services to the B777-200ER, which started on the 17th February, and should run until the end of March.

Friday 1 Mar: Definitely from a by gone era, 56 year old Antonov An-12 UR-CAJ is seen here departing Runway 16L for Auckland.

Friday 1 Mar: Falcon 6X Demonstrator F-HSUP made a brief visit to Sydney today, no doubt to show the aircraft to prospective customers.

Thursday 28 Mar: It's not every day a Czech Air Force A319 visits Sydney (Reg 2801), seen here departing Runway 34L for Manila.

Thursday 22 Mar: It's always nice to see a Boeing B757 in Sydney, and this time it was Asia Pacific's B757-200 N688SL.

Friday 9 Feb: The Solomons A320 H4-SAL now carries the "Migration" livery, and is seen here landing on Runway 16L.

Friday 9 Feb: This is a first visit by Air Niugini's new B737-800 P2-PXA, which carries the "Bird of Paradise" retro livery from the 1980s (originally on Airbus A300 P2-ANG).

Wednesday 7 Feb: This was a first visit by China Southern's "World Skills" livery Boeing B777-300ER B-2007.

Monday 29 Jan: Today Thai Airways operated a one off Airbus A350-900 service from Bangkok to Sydney, and this will become a permanent service from April 2024. The A350 will replace the current N777-300ER service.

Wednesday 17 Jan: This will probably be the last ever KC-10 to visit Sydney Airport, as USAF 84-0191 departs on the next leg of her around the world final tour.

Monday 15 Jan: Air Canada today operated their "Wish" livery B787-9 Dreamliner on their AC37 Vancouver-Sydney route. The special livery is in English on the Port side, and French on the starboard side.

Friday 12 Jan: The USAF is retiring all of their KC-10 by September 2024, and 84-0191 visited Sydney Airport as part of an around the world final tour.

Sunday 7 Jan: This is a good example of SODPROPS Operations at Sydney Airport, where ATC run the parallel runways in opposite directions (Simultaneous Opposite Direction Parallel Runway Operations). Here the Jetstar A321 is departing on Runway 16L, while the Qantas A380 is arriving on Runway 34L. The parallel runways are just over 1km apart, and SODPROPS only occurs when the is minimal or no wind. The aim of SODPROPS is to reduce taxi times out to the third runway.

Sunday 7 Jan: Korean are operating their Boeing B747-8i as a seasonal KE401/KE402 Incheon-Sydney-Incheon route, starting on 30/10/2023, and running until 16/02/2024.

Thursday 21 Dec: The first QantasLink Airbus A220-300 VH-X4A makes her first visit to Sydney Airport. The A220 will replace the B717-200 which will be retired during 2024.

Sunday 10 Dec 2023: A very rare visitor to Sydney, however I believe she will be back in Sydney again in January 2024. The KC-10 have now ceased combat missions, and the remaining 59 USAF KC-10 aircraft will be retired by September 2024

Saturday 19 Dec 2023: This will probably be the last KC-46 Pegasus visit for 2023, this time it was 21-46084

Friday 8 Dec 2023: Perth based Bombardier Global 7500 departing Runway 16R on her way home - This is one of the best liveries on a local Global 7500

Thursday 7 Dec 2023: On her first visit to Sydney in the "Destination Dubai" livery, she arrived and departed in the dark. It was two years later for her second visit, this time in daylight.

Friday 1 Dec 2023: Gulfstream's new G700 Sales Demonstrator N706GD arrived in Sydney for inspection by prospective customers. Gulfstream hope to have certification completed in mid December 2023

Wednesday 22 Nov 2023: Another around the world charter flight, this time EuroAtlantic Airways Boeing B777-200ER CS-TSX

Tuesday 20 Nov 2023: Nice to see the Korean Air B747-8i operating to Sydney again (HL7638)

Saturday 18 Nov 2023: First visit to Sydney Airport and operating for Air Calin - Leased by Air Calin for the 4th Quarter 2023

Tuesday 14 Nov 2023: Kalitta Air B747-400F N767CK making her first visit to Sydney Airport

Monday 13 Nov 2023: New cargo operator Texel Air Australasia making a first visit to Sydney with B737-800 ZK-TXA - The airline is based in New Zealand

Sunday 12 Nov 2023: New Zealand Navy Kaman SH-2G Super Seasprite arrived unexpectantly at Sydney Airport, for what turned out to be a very short visit

Tuesday 11 Nov 2023: De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter A3-KLT on delivery to Lulutai Airlines - Manila-Darwin-Wagga Wagga-Tonga

Wednesday 8 Nov 2023: TCS World Travel Airbus A321neo G-OATW operating an around the world charter

Tuesday 24 Oct 2023: Hungarian Air Force A319 604 arriving in Sydney

Wednesday 18 Oct 2023: Night Cargo operations with Nauru Air B737-800 VH-8TG being turned around - This is the first B737-800 Freighter to operate in Australia

Sunday 15 Oct 2023: The Rural Fire Service of NSW Cessna 560 Citation might be very busy this coming Fire Season

Thursday 5 Oct 2023: Latam B787-9 CC-BGS in the "Pan American & Para Pan American Games" livery

Sunday 1 Oct 2023: When your ship has room for a helipad on the aft deck - Eurocopter as-350 "Sky Dreamwalker VI" onboard Ocean Dreamwalker III in Farm Cove

Friday 15 Sep 2023: RAAF Alenia C-27J Spartan A34-006 making a short visit to Sydney Airport

Saturday 19 Aug 2023: Spanish Airforce Airbus A310 T.22-1 arriving in Sydney with the Queen of Spain onboard

Friday 11 Aug 2023: Two Australian Navy MH-60R Seahawks escorting the fleet back into Sydney Harbour

Monday 21 Aug 2023: The amazing artwork on the under of the Nike Gulfstream G650ER N1972

Friday 28 Jul 2023: "Just Do It" The Nike Gulfstream G650ER Corporate Jet visiting Sydney - This aircraft has an amazing underside livery, and the 1972 in the Registration was the year Nike was founded.

Thursday 20 Jul 2023: The USAF Boeing KC-46 Pegasus is another rare visitor to Sydney this year, and replaces the aging KC-10 Refuelling Tanker

Sunday 17 Jul 2023: A First visit to Sydney Airport for B777F 9V-DHB, operating the new DHL freighter service from Singapore - The aircraft are operated by Singapore Airlines

Thursday 22 Jun 2023: A first visit to Sydney Airport by this United States Marines C-130J Hercules

Monday 19 Jun 2023: Both the Airline and the Aircraft Type are fairly rare for Sydney these days - Western Global MD-11F parked on Bay 83.

Thursday 15 Jun 2023: All Nippon B787-9 "Pokemon Rayquasa" livery first visit - Only out of the Paint Shop on 2nd June 2023

Monday 22 May 2023: "India One" supporting the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, on his visit to Sydney.

Tuesday 16 May 2023: After being unloaded from a USAF C-17A, MARINE1 is moved to the Jet Aviation Hangar for security reasons. MARINE1 will be used for the visit by American President Joe Biden

Friday 12 May 2023: We didn't have many USAF visitors during the Covid years, so it was nice to see USAF C-17A 07-7172 drop by

Wednesday 5 Apr 2023: The Titan Airways operated Four Seasons around the world charter departing Runway 16R on the next leg of their journey

Saturday 1 Apr 2023: In January 2023, Sydney joined Heathrow as the "World's Most Diverse Airbus A380 Airports". Both airports were welcoming the Airbus A380 from five carriers. Seen here is Qatar A380 A7-APD from Doha, touching down on Runway 16R at Sydney Airport.

Friday 24 Feb 2023: United Airlines operated a special World Pride 2023 charter from San Francisco to Sydney today, with a new decal that added an extra window behind the cockpit. The Koala in the window was wearing UA Heart sunglasses, and waving a rainbow flag (the decal is on both sides of the aircraft).

Tuesday 21 Feb 2023: The Republic of Korea Air Force Black Eagles Display Team gave Sydney a preview of their Australian International Air Show performance, with some spectacular smoke on formation orbits of the harbour. The Team operate the KIA T-50B supersonic fighter.

Monday 13 Feb 2023: Qantas A330-200 VH-EBL is now carrying the Sydney & World Pride 2023 livery, in preparation for Mardi Gras 2023. VH-EBL has been operating both Domestic and International routes since the livery was unveiled.

Some Other Recent Aircraft Images