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.