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Cambridge Aerodrome Plane Spotting Guide

Spotting opportunities at Tasmania’s busiest GA airfield Located just a few kilometers from Hobart Airport, Cambridge Aerodrome has been instrumental in the growth of aviation in Tasmania, and today remains a critical part of the state’s transport industry, with a variety of small charter, scheduled and seasonal firefighting operators based at the Aerodrome. A brief […]

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An aviation enthusiasts guide to Tasmania

How to get here and what to do when you are At first glance, my home state of Tasmania is, well, a bit dry for the average aviation enthusiast, but when you take a bit of a closer look, Australia’s island state is home to a rich variety of airlines, aircraft and airstrips. From the […]

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Hobart Airport Plane Spotting Guide

What you can see, and where, at the Apple Isle’s biggest airport For such a small airport, Hobart has quite a variety of aircraft and airlines, and is very spotter friendly, with fantastic spotting locations and some pretty rare aircraft. In this first post of what will hopefully become an informative, helpful series, I will […]

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YMHB Spotting 2021 Week 2

Settling into the new normal at HBA Despite the absence of any particularly unusual arrivals this week, I still managed to photograph five aircraft I haven’t had the opportunity to before, as well as finally getting to see a QantasFreight departure! Formerly Virgin Samoa’s sole aircraft, from March 2015, to the end of the airline […]

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YMHB Spotting 2021 Week 1

Some really, really unexpected visitors Welcome to the first spotting update of 2021! What a phenomenal week of spotting we’ve had at Hobart Airport to start off the year too! As well as the continuation of the Cathay Pacific cargo flights to Hong Kong, there have been a few surprising arrivals, although I didn’t catch […]

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YMHB Spotting update 23/12/20

The first Cathay flight and another Dreamliner! Now I have finally finished school for the year, I’ve had plenty of opportunities to head down to the airport to catch some of the special visitors, and normal arrivals we’ve had in this past week! Just after publishing last week’s spotting update, I was off to the […]

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YMHB Spotting update 16/12/20

Retro Roo, and a 717 too! My sole airport visit this week was mid afternoon on Sunday, primarily to photograph the Qantas Boeing 737 wearing the scheme adapted from their livery used throughout the 70s and early 80s, a livery I have wanted to see for quite some time. I arrived just in time to […]

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YMHB Spotting update 9/12/20

Among other things, the inaugural 787 to Hobart! First up, I’d like to apologise for my brief hiatus, I’ve been a little busy over the past weeks, but should be back to regular posting now. It has been an exciting few weeks for spotters at Hobart, with news of Cathay Pacific freight services to start […]

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YMHB Spotting update 18/11/20

An Antarctic arrival and not much else It was a fairly normal week of operations at Hobart this week, the only arrival of note being an RAAF C-17 coming in to operate the first few cargo flights to Antarctica this season. On Wednesday last week, I finally had the opportunity to photograph the last of […]

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YMHB Spotting update 11/11/20

A few interesting airframes, and a special visitor With the second Link Airways flight to Hobart and one of the first QantasLink services since the resumption of flights last week, I decided to head over to the airport for a bit of planespotting last Sunday. All photos unless stated otherwise were taken from the hill […]