Plane Spotting in Victoria    - Major Sites -



Information about the following Victorian sites is provided below:







A snapshot of types of aircraft to be seen at the various airports and airfields in and around Melbourne is available


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  • Ararat Aerodrome (14 Jan 1998)

  • Apollo Bay (3 Jul 1999)

  • Avalon Airport (2 Apr 1998)   AERIAL PHOTOs (courtesy of David Neafsey)

  • Bacchus Marsh Aerodrome (20 Apr 1998)
  • Ballarat Airport (14 June 1998)   AERIAL PHOTO (courtesy of David Neafsey)
  • Bairnsdale Aerodrome (16 Apr 1998)
  • Bandiana Army Museum (24 April 2000)
  • South of Wodonga on the road to Tallangatta is an Army Museum.  It contains numerous transport vehicles, armaments etc, along with a Sioux helicopter (A1-407).  The sad-looking remains of two Vampire trainers were out the back of the museum - one with a cover marked A79-804 inside the cockpit.  One wing section is marked S/No. 592, another has 33 on the undercarriage cover and another is marked Beautified by 35 EXC The Wanderers.
  • Barwon Heads (28 Jun 1998)     AERIAL PHOTO (courtesy of David Neafsey)
  • Benalla Airfield (24 Apr 1998)
  • Just east of the town on the way to the Hume Freeway.  Two runways, lots of small hangars for gliders and one hangar (? ex-RAAF) split between light aircraft and ultralights.  Might have once been a RAAF base.  Saw about two dozen gliders, some ultralights and six light aircraft.  Was there again on 24 April, 2000 and on 14 April, 2005.  Little had changed.
  • Bendigo Airport (24 Apr 1998)

  • Boort (14 Jan 1999)

  • Broadmeadows (11 Oct 1999)

  • Camperdown (27 Dec 1998)

  • Castlemaine Airfield (22 June 1998)
  • Ceres (27 Dec 2000)
  • Charlton Airfield (14 Jan 1999)
  • Cobden Airfield (16 Aug 1998)
  • Colac Airfield (16 Aug 1998)
  • Coldstream Airfield (5 Apr 1998)
  • Corio Aerodrome (20 Apr 1998)     AERIAL PHOTO (courtesy of David Neafsey)
  • Derrinallum (27 Dec 1998)
  • Donald Aerodrome (14 Jan 1999)
  • Echuca Aerodrome (13 Jan 1999)
  • Elmore (13 Jan 1999)
  • Essendon Airport (March/April 1998)   AERIAL PHOTO (courtesy of David Neafsey)
  • Euroa Airstrip (2 Aug 1998)
  • Fishermens Bend (30 Mar 1998)     AERIAL PHOTO 1945
  • Fiskville Airfield (9 Jan 2000)
  • Geelong Airport (2 Apr 1998)    AERIAL PHOTO (courtesy of David Neafsey)
  • Hamilton Airport (28 Sept 1998)
  • Horsham Airfield (14 Jan 1999)
  • Kerang (23 Apr 2003)
  • Kyabram Airfield (15 Dec 2000)
  • Kyneton Airfield (22 June 1998)
  • Longwarry (8 June 1998)
  • Lake Boga (9 Feb 2001)
  • Lakes Entrance Airfield (17 Apr 1998)
  • LaTrobe Regional Airport (14 Apr 1998)   AERIAL PHOTOs (courtesy of David Neafsey)
  • Laverton RAAF Base (2 Apr 1998)     AERIAL PHOTO 1945

  • Leongatha Airfield (24 Nov 1998)
  • Lethbridge Airpark (28 Jun 1998)
  • Lilydale Airport (5 Apr 1998)
  • Lismore Airfield (27 Dec 2000)
  • Locksley Airfield (12 June 2000)
  • Mallacoota Airfield (23 Nov 1998)
  • Mangalore Airfield (10 Apr 1998)    AERIAL PHOTO (courtesy of David Neafsey)
  • Mansfield Airfield (2 Aug 1998)
  • Maryborough Municipal Aerodrome (14 June 1999)
  • Melton Airfield (20 Apr 1998)
  • Mildura Airport (11 Feb 2001)
  • Moorabbin Airport (Mar/Apr 1998)

  • Mount Beauty (24 April 2000)
  • About an hour S of Wodonga - its signposted from the town.  A single strip, hangar and windsock.  Five light aircraft, two glider tugs and about a dozen gliders seen - the Victorian Motorless Flight Group were visiting from Bacchus Marsh for the Easter weekend. Visited on 12 April, 2005 - see photo.

  • Nelson (11 Jan 2002)
  • In the SW corner of Victoria, on the coast road between Portland and Mount Gambier (SA).  Its on the left as you enter the town from the east.  Single strip and hangar.  Aircraft inside the hangar included Tiger Moths (VH-BPU and VH-UJW, being restored), Leopard Moth ( VH-BAH), Hornet Moth (VH-UXY), Drover (VH-AZS, being restored), Aeronca Champion (VH-STU), plus a Stinson being rebuilt following a crash and a couple of air-frames (one of a ? Stearman).  Friendly people!

  • Nhill Aerodrome (26 Sept 1999)

  • Orbost Aerodrome (24 Nov 1998)

  • Pakenham (8 June 1998)    AERIAL PHOTO (courtesy of David Neafsey)
  • Phillip Island Airfield (26 July 1998)    AERIAL PHOTO (courtesy of David Neafsey)
  • Point Cook RAAF Base (31 Mar 1998)
  • Porepunkah Airstrip (24 April 2000)
  • Portland Airport (27 Sept 1998)
  • Puckapunyal Army Base (10 Apr 1998)    AERIAL PHOTO (courtesy of David Neafsey)
  • Riddell Air Park (8 Apr 1998)
  • Romsey (11 Oct 1998)
  • Sale RAAF Base (17 Apr 1998)
  • Shepparton Airport (26 Apr 1998)
  • St Arnaud and District Aerodrome (14 Jan 1999)
  • Station Pier, Melbourne (1 Nov 1998)
  • Stawell Airfield (8 Apr 1998)
  • Sunbury Airfield (8 Apr 1998)
  • Swan Hill (23 Apr 2003)
  • Tooradin (8 June 1998)    AERIAL PHOTO (courtesy of David Neafsey)

  • Torquay (28 Jun 1998)    AERIAL PHOTO (courtesy of David Neafsey)
  • Tullamarine - Melbourne International Airport (Mar/Apr 1998)
  • Wallan Airfield (2 Aug 1998)
  • Wangaratta Airport (24/25 Apr 1998)
  • Warrnambool Airport (26 Sept 1998)
  • Warracknabeal and District Aerodrome (14 Jan 1999)
  • Werribee (2 Apr 1998)     AERIAL PHOTO 1945
  • Western Port Airfield (7 Apr 1998)    AERIAL PHOTO (courtesy of David Neafsey)
  • Wycheproof (14 Jan 1999)
  • West Sale Aerodrome (14 Apr 1998)    AERIAL PHOTO (courtesy of David Neafsey)
  • Wooloomanata Airstrip (13 Nov 1999)
  • Yarram Aerodrome (24 Nov 1998)
  • Yarrawonga Aerodrome (23 April 2000)

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    Last Updated: 26 Mar 2006