Air International 2020-09
C.Frame - Brisbane. Steps into the future
Several historic military aircraft visited Brisbane as part of the inauguration celebrations.
Pilots and crew pose by their warbirds following their displays at the opening ceremony.
Aero L-39 Albatros, VH-UKR (c/n 834424) '99,' was the first jet to land on the parallel 01L/19R.
This Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche, VH-SER (c/n 30-1578), was the first aircraft to use the new facility, doing so on May 4, 2020, to test runway lighting, including precision approach path indicators.
The first scheduled departure, flight VA781, rotates for Cairns.
Brisbane Airport's aircraft rescue and firefighting service provide the customary water salute ahead of the maiden departure.
Virgin Australia Boeing 737-800, VH-YFW (c/n 41037) "Turquoise Bay", accelerates down 01L/19R as it becomes the first aircraft to depart from the new runway.