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Riverland Field Day - September 20th

The 5DME crew will be at the Barmera Aerodrome to commentate for Chris Sperou and Warren Stewart during their aerobatic displays at 11am and 1.30pm (weather permitting)

See you there!

Aviation Now - September 2014

Mr. Mark Young, Managing Director of Adelaide and Parafield Airports talks about the recent progress on the Development Plan at Adelaide Airport.

Aviation Now September 2014 from David Hales on Vimeo.


Clare Valley Aerodrome Opening - Dinner

On Saturday November 1st the Calre Valley Aerodome will be holding their opening event. Special guests will include Richard Champion de Crespigny (QF32) captain of an A380 Airbus known as Nancy Bird-Walton (VH-OQA) which you will remember lost an engine shortly after takeoff. READ MORE.

Visitors are also invited to a dinner. You can purchase tickets here:


The opening ceremony begins at 1400 (2.00pm). The aerodrome will be officially opened by Richard and Peter Champion de de Crespigny during the ceremony 2-3pm.

There will be various lunch options should you wish to buy your food and beverages at the event.

Aviation Now - August 2014 Episode

This is the latest episode of Aviation Now from Adelaide, South Australia.

Aviation Now - August 2014 from Video Magic Productions on Vimeo.


Antonov 124 visits Adelaide

On 26/8/14 an Antonov 124 visted Adelaide to deliver 84 tonnes of mining equipment. It arrived around 3.30pm and deprted the next day at 6.50am. On arrival both ends of the plane were opened up and a ramp had to be assembled from the front to offload some of the cargo.

5DME have heard that many people arrived the next day to see the huge aircraft depart however, a mistake in the departure time by main stream media left everyone disappointed.

Just so those who went to take a look don't miss out, here is a short video that the 5DME.NET crew shot when the aircraft arrived.... These are truly huge machines and one cannot fail to be impressed when up close!

Antonov 124 at Adelaide Airport 26 August 2014 from Video Magic Productions on Vimeo.

NOTE: This is unedited video and does have a few repo knocks. You can see the completed version in the next episode of AVIATION NOW.

Barossa Air Show 2015 Announced

The 2015 Barossa Airshow has been announced and will be held on Sunday April 12th.

5DME will be covering the event and will update you in the lead-up to April 15.

Again, the St Jakobi School and the Barossa Air Show Committee look forward to seeing you there!!!

Adelaide Airport records double digit international growth for the third consecutive year

Adelaide Airport Limited (AAL) has reported strong total passenger growth of 5.0% and outstanding international passenger growth of 25.5% for the financial year ended 30 June 2014.

International passenger growth reflects both an improvement in load factors and a +17.0% increase in capacity, largely due to the commencement of Air Asia X and Jetstar’s international services in the second quarter which brought low cost international travel to the Adelaide market and the option of a second carrier on several popular routes.

The international growth continues the trend of outstanding international passenger growth seen at Adelaide Airport over the last few years, with growth of 13.0% and 14.8% reported for FY12 and FY13 respectively.

Managing Director Mark Young said “the 25.5% international passenger growth seen at Adelaide Airport is a remarkable result and crowns three consecutive years of double digit international passenger growth. Our consistent growth has caught the attention of international carriers and resulted in a substantial improvement in the availability of direct services out of Adelaide. We now have 53 international services operating directly from Adelaide per week, compared to 33 this time three years ago.”

Domestic performance was strong despite the tough operating environment with domestic passengers growing +3.5% to 6.2 million for the year. The domestic growth reflects both an improvement in average load factors and capacity increases across the network, with an additional 238,000 (+3.1%) seats in comparison to the previous corresponding period.

Regional passengers decreased by -4.7% on prior year primarily as a result of a reduction in resource industry related traffic, however, this somewhat stabilised in the second half.


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