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Fokker 100 (VH-XWS) - Adelaide, South Australia, May 11. 2020. Alliance Fokker 100 departs runway 05 for mining town, Moomba in South Australia’s north.
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Fokker 100 (VH-XWS)


Adelaide, South Australia, May 11. 2020. Alliance Fokker 100 departs runway 05 for mining town, Moomba in South Australia’s north.


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Gavin HughesPhoto Uploader
These flights carry fly-in, fly-out workers to the gas field at Moomba and for now only on weekdays but even then, not every day. Alliance also serves another mining town, Olympic Dam, but with Fokker 50s. Moomba’s currently the only one with jet service and there had been talk some time ago that F70s would replace F100s but aside from the occasional F70 appearing here, F100s have remained the mainstay of the service.

This was also testing out a new Sigma 100-400 mm lens on a Nikon D7500 to see what it was capable of. The plane is about a mile from the photo location, the photo was cropped, but is about the sensible limit for a relatively good shot. Beyond that, details get even softer.
Amazing how this is almost exact replica of DC9 Series (Did someone steal designs?)
Gavin HughesPhoto Uploader
Hi Richard, tried a Nikon and Tamron of the same zoom. The Sigma's stabilzation is certainly not as good as claimed (at least on the one I got) but its sharpness is superb even edge to edge, beating the others hands down - better than it looks in this pic which suffers from distance and cropping the pic on a Dx camera sensor. Even my (now former) full frame D750's sensor couldn't do much better. I've just invested in the big time, so here's hoping the money was worth it.
Steve Vit
Top shot Gavin!
Gavin HughesPhoto Uploader
Thanks Steve.
Tom Vance
awesome snap.....5x and love the names of the towns in Oz!
Gavin HughesPhoto Uploader
Thanks Tom. A lot of names are aboriginal which can sound strange, let alone trying to spell SOME of them. If you want a laugh, Google the meaning of 'Moomba'.
mike prendergast
Nice action shot Gavin-Must get over there when things open up.
Gavin HughesPhoto Uploader
Thanks Mike. You shouldn't be that far off being able to get over here IF NO ONE DOES ANYTHING STUPID! Be good to try to meet and greet if possible.
Robert Cowling
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
29-Nov-2022 F100Adelaide Int'l ()Olympic Dam () 06:52PM ACDT 07:39PM ACDT En Route
29-Nov-2022 F100Olympic Dam ()Adelaide Int'l () 04:51PM ACDT 05:57PM ACDT 1:06
29-Nov-2022 F100Adelaide Int'l ()Olympic Dam () 03:05PM ACDT 03:57PM ACDT 0:51
29-Nov-2022 F100Olympic Dam ()Adelaide Int'l () 12:31PM ACDT 01:24PM ACDT 0:53
29-Nov-2022 F100Adelaide Int'l ()Olympic Dam () 10:53AM ACDT 11:44AM ACDT 0:50
29-Nov-2022 F100Olympic Dam ()Adelaide Int'l () 08:12AM ACDT 09:06AM ACDT 0:54
29-Nov-2022 F100Adelaide Int'l ()Olympic Dam () 06:44AM ACDT 07:35AM ACDT 0:50
28-Nov-2022 F100Olympic Dam ()Adelaide Int'l () 08:28PM ACDT 09:24PM ACDT 0:56
28-Nov-2022 F100Adelaide Int'l ()Olympic Dam () 06:47PM ACDT 07:40PM ACDT 0:52
28-Nov-2022 F100Olympic Dam ()Adelaide Int'l () 04:47PM ACDT 05:39PM ACDT 0:52
28-Nov-2022 F100Adelaide Int'l ()Olympic Dam () 03:09PM ACDT 04:00PM ACDT 0:50
28-Nov-2022 F100Olympic Dam ()Adelaide Int'l () 09:43AM ACDT 10:36AM ACDT 0:53
28-Nov-2022 F100Adelaide Int'l ()Olympic Dam () 07:16AM ACDT 08:05AM ACDT 0:48
27-Nov-2022 F100Olympic Dam ()Adelaide Int'l () 05:45PM ACDT 06:44PM ACDT 0:59
27-Nov-2022 F100Adelaide Int'l ()Olympic Dam () 04:03PM ACDT 04:57PM ACDT 0:53
25-Nov-2022 F100Moomba ()Adelaide Int'l () 02:29PM ACDT 03:42PM ACDT 1:12
25-Nov-2022 F100Ballera ()Moomba () 10:58AM AEST 11:52AM ACDT (?) 0:24
25-Nov-2022 F100Moomba ()Ballera () 10:31AM ACDT 10:23AM AEST 0:22
25-Nov-2022 F100Adelaide Int'l ()Moomba () 08:42AM ACDT 09:52AM ACDT 1:09
24-Nov-2022 F100Olympic Dam ()Adelaide Int'l () 05:55PM ACDT 06:52PM ACDT 0:57
24-Nov-2022 F100Adelaide Int'l ()Olympic Dam () 03:41PM ACDT 04:33PM ACDT 0:51
24-Nov-2022 F100Moomba ()Adelaide Int'l () 01:36PM ACDT 02:56PM ACDT 1:20
24-Nov-2022 F100Adelaide Int'l ()Moomba () 11:39AM ACDT 12:52PM ACDT 1:12
24-Nov-2022 F100Olympic Dam ()Adelaide Int'l () 08:20AM ACDT 09:11AM ACDT 0:51
24-Nov-2022 F100Adelaide Int'l ()Olympic Dam () 06:36AM ACDT 07:30AM ACDT 0:53
23-Nov-2022 F100Olympic Dam ()Adelaide Int'l () 08:49PM ACDT 09:41PM ACDT 0:52
23-Nov-2022 F100Adelaide Int'l ()Olympic Dam () 07:08PM ACDT 08:04PM ACDT 0:55
23-Nov-2022 F100Olympic Dam ()Adelaide Int'l () 05:03PM ACDT 05:54PM ACDT 0:51
23-Nov-2022 F100Adelaide Int'l ()Olympic Dam () 03:21PM ACDT 04:19PM ACDT 0:57
23-Nov-2022 F100Olympic Dam ()Adelaide Int'l () 08:39AM ACDT 09:31AM ACDT 0:52
23-Nov-2022 F100Adelaide Int'l ()Olympic Dam () 06:43AM ACDT 07:37AM ACDT 0:53
22-Nov-2022 F100Olympic Dam ()Adelaide Int'l () 08:33PM ACDT 09:24PM ACDT 0:51
22-Nov-2022 F100Adelaide Int'l ()Olympic Dam () 06:53PM ACDT 07:49PM ACDT 0:55
22-Nov-2022 F100Olympic Dam ()Adelaide Int'l () 04:51PM ACDT 05:44PM ACDT 0:53
22-Nov-2022 F100Adelaide Int'l ()Olympic Dam () 03:03PM ACDT 04:00PM ACDT 0:56
22-Nov-2022 F100Olympic Dam ()Adelaide Int'l () 12:39PM ACDT 01:28PM ACDT 0:49
22-Nov-2022 F100Adelaide Int'l ()Olympic Dam () 10:54AM ACDT 11:47AM ACDT 0:52
22-Nov-2022 F100Olympic Dam ()Adelaide Int'l () 08:19AM ACDT 09:11AM ACDT 0:52
22-Nov-2022 F100Adelaide Int'l ()Olympic Dam () 06:40AM ACDT 07:34AM ACDT 0:53
21-Nov-2022 F100Olympic Dam ()Adelaide Int'l () 08:35PM ACDT 09:30PM ACDT 0:55
21-Nov-2022 F100Adelaide Int'l ()Olympic Dam () 07:03PM ACDT 07:55PM ACDT 0:51
21-Nov-2022 F100Olympic Dam ()Adelaide Int'l () 04:39PM ACDT 05:34PM ACDT 0:55
21-Nov-2022 F100Adelaide Int'l ()Olympic Dam () 03:07PM ACDT 04:00PM ACDT 0:52
21-Nov-2022 F100Olympic Dam ()Adelaide Int'l () 09:35AM ACDT 10:29AM ACDT 0:54
21-Nov-2022 F100Adelaide Int'l ()Olympic Dam () 07:10AM ACDT 08:05AM ACDT 0:54
18-Nov-2022 F100Moomba ()Adelaide Int'l () 02:24PM ACDT 03:40PM ACDT 1:16
18-Nov-2022 F100Ballera ()Moomba () 10:30AM AEST 11:22AM ACDT 0:22
18-Nov-2022 F100Moomba ()Ballera () 10:14AM ACDT 10:06AM AEST 0:22
18-Nov-2022 F100Adelaide Int'l ()Moomba () 08:35AM ACDT 09:39AM ACDT 1:03
17-Nov-2022 F100Olympic Dam ()Adelaide Int'l () 05:58PM ACDT 06:45PM ACDT 0:47
17-Nov-2022 F100Moomba ()Adelaide Int'l () 01:33PM ACDT 02:47PM ACDT 1:14
17-Nov-2022 F100Adelaide Int'l ()Moomba () 11:46AM ACDT 12:50PM ACDT 1:03
16-Nov-2022 F100Olympic Dam ()Adelaide Int'l () 08:49PM ACDT 09:43PM ACDT 0:54
16-Nov-2022 F100Adelaide Int'l ()Olympic Dam () 07:09PM ACDT 08:04PM ACDT 0:54
15-Nov-2022 F100Olympic Dam ()Adelaide Int'l () 08:30PM ACDT 09:22PM ACDT 0:52
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