A selection of my pictures of the rapidly growing executive jet market in Australia during the decade

British Aerospace 125-700B VH-HSP owned by the Coles supermarket group seen at Geraldton WA in August 1987

Shell Oil Australia's BAe 125-700B VH-HSS at Perth Airport March 1985

Brand new 125-700B VH-IXL at Perth on 31October 1985 during its delivery flight from Britain to John Elliot's IXL Group
which included Carlton and United Breweries, makers of Fosters Lager

Dassault Falcon 10 VH-MEI at Perth April 1987. It was imported in 1977 for Mount Enid Iron's mining operations in WA

Falcon 10 N235FJ visiting Perth on a demonstration tour in June 1981

N235FJ three years later as Drayton Industries' VH-DJT, seen at Hamilton Island, Qld in October 1984

Falcon 20F VH-FAX at Essendon Vic in February 1988

Australian Jet Charter's Falcon 20E VH-HFJ at Essendon in September 1986

Flightways Air Services, Perth imported Falcon 20C VH-FWO from Canada in January 1986

Flightways Air Services operated Falcon 20F VH-NMN for Mount Newman Mining Co in northern WA
It is seen arriving Perth on delivery in May 1986 after purchase in USA

Australian Jet Charter, Sydney  Falcon 20F VH-RRC at Perth April 1987 operated for Rhodes Ridge Mining in northern WA

Falcon 50 N781B at Perth in March 1985 was owned by the Nabisco food manufacturing group

Demonstrator Mitsubishi Mu-300 Diamond N335DM at Essendon in November 1984

Cessna 500 Citation I VH-NEW at Essendon in November 1984 had just been imported that same month

Cessna 500 VH-SWC at Perth in Jnaaury 1982 with local charter operator Presidential Jet Services.
This Citation I was originally used by Keith Williams' Seaworld at Surfers Paradise Qld

Seaworld moved up to Cessna 550 Citation II VH-SWL. Seen at Hamilton Island, part of the Seaworld group, in October 1984
The marshaller's outfit is appropriate for this Whitsundays tropical tourist resort - not a high-visibility jacket in sight

Ingham Chickens group's Cessna 550 Citation II VH-ING visiting Perth in April 1981

Flightways Air Services Citation II VH-WGJ was based at Perth Airport in August 1982

Gates Learjet 35A VH-CPH with Kerry Packer's Consolidated Press Holdings, Sydney. Seen at Perth in July 1985.
The big man preferred their Sydney-based corporate Douglas DC-8

Swan Brewery Company's Learjet 35A VH-SBJ at home base Perth Airport in March 1980

Mount Isa Mines' Learjet 35A VH-MIQ visiting Perth in February 1982

Learjet 35A VH-TPR was operated by Australian Jet Charter for the Tipperary Pastoral group, Tipperary Station NT.
Photographed at Perth in Sepotember 1988

Israeli Aircraft Industries 1124 Westwind 1 VH-ASR of Associated Airlines, Melbourne. Seen at Perth April 1982, where it was
a regular visitor during the decade along with Associated's Gulfstream jets, supporting BHP/Conzinc Rio Tinto mining interests

Finishing with my style of business aircraft.  Grumman G159 Gulfstream 1 VH-JPJ seen at Richmond NSW in October 1988.
This 1968 production G1 had been purchased just a few months earlier by a Sydney company from Rolls Royce in UK

More pictures of business jets can be found at 1980s Perth Airport and 1980s Perth Airport Visitors-Civil

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