Butterfly Blue flares over RWY23's threshold for landing, its paint weathered and matted to a sandpapered red.
Doing right turns above Sydney's northern suburbs before making our approach for runway 16 Right.
The red paint is starting to fade on this Virgin Australia B737, so maybe time for the "all white" look
Many thanks to Warren for the air-side access
Get as much of the red virgin as you can. All of them are turning white very very fast
Butterfly Blue flaring over the asphalt from Sydney as Virgin 509.
Butterfly Blue departs for Melbourne as Virgin 866.
Butterfly Blue shortly before pushback as DJ509 to the Gold Coast. This aircraft didn't get very far before returning to the gate and the service being cancelled. [Canon 500D]
Seconds from touching down at Sydney Airport!