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Rockwell Turbo Commander 690 (VH-PCV) - Adelaide, South Australia, September 10, 2020.  br /br /One of the four morning regional departures takes off from Rw 05 at 0734 bound for Alice Springs.
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Rockwell Turbo Commander 690 (VH-PCV)

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Adelaide, South Australia, September 10, 2020.

One of the four morning regional departures takes off from Rw 05 at 0734 bound for Alice Springs.

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Gavin HughesPhoto Uploader
Currently there are 3 AC50s and this one AC90 operating these return services to Pt Lincoln, Pt Pirie and Naracoorte in South Australia plus the service to Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. They are known as the ‘bank planes’ (as in financial institutions) and I believe they carry parcels and packages. They only fly weekdays, excluding public holidays.

Operator, GAM Air, rotates its Commanders periodically between the eastern states so we don’t always have the same four based in Adelaide.
Darryl Sarno
Cool catch Gavin!
Gavin HughesPhoto Uploader
Thank you Darryl.
mike prendergast
Nice shot Gavin!
Gavin HughesPhoto Uploader
Thanks Mike. Just for info, it was over a km away, taken at 500 mm on a D850 and heavily cropped - lucky to get a reasonable pic.
mike prendergast
Came out well!
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
20-Jan-2023 AC90Alice Springs ()Adelaide Int'l () 02:26PM ACST 06:09PM ACDT 2:42
20-Jan-2023 AC90Adelaide Int'l ()Alice Springs () 08:15AM ACDT 09:56AM ACST 2:41
19-Jan-2023 AC90Alice Springs ()Adelaide Int'l () 02:58PM ACST 06:51PM ACDT 2:52
19-Jan-2023 AC90Adelaide Int'l ()Alice Springs () 08:45AM ACDT 10:20AM ACST 2:34
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