A selection of my photographs taken during the 1970s, many from the old Control Tower balcony which provided a perfect vantage point.
After using B&W film, with an occasional roll of Kodachrome colour, by the end of the decade I used colour only.

The magnificent Cabadair CL-44 was still in widespread cargo use during the 1970s.
Here British operator Tradewinds Airways'G-AWGS transits Perth on 5 April 1970 en route Bangkok to Woomera

Another Tradewinds CL-44D-4 G-AWGT refuelled at Perth on 11 November 1970 enroute Cocos Islands to Melbourne

Icelandic operator Cargolux CL-44D TF-LLI fuel-stopped 18 September 1972 en route Cocos Island to Adelaide.
Photograph taken from the Perth terminal building observation deck

Down at the end of Runway 20 on the perimeter track, to enjoy TF-LLI's takeoff

Westinghouse Earth Resources Douglas DC-6B N6105C at Perth in April 1970 while conducting specialised mineral survey
work in Australia and Papua New Guinea.

Adastra Aerial Surveys' Lockheed Hudsons were occasional visitors from Sydney when conducting survey work in WA.  
VH-AGS seen in November 1970, was formerly RAAF A16-112 during WWII

Another Lockheed and contender for Visitor of the Decade award was Lockheed L749 Constellation N7777G seen taxying
on arrival on 22 February 1973, carrying stage and sound equipment for a Rolling Stones Australian tour.
The Stones and their party travelled in a much more mundane chartered Ansett F.27 VH-FNO

N7777G's laconic American crew used radio callsign Triple Seven Golf, despite their registration. After a three day stay, the Connie
departed for Sydney at midnight, following 15 minutes of engine checks at the runway holding point.

Another long forgotten British operator, Donaldson International Airways Boeing 707-321 G-BAEL overnighted Perth in
December 1973, between Kuala Lumpur to Sydney on a freight charter

An early international exec jet was Grumman Gulfstream II G-AYMI. Photographed on 22 February 1971 taxying to visit the
WA northwest iron ore mining centres at Dampier and Paraburdoo. It later became VH-ASM

Rare Soviet visitor was this Ilyshin Il-18 CCCP-74256, which arrived from Jakarta on 8 February 1973 returning there next day

Oldest visitor must be this 1928 built DH.60G Moth VH-UAO in September 1970, flown by its WA owner George Aylemore. 
It was taxying for home at Gnowangerup after being parked overnight in a MMA hangar. The previous day George had landed
and taken off on the grass of Langley Park in Perth city during commemorations of the start of West Australian Airways in 1921.

Today's highly successful Singapore Airlines was formerly named Malaysia-Singapore Airlines.
Their Boeing 707 9V-BBB was photographed operating the daily service to Singapore in March 1971

After Singapore independence, Malaysian Airline System commenced with Boeing 707s on the Perth run. 9M-MCR in December 1976.

World Airways Douglas DC-8-63 N806WA refuelled in January 1975 en route Colombo to Melbourne

Always welcome were Flying Tiger Line stretched DC-8 freighters, in natural metal with blue trim.
N792FT was a DC-8-63FT, overnighting in January 1975 while routing Bangkok-Perth-Manila

East African Airways VC-10 4H-MMT was an exotic visitor on 9 January 1974, refuelling at Perth
en route Mauritius to Christchurch carrying African Government officials

Colour photos at last.  IAS Cargo Airlines of Gatwick had a contract to carry frozen WA beef and lamb from Perth to
Rihad, Saudi Arabia during 1976-1978.  Their DC-8s G-BDDE & G-BDHA were at Perth on 12 March 1977

Executive BAC-111 VR-CAQ visited in July 1979. It was operated by Omni Aviation of Switzerland on behalf of Thagard Oil

Lockheed 1329 Jetstar II N711Z in March 1979 flew demonstrations between Melbourne, Perth, Jakarta and Darwin

Ultimate busines executive jet of the 1970s was this Boeing 707 N790FA, seen taxying on arrival from Colombo on 29 July 1979.
Originally a Qantas short-fuselage 707-138B VH-EBB, it was by then operated by Private Jet Service, Zurich.
It refuelled at Perth while en route Muscat to Sydney, carrying 8 crew, 7 passengers and 36 pieces of baggage

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