Perth Airport Viewing AreaAs a child I loved being taken along to our local airport so I could watch the planes take off and land. From a young age I was able to recognise every plane by its tail. Visits were regular in the build-up to going on holiday - in order to create a level of frenzied excitement when we finally got to make the journey into the airport and actually on to the plane.
After dropping off visiting family at the airport this week we stopped off at the viewing platform on the way home so that Miss 4 and Miss 2 could enjoy watching the arrivals and departures of aeroplanes on Perth airport’s main runway.
The viewing platform is located on Dunreath Drive and is
open every day between 6.30am and 7.00pm (October to March) and
7.30am and 5.30pm (April to September). There is a large car park
and parking is FREE.
Access to the viewing is via a pathway that is both wheelchair and pram friendly.
The platform itself has been designed with a range of unique features that pay homage to the aviation industry.
The shelter is in the shape of the body section of a Boeing 747. The platform itself is 120 feet in length – the same length as the first ever airborne flight undertaken by the Wright brothers on 17 December 1903
Educational signage is also in place at the platform so that people can learn about the history of aviation and the airport while they watch the aircraft.
The is some simple wooden seating on the platform area but if you fancy staying longer and maybe bringing along a picnic I recommend bringing along some comfy chairs, they were several people there when we visited that had done just that!
Miss 4 and Miss 2 spotting 'planecopters' as Miss 2 calls them. Great free fun!