Perth is the capital of Western Australia, and one of Australia's most beautiful cities. Apart
from the airports and the RAAFA Museum (described separately) there isn't really very much in the
way of aviation interest in the city itself.
The Perth city helipad is located next to Riverside Drive, alongside the Swan River. It has no
based aircraft and is used mainly for scenic flights over the city and surrounding areas. Although
it can be used by helicopters at any time, the only time you can be reasonably sure of seeing
anything is on a weekend afternoon, when the joyflights operate.
Midland is a suburb of Perth, to the north of the city, which for many years (from 1987 to 2000)
had a DC-3 on display as an attraction at the local McDonald's here. Due to rising costs and the
difficulty of upkeep, however, it was eventually sold, and moved to the old RAAF airstrip at
Caversham in February 2000.