While on holidays in the Whitsundays this week, I have had some opportunity to pop into the Whitsunday Airport at Shute Harbour / Airlie Beach.
There was of course plenty of movements on Saturday 7 April, with most being from local operators, including:
GSL Aviation's pair of aircraft - Gippsland GA-8 AirVan VH-URB and Cessna 210 VH-FOC - both were noted operating several passenger transfers to neighbouring destinations.
It was also interesting to note that VH-URB is now wearing GSL Aviation colours and titles. A full Blog Post on GSL Aviation can be found HERE.
Air Whitsunday Seaplanes Cessna 208FP Caravan and De Haviland DHC-2FP Beaver float planes were also regularly departing on island transfers and sightseeing joyflights. Pictured below is Caravan VH-PGT departing and VH-AWD parked waiting for its next flight.
I also spotted Beaver VH-AWY tucked away minus its wings, obviously undergoing some maintenance.
Also noted flying was Skydive Airlie Beach Gippland GA-8 AirVan VH-RTS.
And Whitsunday Tiger Moth Adventures De Haviland DH-82A VH-BOJ was busy flying joyflights.
There has also been a few interesting visitors to the Airport including:
Redcliffe-based Piper PA-22-160 VH-MBT. It was photographed parked on Saturday 31 March. It is registered to Bob Tait's Aviation Theory School at Redcliffe.
On Saturday 7 April, Noosa-based Cessna 401 VH-ARI was photographed. It arrived during the week from Gympie and wears titles promoting "Noosa Heads" and "Equine Nutrition".
A pair of Cirrus Aircraft were also noted with Cirrus SR20 VH-DRK and Cirrus SR22 VH-MHA both photographed parked up at the Airport for the Easter break.
Lastly, there were reports that Aeromil Pacific - Cessna Demonstrator - Cessna 510 Citation Mustang Bizjet VH-PWX arrived at Whitsunday Airport after performing a demonstration tour of New Zealand.