Thursday, June 28, 2012

Gladstone Airport Spottings on Thursday

Finally the poor weather has started to clear, so we took the opportunity to pay Gladstone Airport a visit on Thursday 28 June, and this is what we saw!

We firstly visited local aeroplane and helicopter maintenance provider, Aerotor.  The boys were very busy completing an engine change-out on a 2008-build Robinson R-22 BETA Helicopters - VH-HYY. The little Robbie is owned by Channel Country Heliwork and is powered by a 360 cubic horizontally-opposed, 4-cylinder Lycoming piston engine. Life expectancy between change-outs is 2000 hours, provided a scheduled service is completed every 100 hours.

Also sighted was Cessna 210N VH-SOV which is owned by Central Skies Pty Ltd of Alice Springs but reportedly now a resident in Gladstone.

VH-SOV is waiting to receive some attention, while an ongoing project for Aerotor is VH-EED which is a Cessna U206G.

Other aircraft noted on Thursday 28 June included Jabiru 55/3J with RA-Aus registration of 55-1981. It was preparing to depart on a local flight.

Locally-based Australian Helicopters Kawasaki BK117 B-2 VH-VRP was also noted just after returning from another flight.

Lastly, we noted a couple of interesting charter aircraft parked at Gladstone Airport on Thursday 28 June. Cessna 402 VH-ZMG is operated by Australasian Jet and has recently been based at Mackay Airport.  While Cessna 441 Conquest VH-VEY, which is owned by Vee H Aviation in the A.C.T., but is operated by Corporate Air, of which it wears titles on the rear of the aircraft fuselage, was also noted.

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