Sunday, June 3, 2012

Sunday Morning at Gladstone Airport

We popped into Gladstone Airport on a very quiet Sunday 3 June, which included a weekly meeting of Gladstone Aero Club members

We noted QantasLink Dash-8-Q400 VH-QOT parked on the Gladstone Airport apron preparing for it's mid-morning departure to Brisbane as QLK2331D.

Soon after, QantasLink Dash-8-Q300 VH-SBI arrived from Brisbane, and then later departed to Rockhampton, enroute to Cairns as QLK2308.

Another QantasLink Dash-8-Q300 - this time VH-SCE -  was noted departing to Brisbane as QLK2301, on the last leg of its southbound milkrun from Cairns.

While enjoying the morning with the Gladstone Aero Club, we noted a visitor from Rockhampton in the form of Jabiru J-160 19-5099. The owner/pilot, Allen, was on his way to the Old Station (at Raglan) and decided to drop-in and catch-up with the boys at the Gladstone Aero Club first.

An interesting comment Allen made was that he had modified his Jabiru to have water-cooled heads instead the traditional Jabiru trait of being air-cooled only.

As we were leaving - after a great morning - we noted 1996 Reid Heliwork Robinson R-44 helicopter VH-HZQ on the General Aviation (GA) apron.

A great morning!  Incidentally, if you're interested in more information about the recently reformed Gladstone Aero Club, their website can be accessed  HERE.

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