Saturday, July 6, 2013

Yet More Plane Spotting Photos from Gladstone Airport - on Friday Afternoon

Local plane spotter, Michael F ventured to Gladstone Airport after work on Friday 5 July, and spent a great couple of hours of plane spotting!

QantasLink (Cobham Aviation) Boeing B717-200 VH-NXE made a smoky and bumpy arrival into Gladstone from Brisbane as QJE1712.

After some time to start the number 2 engine, VH-NXE eventually departed back to Brisbane as QJE1713.

Virgin Australia Regional Airlines ATR 72-600 VH-FVN was captured touching down as VOZ1715.  Sources indicate that VH-FVN was then closed up and looked to be staying at Gladstone for the night.

Virgin Australia Embraer E-190 VH-ZPB which arrived as VOZ1713.  VH-ZPB was one of four E-190s visit Gladstone on Friday 5 July - see Blog post below.

VH-ZPB later departed back to Brisbane as VOZ1720.

QantasLink (Cobham Aviation) Boeing B717-200 VH-NXK then made a spectacular arrival just on dusk as QJE1714 from Brisbane.

Rounding off a nice afternoon and evening of commerical movements was the departure of QantasLink Dash-8-Q400 VH-QOF as QLK2307 to Brisbane.  

As the sun disappeared over the horizon, Michael stayed to capture the departure of McNab Aviation Cessna 414A VH-FKH to Toowoomba.

Sincere thanks to Michael for sending through these awesome images of a wonderful afternoon of plane spotting at Gladstone Airport!

All photos taken by Michael Fleetwood  ©

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