Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Australian Aerial Mapping (AAM) Cessna 402B VH-MAX at Gladstone Airport

Spending most of weekend flying in and out of Gladstone Airport was Bayswater Road / Australian Aerial Mapping (AAM) Cessna 402B VH-MAX.  The aerial survey aircraft was captured by local plane spotters Jamie and Tash arriving initially on Saturday 19 April.

Eagle-eyed readers may note the 'Qasco' Survey company titles on the forward part of the aircraft's fuselage.  Qasco operated VH-MAX and fellow Cessna 402B VH-SVQ out of Archerfield for a period of time. 

On Sunday 20 April, VH-MAX departed Gladstone early on a survey flight over the local area.  It arrived back at Gladstone in the early afternoon.

With flight tracking not available on this aircraft, VH-MAX was spotted departing Gladstone on Monday 21 April for parts unknown, as it did not return to the industrial city.

I do like the aircraft's air-conditioning system!

Thanks to Jamie and Tash for sending through these great photos!

Photos taken by Jamie and Tash  ©

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