Sunday, June 22, 2014

A Couple Other Photos from Gladstone Airport on Saturday - Careflight Bell 412 VH-XCF & ROAMES Cessna 206 VH-XBF

As well as the special 'Flight of Solidarity' visitors, local plane spotters Anthony S and Michael F captured some great photos of some other interesting aircraft to visit Gladstone Airport on Saturday 21 June.

Perhaps the more notable aircraft spotted by Anthony was Careflight (Qld) Bell 412 VH-XCF which positioned into Gladstone on Friday 20 June from the Gold Coast via Archerfield and Hervey Bay.

VH-XCF is seemingly taking up residence at Gladstone Airport to replace the locally-based Careflight Bell 412EP VH-XCY which positioned to Archerfield on Friday presumably for maintenance.

Also spotted performing circuits at Gladstone Airport on Saturday 21 June was Australasian Jet-operated Cessna 206 VH-XBF

VH-XBF is one of two Australasian Jet Cessnas that Ergon Energy’s Remote Observation Automated Modelling Economic Simulation (ROAMES) project of aerial surveys.  Interestingly, the other Cessna 206 - VH-FEN - was also spotted by Anthony at Gladstone Airport earlier this week.

On the commercial front, QantasLink Dash-8-Q400s VH-QOE and VH-QOV were captured visiting Gladstone Airport.

Finally, Evektor Sportstar 24-8995 of the Pro-Sky Flight Training Group, which, in conjunction with the Gladstone Aero Club, continues to provide RA-Aus flight training at Gladstone Airport, was spotted conducting several training flights.  The Gladstone Aero Club has recently advised that Pro-Sky’s flight training training is going very well and is always busy.  On some weekends, it has been necessary to bring a second instructor and aircraft. The Gladstone Aero Club reports that they have received only positive feedback from students regarding Pro-Sky.

Sincere thanks to Anthony and Michael for sharing with us some of their great images from a special Saturday at Gladstone Airport.

Photos taken by Anthony Schulz and Michael Fleetwood  ©

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