Last Thursday 29 May, some special visitors called into Gladstone Airport, and local plane spotters Jamie and Tash were on hand to capture some of the action. The three seaplanes that called into Gladstone were taking part in the Australian Seaplane Adventures 2014 Around Australia Seaplane Adventure fundraiser for the Make-a-wish Foundation of Australia.
The three seaplanes included New South Wales-based Lake LA-4-200 Buccaneer VH-EZC.
Brisbane-based Amateur-built Progressive Aerodyne SeaRey LSX VH-XWW.
And fellow Amateur-built Progressive Aerodyne SeaRey LSX VH-SEY which is registered in Maryborough.
The three seaplanes reportedly arrived at Gladstone after an overnight stay on Great Keppel Island and were captured by Jamie and Tash departing for Maryborough.
For information can be found at: http://www.everydayhero.com.au/australianseaplaneadventure
Meanwhile, earlier on Thursday 29 May, Alliance Airlines Fokker F-100 VH-XWR departed Gladstone Airport for Brisbane as UTY651. It had arrived the previous evening operating the regular Fly-in Fly-out (FIFO) charter flight from Brisbane as UTY650.
Finally, on Friday 30 May, Corporate Air / Vee H Aviation SAAB 340B VH-VEP was spotted by Jamie and Tash departing Gladstone Airport after arriving the previous evening.
Some great photos from Gladstone - thanks guys!
Photos taken by Jamie and Tash ©