While he was at Gladstone Airport on Saturday 2 August capturing the visiting Emergency Management Queensland (EMQ) / Queensland Government (State of Queensland) Agusta AW139 Helicopter VH-EZJ (see Post below), local plane spotter Michael F also captured some photos of the many and varied commercial and light General Aviation (GA) aircraft that were either 'passing through', or call Gladstone Airport home.
QantasLink Dash-8-Q400 Next Gen VH-QOB is shown above departing during one of the more busier times on Saturday which also saw Virgin Australia Regional Airlines (VARA) ATR 72-500 VH-FVH touch down from Brisbane as VOZ1709.
On the busy GA Apron, Beech N35 VH-MNO was visiting from the South-East corner. VH-MNO features the 'signature' N35 Bonanza V-tail - equipped with a combination elevator-rudder called a 'ruddervator'.
Pro-Seed of Yeppoon owns Piper PA-23-250 Aztec VH-YUA is a frequent flyer throughout Central Queensland.
And 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 photographed by Michael taxiing out for another flight.
Finally, Michael captured some photos of the few local aircraft that remain parked most days on the Gladstone Airport GA Apron, including fellow Evektor Sportstar (Plus) VH-JTO.
Local Cessna 172 VH-RLJ was parked nearby.
There are also several Recreational Aviation Australia (RA-Aus) registered aircraft at Gladstone Airport including Dova DV-1 Skylark E24-5123.
Jabiru Lsa 55/3J 55-0741.
And Jabiru J430 19-7618.
I think Michael really enjoyed his morning of plane spotting at Gladstone Airport - and that is what this great hobby is all about - having fun! Good one mate!
And sincere thanks for sharing these great photo with us!
All photos taken by Michael Fleetwood ©