Saturday, September 13, 2014

A Few Photos of Super King Air VH-KJD at Gladstone Airport Saturday - Plus REX SAB 340B VH-ZLW During the Week

On Saturday 13 September, BAS Aviation Raytheon B300 Super King Air VH-KJD touched down at Gladstone Airport.  Local plane spotter Anthony S was on hand to capture a couple of great photos as the Super King Air arrived from Archerfield.

After about half-an-hour, VH-KJD then departed to Toowoomba.

However, it returned to Gladstone Airport a little later in the day from Toowoomba - briefly - it then departed back to Archerfield.

While he was there, Anthony also captured some of the other comings and goings at Gladstone Airport on Saturday 13 September including QantasLink Dash-8-Q300 VH-SBB which was operating the morning QLK2308 'milk-run' flight from Brisbane to Cairns via Gladstone, Rockhampton, Mackay and Townsville.

Virgin Australia Regional Airlines (VARA) ATR 72-500 VH-FVL was also spotted calling in from Brisbane as VOZ1709.

A couple of locally-based operators captured by Anthony included Air Charter CQ / Australia by Seaplane De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver Mk1 Floatplane VH-IDO which was returning to Gladstone after completing one of its many flights to the nearby Heron Island.

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 Anthony taxiing out for another flight.  To learn more about RA-Aus flying training with Pro-Sky at Gladstone - or even Bundaberg, Gympie or Maryborough - you can phone Chief Instructor Russell Middleton directly on 0439 867 131, or click onto the following link:

Also, as we mentioned below, Regional Express (REX) SAAB 340B VH-ZLW touched down at Gladstone Airport last Saturday 6 September, and planned for a departure to Brisbane on Monday 8 September.

Anthony was on hand on Monday and captured VH-ZLW as it taxied away from the Gladstone Airport apron, before it waited at the holding point of Runway 10 for around 10-15 minutes.

As Anthony's photos show, VH-ZLW then taxied back to the terminal and unloaded all its passengers and freight.  The SAAB was then later noted receiving attention on the Eastern end of Gladstone Airport.

On Tuesday 9 September, VH-ZLW was 'scheduled' to depart at 12pm midday, however, it didn't actually depart back to Brisbane as PFY9309 at about 4pm.

Finally, Bechtel-operated Dassault Falcon 900EX bizjet N980SF departed Gladstone Airport on Friday 12 September for Perth.  It had arrived on Tuesday 9 September.

Thanks to Anthony for allowing us to share his great photos!

All photos taken by Anthony Schulz  ©

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