|A satellite image of TC Marcia (http://www.facebook.com/MackayWeatherChasers/)|
The current cyclone warning area stretches from Bowen to Double Island Point, and inland to areas including Blackwater, Moura and Monto (amongst other towns).
|Members of the Rockhampton Aero Club busy moving aircraft into hangars during Thursday (Photo taken by Paul Tyler ©)|
As a result, both Qantas and Virgin Australia have, late on Thursday 19 February, suspended flights into pretty much all airports along the Central Queensland coast - Bundaberg, Gladstone, Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast), Mackay and Rockhampton - while flights into other Queensland cities including Brisbane, Hamilton Island, Coolangatta (Gold Coast), Biloela/Thangool, Blackall, Barcaldine and Longreach could be affected by the associated weather conditions with Cyclone Marcia.
|QantasLink B717 VH-NXI & Virgin E-190 VH-ZPH were the last two departures from Gladstone Airport on Thursday (Photo taken by Col ©)|
We at the Central Queensland Plane Spotting Blog are thinking of our contributors, aviators, enthusiasts, as well as fans and friends during this time. Take heed of warnings and stay safe!