An interesting arrival into Gladstone Airport on Saturday 28 March was Cessna 206 Float Plane VH-FKS.
The plain white Cessna Float Plane touched down from Coffs Harbour and is reportedly in Gladstone to operate flights for locally-based Air Charter CQ / Australia by Seaplane on transfer flights to nearby Heron Island, as well as local scenic flights. It is registered to Fraser Coast Seaplanes at Tin Can Bay.
Of interest, Cessna 210 VH-SOV - also of Air Charter CQ - also flew into Gladstone from Coffs Harbour on Saturday 28 March. It had departed from Gladstone before dawn for Coffs and accompanied the Cessna Float Plane back 'home'.
Meanwhile, after landing, the Cessna 206FP VH-PKS was parked on the General Aviation (GA) apron and was soon spotted departing on a passenger transfer flight to Heron Island.
Finally, some reports suggested that the Cessna 206FP may have also been flown into Gladstone to provide back-up to the Air Charter CQ / Australian by Seaplane De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver Mk1 Floatplane VH-IDO which is also based at Gladstone Airport. In fact, VH-IDO was spotted arriving back into the industrial city on Saturday 28 March after a period of maintenance in Mackay.
Certainly a couple of interesting movements and a nice new aircraft for Gladstone!
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Sincere thanks to local plane spotters Jamie and Tash for capturing these great photos and providing a great coverage from Gladstone Airport!
All photos taken by Jamie and Tash ©