Monday, November 30, 2015

Also Spotted at Rockhampton Airport over the Weekend - Rockwell Thrush VH-THR - Super King Air N841KA

While they were at Rockhampton Airport over the weekend, local plane spotters Kayanne H and Trevor H captured a few photos of a couple of other interesting aircraft to visit the beef capital over the course of Saturday 28 November and Sunday 29 November.

One of the most interesting aircraft captured was 1973-built Rockwell International (now Ayres) S-2R Thursh crop-spraying aircraft VH-THR of MKM Aviation of Atherton in Far North Queensland.

The bright orange livery on VH-THR reminded me and a couple others of the character on the Disney movie "Planes" 'Dutsy Crophopper'.

Calling into Rockhampton Airport on Saturday 28 November was Hawker Beechcraft 350i Super King Air N841KA.

File photo taken by 'IAD'  ©

It was scheduled to perform an aerial survey flight early on Sunday 29 November before it eventually returned South to Brisbane.

Finally, Kayanne captured a couple of photos of Bell 206L-1 VH-JGO.

The brightly coloured Bell LongRanger looks to have taken up residence at Rockhampton Airport possibly with Stirling Helicopters.  It is currently registered to an operator at Coffs Harbour in New South Wales.

Thanks to Kayanne and Trevor for taking the time to capture and send through these great photos!

Photos taken by Kayanne Hardsman and Trevor Hardsman  ©

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