After visiting Hamilton Island Airport earlier in the week, the visiting US-registered Quest Kodiak 100 turboprop N150KQ has this time called into Rockhampton Airport on Wednesday 2 March while on a flight from Townsville to Archerfield.
Local plane spotter 'IAD' found a break in the rain showers passing through Rocky to capture these great photos as the smart little turboprop departed on its journey South.
N150KQ had arrived into Hamilton Island Airport late on Monday 29 February before departing to Townsville on Tuesday 1 March.
The Quest Kodiak is a high-wing, unpressurized, single-engine turboprop-powered fixed tricycle landing gear aircraft built by Quest Aircraft, a Japanese owned aircraft manufacturer based in the United States of America. The Kodiak is described as a utilitarian air vehicle capable of carrying 10 or more persons, using aluminium construction, short-field capability, and good useful load. Large contributors to the Kodiak's STOL performance are a fixed, discontinuous leading edge on the outboard wing and the high performance Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34 turboprop engine of 750 hp (559 kW).
Thanks to 'IAD' for taking the time to capture and send through these great photos!
All photos taken by 'IAD' ©