Thursday, August 17, 2017

A Couple of Round-The-World Piper Malibu Aircraft Pass Through CQ - German Registered D-EGAC Pops into Gladstone Airport

On Thursday 17 August, German-registered Piper PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage D-EGAC was noted arriving into Gladstone Airport from the Gold Coast.

It appears to be on a round-the-world flight and has been noted visiting parts of Western Australia and New South Wales over the last couple of weeks after arriving into Australia via Darwin on Thursday 3 August.

D-EGAC was later noted departing Gladstone Airport for Cairns.

Meanwhile, passing through Central Queensland airspace also on Thursday 17 August was another Piper PA-46-310P Malibu Mirage on a round-the-world flight.  It flew from Townsville to Archerfield.

The aircraft registered N662TC took off from Kiel-Holtenau Airport in Germany in late July with the flight around the world raising money for Dr. Reijntje’s School for the Deaf in Sri Lanka (

You can follow the progress of the flight at their website:

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