|VH-SGY at Bundy on a previous visit (File photo)|
After departing its Brisbane base, VH-SGY called into Bundaberg Airport for a quick stop before it continued further North to Gladstone Airport where it looked to complete a practice ILS approach before again landing shortly before midday.
Flight tracking websites suggested this stop by VH-SGY was Gladstone Airport was also supposed to be a quick stop with it due to return to Brisbane via Bundy and also Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport. However, VH-SGY didn't depart and it was interesting to note that VH-SGQ also flew up to Gladstone Airport from Brisbane during the middle part of the afternoon and it too was due for a quick stop at the port city.
Both VH-SGY and VH-SGQ remained on the ground at Gladstone Airport until late afternoon / early evening when they both returned directly to Brisbane in quick succession.
It is speculated that VH-SGY may have had maintenance issues when on the ground at Gladstone Airport.
UPDATE! On Friday 19 January, VH-SGY was back in the air and completed a flight from Brisbane to Bundaberg and Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airports before returning to Brisbane.,
Photo taken by Micah S ©