On Sunday 4 March, Skytraders Pty Ltd Airbus A319-115(LR) VH-VHD "Snowbird 1" touched down at Gladstone Airport. It arrived from Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport.
VH-VHD was promptly re-fuelled and then closed up for the night. There is word around that it will depart Gladstone Airport on Monday 5 March.
Skytaders is the provider of specialist air services to the Australian Federal Government. They operate charters to Antarctica and provide transport for refugees / illegal immigrants around Australia and parts of the Pacific. Sytraders operates a pair of Airbus A319 jets - VH-VHD and VH-VCJ - along with a pair of Casa 212-400 turboprops - VH-VHA and VH-VHB. The Skytraders website can be found at: http://skytraders.com.au/
Sincere thanks to local plane spotter Anthony S for taking the time to capture and share with us these great photos!
All photos taken by Anthony Schulz ©