Since July 2017, Alliance Airlines has been flying scheduled regular passenger transport (RPT) services from Brisbane into both Gladstone and Bundaberg Airports on behalf of Virgin Australia. Local plane spotters in both cities quite often message and share some of their great photos as these jets call into their regional airports. In this post, we present some recent photos of Alliance Airlines Fokker F-70 and the larger F-100 jets operating into Gladstone Airport.
The larger F-100 VH-XWR was substituted recently.
As was F-100 VH-XWS which stayed for the night.
F-70 VH-QQX also parked up for the night at Gladstone Airport.
F-70 VH-JFB which as we've highlighed several times, wears a sticker on its port side promoting the Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA). BCNA works to ensure that Australians affected by breast cancer receive the very best support, information, treatment and care appropriate to their individual needs. It is the peak national organisation for Australians affected by breast cancer, and consists of a network of more than 100,000 members and 300 Member Groups. More than 90 per cent of their members have had a diagnosis of breast cancer, and the remaining members have had a personal experience with breast cancer through a family member or friend.
They are represented by the 'Pink Lady' silhouette, symbolic of their focus on the women diagnosed with breast cancer and all those around her. See more at: https://www.bcna.org.au/
Re-painted F-70 VH-JFE
And F-70 VH-NKQ which currently wears a sticker on its forward port-side adverting an upcoming charity concert by iconic Australian rock music singer-songwriter, Paul Kelly. The 'Paul Kelly and Friends' Concert is a locally organised fundraising initiative hosted by the Dirranbandi Pastoral and Agricultural Association. This event will raise much needed funds that will ensure the sustainability of opportunities to access future pathways in Agriculture for the local youth in this region and beyond. As a small, rural community, Dirranbandi is committed to giving their youth every opportunity possible to develop knowledge, skills as well as gain experience in local industry.
Up to seven acts including Paul Kelly, Back'n'Business, Mitch Salisbury and Little Town are expected to perform on the night. Visit http://www.paulkellyandfriends.com/ for more information. Tickets are on sale now through https://outbacktickets.com.au/
Sincere thanks to local plane spotter Col B for taking the time to capture and send through these great photos of some great jet aircraft action at Gladstone Airport!
All photos taken by Col B ©