Monday, May 7, 2018

Alliance Airlines Fokker F-100 VH-FGB in Special "Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith" Livery Spotted at Gladstone Airport

On Monday 7 May, Alliance Airlines Fokker F-100 VH-FGB made a rare visit into Gladstone Airport Airport operating on behalf of Virgin Australia as UTY2911/2912 from and back to Brisbane.  These flights into Gladstone Airport are usually operated by smaller Fokker F-70 jets so the arrival of the larger Fokker F-100 was a surprise - doubly a nice surprise given it was VH-FGB!

As we've posted previously, VH-FGB is adorned in a very attractive livery celebrating the 90th anniversary of the first trans-Pacific crossing completed in 1928 by four aviators including Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith in his Fokker F.VIIb/3m Trimotor named "Southern Cross".

Of interest, a commemorative beer labelled Smithy’s FGB (Fokkin’ Good Beer) has also been launched and will be available on all Alliance Airlines flights.

Sincere thanks to Col B at Gladstone Airport for taking the time to capture and send through these great photos!

All photos taken by Col B  ©

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