After spending the last few months operating in Western Australia, on Tuesday 26 February, Alliance Airlines Fokker F-100 VH-FGB returned to Central Queensland and was spotted visiting Rockhampton Airport operating on behalf of Virgin Australia as UTY1243/4 from and back to Brisbane. It had arrived back into Brisbane from Perth only just last week.
As we have posted previously, the Fokker 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 local photographer Russell P for taking the time to capture and send through these great photos of a great return visitor to CQ!
All photos taken by Russell Prothero ©