So far over the last week, we have presented reports on most of the fixed-wing aircraft and helicopter participants and visitors to the Whitsunday Airport Grand Airshow on Sunday 1 May.
This report focuses on the Recreational Aviation Australia (RA-Aus) ultralight aircraft and other light aircraft visitors that popped into the Whitsunday Airport over the weekend. Some of the following aircraft participated in the static part of Airshow, but most were noted later noted flying scenic joyflights over the nearby Whitsunday Islands on the Sunday afternoon.
Visiting ultralight aircraft included:
Local Kitfox MKII registered 19-5175
Recently registered Savannah registered 24-7753
Another recently registered Savannah - this one is named "Cab Sav" - registered 19-7817
One final Savannah, 19-4206, flew into the Airport on Saturday afternoon.
Spectrum Aircraft Tara registered 19-3227
Rand Kar X-air Australian registered 19-3146
John Gordon from Free Flying Emerald flew Storm Century LSA 24-5303 flew in from Emerald for the Airshow
TL Ultralight Co Sirius registered 24-7308, also flew in from Emerald
One of the more interesting ultralight aircraft was an M-22 Voyager Gyrocopter, which is owned in Western Australia and registered G2512.
Of the other light aircraft that visited for the Airshow, the majority of these were various Cessna models registered to mostly local addresses.
Local Cessna 172 VH-NLW was on static display at the Airshow
Local Cessna 210 VH-TLR parked on the Western grass visitor parking area
Cessna 182 VH-EHJ flew from Mackay, and is pictured returning to the Airport after flying a scenic joyflight after the Airshow
Cessna 206 VH-RXT is registered in Caboolture but based at Sarina, South of Mackay
Moranbah based Cessna 172 VH-ELE
Cessna 172 VH-UAC is registered in Tasmania
Piper PA-28RT-201 VH-WJV visited from Mackay
Piper PA-32R-301 VH-DWH also visited from Mackay
General Avia Construzioni Aeronautiche F22R VH-PIQ visited from North Queensland
Lastly, two Amateur Built aircraft in the form of an F1 Rocket, registered VH-MYO, and a Van's RV-7, registered VH-NHL, visited from Tully.
It was a fantastic day at the Airshow, and a great days spotting at the Whitsunday Airport!!