Early on Thursday 19 July, Toll Freight Metro VH-UZS - which sadly still doesn't wear any colours - popped into Gladstone Airport. Jamie C caught the little freighter departing to Emerald where it later operated Toll Express's scheduled freight run to Thangool and Brisbane.
Incidentally, our other Gladstone-based plane spotter, Shane T, recently popped into Thangool / Biloela Airport, and managed to have a closer look at the Toll and General Aviation Maintenance (GAM) operations at the Airport - stay tuned to the CQ Plane Spotting Blog for the story!
As the day went on, Gladstone Airport had multiple light General Aviation (GA) aircraft pop in from a variety of locations. On Thursday 19 July, Jamie managed to catch...
Piper PA-46R-350T Malibu VH-UPY of Maroochy Air - actually a frequent visitor to the region.
Gold Coast-based Hawker Beechcraft G36 VH-EYY.
Coffs Harbour-based SOCATA TB-20 Trinidad VH-CIL.
Piper PA-28RT-201T VH-IFD is operated by Pettigrove & Davies Air Charters on the Sunshine Coast.
On Friday 20 July, Jamie C caught some interesting helicopter action, highlighted by AeroPower McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Company (MDHC) 369E VH-SUV performing some spectacular airwork near Gladstone Airport.
Jamie also caught HeliReef (Aviation Tourism Australia) Bell 206L-3 VH-CKP as it returned to Gladstone Airport after completing an Island transfer.
Lastly, on Friday 20 July, Jamie sent through three lovely photos of QantasLink (Cobham Aviation) Boeing B717-200 VH-NXQ touching down after operating s scheduled flight from Brisbane.
What a great couple of days!
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