Friday, July 20, 2012

A Busy Couple of Days at Gladstone Airport This Week

Gladstone Airport has generally been pretty quiet for most of the week - the highlight in the early part of the week was by far the Aeromil Pacific Cessna 560 Citation Ultra VH-SJP, which visited on Monday 16 July from the Sunshine Coast.

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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