I managed to meet the pilot of VH-EQP at the Australian International Airshow at Avalon Airport earlier this month, and he commented that Gladstone Airport is a popular location to take on fuel as it ventures up and down the Queensland coast.
On Wednesday 20 March, VH-EQP departed Southport for Gladstone, before eventually heading for Proserpine / Whitsunday Coast Airport. It then departed Proserpine for Gladstone and Southport to complete a big day's flying!
Also noted at Gladstone Airport this week has been CromAir Cessna 414 VH-CBT which flew from Bundaberg to Monto to Thangool / Biloela and then onto Gladstone Airport on Tuesday 19 March. It later departed back to Monto and then Bundaberg.
Also on Tuesday 19 March, Henty Aviation Cessna 425 VH-BSM was spotted by Jamie C on the ground at Gladstone Airport after arriving from Archerfield.
Some other light aircraft noted at Gladstone Airport - particularly over the weekend - included a Rolleston-based Cessna 310, a familiar classic Cessna 150, and two visitors from Bundaberg. On Sunday 17 March, Cessna 150 VH-DNY and Piper PA-24-260 VH-AZK were spotted at Gladstone Airport reportedly visiting the Gladstone Aero Club gathering on Sunday morning. They both later departed back to their Bundaberg home.
|Cessna 150 VH-DNY at Bundaberg Airport (File photo)|
Old Station (at Raglan) Cessna 150 VH-RWM was also noted, as was Cessna 310 VH-XBB which is registered in Rolleston. Local Cessna 172 VH-RLJ and local Cessna 182 VH-CLZ were also both noted flying around Gladstone Airport on Sunday 17 March.
|RFDS Hawker Beechcraft B200 King Air VH-FDI (File photo)|
What a busy week!