Friday, April 5, 2013

An Update of Rockhampton Airport General Aviation Redevelopments

Rockhampton plane spotters Don W and 'IAD' have sent through a couple of photos they took at Rockhampton Airport over the last few days that both tell interesting stories.

The first few photos show what's left of the the former Peace Aviation Office and adjoining hangar that used to house local Cessna 150 VH-WWV on the General Aviation side of Rockhampton Airport.  

As well as the loss of nice viewing and photography area for plane spotters, the loss of such as historic building - the old Ansett-ANA Terminal from the old Connor Park Airport (now Rockhampton Airport) - is quite sad.

As we have reported previously, these works are coming as a result of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) being rumoured to have taken over all of the land from their current facilities and hangar to the General Aviation AVGAS refuelling facilities at Rockhampton Airport.  The RFDS reportedly have plans to construct a new building and hangar facilities on the site - shown in its former glory and shortly after demolition commenced during 2012.

Peace Aviation now operates exclusively from their hangar at the end of the General Aviation access Road near Gate 21 - as shown below.

Meanwhile, 'IAD' has also noticed and photographed that Rockhampton Airport's crossing Runway 04/22 seems to still be still closed perhaps after the recent flooding of the Fitzroy River.

Thanks team!

Photos taken by Don Williams and 'IAD'  ©

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