Saturday, April 6, 2013

Australian Army Sikorsky S-70A-9 Blackhawk Helicopter A25-106 - and more - at Gladstone Airport This Week

I was told that an Australian Army Sikorsky S-70A-9 Blackhawk helicopter passed through Central Queensland on Thursday 4 April - and here are some photos!

Gladstone plane spotter Jamie C has sent through a couple of images of the Blackhawk as it passed through Gladstone Airport on Thursday bound for Rockhampton.


Meanwhile, also spotted this week by Jamie C was Par Avion / Bayswater Road Aerial Surveys Pilatus Britten-Norman BN2A-26 Islander VH-RQW.

It is believed that VH-RQW suffered engine problems while operating local survey flights out of Gladstone Airport this week.  As a result, Bayswater Road Cessna 206 VH-SVY also paid Gladstone Airport a visit early on Thursday 4 April.

On Wednesday 3 April, the Queensland Government (State of Queensland) Raytheon B300 Super King Air VH-SGQ visited Gladstone Airport for the day.

Virgin Australia (Skywest Airlines) ATR 72-600 VH-FVP was also captured by Jamie on Wednesday.

And finally, the Gladstone-based Careflight Bell 412EP helicopter VH-XCY operated a flight from Gladstone to Rockhampton on Wednesday 3 April.  Jamie captured VH-XCY as it departed Gladstone, and again as it arrived back later in the day.

Incidentally, while it was on the ground at Rockhampton, local plane spotter 'IAD' captured VH-XCY parked during its visit - check out his photo and more from Rockhampton on Wednesday 3 April HERE.

All photos taken by Jamie C  ©

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