Thursday, May 23, 2013

A Few Plane Spotting Photos from Gladstone Airport on Wednesday - Including QantasLink Dash-8-200 VH-SDE Rare Visitor!

Another lovely day's plane spotting was had at Gladstone Airport on Wednesday 22 May, and Tash C was on hand to capture some of the action, as well as some interesting visitors to the Port City.

One of the more interesting - and certainly rarer - visitors into Gladstone was QantasLink Dash-8-200 VH-SDE which was photographed by Tash operating a scheduled return service into Gladstone from Brisbane as QLK2330/2333.

QantasLink usually operates the larger Dash-8-Q400 aircraft into Gladstone (as shown below), so capturing the smaller Dash-8-200 was certainly a treat.  These smaller Dash-8s are a more common sight in smaller airports such as Bundaberg, Roma and Charleville.

Also on Wednesday 22 May, QantasLink (Cobham Aviation) Boeing B717-200s VH-NXO and VH-NXJ were spotted at various times by Tash and they also operated their return flights between Brisbane and Gladstone.

HeliReef / Aviation Tourism Australia Bell 206 VH-CKU was also captured by Tash as it departed on local flight.

Visiting aircraft that were photographed at Gladstone Airport on Wednesday 22 May included DND Aviation Raytheon G36 VH-JKZ, which was captured preparing for departure to Redcliffe.

McNab Aviation Cessna 414A VH-FKH was spotted departing for its Toowoomba base.  It had arrived the previous day - see post below!

Rolleston-based Cessna 310 VH-XBB was also spotted departing to parts unknown.  It too had arrived the previous day.

Lastly Channel Country Heliwork (of Blackall) Robinson R22 BETA VH-ELX was captured by Tash as it arrived at and later departed Gladstone Airport.


By the looks of it VH-ELX came to the Airport for fuel!

Sincere thanks to Tash C (with help from Jamie C) for sending through her great photos from a great day's plane spotting!

All photos taken by Tash C  ©

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