A busy day at Gladstone Airport on Sunday 5 January was started by the visit of another big Boeing B737-800 into the industrial city. This time it was Virgin Australia supplementing a scheduled service with the bigger jet aircraft.
Local plane spotter Michael F was on hand to capture some images of VH-VOM as it touched down from Brisbane as VOZ1711. VH-VOM still wears the old Virgin Blue colour scheme - and still has a white nose cose!
After turning around, it departed back to Brisbane a little later as VOZ1714.
Gladstone Airport was a busy place on Sunday 5 January, with Corporate Aviation Bell 429 VH-EQP expected to return from Hamilton Island and onto its Southport home on the Gold Coast.
And finally, there were multiple Fly-in fly-out (FIFO) scheduled to touch down later in the afternoon from both Brisbane and Sydney. There were Alliance Airlines Fokker F-100s and QantasLink Dash-8-Q400s due to arrive.
All photos taken by Michael Fleetwood ©