Thursday, March 20, 2014

A Few Other Plane Spotting Photos from Gladstone Airport

As well as the two great Virgin Australia jets, local plane spotters Jamie and Tash have also photographed a wide range of interesting light aircraft that have called into Gladstone Airport over the last few days.

A bit late to be posting for St Patrick's Day, but the bright-green colours of Shadforth's Civil Engineering Contractors Cessna 414A VH-SMX were again spotted at Gladstone Airport on Friday 14 March.  VH-SMX arrived from the Whitsunday Airport at Airlie Beach and later departed to the Sunshine Coast.

Also last Friday, Rolleston-based Cessn 180 VH-IHG was again photographed at Gladstone.  VH-IHG - which was built in 1980 - wears an attractive yellow colour scheme - complete with XXXX beer titles and a fish on the tail.  Maybe these are couple of the owner's favourite things!

On Monday 17 March, Jamie and Tash captured a couple of dramatic images of the departure of locally-based Aerotor Cessna 210 VH-EFP.  The owner must have just washed his aircraft as when the landing gear doors were opened to retract the gear, a large amount of water was seen to come out!

Locally-based Skydive CQ Cessna 182 VH-SUB was captured visiting Gladstone Airport.

As was Cairns-based Mooney M20J VH-CVB which was spotted arriving from Dubbo in New South Wales.

Finally on Monday, Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Raytheon B200 King Air VH-FDW passed through Gladstone.

Finally, Jamie and Tash have captured some more awesome images of some of the various commercial movements into Gladstone Airport on Monday 17 March, including QantasLink (Cobham Aviation) Boeing B717-200s VH-NXG and VH-NXI.

And also Virgin Australia Regional Airlines (VARA) ATR 72-500s VH-FVI and VH-FVU.  These photos were taken on Sunday 16 March.  As mentioned below, VH-FVI arrived into Gladstone on Monday 17 March and didn't depart until Wednesday 19 March due to a suspected engine problem.

Some great images, and we sincerely thank Jamie and Tash for sending them through!

Photos taken by Jamie and Tash  ©

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