Monday, August 4, 2014

A Nice Weekend at Maryborough Airport for a Fly-in - Of Remote-Controlled Aircraft!

It was a remarkable sight at Maryborough Airport over the weekend with nearly 100 jets parked on the parking aprons.  But it wasn't as it seemed with the aircraft being scale model jets participating in the Queensland Turbine Flyers (QTF) Annual Fly-in held from Friday 1 August to Sunday 3 August.

The QTF Facebook page ( boasted that over 50 participants were pre-registered with over 100 jet aircraft due to participate in three full days of flying, competitions and socialising, which was all held under clear skies!

Brisbane-based plane spotter Dave D was visiting Maryborough and popped into Maryborough Airport a couple of times over the weekend and captured a couple of great photos of some of the fantastic models.

Meanwhile, Dave noted that Cape Air Transport (of Far North Queensland) Pilatus Britten-Norman BN2A-20 Islander VH-IOA was still at Maryborough, reportedly receiving some attention with Maryborough Aviation Services which is based at the Airport.  More information and photos of their work can be found on their website -

File photo taken by 'AC'  ©

Finally, a couple of other recent notable movements into Maryborough over the last week have included General Aviation Maintenance (GAM) Dornier DO 228-202 VH-VJE, which called in for about an hour on Thursday 31 July.

File photo taken by Jamie C  ©

Also on Thursday, Seair Cessna 208 Caravan VH-LMZ called in from Wanella Station near Coppabella, and Nitro Aviation (Nitro Drilling) Raytheon B300 Super King Air VH-NDT called in briefly from the Sunshine Coast.  VH-NDT also called in on Wednesday 30 July, as well as the Queensland Police Service (Airwing) Cessna 560 Citation Ultra bizjet VH-PSU called in from Brisbane and departed to Townsville - see Blog post below. 

Photos taken by Dave Deem  ©

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