Monday, September 29, 2014

A Couple of Light GA Aircraft at Bundaberg Airport Monday

A busy day at Bundaberg Airport on Monday 29 September with at least four light General Aviation (GA) aircraft visiting from different parts of the state.  The first to call in early on Monday was Strahman Farms Cessna 208 Caravan VH-SJJ which touched down from its Toowoomba base.

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After spending most of the day on the ground, VH-SJJ returned to Toowoomba.

Also calling in from Toowoomba for the day was Raytheon A36 Bonanza VH-YDD, while Flight One (Services) Cessna 182 VH-OBW called into the rum city from its Archerfield base before returning soon after.

File photo taken by Jamie C  ©

Meanwhile, locally-based Cromair Cessna 414 VH-CBT departed Bundaberg early on Monday 29 September for Monto and Archerfield.  It had returned home to Bundy by mid-morning.  And it appears that General Aviation Maintenance (GAM) AeroCommander 500-S VH-MEH is operating this week's Brisbane-Maryborough-Bundaberg-Gayndah return freight run.

Finally, as the school holidays enter their second and final week, it's worth reminding everyone that the Bundaberg region enjoys a proud reputation in aviation, with Bundy also being the home of pioneer aviator Bert Hinkler.  The Hinkler Hall of Aviation and Hinkler House at the Bundaberg Botanic Gardens are well worth a visit when you call into the rum city!

I visited the Hinkler Hall of Aviation in early 2013, only a couple of weeks before devastating floods closed the Hall for over a month.  A massive clean-up and restoration has seen the Hall - and the Botanic Gardens - back up and running and looking better than ever!

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