Sunday, February 8, 2015

Sunday Afternoon Plane Spotting at Rockhampton Airport - Lancair IV-P VH-LWL - Thompson Geophysical Survey Cessna 210 VH-THS - Customs Dash-8 VH-ZZA

Local plane spotters Kayanne H and Trevor H have been monitoring the airwaves around Rockhampton and decided to venture to Rockhampton Airport during the afternoon on Sunday 8 February and captured some great photos of a few great light General Aviation (GA) visitors.

Perhaps the nicest visitor was this sleek little Lancair IV-P VH-LWL which arrived from the Gold Coast and was captured later departing to the Sunshine Coast.

One of the more interesting visitors was Thompson Aviation Cessna 210L VH-THS.

Clearly involved in geophysical surveying, VH-THS has a noticeable boom extending from the back of the aircraft.  Trevor reports that VH-THS has been working during the early to mid-morning most days over the last week-and-a-half in a location South-East of Rocky.  Of interest, VH-THS was spotted departing on another sortie during the afternoon of Sunday 8 February.

Blackwater-based Beech B58P VH-BLT was spotted being parked on the GA apron.

Also still parked on the GA Apron was Australasian Jet Piper PA-31-325 VH-ZMJ.

Pictured arriving into Rocky on Sunday 8 February was Sunshine Coast-based Cessna 150L VH-AZV.

Also locally-based Atlass Aviation Vulcanair (Partenavia) P.68C aircraft VH-KBO arrived from Toowoomba.

And locally-based Van's RV-6 VH-OOK was spotted just as it emerged from a bath!

Finally, Surveillance Australia / Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (Cobham Aviation) Dash-8-202 VH-ZZA was photographed by Kayanne after arriving as "Customs 11".

Sincere thanks to Kayanne and Trevor for capturing and sending through such a great selection of photos from a great Sunday afternoon of plane spotting!

Photos taken by Kayanne Hardsman and Trevor Hardsman  ©

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