Friday, April 17, 2015

Qld Gvt Hawker 850XP Bizjet VH-SGY and RAAF Super King Air A32-437 Perform Missed Approaches at Gladstone Airport

The new Instrument Landing System (ILS) at Gladstone Airport continues to attract various aircraft to conduct practice approaches with two of the more notable visitors captured by local plane spotters Jamie and Tash on Wednesday 15 April.

The first aircraft spotted - and actually landing after conducting an ILS approach - was the Queensland Government Airwing (State of Queensland) Raytheon Hawker 850XP bizjet VH-SGY.

VH-SGY flew up to Gladstone directly from Brisbane and landed for a brief time before it conducted another ILS approach with an overshoot.

From the overshoot, VH-SGY was then noted to head to Bundaberg where it is believed that it conducted one final practice approach before returning to Brisbane.

Meanwhile, also on Wednesday 15 April, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Beech B350 Super King Air A32-437 "Dingo 35" also performed ILS approach and overshoot at Gladstone Airport.

As reported below, A32-437 flew South from Rockhampton where it had earlier conducted several missed approaches.  

After the overshoot at Gladstone, it flew back North to Townsville.

Thanks to Jamie and Tash for their continuing great coverage of movements at Gladstone Airport!

Photos taken by Jamie and Tash  ©

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