Friday, May 8, 2015

Other Light GA Visitors at Gladstone Airport This Week - AirServices King Air VH-FIZ - Aerial Mapping VH-TEY - And More!

As we mentioned below, Gladstone Airport has played host to a few interesting arrivals this week, and fortunately for us, local plane spotters Jamie and Tash have been on hand to capture most of the action!

For the second time in less than a month, AirServices Australia / Aero Pearl-operated Hawker Beechcraft B300 Super King Air VH-FIZ is back in Gladstone and this week, it has been noted conducting daily flights to test and calibrate navigation aids (and perhaps the Instrument Landing System) at and around Gladstone Airport.

On Friday 8 May, VH-FIZ - flying as "Auscal 4" - returned to Brisbane.

Another survey aircraft operating around Gladstone Airport this week was Handel Aviation / Acena Nominess Cessna 210N VH-TEY.

VH-TEY initially arrived from the Gold Coast last Sunday 3 May and has since operated out of Gladstone, Mackay and Cairns during the week.  It is pictured below departing Gladstone for the Gold Coast on Thursday 7 May.

Also on Thursday 7 May, McDermott Aviation Group / Machjet International Aerospatiale AS.355F1 Squirrel VH-HRU made a brief stop at Gladstone for fuel.  Its exact movements are not known.

Of interest, the chopper wears "Rural Fire Service Queensland" titles along the upper section of the tail boom.  

Finally, Piper PA-38-112 Tomahawk VH-UAL of the Australian Air Force Cadets (Air Cadets School of Aviation) was also spotted passing through Gladstone on Thursday 7 May.

Again, the movements of VH-UAL are not known, however it did call in for fuel and looked to depart towards to the South.

Sincere thanks to Jamie and Tash for their great coverage from Gladstone Airport this week!

Photos taken by Jamie and Tash  ©

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