Sunday, September 27, 2015

PNG Registered Pacific Helicopters Bell 214 P2-PAU at Mackay and Gladstone Airports

A lovely surprise for local plane spotter Michael F early on Sunday 27 September as Papua New Guinea (PNG) based Pacific Helicopters Bell 214 P2-PAU called into Gladstone Airport.

Its arrival made for a spectacular sight with P2-PAU joining McDermott Aviation Bell 214B-1 Biglifter helicopter VH-SUH which remains parked on the Gladstone Airport apron.

I believe P2-PAU arrived from Mackay.  It looked to arrive in Mackay on Saturday 26 September from Cairns and Townsville.

P2-PAU departed further to the South - via Bundaberg I'm told.

Before he left, Michael also captured a quick photo of Paton Air (of Victoria) Bell 206B VH-HST which wears titles of Australian Aerial Mapping (AAM).

Finally, I note with interest that on Monday 28 September, the sleek Corporate Aviation Bell 429 VH-EQP will make yet another visit at Gladstone Airport to take on fuel while travelling from its Southport base to Hamilton Island.

Sincere thanks to Michael for taking the time to capture and send through these great photos!

All photos taken by Michael Fleetwood  ©

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