Sunday, April 9, 2017

Sunday Spottings at Gladstone Airport - Part 1 - RAAF Super King Air A32-675 "Regent 83" & Qld Gvt Hawker 850XP VH-SGY

With Federal and State politicians visiting flood-hit Rockhampton, the only way they can 'fly' into the region is via Gladstone Airport.

Thus, on Sunday 9 April, during a busy day of movements, Gladstone Airport played host to a couple of corporate visitors including - yet again - the Queensland Government (State of Queensland) Airwing Raytheon Hawker 850XP bizjet VH-SGY.  It arrived from and later departed back to Brisbane.

VH-SGY also visited Gladstone Airport on Friday 7 April and was noted visiting Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast) Airport on Saturday 8 April.

Also visiting Gladstone Airport on Sunday 9 April was Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Beech B350 Super King Air A32-675 which arrived from Townsville as "Regent 83".

It is believed to have collected Australian Acting Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce - who returned from Rockhampton on board one of the three Royal Australian Navy (RAN) NH Industries MRH-90 Multi-Role Helicopters that are presently based at Gladstone Airport - and later departed to the South again as "Regent 83".

It was certainly a busy day at Gladstone Airport and we will share some more great photos soon!

All photos taken by 'Mick'  ©

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