Sunday, June 18, 2017

A Couple of Lighties Also Spotted at Gladstone Airport Over the Weekend

While he was at Gladstone Airport on Saturday 17 June, local plane spotter Michael F captured a couple of photos of two of the many visiting and locally-based light General Aviation (GA) aircraft to pop in and out of the port city over the weekend.

Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Hawker Beechcraft B200 VH-FDM "FlyDoc478" was spotted parked waiting for its next mission.  It had earlier arrived from Biloela / Thangool Airport and later departed to Bundaberg Airport where it seems to be currently based.

Old Station (at Raglan) based Cessna 182D VH-RDQ was also spotted as it arrived into Gladstone Airport.

Meanwhile, also noted visiting Gladstone Airport also on Saturday 17 June was Air Queensland Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain VH-XLB which visited from its Redcliffe base.

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UPDATE!  On Monday 19 June, VH-XLB was back in CQ flying into Mackay Airport from Redcliffe.  It later departed to Cairns.

UPDATE!  On Tuesday 20 June, VH-XLB returned to Redcliffe from Cairns, this time calling into Gladstone Airport.

Finally, Brisbane-based Partenavia P.68B VH-IYF was also noted visiting Gladstone Airport on Saturday 17 June also arriving from its Redcliffe base and later departing to Townsville.  

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Then on Sunday 18 June, it returned to Gladstone Airport while returning to Redcliffe from Townsville.

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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