It was open for inspection outside the main terminal building at the Whitsunday Airport and proved quite popular with many local aviators and some curious onlookers taking the opportunity for a look through the Kodiak.
This particular airframe (C/N: 100-0195) has flown just over 100 hours. It is currently set up inside with two seats in front and six seats in the main cabin, but can have two more seats. The seats and carpet can also be removed to take cargo and the bottom side door can swing down level to allow a forklift in. On the right wing there is the radar pod.
After being on display, N195KQ departed the Whitsundays for Cairns and Mareeba Airports where it was due to continue its tour in Far North Queensland before continuing onwards to Darwin in the Northern Territory.
A decade after the first delivery of the original Kodiak 100, the Series II introduces a range of enhancements. The standard equipment list has been expanded to include Garmin’s next generation G1000NXi, as well as an Angle-of-Attack indexer, digital 4-in-1 standby, Flight Stream 510 and a two-year subscription to the Kodiak Mobile App, backed by Garmin Pilot.
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