Monday, September 30, 2019

AirServices Australia / Pearl Aviation Super King Air VH-FIY "Auscal 03" Arrives into Gladstone Airport

On Monday 30 September, AirServices Australia / Pearl Aviation Hawker Beechcraft B300 Super King Air VH-FIY was noted arriving into Gladstone Airport from Brisbane. 

File photo

It then completed a three-and-a-bit hour calibration flight of the Gladstone Airport Instrument Landing System (ILS) and other navigational aids (navaids) in the area.

VH-FIY then returned to the Gladstone Airport and at the time of writing, it appears to be staying for at least the night.

UPDATE!  On Tuesday 1 October, VH-FIY departed Gladstone Airport and completed a navaid check at Clermont Aerodrome before it then headed to the Whitsundays, completing airwork and then eventually landing at Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast) Airport.  After taking on fuel, VH-FIY then flew West to Hughenden before heading to Townsville.

For all of its flights, VH-FIY was heard to be using its usual radio callsign of "Auscal 03".

Photo taken by Terry Purcell  ©

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