Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Australia by Seaplane - Gladstone Airport

Currently based at Gladstone Airport and predominately used to provide passenger transfers between the port city and Heron Island is Australia by Seaplane operated de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver Mk1 VH-IDO.

However, this grand ‘ole lady of the skies (and seas) can also be chartered for scenic flights of Lake Awoonga, Gladstone Harbour, Boyne Island / Tannum Sands, the Collosseum, Mt Larcom, Curtis Island, Facing Island and many other locations of interest in the region including extended flights capable of taking in the sights of Great Keppel Island or 1770 / Agnes Waters. 

Furthermore, passengers can be collected from and delivered to many waterways throughout the region.

Manufactured in 1964 and powered by a Pratt & Whitney Canada R-985 Wasp Junior, 9-cylinder radial piston engine - VH-IDO is fitted with 6 seats to accommodate 1 pilot and 5 passengers.

Additionally, any flight will only operate subject to weather and tidal conditions while passengers will also be familiarised with the aircraft by a preflight safety briefing.

For more information or make a booking, Australia by Seaplane can be contacted on (07) 4972 1940 or 0432 328 813.

Alternatively, their website can be located by clicking onto the link below :