Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Australia by Seaplane Cessna U206F VH-FKS

Currently based at Gladstone Airport and predominately used to provide passenger transfers between the port city and Heron Island is Australia by Seaplane operated Cessna U206 Floatplane VH-FKS and de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver Mk1 VH-IDO.

Of interest, both aircraft 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 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 however please be mindful all flights will only operate subject to weather and tidal conditions.

Manufactured in 1976 and powered by a Teledyne-Continental, IO-520, 6-cylinder piston engine - Cessna U206F VH-FKS is configured to seat four people (one pilot / three passengers) and while it is currently loaned for operations with Australia by Seaplane at Gladstone Airport, is listed as owned by Fraser Coast Seaplanes Pty Ltd of Tin Can Bay.
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 at :

To learn more about a plane with much character, de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver Mk1 VH-IDO, click onto the link below :