Australia by Seaplane - Gladstone Airport

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

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 of interest in the area. Extended flights capable of taking in the sights of Great Keppel Island, 1770 / Agnes Waters, or beyond can also be arranged.  

For information, passengers can be collected from and delivered to many waterways throughout the region, and all flights only operate if weather and tidal conditions permit. Passengers are also familiarised with the aircraft during a preflight safety briefing.

Manufactured in 1964 and powered by a Pratt & Whitney Canada R-985 Wasp Junior, 9-cylinder radial piston engine, VH-IDO is fitted with six seats to accomodate one pilot and five passengers. VH-FKS was manufactured in 1976, is powered by a Teledyne-Continental, IO-520, 6-cylinder piston engine, and configured to seat four people (one pilot / three passengers).

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 : http://www.australiabyseaplane.com.au/ 

Write a new comment: (Click here)

SimpleSite.com
Characters left: 160
DONE Sending...
See all comments

| Reply

Latest comments

20.10 | 18:25

Hi, I sent you emails they all bounced back. I want to know if u do oneway transfer from Heron Island to Gladstone Airport. Please email me. Thanks!

...
02.09 | 23:10

I would like to enquire about Pilot instruction .Does Thangool airport have a pilot instructor ? I have one hours of flight instruction under my belt.

...
15.06 | 18:24

Hi Len. Really lovely aircraft you have built for yourself. Thank you for writing up the story and pictures. I am currently looking for an aircraft project.

...
21.01 | 22:17

Giday. Len
Thanks for a great building history and photos of your J6 aircraft
I have a property at Durong South and want to base a J 6 there for local flying

...
You liked this page