The Quest Kodiak is a high-wing, unpressurized, single-engine turboprop-powered fixed tricycle landing gear aircraft built by Quest Aircraft, a Japanese owned aircraft manufacturer based in the United States of America. The Kodiak is described as a utilitarian air vehicle capable of carrying 10 or more persons, using aluminium construction, short-field capability, and good useful load. Large contributors to the Kodiak's STOL performance are a fixed, discontinuous leading edge on the outboard wing and the high performance Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34 turboprop engine of 750 hp (559 kW).
Certainly a first for a Central Queensland Airport that I certainly know of!
Thanks to the fantastic FNQ Skies Blog for allowing us to use their great photos of N150KQ at Cairns Airport.
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