On Saturday 8 April, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Beech B350 Super King A32-670 touched down at Gladstone Airport with Acting Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce on board. I believe the Super King Air touched down from Townsville via Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast) Airport. It was heard to be using the radio callsign of "Regent 83".
Almost immediately after arriving, Mr Joyce boarded Royal Australian Navy (RAN) NH Industries MRH-90 Multi-Role Helicopter A40-006 "Posiedon 06" and flew to Rockhampton to inspect the damage and support recovery efforts following the flooding that hit the city this week.
A32-670 later departed Gladstone Airport for Townsville again as "Regent 83".
A40-006 later returned to Gladstone Airport empty suggesting Mr Joyce was staying in Rockhampton for the night.
All photos taken by 'Mick' ©