|AUSTRALIAN FLOATPLANES 1990s
A selection of my photographs of float equipped aircraft taken during the 1990s
|The Cairns Esplanade was home to Aquaflight Airways floatplane Beavers all through the 1990s. VH-AAD January 1995.
|VH-IMR at Green Island, off Cairns in July 1993
|VH-NAQ at Cairns in June 1990
|Shute Harbour, Queensland August 1990. Seair Beavers at their terminal for tourist flights to Great Barrier Reef locations.
Seair's Beavers changed paint schemes for various contracts. Here's VH-HQE at Shute Harbour in August 1990
|VH-HQE a year later back in Seair scheme, visiting Cairns in August 1991 on a charter.
|VH-SSG at Shute Harbour in December 1998 was painted as Coral Air Whitsunday.
|This Beaver floatplane was working out of Cairns Airport in January 1993.
N77WK visiting Cairns in July 1991. It became VH-BVA the following year.
|VH-IMU at Mackay Qld in February 1994 based here with Frederickson's Air Service, their Cessna floatplanes are behind.
|At Shute Harbour, Seaair took over the Air Whitsunday fleet of Lake LA-4 Buccaneers. VH-EJY in January 1990.
By 1998 the Shute Harbour operation changed name to Air Whitsunday Seaplanes.
Time-expired Buccaneer VH-AWY was mounted as the airfield entrance sign with the imaginative registration "VQ-AWS".
Air Whitsunday Seaplanes Lake LA-250 Renegade VH-AWI at Shute Harbour in December 1998.
Maule M-7-235 Super Rocket VH-IWM flew off rivers in the Innisfail area. Seen at Cairns in August 1992.
|Mackay Seaplanes' Cessna A185F VH-EGB was at Mackay Airport in February 1994.