Tuesday, June 28, 2022

LifeFlight (Aeromed) Canadair Challenger 604 Bizjet VH-OFC "Ambulance 634" Pops into Longreach Airport

On Tuesday 28 June, LifeFlight (Aeromed) Canadair CL-600-2B16 Challenger 604 bizjet VH-OFC "Ambulance 634" was noted visiting Longreach Airport. It looked to arrive from Brisbane.

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After around four hours on the ground, VH-OFC "Ambulance 634" departed Longreach Airport for Townsville.  It is due to later return to Brisbane.

Photo taken by Sid Mitchell  ©️

Monday, June 27, 2022

LifeFlight (Aeromed) Bombardier Challenger 604 Bizjet VH-URR "Ambulance 604" Pops into Gladstone Airport

Early on Monday 27 June, LifeFlight (Aeromed) Bombardier Challenger 604 bizjet VH-URR "Ambulance 604" was noted arriving into Gladstone Airport from Brisbane.

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After a couple of hours on the ground, VH-URR "Ambulance 604" departed Gladstone Airport just after sunrise and returned to Brisbane.

Photo taken by John Lee  ©

Sunday, June 26, 2022

LifeFlight (Aeromed) Bombardier Challenger 604 Bizjet VH-URR "Ambulance 604" Overnight Visit into Longreach Airport

In the wee small hours of Sunday 26 June, LifeFlight (Aeromed) Bombardier Challenger 604 bizjet VH-URR "Ambulance 604" was noted arriving into Longreach Airport from Brisbane.

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After over an hour on the ground, VH-URR "Ambulance 604" departed Longreach Airport and returned to Brisbane.

Photo taken by John Lee  ©

Friday, June 24, 2022

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) B737 / E-7A Wedgetail A30-004 "Mitchel 03" Completes a Missed Approach at Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport

On Friday 24 June, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Boeing B737-7ES / E-7A Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) aircraft A30-004 was noted completing a missed approach at Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport.

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It looked to fly up from RAAF Base Williamtown and then later return there via a missed approach at Canberra.

Of interest, A30-004 was heard to be flying as "Mitchell 03".

All photos taken by Scott Harris  ©

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Poolhurst Aviation Air Charter Services Pilatus PC-24 Jet VH-VTF Calls into Moura Airport - Plus More!

On Tuesday 21 June, Poolhurst Aviation Air Charter Services Pilatus PC-24 jet VH-VTF spent the day on the ground at Moura Airport.  It looked to arrive from and then later depart back to its Archerfield base.

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While recently delivered Cirrus Australia (Air Link - Dubbo) Cessna 510 Citation Mustang bizjet VH-SEQ was noted calling into Hamilton Island Airport once again.  On this occasion, it touched down from Archerfield and the Gold Coast before returning directly to Archerfield.

And Avcair (Avgunn) LearJet 60 bizjet VH-OLJ looked to call into Rockhampton Airport - twice - both times arriving from and later departing back to Brisbane.

Meanwhile, also on Tuesday 21 June, Beech 95-B55 VH-MYM arrived into Rockhampton Airport from its Gayndah Aerodrome base before continuing to Barmount.  During the afternoon, it returned to Rockhampton Airport seemingly from Lotus Creek. 

UPDATE!  On Wednesday 22 June, VH-MYM departed Rockhampton Airport for Mackay Airport before it later returned to Rockhampton and then Gayndah Airports.

Brescon (Toowoomba) Beech B200 King Air VH-WXN visited the Labona Station Airstrip within Adani Australia's (Bravus Mining & Resources) Carmichael Coal Mine site from its Toowoomba-Wellcamp base.

Austrek Aviation Beech B200 Super King Air VH-ZGD visited Gladstone Airport from Toowoomba and Archerfield.

And Southern Airlines Beech 1900 VH-VSO was noted once again arriving into Emerald Airport from Melbourne (Moorabbin), West Sale and Bourke.  This seems to be becoming a weekly occurrence for VH-VSO to visit Emerald Airport.

UPDATE!  On Wednesday 22 June, VH-VSO departed Emerald Airport for Dubbo, West Sale and Moorabbin.

Finally, also on Tuesday 21 June, Hinterland Aviation Cessna 208 Caravan VH-TFS is returning to Rockhampton Airport from Cairns again as HND480 after flying up there over the weekend.

Photo taken by 'AC'  ©️

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Boeing C-17A Globemaster III A41-209 Completes Missed Approach at Bundaberg Airport

On Tuesday 21 June, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Boeing C-17A Globemaster III A41-209 was noted completing a missed approach at Bundaberg Airport.  It was heard to be flying as "Stallion 75".

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It originally departed RAAF Base Amberley and completed air-to-air refuelling operations with RAAF Airbus A330-200 / KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) A39-001 "Dragon 61".

The C-17 then flew up to Bundaberg Airport and completed a missed approach before flying back South to Amberley.

Photo taken by Kayanne Hardsman  ©️

LifeFlight (Aeromed) Canadair Challenger 604 Bizjet VH-OFB "Ambulance 624" Early Morning Visit to Some CQ Airports

In the wee small hours of Tuesday 21 June, LifeFlight (Aeromed) Canadair CL-600-2B16 Challenger 604 bizjet VH-OFB "Ambulance 624" was noted visiting some Central Queensland Airports during a busy early morning of flying.

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It originally departed Townsville for Emerald Airport before it then flew across to Rockhampton Airport.  

After around an hour on the ground, VH-OFB "Ambulance 624" departed Rockhampton Airport for Moranbah Airport before it then flew across to Mackay Airport.  It then returned to Townsville.

Photo taken by John Lee  ©️

Monday, June 20, 2022

Jampair P/L (Navair Flight Operations) Embraer EMB-505 Phenom 300E Bizjet VH-NSQ Pops into Hamilton Island Airport - Plus More!

On Monday 20 June, Jampair P/L (Navair Flight Operations) Embraer EMB-505 Phenom 300E bizjet VH-NSQ was noted visiting Hamilton Island Airport.  It arrived from Bankstown and the Gold Coast before later departing back direct to Bankstown.


And after arriving the previous day, Baron Capital Cessna 525 Citation CJ1 VH-TFW departed Hamilton Island Airport for Inverell and Armidale.

Meanwhile, also on Monday 20 June, the visiting A C Airways (of Albury in New South Wales) Piper PA-31 Navajo B VH-KMW departed Rockhampton Airport to complete survey work in the local area before then flying to the Sunshine Coast.  It had arrived in the area over the weekend.

While Tex Onsite (Tex Assets P/L) Aero Commander 500-U VH-TXE departed Rockhampton Airport for Townsville.

Flylink Aviation College Diamond DA 40 VH-EUU flew back down from the Whitsunday Airport at Shute Harbour.  It had flown North last week.

UPDATE!  On Tuesday 21 June, VH-EUU departed Gladstone Airport for Archerfield.

And the Queensland Police Service (Airwing) Cessna 208 Caravan VH-PSY arrived into Rockhampton Airport from Cairns and Townsville before later departing back directly to Cairns.

Finally, also on Monday 20 June, Link Airways (Corporate Air / Vee H Aviation) Cessna 441 Conquest VH-VEY as "Navcheck 1" flew up from Canberra to land at Mackay Airport.

UPDATE!  On Tuesday 21 June, VH-VEY "Navcheck 1" departed Mackay Airport for Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast) and Townsville Airports.

And Seair Pacific / Istlecote Cessna 208B Grand Caravan VH-TFB looked to visit the Wanella Station Aerodrome near Coppabella, arriving from and later departing back to Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport.

Photo taken by 'AC'  ©

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) B737 / E-7A Wedgetail A30-004 "Mitchel 02" Spotted Completing Airwork at Rockhampton Airport

On Monday 20 June, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Boeing B737-7ES / E-7A Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) aircraft A30-004 was spotted completing a missed approach at Rockhampton Airport.



It looked to fly up from and then later return to RAAF Base Williamtown.

Of interest, A30-004 was heard to be flying as "Mitchell 02".

Sincere thanks to local plane spotter Scott H for taking the time to capture and send through these great photos!

All photos taken by Scott Harris  ©

Jetstar Airways Airbus A320 VH-VQM in Buzz Lightyear Disney Movie Colour Scheme Calls into Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast) Airport

Making a stunning debut into Central Queensland on Monday 20 June was Jetstar Airways Airbus A320 VH-VQM which emerged from the hangar less than a week ago adorned in stickers promoting the new Disney Pixar movie 'Lightyear' - the story of legendary space ranger Buzz Lightyear.



VH-VQM was noted operating the scheduled JST840/1 service to Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast) Airport from and back to Sydney.

Of interest, VH-VQM emerged from the maintenance hangar at Melbourne (Tullamarine) and re-entered service last Thursday 16 June when it flew to Townsville and back - as shown above.

Lightyear is a 2022 American computer-animated science fiction action-adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.  The film is a spin-off of the Toy Story film series, serving as an origin story for the character Buzz Lightyear.

Nice!

All photos taken by 'AC'  ©️