Wednesday, May 18, 2022

LifeFlight (Aeromed) Canadair Challenger 604 Bizjet VH-OFB "Ambulance 624" Pops into CQ Airports - UPDATED!

On Wednesday 18 May, LifeFlight (Aeromed) Canadair CL-600-2B16 Challenger 604 bizjet VH-OFB "Ambulance 624" was noted visiting Mackay Airport.  It looked to arrive from Townsville.

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After around three hours on the ground, VH-OFB "Ambulance 624" departed Mackay Airport for Brisbane.

UPDATE!  Later on Wednesday 18 May, VH-OFB "Ambulance 624" departed Brisbane and called into Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport.  It then flew back up to Townsville.

Photo taken by John Lee  ©️

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

LifeFlight (Aeromed) Canadair Challenger 604 Bizjet VH-OFB "Ambulance 624" Late Visit to Rockhampton Airport

Late on Monday 16 May, LifeFlight (Aeromed) Canadair CL-600-2B16 Challenger 604 bizjet VH-OFB "Ambulance 624" was noted visiting Rockhampton Airport.  It looked to arrive from Brisbane.

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After a short time on the ground, VH-OFB "Ambulance 624" departed Rockhampton Airport for Townsville.

Photo taken by John Lee  ©️

Sunday, May 15, 2022

LifeFlight (Aeromed) Bombardier Challenger 604 Bizjet VH-URR "Ambulance 604" Calls into a Couple of CQ Airports

On Sunday 15 May, LifeFlight (Aeromed) Bombardier Challenger 604 bizjet VH-URR "Ambulance 604" was noted visiting a couple of Central Queensland Airports during a busy morning of flying.  It firstly landed at Emerald Airport after flying down from Townsville before then departing to Brisbane.

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A little later, VH-URR "Ambulance 604" then flew up from Brisbane and into Rockhampton Airport.  After a short time on the ground, it then departed Rocky and returned to Townsville.

Photo taken by John Lee  ©

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Stroud Aviation and Transportation (Boonah) Cessna 510 Citation Mustang Bizjet VH-SHI Pops into the Labona Station Airstrip in the Carmichael Mine Site – Plus More!

On Saturday 14 May, Stroud Aviation and Transportation (Boonah) Cessna 510 Citation Mustang bizjet VH-SHI was noted visiting the Labona Station Airstrip within Adani Australia's (Bravus Mining & Resources) Carmichael Coal Mine site during a busy day of flying.  

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It looked to originally depart Adelaide and fly across to Forest and then Jandakot in Western Australia, before then heading to Archerfield via Alice Springs and Labona.  VH-SHI had flown to Adleaide from Archerfield the previous day.

Meanwhile, also on Saturday 14 May, Tex Onsite (Tex Assets P/L) Aero Commander 500-U VH-TXE departed Rockhampton Airport for Townsville.  It returned later in the day.

Finally, also on Saturday 14 May, Heli-Aust Whitsundays (Mackay) Eurocopter EC135 P2 helicopter VH-ZGZ ferried up from Gladstone Airport towards Mackay Airport but seemed to stop at the Hay Point Coal Loading Terminal.

Photo taken by Tony Haynes  ©

Friday, May 13, 2022

Koolardie Aviation (Townsville Helicopters) Robinson R44 Helicopters VH-HTA and VH-HLM Fly into CQ Airports - Plus More!

On Friday 13 May, Koolardie Aviation (Townsville Helicopters) Robinson R44 helicopters VH-HTA and VH-HLM were noted flying South from their Townsville base to land at Mackay Airport and then Rockhampton Airport. 

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UPDATE!  On Saturday 14 May, both VH-HTA and VH-HLM departed Rockhampton Airport for Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport where they appeared to stay.

UPDATE!  Over the course of the next couple of days, both VH-HTA and VH-HLM looked to operate out of Hervey Bay Airport, completing local flights before then eventually heading back North to Townsville on Thursday 19 May.

Meanwhile, also on Friday 13 May, Skytrans Airlines Dash-8-100 VH-QQF is flying back across the country from Western Australia to Townsville as SKP007.  It flew across to Perth early last month but doesn't seem to have done anything whilst over in the West!

Thursday, May 12, 2022

RAAF Boeing B737-7DT(BBJ) A36-002 "Envoy 70" - And Alliance Airlines Fokker F-70 VH-QQY "Envoy 40" - Both at Gladstone Airport - Plus More! - UPDATED!

On Thursday 12 May, the Federal election campaign rolled back into Gladstone Airport with Federal Labor Leader Anthony Albanese stopping in for a visit.  He looked to arrive on board Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Boeing B737-7DT(BBJ) A36-002 which arrived from Sydney as "Envoy 70".


It later departed to Brisbane before then flying up to Cairns.

Joining the RAAF BBJ was Alliance Airlines Fokker F-70 VH-QQY which also called into Gladstone Airport but with the travelling media contingent following Mr Albanese.  VH-QQY also touched down from Brisbane but as "Envoy 40".  It too later departed to Brisbane before also heading up to Cairns.

Meanwhile, also on Thursday 12 May, Federal Government chartered Seidler Properties P/L / Australian Corporate Jet Centres Beech B200 King Air VH-OWN as "Envoy 80" also called into Gladstone Airport.  It looked to arrive from and then later depart back to Canberra.  

UPDATE!  On Friday 13 May, VH-OWN "Envoy 80" returned to Gladstone Airport from Canberra via Armidale before then later returning to Canberra.

UPDATE!  After sunset also on Thursday 12 May, RAAF Dassault Falcon 7X bizjet A56-002 "Envoy 53" also looked to arrive into Gladstone Airport but from Cairns and Brisbane.  Then on Friday 13 May, it departed to Darwin before heading to Canberra.

UPDATE!  Also on Friday 13 May, fellow RAAF Dassault Falcon 7X bizjet A56-003 "Envoy 75" also visited Gladstone Airport, arriving from Cairns and later departing to Armidale.

Photo taken by ‘AC’  ©️

Darwin-based Lloyd Aviation Jet Charter Dassault Falcon 900 bizjet VH-PPD Pops into Hamilton Island Airport - Plus More!

On Thursday 12 May, Darwin-based Lloyd Aviation Jet Charter Dassault Falcon 900 bizjet VH-PPD was noted visiting Hamilton Island Airport.

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VH-PPD looked to arrive from the Gold Coast before later returning there via Brisbane.

Meanwhile, also on Thursday 12 May, American-Registered Eclipse EA500 Bizjet N257AK flew up from Archerfield on a training flight to a complete a missed approach at Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport before then heading across and completing one at Kingaroy Aerodrome.  It then returned to Archerfield.

Photo taken by 'JM'  ©

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

On Thursday 12 May, LifeFlight (Aeromed) Bombardier Challenger 604 bizjet VH-URR "Ambulance 604" was noted arriving into Rockhampton Airport from Townsville and Cairns.

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After a short time on the ground, VH-URR "Ambulance 604" departed Rockhampton Airport and headed to Brisbane.  It later returned to Cairns and then Townsville.

Photo taken by John Lee  ©

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Machjet (Machjet International) Beech B200C King Air VH-PUY Calls into CQ Airports - Plus More!

On Wednesday 11 May, Machjet (Machjet International) Beech B200C King Air VH-PUY was noted visiting a couple of Central Queensland Airports while on a busy day of flying.

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VH-PUY firstly, departed its Sunshine Coast base for the Labona Station Airstrip within Adani Australia's (Bravus Mining & Resources) Carmichael Coal Mine site. It then flew across to Rockhampton Airport before returning to the Sunshine Coast.

VH-PUY then departed up to Charters Towers Aerodrome where it appears to be staying for the night.

Meanwhile, also on Wednesday 11 May, Beech 95-B55 Baron VH-MYM flew from Gayndah Aerodrome to Alpha and then Emerald Airports before then returning to Gayndah Aerodrome.

Finally, also on Wednesday 11 May, Skytrans Airlines Dash-8-100 VH-QQC departed Rockhampton Airport for the Labona Station Airstrip and back as SKP793/4.  It then departed to Mackay Airport as SKP795.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Brisbane-based Teys Australia Cessna 525 Citation CJ2 Bizjet VH-TEY at CQ Airports - Plus More!

On Tuesday 10 May, Brisbane-based Teys Australia Cessna 525 Citation CJ2 bizjet VH-TEY was noted flying up from Archerfield to Biloela / Thangool Airport.  It then flew up to Rockhampton Airport where it appears to be staying for the night.

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UPDATE!  On Wednesday 11 May, VH-TEY departed Rockhampton Airport and returned to Archerfield. 

Meanwhile, also on Tuesday 10 May, Avcair (Avgunn) LearJet 60 bizjet VH-OLJ visited Barcaldine Airport from Brisbane.

Maryborough-based Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) 1124A Westwind II bizjet VH-IER flew down from Cairns to Maryborough Airport following a period of maintenance in Far North Queensland.  However, due to bad weather, it diverted to Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport.

While Seair Pacific / Istlecote Textron Aviation (Cessna) 208B Caravan VH-TQI was noted flying up from Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport to Middlemount Aerodrome.  VH-TQI then flew to Maryborough and then Hervey Bay Airports.

And the Queensland Police Service (Airwing) (State of Queensland) Raytheon B1900D VH-PSK flew down from Cairns to Mackay Airport before then departing to Brisbane.  It flew up to Rockhampton Airport before then flying up to Townsville and back to Cairns.

Finally, also on Tuesday 10 May, Skytrans Airlines Dash-8-100 VH-QQC departed Rockhampton Airport for the Labona Station Airstrip within Adani Australia's (Bravus Mining & Resources) Carmichael Coal Mine site, before then flying to Townsville.  It later returned to Rockhampton Airport.

Photo taken by Steve Vit  ©