Saturday, April 21, 2012

Meanwhile, Also Spotted at Rockhampton Airport Last Week...

While the Air New Zealand Boeing B747-400 ZK-SUH has been the star attraction at Rockhampton Airport this week, the local spotters have provided photos of the some of the other interesting aircraft that they have noted at Rockhampton Airport this week.

On Tuesday 17 April, Alliance Airlines Fokker F-100 VH-XWQ was spotted operating for QantasLink on their direct Brisbane to Rockhampton and return services.

Virgin Australia Embraer E-190s VH-ZPL and VH-ZPB (which are still in Virgin Blue colours) were both hard at work operating into Rockhampton from Brisbane and Sydney respectively.

Around near the General Aviation apron, local Piper PA-23-235 Cherokee VH-WJN was noted, along with Peace Aviation's Cessna 172 VH-OCN.

JetGO Australia's Embraer E-135 VH-JTG arrived again into Rockhampton Airport. It arrived late morning from Brisbane and Osborne Mine, on what was believed to be a 'route proving' flight.

It was noted departing Rockhampton to Brisbane on Wednesday 18 April.

Also noted on Wednesday 18 April was QantasLink (Cobham Aviation) Boeing B717-200 VH-NXQ which was operating a Brisbane-Rockhampton-Brisbane flight.

Also spotted was brightly-coloured Cessna 180 VH-IHK.

Lastly, local spotters report that resident Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service (Jayrow Helicopters) Sikorsky S-76A VH-JRD is away while undergoing maintenance.

While it is out of service, a pair of Bell 412 rescue equipped helicopters have been noted hovering around Rockhampton.  Careflight Bell 412 VH-XCF was noted arriving during last week from the South, while Mackay-based RACQ-CQ Rescue Bell 412 VH-BZH was photographed on the Capricorn Helicopter Rescue pad on Friday 20 April.

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