Saturday, April 14, 2012

Plenty of Light Aircraft Around Central Queensland Airports This Week

Several light aircraft were noted flying around Central Queensland Airports this week on various charter flights.

Starting at Mackay Airport, on Tuesday 10 April, Australasian Jet Cessna 402 VH-ZME was noted flying to Middlemount, Redcliffe-based Piper PA-22-160 VH-MBT was noted flying in from the South, while Advance Aviation Beech 58 Baron VH-FLZ and Cessna 210 VH-TQC both arrived from Dysart. On Thursday 12 April, Piper PA-28 VH-KBD and Pilatus PC-12/45 VH-YDO, both flew to Middlemount, with VH-YDO later noted at Emerald as well.

At Gladstone Airport, Cessna 414 VH-SMX of Shadforth's Civil Engineering was noted twice this week transiting from Sunshine Coast to Mackay. Also noted at Gladstone were Beech B200 King Air VH-PWK and Piper PA-31 VH-PJU, which both arrived from and departed to the South on Tuesday 10 April. On Thursday 12 April, Raytheon B300 Super King Air VH-SGQ visited - this aircraft is operated by the Queensland Government.

Rockhampton Airport has had Fugro Spatial Solution's Beech B60 Duke VH-KPB fly sorties out of and back into the airport this week. This aerial survey aircraft is a regular visitor to Central Queensland, and has also been recently noted at Gladstone Airport.

On Thursday 12 April, Clermont Aerodrome was a busy place with as many as seven aircraft movements during the day and evening. KJM Contractors Raytheon B200 VH-KMS popped in twice during the day - both times from Brisbane where it is pictured below. Hinterland Aviation Beech B200 King Air flew a charter from and back to Cairns. And lastly, the four Skytrans fly-in fly-out (FIFO) charters from Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast all arrived in the evening.

Lastly, Maroochy Air Cessna 182 VH-TOE flew in to both Thangool and Gladstone Airports this week, both times arriving from the Sunshine Coast.

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