On Thursday 14 June, R-Mach Aviation Ayres S2R-G10 VH-NFF was noted operating in the Rockhampton Airport circuit area. It made a few close approaches and passes over the airport.
On its last pass, it dumped a load of water over nearby grassland - much to Ben O's surprise!
VH-NFF then landed and proceeded back to the R-Mach hangar on-site at Rockhampton Airport.
While VH-NFF was putting on its 'show', the Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service Sikorsky S-76A VH-JRD made a spectacular departure from Rockhampton Airport to Theodore.
One other chopper spotted by Ben was Robinson R-44 VH-ZZM. This little Robi is operated by Stock-Air Heliworks in Marlborough.
Meanwhile, down the road at Gladstone Airport, there's been a nice mix of light fly-in fly-out (FIFO) charter and other general aviation traffic. One aircraft noted was the beautifully presented Coastwings-operated Raytheon B300 Super King Air VH-WXC.
The Super King Air - which wears colours of its previous operator, Titan Airways in England - arrived in Gladstone on Thursday 14 June from Chinchilla.
Other aircraft noted on the ground at Gladstone Airport on Thursday 14 June included Cirrus SR-22 VH-YDM which arrived from Archerfield. Also, Sunshine Coast-registered Piper PA-46-310P VH-JVX was only on the ground for a short while before departing to Archerfield. Cessna 402B VH-RLX - which is registered to Papam Pty Ltd - is a frequent visitor to Central Queensland, and an aircraft that has been sighted at Gladstone previously.