Anyway, I was allowed to have quick look inside the Heli-Biz building and hangar at the Airport. Heli-Biz operates as one of the main sales agents for Robinson Helicopters in Australia, and during my brief visit, their engineers were busily preparing two recently arrived brand new R-66 helicopters.
Shown below - and fresh out of the shipping container from the United States of America - is the prospective VH-MAT.
Meanwhile, almost fully assembled, and preparing for certification to fly was R-66 VH-JRX.
As I left Heli-Biz, I grabbed a quick photo of R-22 VH-NZM and R-44 VH-KHM which were parked together in the showroom in the Heli-Biz building.
Very nice - my thanks to Heli-Biz for the quick tour!
Outside in the gloomy weather at the Whitsunday Airport, I spotted GSL Aviation's Cessna 210 VH-FOC and Gippsland GA-8 Airvan VH-URB, which was preparing for departure on a passenger transfer to Hamilton Island.
VH-URB is pictured shortly after making a spectacular departure off Runway 14.
Also present was Air Whitsunday Seaplanes De Havilland DHC-2FP VH-AWD which was preparing for a scenic flight departure.
If you missed it, I have recently posted a TRIP REPORT of a recent scenic flight that I took with Air Whitsunday Seaplanes - you can access it HERE.
Lastly, Hamilton Island-based Robinson R-44 VH-HIH arrived and was shortly after towed into a hangar at the Airport.
Shortly after, we decided to head home to Clermont, but on the way, we stopped in at Proserpine / Whitsunday Coast Airport, where I spotted a couple of resident light aircraft.
Cessna 182 VH-BMY is a locally-based aircraft registered to Heli-Engineering.
Another local Cessna - this time Cessna 172 VH-JIP.
Lastly, Piper PA-34-200T VH-HKQ is also registered to a Proserpine Investment company.
A great day!