Friday, April 11, 2014

A Few Bizjets Around CQ - Including Bombardier Challenger 604 Bizjet VH-EVJ at Rockhampton Airport Friday

Touching down at Rockhampton Airport early on Friday 11 April was Tower Holdings Bombardier CL-600-2B16 Challenger 604 bizjet VH-EVJ.

Photo taken by ‘IAD’  ©

Photo taken by ‘IAD’  ©

It arrived from Sydney.

Its passengers were then ferried across to Great Keppel Island where Tower Holdings are building a new resort on board locally-based Pilatus Britten-Norman BN-2A-8 Islander VH-SLM.

Photo courtesy of Peace Aviation (

VH-EVJ eventually departed back to Sydney during the early part of the afternoon.

The arrival of the Challenger into Rocky has capped of a good couple of weeks of bizjet movements into Central Queensland Airports - here is a quick summary.

On Thursday 10 April, Gulf Coast Aviation Cessna 510 Citation Mustang VH-KXM popped into Longreach Airport from Vanrook Station.  It later departed to Bankstown.

The Queensland Government (State of Queensland) Raytheon Hawker 850XP VH-SGY popped into Rockhampton Airport on Wednesday 9 April from Monto.  It departed to Brisbane.  With the imminent arrival of severe Tropical Cyclone Ita in Far North Queensland, VH-SGY has spent the latter part of the week at Cooktown, Cairns and Townsville.

Over on Hamilton Island, Gold Coast-based Cessna 680 Citation Sovereign VH-VPL popped in briefly from the Gold Coast last Friday 4 April.  Also touching down last Friday was TWC Logistics Hawker Beechcraft 390 Premier 1 VH-TGQ.  It arrived from Archerfield and departed back there on Monday 7 April.  Also on Monday, Balmoral Air-operated Dassault Falcon 2000EX F-GZLX visited Hamo from Bankstown.

Finally, it's also worth mentioning (again!) the visit to Gladstone of  MJets Thailand Gulfstream G-V bizjet HS-WEH, which arrived from Townsville last Thursday 3 April, and departed to Brisbane on Friday 4 April.

File photo taken by Tash  ©

HS-WEH eventually made its way over to Perth from where it departed back overseas to Denpasar, Bali on Monday 7 April.

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