Wednesday, July 9, 2014

There's Been a Few Light Aircraft Around Central Queensland Airports This Week

There's been a few interesting light General Aviation (GA) Aircraft passing through some Central Queensland Airports over recent days, with perhaps the nicest and widest selection of aircraft calling into Emerald Airport.

On Monday 7 July, recently sold ex-North Queensland Warbirds Curtiss Wright P-40N Kittyhawk warbird VH-MIK arrived from its now former Mareeba home.  After taking on fuel, it departed to Moree in New South Wales.

On Thursday 10 July, Careflight Kawasaki BK117 B-2 VH-IME was due to call into Emerald from Longreach.  It was due to depart to Biloela / Thangool Airport.

It appears that the BK117 has been operating in the Northern Territory and North-West Queensland.

Also both Bayswater Road / Australian Aerial Mapping (AAM) and Fugro Spatial Solutions aerial survey aircraft continue to operate out of Emerald Airport with AAM Reims F406 VH-EYQ spotted recently on radar operating sorties over a wide area of CQ!

Also, with the massive Ag-Grow QMIX Field Days on at Emerald this week, as expected there has been a few light aircraft and helicopters noted touching down at Emerald Airport and surrounding private airstrips.

Over at Mackay Airport there have also been a few light visitors including , Wagners Development Company Hawker Beechcraft B300 Super King Air VH-WJW, which popped in on Wednesday 9 July from Archerfield and Toowoomba.

File photo taken by Jamie  ©

Also at Mackay this week, Royal Newcastle Aero Club Cessna 182 VH-RNL passed through from Hervey Bay to Hamilton Island on Monday 7 July, and Handel Aviation Cessna 210 VH-TEY has been operating aerial survey and mapping flights.  Also, Hunt Aviation Piper PA-28R-200 VH-WJO has flown in and out of Mackay and Rockhampton Airports this week too.

Finally, a few regular light visitors have again called into Central Queensland Airports this week with J.M. Kelly (Project Builders) Cessna 310 VH-FFA, Austrek Aviation Cessna 310 VH-ULF, Cirrus SR22 VH-YDM, Wolff Aviation Hawker Beechcraft G58 Baron VH-WGU, and the Queensland Police Service (Airwing) Raytheon B1900D VH-PSK all noted at visiting Mackay, Rockhampton and Gladstone Airports this week.

File photo

Just another busy week in CQ!

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