It's also worth mentioning that last Tuesday 23 September, the pair of Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. bizjets - Gulfstream Aerospace GV-SP (G550) N45JE and Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global Express N51SE - departed Hamo for Cairns and then overseas. I was fortunate enough to catch them on finals at Cairns whilst on holiday in Far North Queensland.
Back to this week, Shortstop Jet Charter British Aerospace BAe-125-1000B VH-LMP has again been noted visiting Hamilton Island, arriving firstly on Tuesday 30 September from spending over a week in Townsville. On Wednesday 1 October, VH-LMP then departed Hamo, flying direct to Melbourne (Essendon) Airport. At the time of writing, VH-LMP is expected back into Hamilton Island from Essendon on Friday 3 October, before flying on Townsville and back again. UPDATE! Townsville plane spotter Dave captured VH-LMP on short final to Townsville on Friday!
|File photo taken by Dave ©|
Also on Tuesday 30 September, an interesting corporate turbo-prop to also to call in to Hamilton Island Airport was SOCATA TBM-850 (700N) VH-TBM which is owned by Starmind Investments in West Australia. VH-TBM arrived from Jandakot Airport in Perth, via Alice Springs.
On Wednesday 1 October, Silver Linings Aviation Cessna 680 Citation Sovereign bizjet VH-ZEK departed Hamilton Island for Bankstown Airport in Sydney. It has spent over a week on the ground at Hamo after arriving on Sunday 21 September.
Finally, on Thursday 2 October, Pilatus Australia's own PC-12/47E VH-WBI touched down at Hamo from Archerfield. It had earlier flown into Acherfield from the Gold Coast where it arrived from its Adelaide base the previous day. VH-WBI later departed back to Adelaide direct.