Saturday, January 3, 2015

Some Comings and Goings at Hamilton Island Airport in Recent Days

With the New Year's festivities over, the various bizjets and corporate turbo-prop aircraft that have called into Hamilton Island Airport have been noted departing to various parts over the last few days.

Perhaps the nicest visitor was American Gulfstream Aerospace G-IV bizjet N65CC, which touched down last weekend, was noted departing Hamo on Friday 2 January for Cairns - where the FNQ Skies Blog captured it on finals - and then Majuro in the Marshall Islands.

Also on Friday, Mitchell Air / Australian Corporate Jet Centres' Cessna 680 Citation Sovereign bizjet VH-EXQ departed for Sydney and then Melbourne (Essendon), while Trump Aviation Cessna 560 Citation Ultra VH-WFE popped in briefly from Sydney and later departed to Essendon as well.

While FKG Air (Redjet Aviation) Hawker Beechcraft B200GT VH-FKB finally departed Hamilton Island on Saturday 3 January for its Toowoomba base.  It had arrived just after Christmas.

It's also worth noting that Qantas and QantasLink aircraft in special liveries have also called into Hamo over the last couple of days with Qantas B737-800 VH-VZO - in its special colour scheme promoting the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia - operating the QFA866/867 service from and back to Sydney on Saturday 3 January and QantasLink Dash-8-Q400 VH-QOI - its bright 'Destination Tamworth' - Tamworth Country Music Festival colours - operating the QLK2824/2825 service from and back to Brisbane on Friday 2 January.

Finally, the Queensland Government Airwing (State of Queensland) Raytheon Hawker 850XP bizjet VH-SGY made a very early morning dash up to Mackay Airport from Brisbane in the wee small hours of Saturday 3 January.  I assume this was a medical-related flight as VH-SGY (and other Government aircraft) are often utilised on transplant organ ferry flights.

Photo taken by the FNQ Skies Blog  ©

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