Sunday, March 22, 2015

A Few Movements in and out of Mackay Airport - Customs VH-ZZJ - Careflight VH-CXJ - E550 N142GZ

A couple of busy days at Mackay Airport with a couple of nice aircraft paying a visit to the sugar city.


On Saturday 21 March, Surveillance Australia / Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (Cobham Aviation) Dash-8-200 VH-ZZJ departed Mackay to Cairns.  It had arrived on Friday 20 March after completing a sortie.  It is believed that VH-ZZJ was re-positioned to Cairns to have a small maintenance issue sorted.


Incidentally, the photos above from 'AC' show fellow Customs Dash-8-200 VH-ZZA resting peacefully during a recent evening.  Great photos!

In the wee small hours of Saturday 21 March, Careflight Queensland (Aeromed) LearJet 45 VH-CXJ also touched down at Mackay Airport.  It arrived from Brisbane and later departed to Townsville.

http://www.facebook.com/RACQCareFlight/

Of interest, VH-CXJ popped into Longreach Airport from Townsville, departing later to Brisbane before it flew North to Mackay.

Also, the photo above shows sistership VH-VVI which has reportedly returned from an overseas trip where it was repainted into the striking blue and yellow livery of Careflight.

Finally, CQ's newest resident bizjet Embraer EMB-550 Legacy 500 N142GZ flew to Moranbah and back during the morning on Saturday 21 March.  It also operated a flight to Brisbane and back last week over the course of Wednesday 18 March and Thursday 19 March.

UPDATE!  N142GZ departed to Brisbane on Saturday 22 March.

Photos taken by 'AC'  ©

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