Saturday, July 25, 2015

A Few Other Plane Spotting Photos from Rockhampton Airport This Week

As well as all the wonderful military transport and aircraft and helicopters captured coming and going at Rockhampton Airport this week, local plane spotters Kayanne H and 'IAD' have also managed to capture some great photos of a few other nice visitors to the beef capital over the last few days...  here's a quick rundown!

Starting the week on Monday 20 July was Avcair (Sutherland Aviation) Raytheon B300 Super King Air VH-WXC which called in from parts unknown.

After boarding passengers that looked to have participated in the Paradise Lagoons Campdraft over the weekend, it departed towards the South.

On Tuesday 21 July, Embraer EMB-550 Legacy 500 bizjet N142GZ called into Rockhampton Airport for part of the day from its Mackay base.

Also on Tuesday, Henty Aviation (Avcair) Cessna 425 VH-BSM called into Rocky from Moranbah.

On Thursday 23 July, Virgin Australia Boeing B737-800 was captured by 'IAD' shortly after touching down at Rockhampton Airport.  It had actually diverted to Rocky while operating the VOZ601 service from Brisbane to Mackay and was unable to land at Mackay due to low cloud.

After a couple of hours on the ground at Rocky, VH-VUA departed to Mackay again as VOZ601 where it successfully landed.

Fellow Virgin Australia B737-800 VH-VUZ was also spotted at Rockhampton on Thursday morning operating the scheduled VOZ1235/1238 service from and back to Brisbane.

Virgin Embraer E-190 VH-ZPH was also spotted operating the scheduled VOZ1239/1240 service also from and back to Brisbane.

And lastly on Thursday 23 July, 'IAD' captured QantasLink Dash-8-Q400 Next Gen VH-LQM, which is still looking resplendent in its new 'Recognise' colour scheme.

Around on the General Aviation (GA) Apron at Rockhampton Airport on Thursday 23 July, Australian Helicopters Bell 412EP VH-PXY "Rescue 920" was captured resting outside the Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service (CHRS) hangar.  VH-PXY has recently been operating in the Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA) in a med-evac role with the Australian Defence Force (ADF) during the Australian Army's Exercise Hamel and joint Military Exercise Talisman Sabre 2015.

Another helicopter spotted at Rockhampton Airport, but on Friday 24 July, Mackay Helicopters (Aviation Tourism Australia) Bell 430 VH-HIA which paid a visit from its Mackay Airport base.

And on Saturday 25 July, Skydive Capricorn (Skydive Oz) Cessna 182 VH-OZP was spotted departing and then arriving back into Rockhampton Airport.

VH-OZP usually parks at Rockhampton Airport during the week and ferries to the nearby Emu Park Airstrip where it operates skydiving drops over the beautiful Capricorn Coast most weekends.  VH-OZP has also recently had a paint-job in the Skydive Capricorn's distinctive orange and blue lively.

Finally, both 'IAD' and Kayanne spotted that QantasLink have started using what looks to be a ramp for off-loading and boarding passengers.  Certainly something that I haven't seen before!

Sincere thanks once again to 'IAD' and Kayanne for their massive support over the last few weeks in taking the time to capture and send through their awesome photos from Rockhampton Airport!

Thanks team!

Photos taken by 'IAD' and Kayanne Hardsman  ©

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