Friday, July 10, 2015

Alliance Airlines Fokker F-100 VH-XWT Charter to Longreach Airport - Plus a Few Lighties This Week Too!

On Friday 10 July, Alliance Airlines operated a charter flight into Longreach Airport on behalf of Tourism Queensland with Fokker F-100 VH-XWT spotted touching down in the middle of the day as UTY590.

The arrival of the Fokker capped off another busy week at Longreach Airport with another wide variety of light General Aviation (GA) aircraft noted passing through.

Also on Friday 10 July, a pair of Pilatus PC-12s were noted visiting with Pilatus PC-12/47E VH-VTF departing to Barcaldine and Blackall after arriving from Winton on Thursday 9 July.  While PC-12/47E VH-FMM arrived from Lockhart River and Cairns, appearing to be flying South from Far North Queensland after heading there last week via Theodore and Barcaldine.

Meanwhile, on the much lighter side, EuroFox 3K Tri-Gear Ultralight 24-4845 called in from Charleville for fuel on Friday 10 July before departing to Charters Towers and Mareeba.

On Thursday 9 July, Flight One (Services) Partenavia P.68B VH-IYI was due to call in from Alice Springs and Boulia.

Over the course of Wednesday 8 July and Thursday 9 July, Air Queensland Piper PA-31-350 VH-XLB paid Longreach a visit from Redcliffe.  Of interest, Air Queensland is a flight training organisation based at Redcliffe Aerodrome in the South East corner of Queensland.  The name 'Air Queensland' is also remembered as Air Queensland, formerly Bush Pilots Airways, was an Australian airline which operated from 1951 until 1988.

Brescon (Toowoomba) Beech B200 VH-WXN has returned on to Longreach this week operating Toowoomba-Wellcamp-Longreach-Cloncurry and back over the course of Tuesday 7 July and Wednesday 8 July.

Victorian-based Piper PA-32-300 Saratoga called in from Cairns on Tuesday 7 July.

On Monday 6 July, Locally-based Air Central West Beech 58 Baron VH-TNR departed to Birdsville and Roma.  Sabstall Beech B200 King Air VH-NME also called in on Monday but from Mount Isa and Daly Waters before departing to Toowoomba base.  Finally, Brisbane-based Pilatus PC-12/47E VH-VTF called in from South Galway and departed to Canobie Station also on Monday 6 July.

Photo taken by 'AC'  ©

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