Thursday, May 26, 2016

Also at Hervey Bay Airport This Week - Multiple Visits by Becker Helicopter Bell 206 Helicopters on Training Flights

As we posted below, local plane spotter Ben M was on hand to capture some great photos of Cessna 510 Citation Mustang bizjet VH-SQY as it made a very brief visit to Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport on Thursday 26 May.

He also managed to capture a pair of Seair Pacific (Istlecote) Cessna 208 Caravans in the form of VH-LMD and VH-TQW - which is one of their more recent acquisitions.

Both looked to have completed flights to Lady Elliot Island with VH-LMD also noted flying between Hervey Bay and Bundaberg Airports.  It looks like VH-TQW had earlier flown up to Lady Eilliot Island from its Gold Coast base via Redcliffe.

Meanwhile, over the course of this last week, Hervey Bay (and Maryborough) Airports have both played host to as many as five Becker Helicopter Bell 206 helicopters all operating training flights from their Sunshine Coast Airport base.  From what I observed:

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On Thursday 26 May VH-NXZ, VH-NV and VH-NXB visited.
On Wednesday 25 May VH-XJK, VH-NXC and VH-WCF visited.
On Tuesday 24 May VH-XJN, VH-XJQ and VH-NXB visited.
And on Saturday 21 May VH NXW, VH-NXZ, VH-WCJ, VH-WCF and VH-XJQ all visited in quick sucession!

Finally, a couple of other nice light General Aviation (GA) visitors to Hervey Bay Airport this week have included Brisbane-based Bishopp Aviation Mooney M20K VH-YRJ from Rockhampton and out to Archerfield on Thursday 26 May.  Pilatus PC-12/45 VH-PID visited from its Toowoomba base on Wednesday 25 May. And on Tuesday 24 May, Royal Queensland Aero Club Cessna 206 VH-NCR visited from Archerfield while Australian Wings Academy Diamond DA40-D visited from its Gold Coast base.

Photos taken by Ben May and Micah S  ©

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