While on a ferry flight, brand new Textron Aviation (Cessna) 208B Caravan N271EX passed through Longreach Airport on Tuesday 3 May. It arrived from Alice Springs and later departed to Brisbane.
The Caravan had earlier arrived in Australia at Broome in Western Australia, touching down from Bail (Denpasar) on Monday 2 May.
UPDATE! On Wednesday 4 May, N271EX continued from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island and Norfolk Island.
FURTHER UPDATE! On Thursday 5 May, N271EX continued to Auckland and Christchurch and is reportedly in New Zealand on demonstrator duties.
Meanwhile, as we reported below, on Monday 2 May, what looks to be a fly-away or air safari of Cirrus owners touched down at Longreach Airport with a few of little single-engine aircraft noted arriving both from Broken Hill or Bourke during the late afternoon. The Cirrus aircraft arriving looked to include: SR20 VH-TEL, SR22 VH-SDA, SR22 VH-TTV, SR22 VH-CFD, and SR22 VH-EET.
On Tuesday 3 May they were joined at Longreach Airport bySR22 VH-MCX from Sunshine Coast before it and four of the other Cirrus's were heard to continue further North. VH-TEL, VH-SDA, VH-CFD and VH-EET flew to Karumba, while VH-TTV went via Mt Isa to Mornington Island.
Of interest, SR22 VH-WJB was also noted joining the fly-away in Kurumba.