Sunday, May 29, 2016

Great Photos as US-Registered Gulfstream G-V-SP (G550) Bizjet N253DV as it Departs Hamilton Island Airport - Plus a Couple of Aussie Bizjets Visit!

We've received some great photos of the visiting American-registered G550 Aviation LLC (USA) Gulfstream Aerospace G-V-SP (G550) bizjet N253DV which touched down at Hamilton Island Airport from Sydney on Monday 23 May.

On Sunday 29 May, N253DV departed Hamo for Townsville and overseas.

Meanwhile, a couple of locally-based bizjets have visited Hamilton Island Airport over the last couple of days with Brisbane-based LearJet 60 VH-XPN of Avcair (Norris Aviation) touching down from Kununurra on Friday 27 May.  It remains parked at Hamo.

VH-XPN during a previous visit to Hamilton Island Airport  (File photo)

While Gulf Aircraft Cessna 680 Citation Sovereign bizjet VH-PYN is believed to have called in on Saturday 28 May.  It departed on Sunday 29 May.  Unfortunately the exact movements of VH-PYN are not known.

Regional Air's Piper PA-31-350 VH-RKD has operated a pair of return flights to Hamilton Island from their Mackay Airport base on Thursday 26 May and again on Saturday 28 May.  Regional Air is CQ's newest airline and they offer great special fares for locals to escape to the Whitsundays out of Mackay - check out their website:

Finally, back on Monday 23 May, Virgin Australia Boeing B737-800 VH-VUW arrived into Hamilton Island Airport from Sydney as VOZ1281.  The return flight was cancelled due to a maintenance issue causing some disruptions for travellers.  VH-VUW ended up positioning empty back to Sydney later in the day as VOZ9900.

All photos taken by 'AC'  ©

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