Saturday, July 9, 2016

RFDS Beech King Air VH-FDL "FlyDoc 493" First Visit to CQ at Mackay Airport Friday Night

As me mentioned on our Facebook page, Royal Flying Doctor Service Beech B200 King Air VH-FDL made (I believe) its first ever visit to CQ arriving at Mackay Airport late on Friday 8 July from Townsville.

The normally Cairns-based King Air returned to Townsville and then Cairns under the cover of darkness and into the wee small hours of Saturday 9 July.

VH-FDL uses the radio callsign of "FlyDoc 493".

Of interest, VH-FDL is one of several new or re-registered aircraft I've noticed operating for the RFDS around Queensland in recent months including King Airs VH-FDF (new), VH-NQF (ex VH-FDF), VH-FDO and VH-FDN, along with Pilatus PC-12/45 VH-NQH (ex VH-FDC).

All photos taken by 'AC'  ©

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