Monday, October 3, 2016

A Couple of Nice Local Bizjets - And Alliance Airlines Fokker F-70 VH-JFB - Call into Longreach Airport Sunday

Some interesting arrivals were noted at Longreach Airport on Sunday 2 October including a nice pair of locally based bizjets and an Alliance Airlines Fokker F-70 jet.

Alliance Airlines Fokker F-70 VH-JFB touched down from Brisbane as UTY550.  At the time of writing it is scheduled to return to Brisbane later on Monday 3 October.

File photo

Of the bizjets, Jet City (Melbourne) Gulfstream G-IV VH-CGF visited from its Melbourne (Essendon) base.  This particular bizjet was previously operated by Crown Casinos.

While Cessna 560 Citation Encore VH-YUL of the Yulgibar Pastoral Company (of Montmorency, Victoria) also called into Longreach, touching down from Baryulgil and Rockhampton.  It later returned to Rocky before heading to Goondiwindi and Essendon.

And speaking of Rockhampton Airport, Gulf Coast Aviation Cessna 510 Citation Mustang VH-KXM arrived at Rocky late on Saturday 1 October after a busy day of flying which saw it fly from Vanrook Station to Charters Towers and Townsville before it returned to Charters Towers and then Rocky.

Finally, back at Longreach Airport, on Friday 30 September Earth Commodities Cessna 550 Citation Bravo bizjet VH-CCJ departed Longreach for Ayres Rock.  It returned to its Brisbane base from the 'Red Centre' on Sunday 2 October.  VH-CCJ had arrived at Longreach from Brisbane on Wednesday 28 September.

VH-CCJ at Longreach Airport  (File photo taken by Phil Daws  ©)

And on the lighter side a couple of nice King Air turboprops were noted passing through Longreach Airport on Saturday 1 October including Brescon Beech B200 VH-WXN which arrived from the Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport and departed to Mount Isa.  While Beech B200 King Air VH-ODI of Dick Lang's Dessert-Air Safaris' made yet another visit to Longreach Airport on Saturday 1 October VH-ODI touching down from Birdsville.  It was also noted departing Longreach Airport for Leigh Creek and Adelaide on Wednesday 21 September.

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