As we mentioned on our Facebook page, Rockhampton was selected to hold a Queensland Government Community Cabinet Meeting on Monday 30 January resulting in two of the Queensland Government (State of Queensland) Airwing aircraft, along with the Queensland Police Service (Airwing) Cessna 560 Citation Ultra bizjet VH-PSU, bringing Ministers and support staff to Rockhampton Airport.
On Sunday 29 January, the Government's Raytheon Hawker 850XP bizjet VH-SGY arrived from Brisbane. It returned to Brisbane after dark on Monday 30 January.
UPDATE! On Tuesday 31 January, VH-SGY returned to Central Queensland on what was reported to be a training flight. It touched down at Gladstone Airport for a very short time before taking to the air again and continuing to Rockhampton Airport. VH-SGY then departed and completed a 'single-engine take-off, circuit, missed approach and landing'. It then parked and was refuelled before returning to Brisbane.
On Monday 30 January, the Government's Raytheon B300 Super King Air VH-SGQ arrived into Rocky from Brisbane. It remains parked.
UPDATE! On Wednesday 1 February, VH-SGQ departed Rockhampton Airport for Townsville before later departing back to Brisbane.
Police Citation VH-PSU also arrived into Rockhampton Airport on Monday 30 January from Brisbane. It also departed back to Brisbane after dark.
Sincere thanks to local plane spotters Kayanne H and Trevor H for taking the time to capture and send through these great photos of some great visitors to the beef capital!
Photos taken by Kayanne Hardsman and Trevor Hardsman ©