Making a surprise but most welcome arrival into Bowen Airport on Saturday 7 January was Light Jets Australia Cessna 525 Citation CJ1 bizjet VH-TFW. Local plane spotter James K captured a couple of photos after it touched down from Archerfield. VH-TFW looked to be staying for at least the night.
It was certainly a surprise to see it come to the Whitsundays given the rather inclement weather that is passing through the region at the moment.
James also took a photo of the now locally-based Sydney Skydivers Pacific Aerospace PAC 750XL VH-XLC which is currently being operated by the relatively new Airlie Beach Skydivers.
Airlie Beach Skydivers (WEBSITE HERE) has an office in Airlie Beach and busses thrill-seekers to Bowen to board their aircraft before jumping out over the beautiful Whitsundays including beach landings!
The company also uses the smaller Brisbane Skydiving Centre Cessna 182 VH-COF for parachuting operations out of Bowen Airport.
Sincere thanks to James for taking the time to capture and send through these great photos!
All photos taken by James Kirk ©