Wednesday, March 15, 2017

LifeFlight Cessna 680 Citation Sovereign Bizjet VH-VPL Calls Into Longreach and Rockhampton Airports

An interesting arrival into Longreach and Rockhampton Airports late on Wednesday 15 March was Cessna 680 Citation Sovereign bizjet VH-VPL.  It flew into Longreach Airport from Brisbane before heading across to Rockhampton Airport.  It later departed Rocky and headed back to Brisbane.

The Citation was photographed on the ground at Rockhampton Airport by local plane spotter Kayanne H.  It was interesting to note in her photos that VH-VPL now wears the titles of LifeFlight (formerly CareFlight) and it appears that this visit to CQ was indeed on a medical evacuation (med-evac) type flight.

It appears that VH-VPL has been operating for LifeFlight since late February when it looked re-position from its former Gold Coast base to the LifeFlight base at Brisbane Airport.

Meanwhile LifeFlight LearJet 45 bizjet VH-CXJ looked to operate a crew training flight earlier in the day on Wednesday 15 March.  It was noted flying into Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast) Airport from Townsville via airwork at Cairns.  It later departed back to Townsville, again via airwork around Cairns.

Finally, and possibly on a medical evacuation flight, late on Tuesday 14 March, Machjet (Machjet International) Cessna 525 Citation CJ1 bizjet VH-SIY was noted visiting Mackay Airport, flying from and back to its Sunshine Coast base.

Sincere thanks to Kayanne for taking the time to capture and send through these great photos!

All photos taken by Kayanne Hardsman  ©

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