Indeed, on departure from Hamilton Island Airport, VH-FNI flew into Cairns before returning to Mareeba where it appears to be based.
Of interest, VH-FNI (c/n 510-0398) was delivered to its new owner/operator at Bankstown in Sydney during the middle part of August. It flew into Australia following a period of time operating in Wellington, New Zealand, as ZK-RJZ.
|Noel Jones / https://www.flickr.com/photos/|
Prior to this, the Citation Mustang operated in New South Wales as VH-KJG and was spotted by me attending the 2013 Australian International Airshow at Avalon in Victoria.
Meanwhile, as mentioned, the registration marking of VH-FNI has some historical significance in Australian aviation with Fokker F.27-2013 (c/n 10181) wearing this registration marking while it operated for Ansett-ANA, Airlines of South Australia, Ansett Airlines of South Australia and Ansett Airlines of Australia, before the marking re-appeared on Fokker F.27-050 (Fokker 50) (c/n 20114) while it operated for Ansett, Ansett Express, Flight West Airlines and eventually Skywest Airlines (including operating for Virgin Australia).
|Fokker 50 VH-FNI at Perth in 2014 (File photo)|
I eagerly await to see the first photo of the 'new' VH-FNI!