Thursday, January 18, 2018

Queensland Government Airwing (State of Queensland) Aircraft - Raytheon Hawker 850XP Bizjet VH-SGY and Raytheon B300 Super King Air VH-SGQ - Around CQ Airports

On Thursday 18 January, both of the Queensland Government Airwing (State of Queensland) aircraft - Raytheon Hawker 850XP bizjet VH-SGY and Raytheon B300 Super King Air VH-SGQ - were noted calling into a couple of CQ Airports.

VH-SGY at Bundy on a previous visit  (File photo)

After departing its Brisbane base, VH-SGY called into Bundaberg Airport for a quick stop before it continued further North to Gladstone Airport where it looked to complete a practice ILS approach before again landing shortly before midday.

Flight tracking websites suggested this stop by VH-SGY was Gladstone Airport was also supposed to be a quick stop with it due to return to Brisbane via Bundy and also Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport.  However, VH-SGY didn't depart and it was interesting to note that VH-SGQ also flew up to Gladstone Airport from Brisbane during the middle part of the afternoon and it too was due for a quick stop at the port city.

Both VH-SGY and VH-SGQ remained on the ground at Gladstone Airport until late afternoon / early evening when they both returned directly to Brisbane in quick succession.

It is speculated that VH-SGY may have had maintenance issues when on the ground at Gladstone Airport.

UPDATE!  On Friday 19 January, VH-SGY was back in the air and completed a flight from Brisbane to Bundaberg and Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airports before returning to Brisbane.,

Photo taken by Micah S  ©

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