On this occasion though, it was interesting to note that VH-YWH used the flight number and radio callsign of ‘HT1/2’ / “Hevilift 1/2" for the inbound and outbound flights respectively.
Then on Wednesday 9 May, VH-YWH was back in the air and reportedly flying from Brisbane to Moranbah Airport again ‘HT1’ / “Hevilift 1”, although for some unknown reason, the flight diverted and landed at Gladstone Airport. After a couple of hours on the ground, VH-YWH returned to Brisbane this time as ‘HT2’ / “Hevilift 2”.
UPDATE! According to the Hevilift Australia Facebook page, the trip to Gladstone Airport on Wednesday 9 May was planned and was their (check flight) examination flight to achieve their Air Operator's Certificate (AOC). It certainly looks like Hevilift 'passed' with flying colours!!
Hopefully regular Fly-in Fly-out (FIFO) charter flights are not far away!
Photo taken by Col B ©