Monday, May 7, 2018

More Light GA and Corporate Bizjet Aircraft Call into Rockhampton Airport for Beef Australia 2018

On Monday 7 May, it was 'People's Day' at Beef Australia 2018 and as Australia’s national beef expo continued, the various General Aviation (GA) and corporate bizjet aircraft visiting Rockhampton Airport stepped up a notch with another nice selection calling in.

Brisbane-based Piper PA-31-350 VH-RPV made an early morning arrival from Archerfield and Bundaberg.  After spending the day on the ground, VH-RPV returned to Bundaberg Airport.

Brisbane-based Pilatus PC-12/47E VH-AAD arrived from Archerfield and stayed.

Cloncurry-based Pilatus PC-12/47E VH-MDH also arrived into Rocky from Archerfield and later departed to its Devoncourt Station home.

BPW Aviation (of Scone in New South Wales) Beech 58 Baron VH-SQC arrived from Scone, Tamworth and Chinchilla.  It later flew down to Gladstone Airport.

Dalby-based Piper PA-46R-350T Malibu Mirage VH-NYG was also due to visit Rockhampton Airport.  It didn't arrive until Wednesday 9 May - see above!

Gold Coast-based Hawker Beechcraft B300 Super King Air VH-OXF looked to arrive from the Gold Coast and departed back to the South soon after dropping of its passenger(s).

Perhaps the 'star' visitor on Monday 7 May was the Cessna 560 Citation Encore bizjet VH-YUL of the Yulgibar Pastoral Company (of Montmorency, Victoria) which touched down at Rockhampton Airport from Baryulgil in Northern New South Wales via the Gold Coast.

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At the time of writing, VH-YUL was scheduled to depart to Melbourne (Moorabbin).

Another Pilatus PC-12/47E VH-PIU of Melbourne VIP Charter / Pegasus Air was noted arriving into Rockhampton Airport from Alice Springs and Henbury Airport in the Northern Territory.  It later departed to Archerfield.

The Whitney Pastoral Co. Cessna T206H VH-WPC was noted arriving from its Carcoar base near Bathurst in New South Wales. 

Piper PA-32R-301T Saratoga VH-IMD was noted arriving in Rocky from its Aberfoyle Station base at Torrens Creek near Hughenden. 

Finally, a familiar visitor in the form of Gulf Coast Aviation Cessna 510 Citation Mustang bizjet VH-KXM popped into Rockhampton Airport from Bankstown.  At the time of writing, VH-KXM looked to be returning to Bankstown.

Sincere thanks to local plane spotters 'IAD', Kayanne H and Trevor H for supplying the photos and information in this post!

Photos taken by ‘IAD’ and Kayanne Hardsman  ©

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