Monday, May 13, 2019

Corporate Aviation Bell 429 Global Ranger Helicopter VH-EQP Back in CQ at Gladstone and Emerald Airports

On Monday 13 May, the familiar sight of Corporate Aviation Bell 429 Global Ranger helicopter VH-EQP was back in Central Queensland.  It departed its Southport base for a refuel at Gladstone Airport before continuing to Emerald Airport.

File photo

At the time of writing, VH-EQP appears to be staying at Emerald Airport for at least the night.

UPDATE!  It appears that on Tuesday 14 May, VH-EQP completed a flight from Emerald Airport to Middlemount Aerodrome and back.

UPDATE!  On Wednesday 15 May, VH-EQP departed Emerald Airport and returned to its Southport base, via a fuel stop at Biloela / Thangool Airport.

Meanwhile, also noted at Gladstone Airport over the last week or so was Heli-Aust Whitsundays Eurocopter EC135 P2+ helicopter VH-XUV.  It appeared to be operating the regular marine pilot transfer flights in place of sister-ship Airbus Helicopters EC135 P3 (CPDS) VH-ZGP.

On Monday 13 May, VH-XUV was noted returning to Mackay Airport from Gladstone Airport.

Photo taken by Anthony Schulz  ©

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