Friday, August 2, 2019

Special Mining Services / Flight Options (Australia) Embraer EMB-505 Phenom 300E Bizjet VH-UYX Spotted at Mackay Airport - Plus More!

On Friday 2 August, Special Mining Services / Flight Options (Australia) Embraer EMB-505 Phenom 300E bizjet VH-UYX was spotted visiting Mackay Airport.

It looked to earlier make a before dawn arrival from Bankstown via Sydney and was believed to have visited on a human tissue transfer flight.

VH-UYX is photographed returning to Sydney from Mackay Airport. It then continued back to Bankstown.

Also noted visiting Mackay Airport, also early on Friday 2 August, was the Queensland Government Airwing (State of Queensland) Raytheon Hawker 850XP bizjet VH-SGY. It arrived from Brisbane also before dawn and also on what was believed to be a human tissue retrieval flight.

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VH-SGY later returned to Brisbane.

Of interest, VH-SGY visited Kingaroy and Roma Airports on Wednesday 31 July and Miles Airport on Tuesday 30 July, all on flights out of and back to Brisbane.

Meanwhile, also spotted this week, also at Mackay Airport, were Fly Weel (Gold Coast) Pilatus PC-12/47E VH-KWZ which was photographed departing to the Gold Coast on Tuesday 30 July.  It also visited on Saturday 27 July while heading North to Townsville and Sweers Island Resort in Far North Queensland.

While the Queensland Police Service (Airwing) (State of Queensland) Textron Aviation (Cessna) 208B Caravan VH-PQX was photographed arriving into Mackay Airport on Monday 29 July.

It arrived from and then later departed back to Cairns via Townsville.

Finally, out at Longreach Airport, also on Friday 2 August, South Australian-based Cessna 525A Citation CJ2 bizjet VH-IYG was noted departing for Saint George.  It appears to have arrived in the previous couple of days from Adelaide.

Sincere thanks to local plane spotter 'JM' for taking the time to capture and send through these great photos!

All photos taken by 'JM'  ©

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