On Friday 4 October, Crown Melbourne (Crown Hotels) Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global Express XRS bizjet VH-CCX was noted arriving into Hamilton Island Airport from Melbourne (Essendon). It then flew down to Mackay Airport where it was photographed parked up and appearing to be staying for at least the night.
Meanwhile, also on Friday 4 October, Avcair (Avgunn) LearJet 60 bizjet VH-ILJ was also noted visiting Hamilton Island Airport. The sleek Learjet arrived from and later departed back to Brisbane.
Of interest, the visiting Alliance Airlines Fokker F-100 VH-XWR, which arrived on Thursday 3 October as UTY550 from Brisbane, remains parked at Hamilton Island Airport.
As does Corporate Aviation Bell 429 Global Ranger helicopter VH-EQP which arrived into Hamo from its Southport base via Gladstone Airport last Saturday 28 September.
Finally, over at Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast) Airport, Darwin-based Lloyd Aviation Jet Charter Dassault Falcon 900 bizjet VH-PPD remains parked. As mentioned below, on Thursday 3 October, it arrived into Prosie from Hamilton Island Airport, after it had earlier arrived from Melbourne (Essendon).
Sincere thanks to local plane spotters 'JM' and James K for taking the time to capture and send through these great photos!
Photos taken by 'JM' and James Kirk ©