Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Shortstop Jet Charter Dassault Falcon 900C Bizjet VH-OAA Pops into Hamilton Island Airport - Plus More!

On Tuesday 21 February, Shortstop Jet Charter Dassault Falcon 900C bizjet VH-OAA was noted visiting Hamilton Island Airport.  It looked to arrive from and then later depart back to its Melbourne (Essendon) base.

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And MacKellar Mining Equipment Pty Ltd (Revesco Aviation) Cessna 680 Citation Sovereign bizjet VH-MMC was noted visiting Rockhampton Airport from its Sunshine Coast base.

Meanwhile, also on Tuesday 21 February, re-registered Dalydine P/L (Pilatus Australia) Pilatus PC-12/47E VH-PDE (ex VH-FGZ) looked to fly up from Archerfield and the Gold Coast to Hamilton Island Airport back to Archerfield.

VH-PDE was previously registered VH-FGZ but changed its registration marking in mid-January.

The Queensland Government Airwing (State of Queensland) Raytheon B300 Super King Air VH-SGQ popped into Rockhampton Airport, arriving from Cairns and Townsville and later departing to Brisbane.  It later returned directly to Cairns.

Brescon (Toowoomba) Beech B200 King Air VH-XDW visited the Labona Station Airstrip within Adani Australia's (Bravus Mining & Resources) Carmichael Coal Mine site from its Toowoomba-Wellcamp base.

Southern Airlines Beech B200 King Air VH-AMF was noted doing the weekly Fly-in Fly-out (FIFO) charter flight up to Moranbah Airport. It flew up from Latrobe Valley and Bourke to Moranbah Airport before then heading back to to those places and then Melbourne (Moorabbin).

DeGunst Transport P/L Textron (Cessna) 208 Caravan VH-NPZ completed its weekly FIFO run from Bundaberg Airport to Nebo Aerodrome and back but this time via Mackay Airport.

And the Queensland Government (QGAir) Rescue Agusta AW139 helicopter VH-EZJ was noted passing through Emerald Airport while ferrying North from Archerfield to Townsville.

Finally, also on Tuesday 21 February, Hinterland Aviation Cessna 208 Caravan VH-LZK flew down from Townsville to Mackay Airport before then flying across to Labona Station Airstrip and then back to Mackay Airport and Townsville as HND290/1/2/3.

And after arriving late on Monday 20 February from Cairns direct as SKP780, Skytrans Airlines Dash-8-100 VH-QQG completed the FIFO charter flight to Labona Station Airstrip and back to Rockhampton Airport on Tuesday 21 February.

Plus also on Tuesday 21 February, fellow Skytrans Dash-8-100 VH-QQB flew down from Cairns to Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast) Airport as SKP81 before then continuing to Rockhampton Airport as SKP501.  It then also operated a FIFO charter flight to Labona as SKP779 before then flying from there to Cairns as SKP503. 

Photo taken by Tony Haynes  ©

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