Monday, March 27, 2023

Robindale Group (Bathurst) / Air Link Cessna 510 Citation Mustang Bizjet VH-CMK Pops into Mackay Airport - Plus More!

On Monday 27 March, Robindale Group / Air Link Cessna 510 Citation Mustang bizjet VH-CMK flew up from Orange and the Sunshine Coast to Mackay Airport before later continuing up to Weipa. 

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UPDATE!  On Wednesday 29 March, VH-CMK returned to Mackay Airport from Weipa before then returning to the Sunshine Coast and Orange.

And Special Mining Services / Flight Options (Australia) Embraer EMB-505 Phenom 300E bizjet VH-UYX visited Hamilton Island Airport from Sydney.

Meanwhile, also on Monday 27 March, MT Air Charters / Pilatus Australia Pilatus PC-12/47E VH-JMU flew up from King Island, Melbourne (Moorabbin) and Bairnsdale to the Whitsunday Airport at Shute Harbour.

UPDATE!  On Tuesday 28 March, VH-JMU was photographed above soon before departing Shute back to Moorabbin before it then continued to Adelaide.

While on Sunday 26 March, Cirrus SR-22 N60NN flew up from the Gold Coast to Blackall Airport.  On Monday 27 March, N60NN looked to continue to Longreach Airport then Mount Isa.  It has since been noted flying overseas.

Finally, several Fly-in Fly-out (FIFO) movements, also on Monday 27 March, included Brisbane-based Crockett Aviation Group Beech B200 King Air VH-FAQ which visited the Labona Station Airstrip within Adani Australia's (Bravus Mining & Resources) Carmichael Coal Mine site from Archerfield and the Sunshine Coast.  It then flew up to Rockhampton Airport from Archerfield and later departed there to Labona.  It then returned to Rockhampton Airport.

UPDATE!  On Tuesday 28 March, VH-FAQ also operated more flights to Labona from and back to Rockhampton Airport before then departing back to Archerfield.

Skytrans Airlines Dash-8-100 VH-QQG arrived from Cairns and Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast) Airport as SKP85/780 before operating a flight to Labona and back to Rockhampton Airport.  It should also operate more flights on Tuesday 28 March before departing on Wednesday 29 March.

Link Airways (Corporate Air / Vee H Aviation) Cessna 441 Conquest VH-VEW flew up from Goulbourn and Brisbane to Rolleston and Emerald Airports.

UPDATE!  On Tuesday 28 March, VH-VEW returned to Rolleston Aerodrome from Emerald Airport and then continued up to the Newlands Coal Mine site and Mackay Airport.  VH-VEW then returned to Newlands before heading to Brisbane.

And Seair Pacific / Istlecote Cessna 208 Caravan VH-TQW flew up from Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) to Rockhampton Airport.   Fellow Seair Textron Aviation (Cessna) 208B Caravan VH-TLH also flew into Rockhampton Airport but from the Gold Coast.  Both VH-TQW and VH-TLH then flew to Labona.  VH-TQW returned to Rockhampton Airport, while VH-TLH flew up to Townsville and then back to Rockhampton Airport.

UPDATE!  On Tuesday 28 March, both VH-TQW and VH-TLH operated more flights to Labona before they both departed Rockhampton Airport with VH-TQW heading back to Hervey Bay Airport and VH-TLH back to the Gold Coast.

Photos taken by 'AC' and Lee Holloway  ©

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