Monday, April 3, 2023

Bowenville-based Cessna 525 CitationJet CJ1+ Bizjet VH-JSZ Pops into Hamilton Island Airport - Plus More!

On Monday 3 April, Bowenville (near Toowoomba) based Cessna 525 CitationJet CJ1+ bizjet VH-JSZ flew up from Archerfield to Hamilton Island Airport and back to Archerfield.

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While on Sunday 2 April, Mitchell Water Cessna 525 Citation M2 bizjet VH-WMY flew up from Melbourne (Moorabbin), Albury and Adelaide (Parafield) to the Whitsunday Airport at Shute Harbour.  It later returned to Albury and returned to Moorabbin on Monday 3 April.  

On interest, also on Sunday 2 April, Special Mining Services / Flight Options (Australia) Embraer EMB-505 Phenom 300E bizjet VH-UYX visited Hamilton Island Airport from Sydney.

Meanwhile, also on Monday 3 April, Skytrans Dash-8-100 VH-QQI landed at Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast) Airport from Cairns as SKP85 before it then continued to Rockhampton Airport as SKP780.  But enroute, VH-QQI returned to Proserpine Airport before then departing there to Labona but as SKP1780.  It then flew to Rockhampton Airport as SKP774.

UPDATE!  On Tuesday 4 April, VH-QQI operated three flights from Rockhampton Airport to Labona and back before departing Rockhampton Airport for Townsville on Wednesday 5 April.

Flight One (Services) Beech B200 King Air VH-FON visited the Labona Station Airstrip within Adani Australia's (Bravus Mining & Resources) Carmichael Coal Mine site from Archerfield via the Sunshine Coast. 

Outback Aero Cessna 208 Caravan VH-FTT departed Longreach Airport for Bourke.  It looks to have departed Bankstown mid-last week on another 'outback adventure'.

Inverted Downunder (New South Wales) Piaggio P-180 Avanti II VH-ICK flew up from Cessnock to Charleville Airport and then to Mount Isa.  It later returned South.

Cessna 208B Supervan 900 Skydiving Aircraft VH-XLF flew up from Elderslie and Port Macquarie to Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport before it then continued up to Lakeside Airpark where it will no doubt take up skydiving operations in the coming days.

Brisbane-based Australian Agricultural Company Pilatus PC-12/47E VH-AAC was noted departing the Goonoo Feedlot near Comet to the North-West.

After some time out of the air, Comet-registered Cessna 208B Grand Caravan VH-RTC departed Rockhampton Airport for Archerfield.  It later returned to Rocky.

And Townsville-based Forster Helicopters Bell Helicopter Textron 407 helicopter VH-DMF flew down from Townsville to land at Mackay and then Rockhampton Airports.  It then looked to continue to Bundaberg Airport and Redcliffe.  Over the weekend just gone, fellow Forster Helicopters Robinson R66 helicopter VH-DPU was noted operating out of Rockhampton Airport.

Finally, the crash of Piper PA-28-180 Cherokee VH-PXR in the Clarke Ranges West of Proserpine late on Sunday 2 April, brought a couple of fixed wing and helicopter aircraft to the region to search for the wreckage and retrieve the bodies of the two victims on Sunday and again on Monday 3 April.  VH-PXR was heading from Natal Downs to the Lakeside Airpark late Sunday when it failed to arrive amid storms in the area.

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Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) (Cobham SAR Services Pty Ltd) Bombardier CL-600-2B16 Challenger 604 bizjet VH-XNC as "Rescue 440" was noted flying around the search area and also landed at Mackay Airport.  And also operating out of Mackay Airport was the Central Queensland Rescue (CQ Rescue) (Babcock Mission Critical Services Australasia) Bell 412 VH-CQJ "Rescue 412".

While flying down from Townsville were the Queensland Government (QGAir) Rescue Agusta AW139 helicopters VH-EZJ and VH-ESZ as "Rescue 520" and "Rescue 521" respectively.

Photo taken by Simon Coates  ©

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