Wednesday, June 21, 2023

McDermott Aviation Group / Machjet International Cessna 525A CitationJet CJ2 Bizjet VH-SUY "Machflight 41" Spotted at Rockhampton Airport - Plus More!

On Wednesday 21 June, McDermott Aviation Group / Machjet International Cessna 525A CitationJet CJ2 bizjet VH-SUY as "Machflight 41" arrived into Rockhampton Airport from the Sunshine Coast.  It later returned there again as "Machflight 41" - a recent change where Machjet are now using Flight number Callsigns.

As shown, the Citation parked beside Bonza Airline Boeing B737-8 MAX VH-UKH which arrived into Rockhampton Airport late on Tuesday 20 June as BNZ1055 from Melbourne (Tullamarine) but didn't depart.  It seems the Citation brought engineering staff and possibly crew to the B737 as it eventually departed as BNZ8303 to Melbourne shortly before the Citation returned to the Sunny Coast.

Meanwhile, also on Wednesday 21 June, Hinterland Aviation Beech B200 King Air VH-HLJ looked to fly down from Cairns to the Labona Station Airstrip within Adani Australia's (Bravus Mining & Resources) Carmichael Coal Mine site as HND420 before it then flew across to Rockhampton Airport and back as HND1121/2.  VH-HLJ later returned to Cairns from Labona again as HND420.

Seair Pacific / Istlecote Textron Aviation (Cessna) 208B Caravan VH-TQI flew up from Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport to Rockhampton Airport and then Middlemount Aerodrome.  It then departed to Maryborough Airport and back to Hervey Bay Airport.

Tex Onsite (Tex Assets P/L) Aero Commander 500-U VH-TXE visited Gladstone Airport from Townsville.

RDO Equipment Co. Pilatus PC-12/47 VH-WPH called into Bundaberg Airport and then Biloela / Thangool Airport during a flight out of and back to its Toowoomba base.

UPDATE!  On Thursday 22 June, VH-WPH looked to call into Bundaberg Airport again before then heading out to Emerald Airport.

Brisbane-based Avcair Cessna 425 Conquest 1 VH-BSM looked to fly up from Archerfield to Collinsville and Mackay Airports.

Dalydine P/L (Pilatus Australia) Pilatus PC-12/47E VH-PDE flew up from Archerfield to Mackay Airport.

UPDATE!  On Thursday 22 June, VH-PDE departed Mackay Airport for Brunette Downs.

Southern Airlines Cessna 441 VH-YFD departed Alpha Aerodrome for Archerfield and Melbourne (Moorabbin).  It looks to have operated from Emerald, Longreach and Alpha Airports over the last week on aerial survey flights.

Flight One (Services) Raytheon B300 Super King Air VH-UVH flew into Emerald Airport from Archerfield.

UPDATE!  On Saturday 24 June, VH-UVH finally returned to Archerfield from Emerald Airport.

Finally, in the wee small hours of Wednesday 21 June, LifeFlight (Aeromed) Canadair CL-600-2B16 Challenger 604 bizjet VH-OFA "Ambulance 614" visited Bundaberg Airport from Brisbane. Then later in the day, it visited Roma Airport, also from Brisbane.  Plus also in the wee small hours, fellow LifeFlight Challenger 604 bizjet VH-OFC "Ambulance 634" visited Rockhampton Airport, arriving from Townsville and departing to Brisbane.

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