Saturday, January 15, 2011

Pionair Cargo Charters and Other Notable Movements at Mackay Airport This Week

This classic Convair 580 Freighter aircraft which is operated by Pionair Cargo Australia operated a series of freight charters between Bankstown and Mackay earlier this week. The lovely old aircraft is pictured at Mackay Airport on Monday 10 January.

A couple of nice bizjets were also noted at Mackay Airport on Monday 10 January. The Queensland Government Hawker 850XP VH-SGY visited during the morning, while the Queensland Police Service Cessna 560 Citation Ultra, VH-PSU, arrived during the afternoon. VH-PSU is pictured parked on the Eastern General Aviation apron, as a busy terminal and major runway and taxiway works prevented it from parking on the bigger western apron.

Also noted was Aviation Tourism Australia (Island Air Whitsundays) Cessna 208 Caravan Float Plane VH-LNI which was visiting from Shute Harbour for maintenance.

Meanwhile, of note at Mackay Airport on Tuesday 11 January was LearJet 45 VH-CXJ of Careflight Aeromedical, which operated as “Careflight 451” from and back to Townsville.

Virgin Blue Embraer 170 VH-ZHE operated the DJ1473/1472 from and back to Sydney direct.

And parked on the GA Apron was Cessna 206 VH-PGJ of Keswick Island Aviation.

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