Friday, August 5, 2011

Rockhampton Airport Action This Week

As mentioned in THIS previous post, World Airways McDonnell Douglas MD-11 N272WA was on the ground at Rockhampton Airport all day Monday 1 August.

The MD-11 flew US personnel home from Military Exercise Talisman Sabre. Local spotters report that all ground equipment and aircraft have departed Rockhampton Airport. We thank Don W for sending through the following photos.

Also this week, Ben O noted Skytrans Dash-8-100 VH-QQA on the ground at Rockhampton Airport early on Tuesday 2 August. As previously noted, this aircraft wears Air Cruising Australia / Bill Peach Journeys titles and colours.

I believe Skytrans positions an aircraft out of Emerald during the week, as overnight parking at Emerald Airport is limited - see THIS blog post about Emerald Airports struggles with increased FIFO demand.

Meanwhile, on Thursday 4 August Don W noted Hinterland Aviation Beech B200 King Air VH-HLJ passing through Rockhampton Airport.

The King Air - complete with a cargo pod - operates out of Cairns on RPT and charter operations - and was noted heading out of Rockhampton to the North.

Lastly, the victim of the port-a-loo explosion at Rockhampton Airport two weeks ago (story HERE), Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Sergeant, Mick Dunn, remains in a stable condition at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital. He suffered third-degree burns to 40% of his body.

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