Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Middlemount Aerodrome About to Receive More Fly-In Fly-Out (FIFO) Charter Flights From Regional Express (REX)
It has recently been noted that Regional Express (REX) has commenced operating fly-in fly-out (FIFO) charter flights from Brisbane to Middlemount Aerodrome with SAAB 340B aircraft.
FIFO flights to Middlemount are seemingly picking up with Skytrans already flying into Middlemount as well from Brisbane.
This news was rather timely as I recently ventured to Middlemount Aerodrome for a quick look around. The Aerodrome is not far from the town centre, situated on the Eastern edge of Middlemount.
The Aerodrome has good facilities with a sealed runway, hangar, and a fairly sizable apron with markings for two parking bays. There is a small terminal building and a small car-parking area.
Whilst visiting the Aerodrome, I noted that both a Beenleigh-based Beech 58 Baron VH-DTU and a Rocky-based Cessna 172 VH-TEI were parked on the apron, and whilst as I was preparing to depart, a Reid Heliwork Robinson R-44 helicopter, VH-HIB, arrived and dropped off a passenger.