Piper PA-31s VH-FWJ and VH-XLB both arrived from Dysart and Bundaberg.
VH-XLB is a recent acquisition for the Advance Aviation fleet and as night fell, it departed to Archerfield.
Also during the afternoon, PA-31s VH-BCQ and VH-LWW both arrived from Dysart and Hervey Bay.
VH-LWW actually carried cargo from Dysart and was noted on the Emerald Airport freight apron along with Advance Aviation's Cessna 210 VH-TQC, which arrived from Barcaldine and Longreach, and Beech 58 Baron VH-FLZ, which arrived from Mackay.
These aircraft met the Toll Aviation Metro III VH-UZP which departed to Thangool as TFX111. It is interesting the note that VH-UZP is the only Metro in the Toll fleet to be repainted in Toll's new colours.
I think it looks quite nice - especially in the afternoon sun!
During the afternoon, Alliance Airlines Fokker F-100 VH-FWI arrived as UTY4580 on a fly-in fly-out (FIFO) charter from Brisbane.
It later departed back to Brisbane - empty - as UTY4581.
Later, Barrier Aviation Cessna 402 VH-THX arrived from and departed to Innisfail. This is now becoming a weekly FIFO flight.
Also, Regional Express (REX) SAAB 340B VH-RXS arrived from Brisbane, also operating a FIFO flight.
Lastly, I noted Virgin Australia (Skywest Airlines-operated) ATR 72-500 VH-FVL preparing to depart on the evening service from Emerald to Brisbane.
One last photo I took shows a rather unique way of 'towing' light aircraft to the fuel bowser!
All up a very enjoyable afternoon and evening of plane spotting!
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