Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Emerald Airport on Monday Evening

Some lovely images to be had during the late afternoon and evening at Emerald Airport on Monday 21 May.  Oh and there were some lovely aeroplanes too!

First aircraft noted was Toll Freight Aviation's Metro 23 VH-HPB.

The all-white freighter has been converted from a passenger carrying aircraft, and joins the Toll fleet after operating for Aeropelican Air Services, and before that, Horizon Airlines, cheifly in New South Wales.

The action at Emerald Airport certainly heated up as the sun went down - first to arrive was Alliance Airlines Fokker F-100 VH-FKF, which operated UTY4580/4581 Brisbane-Emerald-Brisbane.

Four Advance Aviation Piper PA-31 Navajos arrived in quick succession from Dysart.  Most of the aircraft - like VH-XLB shown below - flew in after operating fly-in fly-out (FIFO) services into Dysart from Hervey Bay and Bundaberg

FlightTech AeroCommander 500-S VH-WZQ arrived from Innisfail.

Also arriving was another Navajo in the form of Piper PA-31 VH-ATP.  The aircraft is registered in Victoria, but was travelling North.

Virgin Australia (Skywest Airlines-operated) ATR 72-500 VH-FVI was photographed preparing for departure as "Virgin 262 Alpha" (DJ1262) for Brisbane.

Lastly, Alliance Airlines Fokker F-100 VH-FWI arrived as UTY650 from Brisbane.  As mentioned last week, this flight FIFO flight was operated on behalf of AERgO.

A great night!

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