The Jayrow Helicopters-operated Sikorsky doesn't usually fly out as far Clermont, with the Mackay-based Central Queensland Rescue (CQ-Rescue) Helicopter Service usually flying out this way. I believe the CQ-Rescue choppers were operating other tasks, hence the arrival of VH-JRD in Clermont. It was still a welcome visitor!
My spotting at Clermont Aerodrome began late on Wednesday 5 September when I captured Advance Aviation's new Beech B200 King Air VH-WJK which was preparing for departure to Mackay and then later Emerald.
I recently posted a story of VH-WJK that can be found HERE.
After VH-QQM departed, another Skytrans Dash-8-100 VH-QQI arrived at Clermont after operating the 'usual' SKP872 FIFO flight from Brisbane.
On Thursday 6 September, there were three FIFO charter flights to North Queensland, with two operated by Hinterland Aviation, and one by a Barrier Aviation Cessna 402C - VH-VDK. Of the Hinterland Aviation charters, Beech B200 King Air VH-HLJ popped into Clermont Aerodrome during the afternoon, while Cessna 208 VH-CVN was photographed just after sunset, as it commenced its taxi for departure to Townsville as HND876.
Also that night on Thursday 6 September, the 'usual' five Skytrans Dash-8 FIFO charter flights touched down in Clermont from the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, and Mackay. I managed to photograph Dash-8-300 VH-QQN and then Dash-8-100 VH-QQI on the ground that night.
A great week!