Friday, December 28, 2012

The Christmas Period Brings Bizjets Galore to Hamilton Island Airport

Over the Christmas period, there have been a number of local corporate bizjets noted flying in and out of Hamilton Island Airport.

Sundyne Cessna 650 Citation VII VH-SSZ arrived into Hamo from Sydney on Saturday 22 December.  Later that day, VH-SSZ departed back to Sydney.  On Wednesday 26 December, VH-SSZ again arrived into Hamilton Island from Sydney.  It departed back to Sydney on Thursday 27 December.

Cessna 650 Citation VII VH-ING arrived into Hamilton Island from Melbourne (Essendon) on Sunday 23 December and is believed to still be on the ground at Hamo (file photo below).

On Monday 24 December, another Citation in the form of Business Aviation Solutions Cessna 650 Citation VII VH-LYM arrived from Adelaide and later departed to Armidale.

Wednesday 26 December - Boxing Day - was a busy day for bizjets with Sunshine Air Services Raytheon Hawker 800XP VH-VRC, Shortstop Jet Charter British Aerospace BAe-125-1000B VH-LMP, and Executive Airlines Cessna 680 Citation Sovereign VH-EXQ all touching down from Melbourne (Essendon).  VH-VRC and VH-LMP soon departed back to Essendon, while VH-EXQ continued up to Cairns.  VH-LMP returned again to Hamo later in the day - and departed for the Gold Coast on Friday 28 December.

Lastly, on Thursday 27 December, Business Aviation Solutions Cessna 750 Citation X VH-RCA arrived from Brisbane in the early evening.

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