Saturday, January 19, 2013

A Few Bizjets at Central Queensland Airports This Week

The bizjet action in Central Queensland this week has generally been provided by some very familiar aircraft.  The Queensland Government (State of Queensland) Raytheon Hawker 850XP VH-SGY had been out and about this week on a tour of North and Central Queensland. After spending time in Townsville,Cairns and the surrounding areas, VH-SGY eventually ended up at Mount Isa. On Thursday 17 January, VH-SGY arrived into Emerald Airport from the Isa, and stayed overnight.  On Friday 18 January VH-SGY departed Emerald for Rockhampton Airport (where is pictured below - file photo), before eventually returning home to Brisbane.

Another familiar sight at Central Queensland Airports is one of the Queensland Police Service (Airwing) aircraft - Raytheon 1900D and Cessna 560 Citation Ultra bizjet VH-PSU.  VH-PSK was noted in CQ at various times and locations during the week - Don W caught it at Rockhampton on Friday 18 January - while VH-PSU ventured North to Townsille via Longreach on Thursday 17 January, before making its way home to Brisbane on Friday 18 January via Mackay, Rockhampton, and Gladstone on Friday 18 January.

Flight Options (Australia) (Aeromil Pacific) Cessna 560 Citation Ultra VH-SJP has also been noted at Emerald Airport this week, arriving from the Sunshine Coast on Tuesday 15 January. After a couple of days on the ground, VH-SJP departed back to the Sunshine Coast on Thursday 17 January (file photo below).

An aircraft that is becoming a familiar sight in Central Queensland is Edwards Coaches Cessna 525 Citation CJ2 bizjet VH-RJB (file photo below), and on Thursday 17 January it touched down at Mackay Airport from the Gold Coast.

After spending the day on the ground, VH-RJB departed heading North to Townsville.

No report on bizjets would be complete without some Hamilton Island Airport bizjet movements!  On Wednesday 16 January, Sundyne Cessna 650 Citation VII VH-SSZ visited Hamo, arriving from, and later departing back to Sydney, while Henadeck Cessna 525 Citation CJ1 VH-YNE arrived into Hamilton Island from Bankstown.

Lastly, J. M. Kelly (Project Builders) Cessna 550 Citation II VH-JMK departed Rockhampton for Brisbane and Toowoomba on Thursday 17 January, returning back to Rockhampton in the early evening.

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