As we mentioned below, Bechtel Corporation Dassault Falcon 900EX bizjet N970SF visited Mackay Airport on Thursday 7 February, arriving from Gladstone and later departing to Brisbane.
When he arrived, the three overnighting aircraft that had arrived late the previous evening were all still sitting at their gates preparing for departure.
Soon after, QantasLink Dash-8-Q300 VH-TQE departed Mackay to Townsville as QLK2304.
Then Virgin Australia Boeing B737-800 VH-VOW departed Mackay for Brisbane as VOZ600. It had arrived at Mackay the previous evening as VOZ621.
Toll Express Freight Aviation Metro III VH-UZP - looking resplendent in its new Toll livery - arrived from Rockhampton as TFX162.
To round the early morning off, QantasLink Dash-8-Q400 VH-QOH departed Mackay to Brisbane as QLK2511.
Later in the morning, Dave ventured back to a different spotting location at Mackay Airport and caught some of the mid-morning arrivals and departures. Of note was Virgin Australia Boeing B737-800 VH-VUW which Dave spotted arriving from Brisbane as VOZ601.
VH-VUW still wears a white nose cone as shown in Dave's photos. VH-VUW departed for Brisbane as VOZ604.
QantasLink (Cobham Aviation) Boeing B717-200 VH-NXI was gleefully photographed by Dave as it prepared and then departed for Brisbane as QJE1761.
Locally-based Pilatus PC-12/45 VH-YDO was photographed by Dave as it departed Mackay for Middlemount on Fly-in Fly-out (FIFO) duties.
Jetstar Airways Airbus A320 VH-VQH was snapped arriving from Brisbane as JST882. It later departed back to Brisbane as JST883.
Finally, QantasLink Dash-8-Q400 Next Gen VH-LQK was photographed departing to Townsville as QLK2300.
A great couple of days' coverage from Mackay Airport from Dave - I sincerely appreciate your valuable contribution mate!
If there are any Mackay Airport Plane Spotters reading this, and you would like to contribute photos and news to the CQ Plane Spotting Blog, please contact us by email by clicking HERE.
All photos taken by Dave ©