Monday, February 11, 2013

Barcaldine Aerodrome Receives Hinterland Aviation and JetGo Charters

Much to my surprise, a quick search online has showed that over the last week or so a pair of Hinterland Aviation charters have touched down at Barcaldine Aerodrome.

On Thursday 31 January, Hinterland's Beech B200 King Air VH-HLJ (file photo below) touched down from Cairns as HND760.  It later departed to Townsville using the same callsign.

On Tuesday 5 February, Hinterland's Cessna 208 Caravan VH-TFS touched down at Barcaldine from Townsville as HND626.  It later departed to Cairns using the same callsign.

I am unsure if these were the first ever visits by Hinterland Aviation aircraft into Barcaldine, but never-the-less, it is exciting to see a new charter operations commence in CQ!

Incidentally, JetGo Australia Embraer E-135LR VH-JGB was noted recently operating the company's regular Fly-in Fly-out (FIFO) charter flights to Barcaldine Aerodrome from Brisbane as well.

These FIFO charters run semi-regularly on a Tuesday and Friday, with VH-JGB noted at Barcaldine in the early hours of the morning on Friday 1 February and again on Tuesday 5 February.

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