Saturday, March 16, 2013

Quite A Few Bizjet Movements Around Central Queensland Airports This Week

It's been a really busy couple of weeks with a very wide variety of bizjets that have called into various Central Queensland Airports.  No doubt the highlight was the arrival of Canadair CL-600-2B16 Challenger 605 bizjet N15VC into Hamilton Island Airport from Sydney on Wednesday 13 March.  On Friday 15 March, N15VC departed for the Gold Coast, where Kyle M of the Gold Coast Aviation Blog (LINK) caught it while on finals to Runway 14.

Airlines PNG Cessna 550 Citation Bravo bizjet P2-SOS snuck into Rockhampton Airport on Wednesday 13 March.  The Citation was believed to be on a flight from Cairns to the Sunshine Coast.  It was noted departing Rockhampton early on Thursday 14 March destined again for the Sunshine Coast.

Lastly, the President of the Republic of Mozambique, Armando Guebuza, visited Mackay on Tuesday 12 March.  It was thought that he travelled North in Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Boeing B737-7DT(BBJ) A36-001, which was noted flying as "Envoy 23".

Other bizjet movements around Central Queensland were confined to a wide selection of Australian-based corporate aircraft.

On Thursday 14 March, Flight Options Cessna 510 Citation Mustang VH-PWX had a busy flying day, noted departing Bankstown early for Archerfield, before popping into Chinchilla, Emerald, Thangool (Biloela) and Bundaberg.

Ramsay AirCharter Dassault Falcon 2000EX VH-RAM popped into Mackay from Sydney on Thursday 14 March.  Meanwhile, on Wednesday 13 March, Raytheon 390 Premier I bizjet N7088S operated a return flight from Mackay to Brisbane.

Also on Wednesday 13 March, Rockhampton Plane Spotter 'IAD' caught a pair of visiting Singapore Flying College Cessna 510 Citation Mustang bizjets as they flew through Rockhampton from Mackay and South to the Sunshine Coast.  VH-SQJ (pictured below) flew as "Raffles 143", while VH-VSQ flew as "Raffles 54".

J.M. Kelly Project Builders Cessna 550 Citation II VH-JMK departed Rockhampton early on Tuesday 12 March for the Sunshine Coast and later the Gold Coast.

At Gladstone Airport, Business Aviation Solutions Cessna 650 Citation VII bizjet VH-DHN was spotted by Jamie C departing late on Tuesday 12 March for its Gold Coast base.

During the previous (and much quieter) week, Light Jets Australia of Toowoomba-operated Cessna 525 Citation CJ1 VH-TFW was noted arriving into Longreach from Winton on Thursday 7 March.  On Friday 8 March, VH-TFW departed Longreach for Barcaldine and the Sunshine Coast.

The Queensland Government (State of Queensland) VH-SGY was yet again spotted in Central Queensland, with it noted arriving into Gladstone from Brisbane on Thursday 7 March.

On Monday 6 March, Balmoral Air Dassault Falcon 2000EX VH-WIO arrived into Hamilton Island from Bankstown and Brisbane.  After staying overnight it departed back to Bankstown.

Photos taken by Kyle Mayne, 'IAD' and Jamie C  ©

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