Saturday, June 15, 2013

A Few Bizjets at Hamilton Island Airport During This Week Too!

As well as the JetGo Embraer E-135LRs VH-JGB and VH-JTG passing through Hamilton Island Airport over the last week, there has also - as always - been a nice variety of business jets and other corporate aircraft to pop into Hamilton Island Airport - including a pair of very interesting overseas bizjets!

Early in the week, on Monday 10 June, TW Equipment Leasing Cessna 560XL Citation Excel N67TW touched down at Hamo from Sydney.  It had earlier arrived from New Zealand.  On Thursday 13 June, N67TW departed Hamilton Island for Cairns and Majuro in the Marshall Islands.

Photo sourced from FNQ Skies Blog ©

The other interesting overseas visitor for the week was Air Niugini / Papua New Guinea (PNG) Government Falcon 900EX P2-ANW (shown above at Cairns in 2011) which touched down at Hamo from Bankstown on Wednesday 12 June.  It wasn't on the ground for long, departing for Townsville and Port Moresby later in the day.

Linfox Aircraft Charter (Air National Australia) Gates LearJet 35A VH-LPJ, which was noted arriving into Hamilton Island from Melbourne (Essendon) the previous Friday 7 June, was noted departed back to Essendon on Tuesday 11 June.
Photo taken by Jamie C ©

As mentioned in a Blog post below, Corporate Aviation Bell 429 Helicopter VH-EQP, which arrived into Hamilton Island from Gladstone (where it is pictured above) on the previous Friday 7 June, departed back to Gladstone and eventually its Southport base on Monday 10 June.

Also on Monday 10 June, Silver Linings Aviation Raytheon B300 Super King Air VH-ZEK was noted departing to Bankstown.  VH-ZEK is a familiar visitor to Hamo, and in fact over the previous couple of days, had arrived from Bankstown and operated a return flight to Townsville.

Finally, it's also worth mentioning that Cessna Aircraft Cessna 208B Caravan N506EX was noted at Hamilton Island over Sunday 9 June and Monday 10 June as it was on a demonstration tour of the region.  N506EX was noted flying between Hamo and Townsville and the Whitsunday Airport.  On Monday 10 June, N506EX departed Hamilton Island for Brisbane.

Another great week in the Whitsundays!  I'll get over the Hamo myself one day!

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