Monday, September 30, 2013

A Few Recent Bizjets at Hamilton Island Airport and Others!

During my holidays, I was lucky enough to enjoy some great bizjet plane spotting at Hamilton Island.

Throughout the period of my week 'in paradise', Holypeak Pty Ltd Canadair CL600-2B16 Challenger 604 bizjet VH-VLC was parked on the Western side of Hamilton Island Airport.

VH-VLC had arrived from Melbourne (Essendon) Airport on Sunday 22 September.  It eventually departed back there on Friday 27 September.

On Thursday 26 September I spotted three more bizjets on Hamo including Gojet Raytheon Hawker 850XP VH-BMW was there.  It's movements are not known, but it is assumed that it flew from its Melbourne (Essendon) base on Wednesday 25 September.  By Friday 27 September VH-BMW had departed Hamilton Island.

Also spotted Shortstop Jet Charter British Aerospace BAe-125-1000B VH-LMP, which arrived into Hamo from Melbourne (Essendon) on Wednesday 25 September.

Lastly, Aeromil Pacific / Flight Options (Australia) Cessna 650 Citation III bizjet VH-SPJ was spotted on Hamo. VH-SPJ was believed to be carrying legendary American country singer Alan Jackson during his Australian concert tour. After arriving on Wednesday 25 September from Bankstown, it departed on Thursday 26 August for Brisbane and returned much later in the night. It did the same on Friday. Finally VH-SPJ flew to Townsville and back on Saturday 28 September. At the time of wiring VH-SPJ is still on the island.

Meanwhile, it's with mentioning some other bizjet movements in Central Queensland over the last couple of weeks.

Hamilton Island has also played host to Maxem Aviation Cessna 560 Citation Encore VH-MXD which arrived from Ayres Rock and Perth on Wednesday 18 September and departed for Sydney on Friday 20 September.

Dave Parer /

Cessna 510 Citation Mustang also visited Hamilton Island during this time, being noted departing for Bankstown on Saturday 21 September.  And also Brenzil's Dassault Falcon 2000EX bizjet VH-KRW departed for Brisbane on Wednesday 18 September.

Out at Emerald Airport, Mackellar Mining Equipment (ex-Aeromil) / Flight Options (Australia) Cessna 560 Citation Ultra VH-SJP has visited a couple of times recently - most recently it departed to the Sunshine Coast on Friday 27 September.  Brisbane plane spotter Brendan B captured VH-SJP departing Emerald Airport during its previous visit on Wednesday 11 September.

Photo taken by Brendan Berry  ©

Photo taken by Brendan Berry  ©

Mackay based bizjets N7088S and VH-ZGP have had a busy couple of weeks, with Raytheon 390 Premier 1 N7088S flying out and back to Mackay several times to places including  the Sunshine Coast, the Gold Coast, Townsville, Adelaide and Rockhampton (where it pictured below on Tuesday 24 September).

Photo taken by Ash Burggraaff  ©

And of course - as we've posted below - Central Queensland has seen Earth Commodities Cessna 550 Citation Bravo VH-CCJ pass through again on Monday 23 September and Tuesday 24 September, Flight Options Cessna 510 Citation Mustang VH-PWX on Friday 20 September and Saturday 21 September, and Marcplan Charter Raytheon Hawker 800XP VH-MEP pass through Gladstone on Tuesday 24 September and Wednesday 25 September.

Photo taken by Jamie C  ©

Lastly, perhaps the highlight of the last couple of weeks of bizjet movements was the visit of ASP Aviation Dassault Aviation Falcon 2000 Bizjet M-ABCD, which passed through Gladstone on Wednesday 18 September.

Photo taken by Jamie C  ©

Photo taken by Jamie C  ©

A great couple of weeks!

Stay tuned for more photos from my time on Hamilton Island!

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