Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Earth Commodities Cessna 550 Citation Bravo Bizjet VH-CCJ at Central Queensland Airports Yet Again

Spotted arriving into Gladstone Airport early on Monday 23 September by Jamie C and Tash C was a familiar visitor to Central Queensland in the form of Earth Commodities Cessna 550 Citation Bravo Bizjet VH-CCJ.

After arriving from Brisbane, VH-CCJ departed Gladstone a short time later for Mackay and then Rockhampton.

Then later on Monday 23 September, VH-CCJ returned to Gladstone and stayed overnight.  Also spotted at Gladstone Airport on Monday by Jamie and Tash was locally-based Cessna 210 VH-EFP which was departing to parts unknown.

And also QantasLink Dash-8-Q400 VH-QOI, which made a spectacular departure off Gladstone's Runway 28 for Rockhampton as QLK2300.

VH-QOI still wears its bright 'Destination Tamworth' - Tamworth Country Music Festival colours.

Then on Tuesday 24 September, local plane spotter Micah S captured the roving VH-CCJ on the ground at Bundaberg Airport after it had earlier arrived from Gladstone.  VH-CCJ evenutally departed back to Brisbane later in the day.

Micah also caught Hervey Bay-based Cessna 402A VH-RDZ of Aero Commute refuelling prior to departing to an unknown location.

Lastly, Micah photographed this Amateur-built Dragonfly 19-4527 resting in the Bundaberg sun.  Not much is known about this ultralight, but I think it looks rather sharp!

Thanks to Jamie and Tash, and also Micah for sending through these excellent shots!  We here at CQ Plane Spotting continuously aim to provide the most up-to-date and interesting plane spotting information and stories from around the Central Queensland region!

Photos taken by Jamie C , Tash C and Micah S  ©

1 comment:

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