Thursday, January 16, 2014

Vincent Aviation BAe 146 ZK-ECO and Beech G58 Baron N581SR Spotted at Emerald Airport Wednesday

I had mixed feelings at Emerald Airport on Wednesday 15 January as I said goodbye to my relatives who returned to Brisbane, but I managed to capture a couple of great aircraft on the ground at the Airport.

It appears that the weekly Fly-in Fly-out (FIFO) charter flight that was operating from Brisbane into Middlemount by Vincent Aviation BAe 146-200 ZK-ECO - see Blog Post HERE from late last year - now lands at Emerald each week for one reason or another.  I noted that the outbound load of Middlemount mine workers were checking-in with the local Virgin Australia ground-crew, before heading their aircraft for departure back to Brisbane.

Nearby on the South-Western parking apron at Emerald Airport on Wednesday were Toll Freight Aviation / Toll Express Metro III VH-UZW which was resting during the day after arriving earlier in the day as TFX109 from Biloela / Thangool and Brisbane.

And also, Mackellar Mining Equipment / Flight Options (Australia) Cessna 560 Citation Ultra VH-MMC was at Emerald again.  It had arrived earlier in the week on Monday 13 January.

Meanwhile, another overseas registered aircraft on the ground at Emerald Airport on Wednesday 15 January was Hawker Beechcraft G58 Baron N581SR.  It had earlier arrived from Roma, and while we were all waiting for my relative's flight, it was noted departing Emerald on return to Roma.

Also parked on the Emerald General Aviation (GA) apron was Advance Aviation's PA-31 Navajos VH-BCQ and VH-FWJ, alongside Mackay-based Mooney M20J VH-TWV.

And finally, Fugro Spatial Solutions Cessna 404 VH-AZU was spotted being fuelled up ready for departure on another aerial-survey flight out of Emerald.  Most times I visit Emerald Airport, there is a Fugro aircraft visiting.

Certainly a great hour or so at Emerald!

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