Back on Wednesday while I was at Emerald Airport, I captured a few other photos including another visiting bizjet in the familiar form of Mackellar Mining Equipment / Flight Options (Australia) Cessna 560 Citation Ultra VH-MMC, which had arrived from the Sunshine Coast earlier in the day.
Again on Wednesday 12 February, Vincent Aviation BAE 146-200 jet ZK-ECO operated the weekly Fly-in Fly-out (FIFO) charter flights to Emerald Airport from Brisbane. ZK-ECO is pictured below from a previous visit to Emerald.
The typical scene around lunchtime each Wednesday was also recently captured by local aviator Ben DV as he departed Emerald in his Bell 206 helicopter. ZK-ECO and VH-MMC (both visiting at the time again) can be clearly seen, along with the parked Toll Freight / Toll Express Metro.
|Photo taken by Ben De Veth ©|
There was of course two other FIFO movements of note into Emerald Airport over the week, with the twice-weekly Regional Express (REX) / Pel Air flights touching down from Brisbane late on Tuesday 11 February and then again early on Wednesday 12 February. REX SAAB 340B VH-ZLO operated the PFY9282/9283 flight on Wednesday morning, while sister-ship VH-REX popped in late on Tuesday as PFY9286/9287 from and back to Brisbane.
Finally, QantasLink Dash-8-Q400 VH-QOI was photographed departing Emerald on Wednesday 12 February on scheduled service to Brisbane as QLK2415. VH-QOI still wears its Tamworth Country Music Festival colour scheme.
I spent less than an hour at Emerald Airport on Wednesday, but it sure was one of the better plane spotting trips I've had!