Monday, June 30, 2014

Virgin Australia Boeing B737-800 VH-VUR - Plus a Few Others - at Rockhampton Airport Sunday

Local plane spotter 'IAD' ventured to Rockhampton Airport late on Sunday 29 June to capture some images of Virgin Australia Boeing B737-800 VH-VUR which called in operating the VOZ1245 service from Brisbane.

As seen, VH-VUR still wears the old Virgin Blue colours but with a white nose.  It has also now lost its LiveTV 'hump' that was on the top-rear of the fuselage.

Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service (CHRS) (Australian Helicopters) Bell 412EP VH-EPR "Rescue 300" was also spotted by 'IAD' as it returned from a med-evac flight to Emerald.  It is believed that fellow Australian Helicopters Bell 412EP VH-PXY - "Rescue 920" - also called into Rockhampton Airport earlier on Sunday from the nearby Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA) where there is currently an Australian Army exercise underway.

Meanwhile, earlier last week, 'IAD' captured a great photos of Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Hawker Beechcraft B200 VH-FDM returning to Rockhampton Airport.

It joined fellow RFDS King Airs VH-FDW and VH-FDR on their ramp on the General Aviation (GA) side of the Rockhampton Airport.

Finally, Australasian Jet-operated Cessna 206 VH-XBF has been flying in and out of Rockhampton Airport over recent days.  VH-XBF is one of two Australasian Jet Cessnas that Ergon Energy’s Remote Observation Automated Modelling Economic Simulation (ROAMES) project of aerial surveys.  It was also spotted around Gladstone the previous week.

Sincere thanks to 'IAD' for his updates from Rockhampton Airport, and for sending through these excellent photos.

All photos taken by 'IAD'  ©

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