Tuesday, August 19, 2014

AirServices Australia / Pearl Aviation Super King Air VH-FIY Calls into Rockhampton Airport

On Monday 18 August, AirServices Australia / Pearl Aviation Hawker Beechcraft B300 Super King Air VH-FIY called into Rockhampton Airport from Brisbane.  On Tuesday 19 August, VH-FIY operated a four-hour navigational aid (navaid) calibration flight out of Rocky.

Local plane spotter 'IAD' captured a quick photo of VH-FIY resting on the General Aviation (GA) Apron at Rockhampton Airport.  VH-FIY has been noted using its usual flight number of 'ADA3' and heard to be using the radio callsign of "AusCal 3".

It appears that VH-FIY will again stay overnight on Tuesday night.

Meanwhile also operating in and out of Rockhampton Airport were locally-based Atlass Aviation Vulcanair (Partenavia) P.68C aircraft VH-CFT and VH-KBO.

VH-KBO (shown above also on Tuesday 19 August) was noted flying to Biloela / Thangool Airport on Monday 18 August.  VH-CFT operated a local flight from and back to Rocky on Monday, before also flying to Biloela / Thangool Airport on Tuesday 19 August.

Atlass Aviation (Aerial Topographic Laser Survey Systems) operates aerial survey flights predominately out of Rockhampton to nearby Bowen Basin mine sites using a fleet of four aircraft - the two Vulcanair aircraft, plus Cessna U206G VH-JEK and Beechcraft A36 Bonanza VH-IOL.  See more at their website:  http://www.atlass.com.au/

Finally, an interesting visitor to Rockhampton Airport from 'out of town' was Tasmanian-based Aerospatiale AS.350BA Squirrel helicopter VH-BAA.

In the photo below, 'IAD' notes that he captured three blue and yellow coloured helicopters with VH-BAA pictured, along with Bell 412's VH-LSY and VH-EPR.  VH-EPR is inside the Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service (CHRS) hangar currently receiving attention.

Sincere thanks to 'IAD' for the capturing and sending through these fantastic photos!

All photos taken by 'IAD'  ©

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