Some interesting visitors and movements were spotted at Longreach Airport on Thursday 20 November.
Parked on the 'visitors apron' was Machjet (Machjet International) Cessna 525 Citation CJ1 bizjet VH-SIY. Sadly, its exact movements are not known.
One of the more interesting movements on Thursday was an unknown Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Lockheed AP-3C Orion which performed a missed approach.
The Orion had earlier departed Townsville Airport, where local plane spotter 'Shinpow16' captured a great image as it departed of Runway 01.
There are currently a number of RAAF aircraft based at Townsville - including RAAF McDonnell Douglas F/A-18B Hornet fighter aircraft - which are participating the RAAF Exercise 'High Sierra'.
Back at Longreach, around lunchtime, RAAF Boeing B737-7DF(BBJ) A36-002 also performed a missed approach. It departed to the North-East using the radio callsign of "Envoy 95". Of interest, A36-002 was later heard to perform a missed approach at Rockhampton Airport as well.
Finally, Regional Express (REX) SAAB 340B VH-ZLV was captured as it prepared for departure to Winton and then Townsville as RXA5204.
Some great photos! Thanks guys!
Photos taken by 'top_end_dude' and 'Shinpow16' ©