On Tuesday 20 January, the Australasian Jet Piper PA-31-325 VH-ZMJ which - as mentioned below - arrived at Rocky from Clermont over the weekend was captured by local plane spotter 'IAD'.
|Photo taken by 'IAD' ©
Also on Tuesday, another Navajo in the form of Singleton Air Services / Altitude Flight Operations Piper PA-31-350 VH-WGF, was noted departing Rockhampton for Archerfield late morning, while visiting Rocky shortly after was Nitro Drilling (Nitro Aviation) Raytheon B300 Super King Air VH-NDT, which arrived from Middlemount and later departed to the Sunshine Coast.
Locally-based J.M. Kelly (Project Builders) Cessna 310 VH-FFA and Peace Aviation Beech A36 Bonanza VH-MMB were also noted flying out of Rocky this week to Mackay, Woorabinda and the Sunshine Coast.
A couple of Robinson helicopters were also spotted visiting Rockhampton and Mackay Airports on Tuesday 20 January. Helibiz R44 VH-RSU and Calliope-based R44 II VH-IPR both noted flying between both ports, with VH-IPR due to head to Townsville as well.
Also heading to Townsville from Mackay on Tuesday 20 January was Cessna 208 Caravan VH-DJG.
As frequently happens, the Queensland Police Service (Airwing) Raytheon B1900D VH-PSK visited Rocky and Mackay on Monday 19 January. It is a usual visitor, and on this occasion, also visited Maryborough, Brisbane, Townsville and Cairns.
Also down on the Fraser Coast on Monday 19 January, Seair Cessna 208 Caravan VH-LMZ operated a Fly-in Fly-out (FIFO) charter from Maryborough to Middlemount and then to Hervey Bay, while also at Hervey Bay Airport, Hawker Beechcraft G58 Baron VH-OMS called in from Toowoomba
Finally, at Gladstone Airport, the recently re-branded Careflight / Sunshine Coast Helicopter Rescue Service (SCHRS) Kawasaki BK117 B-2 helicopter VH-EHQ was tasked from its Bundaberg base on Wednesday 21 January and was noted departing Gladstone Airport for Heron Island as "Rescue 522".
|Photo taken by Anthony Schulz ©
And TW Aviation (of Tamworth) Cessna 414A VH-ZDF visited Gladstone and Bundaberg Airports on Tuesday 20 January and Wednesday 21 January from Archerfield and Toowoomba.
|Photo taken by Col ©
Certainly a great variety of interesting aircraft and helicopters to visit Central Queensland Airports this week!
Thanks to the local plane spotters for their help in compiling this post!