Wednesday, February 25, 2015

At Rockhampton Airport - Police and Government Aircraft - Alliance for QLink - Another JetGo Charter - REX SAAB from Townsville

Another couple of busy days at Rockhampton Airport in the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Marcia seeing both Queensland Government Airwing (State of Queensland) and Queensland Police Service (Airwing) aircraft, along with a couple more charter flights, bringing officials and the like to the beef capital to inspect the damage and assist with the clean-up.

On both Tuesday 24 February and Wednesday 25 February, the Government's Raytheon Hawker 850XP bizjet VH-SGY called into Rockhampton.  On both days it flew up from Brisbane and on Tuesday it returned to the capital.  On Wednesday VH-SGY departed Rocky for Biloela / Thangool Airport and Monto before returning to Brisbane.  Early indications suggest that VH-SGY may return to Rocky yet again on Thursday 26 February.

On Tuesday 24 February, the Police Cessna 560 Citation Ultra bizjet VH-PSU called in again also from Brisbane.  The Police Cessna 208 Caravan VH-PSY returned to its Cairns base also on Tuesday 24 February having arrived on the weekend.  Also the Police Raytheon B1900D VH-PSK was noted calling into Rocky twice on Wednesday 25 February during yet another busy day of flying.

Some slightly larger aircraft have also been noted calling into Rockhampton Airport on charter flights including - for the second time this week - a JetGo Australia Embraer E-135LR.  On Wednesday 25 February, VH-JTG was noted operating a return flight into Rocky from and back to Cairns as JG91/92.

Also calling in from Far North Queensland on Wednesday 25 February was Regional Express (REX) SAAB 340B VH-ZLV which operated a return flight from and back to Townsville as RXA9507/9506.

Finally, presumably due to Rockhampton limited to daytime operations, Alliance Airlines Fokker F-70 VH-QQY operated to the beef capital for QantasLink late on Tuesday 24 February as UTY2636/2637.

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