Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Machjet Cessna 525 Citation CJ1 Bizjet VH-SIY Spotted at Mackay Airport

Spotted on the ground at Mackay Airport on Tuesday 28 April was Machjet (Machjet International) Cessna 525 Citation CJ1 bizjet VH-SIY.

While its exact movements are not known, an ambulance was spotted nearby to VH-SIY so it may been operating a medical transfer flight.

Also captured at Mackay Airport on Tuesday 28 April was Emerald-based Aero-Professional services Piper PA-31-350 VH-RPV.

As we've mentioned before, VH-RPV is a rare Colemill Panther re-engined Navajo with 350hp (261 kW) Lycoming TIO-540-J2B engines, 4-blade "Q-Tip" propellers and optional winglets. This conversion was designed by Colemill Enterprises of Nashville, Tennessee in the United States of America.

Finally, an interesting visitor to Mackay over the last couple of days was Interair (Photomapping Services) Piper PA-31 Navajo VH-XGL.

File photo

VH-XGL initially arrived into Mackay from Cairns on Monday 27 April after it spent most of last week operating survey flights out of Kununurra in West Australia.  It also operated a pair of survey flights out of Mackay on Monday and again on Tuesday 28 April.  It then departed Mackay for Walgett and Melbourne (Essendon) Airport later on Tuesday.

Finally, last Thursday 23 April very smart looking New South Wales-based Eurocopter EC120B Colibri VH-WII called into Mackay briefly while seemingly on a flight to the North, while on the previous Friday 17 April, Nautilus Aviation Bell 407 VH-VHU was noted calling into Mackay from Proserpine / Whitsunday Coast Airport.

It's been a great few days for plane spotting at Mackay Airport with these nice visitors along with the Earth Commodities Cessna 550 Citation Bravo bizjet VH-CCJ and Caboolture-based CAC CA-18 Mk21 Mustang VH-MFT 'Snifter' which both departed on Monday 27 April.

Photos taken by 'AC'  ©

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