Friday, April 24, 2015

Tamworth-Based Eclipse EA500 Bizjet N227G Pops into Rockhampton Airport Thursday

Tamworth-based Eclipse EA500 bizjet N227G called into Rockhampton Airport from there on Thursday 23 April.  At the time of writing, it remains parked on the General Aviation (GA) Apron.

I'm unsure who the actual operator of the Eclipse here is in Australia however after a demonstration tour of Australia late in 2014, it looks to have taken up residence in Tamworth - the Country Music Capital of Australia!

Meanwhile, while he was capturing some photos of the Eclipse, local plane spotter 'IAD' also captured some photos of Virgin Australia Boeing B737-800 VH-VUQ - ex New Zealand-based Virgin Australia aircraft registered ZK-PBL.

VH-VUQ departed Rocky back to Brisbane as VOZ1248.

Notable in the photos as VH-VUQ departed is that Rockhampton Airport's Runway 15 is operating at a shortened length with a displaced threshold while runway lighting works are undertaken.  Pilots are asked to refer to relevant NOTAM's.

Finally, the new Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Rockhampton Base Patient Transfer Facility is certainly taking shape and recently, a plaque was unveiled in memory of RFDS Captain Greg McNaughton who was tragically killed in a recent shooting incident near Rockhampton.

Thanks to 'IAD' for capturing and sending through these great photos!

All photos taken by 'IAD'  ©

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