Saturday, June 13, 2015

A Cirrus 'Mini Fly-in' at Emerald Airport on Friday - Plus a Few Other Lighties this Week

On Friday 12 June it was interesting to note no less than five Cirrus SR20/SR22 single engine aircraft call into Emerald Airport from various parts.

Scott Hutchison /

SR20 VH-SRL, SR22 VH-WWJ and Flight One (Services) SR22 VH-VGG all called in from Archerfield, SR22 VH-PGU arrived from Southport, and Toowoomba-based Cirrus SR22 VH-VIA flew from Moranbah to Emerald and then on to Toowoomba all on Friday.

On Thursday 11 June, another Cirrus SR22 VH-MNC of Group Aviation Services in Victoria called in briefly from Bourke, departing later the Whitsunday Airport at Shute Harbour.

As well as the gaggle of Cirruses to call into Emerald, there has also been a nice selection of other light General Aviation (GA) aircraft that have been noted to visit the Central Highlands hub.  Also on Thursday 11 June - and as mentioned below - Vanderfield (Toowoomba) Lancair IV VH-LKG flew in from Mackay and overnighted.  It was the sporty little Lancair's second visit during a busy week of flying where it also visited Emerald from Roma on Tuesday 9 June.

On Wednesday 10 June, Cessna TR182 VH-HSJ visited Emerald from its Mundubberra base, while on Tuesday 9 June, Basair Australia Piper PA-31-350 VH-HJH was noted departing Emerald for Archerfield.

Finally, last Sunday 7 June, New South Wales-based Rockwell 685 Commander VH-NJT was noted heading back South from Cairns to Emerald and on to Coffs Harbour and Cessnock.

File photo taken by Ben May  ©

It was captured (and is shown above) earlier last week passing through Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport while heading to Far North Queensland.

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