Monday, November 30, 2015

Avcair LearJet 60 Bizjet VH-XPN Calls into Hamilton Island Airport Sunday - Plus More!

Noted arriving into Hamilton Island Airport early on Sunday 29 November was Brisbane-based LearJet 60 VH-XPN of Avcair (Norris Aviation).

File photo taken by 'AC'  ©

At the time of writing, it has already departed back to its Brisbane base early on Monday 30 November.

Also on Sunday 29 November, Virgin Australia Boeing B737-800 VH-YVA operated a charter flight into Hamilton Island Airport from Sydney as VOZ9005.  It then positioned empty back to Brisbane as VOZ9904.

There is speculation that this charter flight was associated with the imminent arrival of American superstar singer Taylor Swift into Hamilton Island sometime over the next couple of days.

Meanwhile, a couple of other corporate aircraft to call into Hamo over a pretty quiet couple of weeks included Balmoral Air Dassault Falcon 2000LX bizjet VH-WIO which touched down last Thursday 26 November from Bankstown.  It departed back there on Friday 27 November.

And Alizzi Aviation Beech B200 King Air VH-ZOS arrived from its Ballarat (Victoria) base on Friday 20 November after a four-and-three-quarter hour long flight.  It returned to Ballarat on Thursday 26 November.

Finally, a couple of interesting light General Aviation (GA) aircraft to call into Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast) Airport in recent weeks included another Victorian visitor in the form of Melbourne Flight Training (Airflite) Piper PA-44-180 Seminole VH-KZN.

Over the course of Saturday 21 November to Wednesday 25 November, VH-KZN flew from its Melbourne (Moorabbin) base to Bankstown and onward to Moree, Roma and Proserpine before returning over the same path but for a stop in Mackay.

Finally, a couple of ferry flights I've noted through the Proserpine, along with Mackay and Roma, have involved Australian Skydive Cessna 208 Caravans VH-ZMV and VH-YMV.

VH-ZMV at Tully  (Simon Coates /

VH-ZMV was noted flying North to Cairns from Lake Macquarie Airport via Coffs Harbour, Tyagarah, Mackay and Proserpine late on Sunday 22 November.  It has now since taken up 'residence' at Tully where it is operating parachute jump flights each day.  It replaced VH-YMV which departed Tully for Roma, Coffs Harbour and the Illawarra Regional Airport at Wollongong on Monday 23 November.

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