Sunday, August 28, 2016

Yet More Corporate Comings and Goings at Hamilton Island Airport

Over the course of the last few days, there has yet again been a few corporate turboprop and bizjet movements in and out of Hamilton Island Airport.

On Sunday 28 August, Trump Aviation / Australian Corporate Jet Centres 560 Citation Ultra bizjet VH-WFE touched down at Hamo from Melbourne (Essendon) Airport.  It looks to still be parked on the Island.

VH-WFE at Hamo on a previous visit  (File photo)

Over the course of both Sunday 28 August and Saturday 27 August, Balmoral Air Dassault Falcon 2000LX VH-WIO operated a pair of return flights to the Balina / Byron Gateway Airport in Northern New South Wales and back to Hamilton Island Airport.  VH-WIO had arrived on Hamo last Friday 19 August from Bankstown.

Before dawn on Saturday 27 August, Sundown Pastoral Company (of Bonogin in the Gold Coast Hinterland) Raytheon B300 Super King Air VH-NSI was noted arriving into Hamo from the Gold Coast.  It departed back there after a very brief time on the ground.

Another corporate King Air in the form of Alizzi Aviation Beech B200 VH-ZOS also called into Hamilton Island Airport on Saturday 27 August but from its Ballarat (Victoria) base.

Back to the bizjets with Business Aviation Solutions Cessna 650 Citation VII VH-DHN departing Hamilton Island Airport also on Saturday 27 August for the Gold Coast.  It has been parked at Hamo since arriving from the there last Thursday 18 August.

Meanwhile, on the mainland at Proserpine / Whitsunday Coast Airport, Marcplan Charter Embraer EMB-135BJ Legacy bizjet VH-VLT touched down from Cairns also on Saturday 27 August.  It departed to the South on Sunday 28 August.

On Friday 26 August, Brenzil Dassault Falcon 7X VH-CRW returned once again to Hamilton Island Airport from Brisbane.

Also on Friday 26 August, Silver Linings Aviation Cessna 680 Citation Sovereign VH-ZEK departed Hamo for Bankstown.  It had arrived from there on Wednesday 24 August.

VH-ZEK at Hamo on a previous visit  (File photo)

On Thursday 25 August, Marcplan Charter Gulfstream G-IV-X (G450) VH-MBP made yet another visit to Hamilton Island Airport.

And also on Thursday 25 August, an interesting (and unknown) diversion into Hamilton Island Airport by QantasLink (Cobham Aviation) Boeing B717-200 VH-NXQ which was operating as QJE1768 from Brisbane to Mackay.  After a short time on the ground at Hamo, VH-NXQ departed back to Mackay before returning to Brisbane as the scheduled QJE1769.

Back on the mainland again, this time at Rockhampton Airport, LifeFlight (ex Careflight Queensland) (Aeromed) LearJet 45 bizjet VH-VVI visited late on Thursday 25 August, calling in from Brisbane as "Ambulance 451".  After nearly an hour on the ground, it returned to the capital.

Finally, Brisbane-based Cessna 525A CitationJet2 bizjet VH-MOR returned to the Whitsunday Airport at Shute Harbour on Wednesday 24 August.

VH-MOR at the Whitsunday Airport  (File photo)

Like its visit on Monday 22 August, VH-MOR arrived from, and later departed back to, its Archerfield base.

Photos taken by 'AC' and Lee Holloway  ©

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