After completing a series of post-maintenance flights - including a flight to Gladstone Airport - Careflight (NT) Hawker Beechcraft B200 King Air VH-ZCY commenced its journey home to the Northern Territory on Tuesday 15 November, departing the Sunny Coast for Roma and then Longreach Airports.
Believed to be using its usual radio callsign of “Careflight 21”, eventually departed Longreach Airport and spent the night at Mount Isa. On Wednesday 16 November, VH-ZCY continued to Darwin.
VH-ZCY has recently been re-painted by Flinders Aviation at Redcliffe Aerodrome in the South East corner of Queensland.
Meanwhile, a swap of parachuting aircraft in Far North Queensland saw a pair of Cessna 208 Caravans of the 'Skydive the Beach Group' of Woollongong passing through Roma Airport. Also on Tuesday 15 November, Cessna 208 VH-PTX arrived from Cairns and later departed to the Illawarra Regional Airport at Woollongong, while on Sunday 13 November, Cessna 208 VH-ZMV arrived at Roma Airport from Woollongong before departing to Cairns. VH-ZMV has since commenced parachuting operations out of Cairns Airport.
Photo taken by 'AC' ©