Friday, December 30, 2016

Many Corporate Bizjets Come and Go at CQ Airports This Week

As with most weeks, most of the corporate action over the Christmas and New Year period has been over at Hamilton Island Airport.

On Friday 30 December, no less than four familiar Australian-based bizjets were noted visiting Hamo including Melbourne Air Holdings (Executive Airlines) Cessna 680 Citation Sovereign VH-EXG which made an early morning visit from its Melbourne (Essendon) base.

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A little later in the morning, AAA Aircraft / Flight Options (Australia) Cessna 650 Citation III VH-SPJ arrived from Bankstown and departed to Essendon, while Balmoral Air Dassault Falcon 2000LX VH-WIO also arrived from Bankstown and appeared to stay.  And Shortstop Jet Charter British Aerospace BAe-125-1000B VH-LMP also paid Hamo a visit arriving from and later departing back to Essendon.

On Thursday 29 December, a trio of familiar Australian-based bizjets were noted visiting Hamo including Brisbane-based Cessna 525A CitationJet2 VH-MOR made an early morning visit into Hamilton Island Airport from Archerfield.  It departed to Brisbane a short time later.

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A little later in the morning, Shortstop Jet Charter British Aerospace BAe-125-1000B VH-LMP visited again from its Melbourne (Essendon) base, while Mitchell Water Australia Cessna 525 Citation M2 VH-WMY arrived from Essendon via the Gold Coast.  It later returned to the Gold Coast.

At Mackay Airport very late on Thursday 29 December, LifeFlight (ex Careflight Queensland) Aeromed LearJet 45 VH-CXJ "Ambulance 452" arrived from Cairns and departed to Townsville in the wee small hours of Friday 30 December.

Back at Hamilton Island Airport, arriving on Wednesday 28 December was Homada Pty Ltd Cessna 560XL Citation XLS VH-XCU.  It called in from Melbourne (Essendon) Airport.  At the time of writing, it appears to be still parked on Hamo

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At Rockhampton Airport on Wednesday 28 December, LifeFlight LearJet 45 VH-CXJ "Ambulance 452" visited from Townsville during the early afternoon.

At Mackay Airport on Tuesday 27 December, Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) (Cobham SAR Services Pty Ltd) Bombardier CL-600-2B16 Challenger 604 bizjet VH-XND was believed to have arrived from its Cairns base using the radio callsign of "Rescue 660".  It returned North some time later.

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Back at Hamilton Island Airport, it was a busy day on Tuesday 27 December with some smaller corporate visitors including Corporate Aviation Bell 429 Helicopter VH-EQP which arrived from its Southport base via Gladstone Airport.

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Also visiting Hamo on Tuesday was Hawker Beechcraft G58 Baron VH-EZD which arrived directly from its Monto base, while Regional Air Piper PA-31-350 VH-RKD operated a return flight to Hamilton Island Airport from its Mackay Airport base.

Finally, on Monday 26 December (Boxing Day), Execujet Australia Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global 6000 VH-IEJ made another visit to Hamilton Island Airport.  It looked to arrive from Sydney and later depart to Brisbane.

Photos taken by the FNQ Skies Blog, Kayanne Hardsman and Col  ©

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