Saturday, August 26, 2017

New Skydive Australia (Skydive the Beach Group) Cessna 208 Caravan VH-BCR Spotted at the Whitsunday Airport Shute Harbour

Recently, a new skydiving aircraft has taken up residence at the Whitsunday Airport at Shute Harbour with newly delivered Skydive Australia (Skydive the Beach Group) Cessna 208 Grand Caravan VH-BCR touching down and operating for the locally-based Skydive Airlie Beach.

VH-BCR was delivered into the Illawarra Regional Airport at Woollongong in mid-July and wore the American registration marking of N551SV.  From the Illawarra Regional Airport, now was VH-BCR, it flew into the Whitsunday Airport at Shute Harbour via Emerald Airport back on Monday 14 August.

VH-BCR looks to be operating for Skydive Airlie Beach in tandem with the distinctive blue Cessna 208 Caravan VH-OAI which is also owned by the Skydive the Beach Group in New South Wales.  Of interest, on Tuesday 15 August, Gippsland Aeronautics GA-8-TC 320 Airvan VH-YBA which also wears a bright blue livery and is operated by the Skydive the Beach Group, departed the Whitsunday Airport for Gladstone Airport and then the Sunshine Coast Airport where it looks to have commenced operating from.

Photos used with permission.

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