Sadly though for locals, VH-OAA was expected to return to Sydney later on Friday 22 September with Sir Elton John on board once again.
Meanwhile, around the same time as VH-OAA touched down, also on Friday 22 September, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk also touched down at Mackay Airport but on board the Queensland Government (State of Queensland) Raytheon Hawker 850XP bizjet VH-SGY. It touched down at Mackay from Brisbane via Rockhampton Airport where Premier Palaszczuk address a local business leaders lunch. It is due to return to Brisbane early on Saturday 23 September.
It's also worth noting that VH-SGY visited Rockhampton Airport earlier this week on Tuesday 19 September bringing Deputy Premier Jackie Trad to the beef capital for an engagement.
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