On Thursday 5 October, Avcair (Norris Aviation) LearJet 60 bizjet VH-XPN touched down at Rockhampton Airport. It looked to fly up from its Brisbane base.
The sleek LearJet brought Adani CEO Jeyakumar Janakaraj to Rocky where he joined the Rockhampton Regional Council Mayor Margaret Strelow at the Rockhampton Airport to announce the city as one of two FIFO Hubs for the mining company's Carmichael Coal Mine.
Following this, VH-XPN departed Rockhampton Airport for Townsville where another announcement was made.
VH-XPN then returned to Brisbane.
Meanwhile, another corporate bizjet was spotted visiting Rockhampton Airport this week in the form of Gulf Coast Aviation Cessna 510 Citation Mustang VH-KXM.
It initially called into Rocky on Sunday 1 October from Vanrook Station near Normanton. It then returned to Vanrook Station on Tuesday 3 October and was spotted returning once again to Rocky from Vanrook on Wednesday 4 October.
Finally, on Thursday 5 October, VH-KXM departed Rockhampton Airport for Charters Towers and Cloncurry before it finished the day back at Vanrook Station.
Sincere thanks to local plane spotter Kayanne H for taking the time to capture and send through these great photos!
All photos taken by Kayanne Hardsman ©