On Saturday 23 December, Edwards Coaches Cessna 525 Citation CJ2 bizjet VH-RJB was spotted on the ground at the Whitsunday Airport at Shute Harbour. It had earlier arrived from Armidale via Sydney.
After being refuelled, VH-RJB returned to its Armidale base.
Meanwhile, a very attractive local 'warbird' in the form of Mackay-based Yakovlev Yak-18T VH-IBT was also spotted at the Whitsunday Airport also on Saturday 23 December.
The Russia built warbird is powered by a single Vedeneyev (Ivechenko) M-14P Piston engine. It was also interesting to note that VH-IBT has its past registration marking (CCCP-44293) and home-country (Kazakhstan) under its current registration marking. There is also an import badge for Red-Star Aviation.
Finally, over at Hamilton Island Airport, also on Saturday 23 December, Graham Aviation Cessna 510 Citation Mustang bizjet VH-FNI flew in from Cairns. After a little while on the ground, it departed back to Cairns before continuing to its Mareeba base.
While Shortstop Jet Charter Dassault Falcon 900C VH-OAA has visited Hamo once again (now making almost daily flights between Hamilton Island Airport and its Melbourne [Essendon] base) arriving on Friday 22 December and departing on Saturday 23 December.
All photos taken by Lee Holloway ©