Sunday, June 24, 2018

Numerous Light GA Aircraft Descent upon Whitsunday Airport at Shute Harbour for the 2018 Air BP Runway Dinner

Over the last couple of days, there has been numerous light General Aviation (GA) aircraft and helicopters to be noted flying into the Whitsunday Airport at Shute Harbour where the 2018 Air BP Runway Dinner was held on Saturday 23 June.  Here's a summary...

On Saturday 23 June...

Brisbane-based Pesca Aviation AeroCommander 690-A Turbo Commander VH-ATF flew in from Archerfield.  Mooney M20J VH-SGJ flew in from Longreach Airport.  Victorian-based SOCATA TBM700 VH-CEA flew in from Melbourne (Essendon) via Deniliquin.  Rockhampton-based Cessna 210 VH-CSD arrived from the South.  And Gold Coast-based Pilatus PC-12/47E VH-KWZ visited briefly, arriving from Hedlow Airfield (North of Rockhampton) and departing to the Gold Coast.

On Friday 22 June...

Several Piper PA-28 Cherokee aircraft were noted arriving into Shute Harbour all (possibly) from Winton - Victoria-based VH-YTA and VH-UQK, Tasmania-based VH-IGL and New South Wales-based VH-XSB.  While New South Wales-based Piper PA-28-181 Archer VH-JRP arrived from Charters Towers.

Also, Piper PA-32-300 Saratoga VH-KEO arrived from its Cairns base.  Sunshine Coast-based Amateur Built Lancair IV-P VH-LWL arrived from the Sunshine Coast via Gladstone Airport.  And Bell Helicopter Textron Canada 206L-4 VH-PRW followed the same path.

Early reports suggest it was a great night!

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