|VH-TEY at Maryborough Airport a couple weeks back (File photo)
After a few hours on the ground, the sleek Citation returned to Archerfield.
VH-TEY is becoming a regular visitor to the region having visited only late last month – as pictured above.
Meanwhile, another interesting but smaller visitor into Rockhampton and Mackay Airports also on Wednesday 12 December was Chartair (or Darwin, Northern Territory) Cessna 441 Conquest VH-JFU. It appears to be currently based at Cairns and initially called into Mackay Airport from there before visiting Rockhampton Airport. VH-JFU then returned to Cairns.
While not 100% confirmed, it has been reported that this was a closed charter bringing school children home for the holidays.
Finally, noted passing through both Mackay and Gladstone Airports while on a ferry flight South, also on Wednesday 12 December, was Torres Strait Air Pilatus Britten-Norman BN2A-8 Islander VH-MBF. The Islander looks to be based out of their Horn Island base and ferried from Mareeba to Archerfield where it is assumed that will undergo planned maintenance.
Photo taken by David Geck ©