Monday, December 3, 2018

RAAF Challenger 604 Bizjet A37-002 Calls into Mackay Airport - Plus More Alliance Airlines Fokker Jet Charters Transporting Interstate Firefighters

On Monday 3 December, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Canadair CL-600-2B16 Challenger 604 bizjet A37-002 was noted visiting Mackay Airport.  It looked to touch down from Canberra via the Gold Coast.

A RAAF Challenger at Mackay Airport  (File photo)

After almost an hour on the ground, A37-002 returned to the Gold Coast.

A37-002 was heard to be using the radio callsign of "Regent 64".

Meanwhile, as with the last few days, again on Monday 3 December, there were yet more charter flights in and out of Central Queensland Airports presumably transporting interstate firefighters in and out of the fire-zones.

Alliance Airlines Fokker F-70 VH-JFE was noted visiting Gladstone Airport.  It arrived from Wagga Wagga and Canberra as UTY566.  VH-JFE then continued to Rockhampton Airport as UTY567 before returning to Gladstone Airport as UTY991.  It then departed and returned to Canberra again as UTY567.

Fellow Alliance Airlines Fokker F-70 VH-QQX was also noted visiting Gladstone Airport but from Dubbo in New South Wales as UTY562.  It later returned to Dubbo but as UTY563.

Photo taken by 'AC'  ©

1 comment:

  1. As a God Coast Spotter i can confirm this aircraft landed at the Goldie TWICE in the same day. Pretty cool!
    P.s Love Your Blog!
    Josh Murphy