After arriving the previous evening, early on Wednesday 6 May, I was able to take a couple of quick photos as Hevilift Australia (Fixed Wing Division) ATR 72-500 VH-FVH at is was preparing to depart my local Clermont Aerodrome for Brisbane. It flew to the capital as HT702.
VH-FVH had arrived into Clermont Aerodrome late on Tuesday 5 May as HT701 from Middlemount Aerodrome. It had earlier completed a return flight to Moranbah Airport from and back to Brisbane as HT733/4 before arriving into Middlemount Aerodrome from Brisbane as HT773.
Of interest, VH-FVH also completed a return flight to Moranbah Airport from and back to Brisbane on Monday 4 May, and also completed a return flight to Emerald Airport from and back to Brisbane on Wednesday 6 May.
Meanwhile, also this week, fellow Hevilift Australia ATR 72-500s VH-FVM and VH-YWV have been kept busy with other various closed charter flights in and out of the region.
On Tuesday 5 May, VH-FVM was noted arriving into Emerald Airport from Brisbane as HT737 before then flying across to Rockhampton Airport as HT703. VH-FVM then flew onwards to Middlemount Aerodrome as well but as HT704 before then returning to Brisbane but as HT774. VH-FVM also visited Middlemount Aerodrome on Wednesday 6 May, flying from and back to Brisbane as HT771/2.
While VH-YWV visited Moranbah Airport both on Tuesday 5 May and Wednesday 6 May, both times arriving from and departing back to Brisbane.
Finally, the Hevilift Australia ATR 42-320 VH-YWH has also been in and out of the region and currently seems to spend a lot of time operating out of Townsville. This week, it has visited both Emerald and Moranbah Airports at different times, completing flights from and to both Townsville and Brisbane.