Monday, June 1, 2020

Locally-Based American-Registered Eclipse EA500 Bizjet N257AK Spotted at Mackay Airport - Plus More!

On Monday 1 June, the often visiting American-registered Eclipse EA500 bizjet N257AK was spotted arriving into Mackay Airport.  It flew up from Archerfield.

After some time on the ground, N257AK departed Mackay Airport and completed the short hop up to the Whitsunday Airport at Shute Harbour.

UPDATE!  On Thursday 4 June, N257AK departed the Whitsunday Airport for Archerfield.

Meanwhile, also spotted at Mackay Airport, also on Monday 1 June, was the also often visiting FKG Air (Redjet Aviation) Hawker Beechcraft B200GT VH-FKB which arrived from Toowoomba and Archerfield before later returning direct to Toowoomba.

While another familiar visitor in the form of Vanderfield Pilatus PC-12/47 VH-WPH which also arrived directly from Toowoomba.

UPDATE!  VH-WPH remained parked until Friday 5 June when it departed Mackay Airport for the Sunshine Coast and Toowoomba.

Also parked nearby was Toowoomba-based Beech 58 Baron VH-CLE which appeared to arrive into Mackay Airport from there last Thursday 28 May.

UPDATE!  VH-CLE returned to Toowoomba on Wednesday 3 June.

UPDATE!  VH-CLE flew back into Mackay Airport from Toowoomba on Friday 5 June.  It departed to Agnes Water on Sunday 7 June and then Toowoomba on Monday 8 June.

Proserpine-based Piper PA-34-200T Seneca VH-ZMY was photographed departing Mackay Airport to parts unknown.

While Whitsunday Air Services / Hamilton Island Air Gippsland Aeronautics GA-8 Airvan VH-KIQ was also spotted departing to parts unknown - perhaps 'home' to Hamilton Island Airport.

Finally, also noted visiting Mackay Airport, and also Rockhampton Airport, also on Monday 1 June, was the Queensland Police Service (Airwing) (State of Queensland) Raytheon B1900D VH-PSK.  It started and finished the day in Cairns.

Sincere thanks to local plane spotter 'JM' for taking the time to capture and sending through these great photos!

All photos taken by 'JM'  ©

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