Saturday, June 13, 2020

Maryborough Airport Based InflightER Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) 1124A Westwind II Bizjet VH-IER Completes Medical Evacuation Flight to Fiji

Interesting to note this week that on Friday 12 June, locally-based Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) 1124A Westwind II bizjet VH-IER was noted departing its Maryborough Airport Base on a short flight to Bundaberg Airport before it then flew down to Brisbane.

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After spending the night, VH-IER then made an early departure out of Brisbane on Saturday 13 June for Fiji where it is believed to have completed a medical evacuation flight back to Australia through Sydney.

VH-IER appears to be spending the night parked at Sydney.

This is the second time within a couple of months that the Westwind has completed an overseas medical evacuation flight.

UPDATE!  On Sunday 14 June, VH-IER returned to Maryborough Airport from Sydney via Brisbane.

As we've mentioned previously, VH-IER - which as suggested by its 'InflightER' titles - is fully kitted out as a specialist medical retrieval and evacuation (med-evac) aircraft.  In fact the name worn by the aircraft - 'InflightER' - is literally short for 'InFlight Emergency Room'.

VH-IER is also part of Australia Air Medical, whose mission is to be known as the safest, most ethical and best value jet aeromedical retrieval services in the Australasian and Asia Pacific marketplace.

More information about 'InflightER' - as well as some great images of their Westwind at work - can be found at their website:

To learn more about Australia Air Medical, visit their website:

Photo taken by David Geck  ©

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