Monday, July 20, 2020

Local Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) 1124A Westwind II Bizjet VH-IER at Maryborough and Bundaberg Airports

On Monday 20 July, 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 all the way down to Wollongong.

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It is unclear the reason behind its flight although one report suggested it was a training and / or currency flight.

UPDATE!  On Tuesday 21 July, VH-IER looked to complete a series of short flights start out of Wollongong and eventually finishing back there after the sun had set.

UPDATE!  On Thursday 23 July, VH-IER looked to return to its Maryborough Airport base from Wollongong.

Meanwhile, also flying out of the Wide Bay region also on Monday 20 July was Brisbane-based Cessna 525 CitationJet M2 bizjet VH-YWS which was noted departing Bundaberg Airport for Archerfield.  VH-YWS had arrived into Bundy from its Archerfield base on Friday 17 July.

While also on Monday 20 July, Seair Pacific / Istlecote Cessna 208 Caravan VH-LYT departed Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport for Maryborough Airport before it then flew out to Wanella Station on a FIFO charter flight.  It later departed back to Hervey Bay Airport.

While calling into Rockhampton Airport, also on Monday 20 July was Austrek Aviation Beech B200 King Air VH-WXO.  It looks to complete two visits to the beef capital each week with this Monday’s flights arriving from Toowoomba and Archerfield before departing back to Toowoomba, although this time it flew via the Sunshine Coast.

And also on Monday 20 July, Raytheon A36 Bonanza VH-YGM was noted departing Rockhampton Airport for Orange.  It had arrived from Scone on Sunday 19 July.

While Gulf Coast Aviation Textron Aviation (Cessna) T206H VH-KQM also departed Rockhampton Airport on Monday 20 July but bound for Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast) Airport. It had arrived from Vanrook Station via Prosie on Sunday 19 July.

Finally, it appears that last Friday 17 July, Machjet (Machjet International) Cessna 525 Citation CJ1 bizjet VH-SIY completed a quick visit to Bundaberg Airport while flying out of and back to its Sunshine Coast base.

Photo taken by David Geck  ©

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