Friday, July 3, 2020

Vanderfield Pilatus PC-12/47 VH-WPH at CQ Airports This Week - Spotted at Bundaberg Airport Friday - Plus More!

Over the last couple of days, Vanderfield Pilatus PC-12/47 VH-WPH has been noted visiting a couple Central Queensland Airports.  As shown below, on Friday 3 July, VH-WPH was spotted visiting Bundaberg Airport.  It arrived from Biloela / Thangool Airport and later departed to its Toowoomba base.

On Wednesday 1 July, VH-WPH flew into Emerald Airport from Toowoomba before then continuing to Mackay and Biloela / Thangool Airports on Thursday 2 July.

Fellow Vanderfield Cessna 210N VH-JSC has also been noted visiting some CQ Airports over the last week or so.  On Tuesday 30 June it looked to fly into Longreach Airport from Toowoomba.  Then on Wednesday 1 July, VH-JSC was noted visiting Charleville and Roma Airports.

VH-JSC also looked to visit Maryborough Airport last Friday 26 June.

Meanwhile, another PC-12/47E VH-MDH was noted visiting Barcaldine Airport on Friday 3 July.  It then departed to its Cloncurry base.

Back in the Wide Bay region, also noted visiting Maryborough Airport but this week on Thursday 2 July was Seair Pacific (Istlecote) Cessna 208 Caravan VH-TQW which arrived from Wanella Station (near Coppabella) on a Fly-in Fly-out (FIFO) closed charter flight.  It had earlier flown up from Rockhampton Airport and then departed to Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport.

VH-TQW had arrived into Rockhampton Airport from Hervey Bay Airport early on Wednesday 1 July.

While also on Wednesday 1 July, Seair Pacific (Istlecote) DHC-6-100 Twin Otter VH-ZKF completed its weekly run from the Gold Coast and Brisbane to Rockhampton Airport before flying up to Collinsville Airport and then Townsville.  It then returned South over the same route.

Another Seair Pacific (Istlecote) Textron Aviation (Cessna) 208B Caravan VH-TLH was noted arriving into Longreach Airport on Tuesday 30 June from the Gold Coast and Texas.  It departed to Lady Elliot Island Airport the Gold Coast on Thursday 2 July.

And one other Seair Pacific (Istlecote) Cessna 208 Caravan VH-LMZ was noted arriving into Emerald Airport from the Gold Coast late on Friday 3 July.

UPDATE!  On Saturday 4 July, VH-LMZ looked to complete four local flights out of, around and back to Emerald Airport.

UPDATE!  As at the end of July, VH-LMZ was re-registered to Central Highlands Aerial Services (CHAS) which is based at Emerald.

Up at my local Clermont Aerodrome, on Thursday 2 July, Corporate Air  / Vee H Aviation Cessna 441 Conquest VH-VEJ was noted visiting from Cessnock in New South Wales.

And at Charters Towers Aerodrome, Brisbane-based Altitude Aviation Beech B200 King Air VH-ISS completed its weekly FIFO run, arriving from Archerfield also on Wednesday 1 July and returning South on Thursday 2 July.

Finally, noted visiting Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport on Tuesday 30 June was AirServices Australia / Pearl Aviation Hawker Beechcraft B300 Super King Air VH-FIY which appeared to complete a post-maintenance test flight from and back to Brisbane.

Sincere thanks to Dan B from Dan Beck Photography for allowing us to share these great photos!

All photos taken by Dan B  ©

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