Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Seair Pacific / Istelcote De Havilland DHC-6-100 Twin Otter VH-BVS Spotted at Rockhampton Airport on the Weekly FIFO Run North

Finally!  On Wednesday 12 August, Seair Pacific / Istelcote De Havilland DHC-6-100 Twin Otter VH-BVS was photographed at Rockhampton Airport.  It was operating the weekly Fly-in Fly-out (FIFO) closed charter flight from the Gold Coast and Brisbane to Rocky then up to Collinsville Aerodrome and Townsville.

VH-BVS later returned South over the same route.

Both Seair Twin Otters - VH-BVS and VH-ZKF - have been spotted operating this flight since it started in April this year.

Meanwhile, also early on Wednesday 12 August, fellow Seair Pacific / Istlecote Cessna 208 Caravan VH-LYT was also spotted arriving into Rockhampton Airport but from Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport.

At the time of writing, it appears that VH-LYT spent the day parked and is due to depart to Wanella Station Airstrip near Coppabella early on Thursday 13 August before it then heads South to Maryborough and Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airports.

Finally, it's worth mentioning that on Tuesday 11 August, more 'usual' FIFO charter flights operated through Rockhampton and Emerald Airports with the visiting FlyPelican (Pelican Airlines) British Aerospace BAe Jetstream 3206 (Jetstream 32) turboprop aircraft VH-OTQ again noted departing Rockhampton Airport for Hughenden and then Julia Creek as PE999.  It then returned to Rockhampton Airport in the early evening.

While Regional Express (REX) SAAB 340B VH-ZLQ popped into Rockhampton Airport from Brisbane but as RXA9882 before it later departed to Richmond as RXA9282.  VH-ZLQ then returned to Brisbane but as RXA9883.

And fellow REX SAAB 340B VH-ZLG completed a return trip to Emerald Airport and back to Brisbane on behalf of Pel-Air as PFY9272/3 before also heading to Richmond from Brisbane and back but via Emerald Airport again for Pel Air as PFY9280/9881.

Sincere thanks to local photographer Steve V for allowing us to share these great photos!

All photos taken by Steve Vit  ©

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