Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Dassault Falcon 7X Bizjets A56-002 & A56-003 Both Call into Longreach Airport Bringing PM Morrison to Regional Qld

On Tuesday 19 January, a pair of Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Dassault Falcon 7X bizjets were noted calling into Longreach Airport, bring Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and entourage to Central Western Queensland at the start of a regional tour.

 Picture: Lukas Coch/AAP/NCA NewsWire

A56-002 as "Envoy 11" and A56-003 as "Envoy 12" both landed at Longreach Airport in quick succession from Canberra.  They both departed back to Canberra a short time later.

It is believed that the Prime Minister and others then completed visits to other nearby towns on board RAAF Alenia C-27J Spartan transport A34-009 as "Envoy 10" which landed at Longreach yesterday - see Blog post below.

Ann Leahy / https://www.northweststar.com.au/

On Tuesday 19 January, it departed Longreach Airport for Quilpie - as pictured above. 

Meanwhile, also on Tuesday 19 January, fellow C-27J Spartan A34-010 as "Wallaby 35" also landed at Longreach Airport but from RAAF Base Amberley.  Later, it departed to hold over Quilpie for nearly two hours, acting as a standby aircraft. 

Later on Tuesday, A34-009 "Envoy 10" departed Quilpie to Winton. While A34-010 "Wallaby 35" returned to Longreach Airport for fuel before it then took off and completed more holding near Winton.

And later still, A34-009 "Envoy 10" departed Winton for Cloncurry Airport where it appears to be spending the night. While A34-010 "Wallaby 35" returned to land at Longreach Airport.

Finally, it's worth mentioning that on Monday 18 January, Bundaberg-based Cessna 414A Chancellor VH-CBT and locally-based Air Central West Beech 58 Baron VH-TNR flew important people into Longreach Airport from Rockhampton and Kingaroy respectively in preparation for the Prime Minister's visit.

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