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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.
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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.