Monday, April 26, 2021

Holypeak Pty Ltd Canadair Challenger 604 Bizjet N360SL Calls into CQ Airports - Plus More!

On Monday 26 April, Holypeak Pty Ltd Canadair CL-600-2B16 Challenger 604 bizjet N360SL was noted visiting some Central Queensland Airports. The smart little Challenger looked to arrive into Rockhampton Airport from Cairns and Townsville. It had arrived into Cairns from its Melbourne (Essendon) base earlier in day - as shown below.

After some time on the ground, N360SL departed Rockhampton Airport for Gladstone and Bundaberg Airports where it appeared to be staying for the night.

UPDATE!  On Tuesday 27 April, N360SL departed Bundaberg Airport for the Gold Coast.

Meanwhile, also on Monday 26 April, Moorabbin Aviation Services (Victoria) Cessna S550 Citation SII bizjet VH-JLU also visited Bundaberg Airport from Melbourne (Essendon).

And Avcair Embraer 500 Phenom 100EV bizjet VH-NJR visited Maryborough Airport, arriving from Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast before later departing back to Brisbane.

UPDATE!  On Tuesday 27 April, it appears that VH-NJR called into Maryborough Airport again, arriving from and later departing back to Brisbane.

Colville Aviation Services Pilatus Britten-Norman BN2B-26 VH-ZOU was noted arriving into Emerald Airport from Mareeba and Charters Towers Airports.  It then continued to the South-East corner of the state - possibly Watts Bridge - where it will undergo planned maintenance. 

Brisbane-based Pilatus PC-12/47E VH-AAC landed at Longreach Airport from Archerfield before then departing to Avon Downs and Mount Isa. 

AirServices Australia / Aero Pearl-operated Hawker Beechcraft B300 Super King Air VH-FIZ "Auscal 4" also called into Longreach Airport, arriving from Darwin and departing to Brisbane. 

VH-FIZ had called into Longreach Airport enroute to the Northern Territory earlier in the week - see Blog post below!

And Airborne Research Australia Diamond HK-36 TTC-ECO Motor Glider VH-EOS departed Rockhampton Airport to complete aerial survey work to the West but had trouble with its instruments and returned to the field.

VH-EOS was photographed above after arriving back from its flight.  It had arrived into Rockhampton Airport from the South-West the previous day.

Finally, also on Monday 26 April, a few departures from the Whitsunday Airport at Shute Harbour following the weekend Fly-in that were noted included:

Cirrus SR22 VH-CFP departed to Emerald Airport and then Gold Coast. 

Cessna 172 VH-EGL departed to Rockhampton Airport. 

Both New South Wales-based Piper PA-32R-301 Saratoga VH-GKF and Piper PA-28-181 Cherokee VH-URD arrived into Rockhampton Airport from Hamilton Island Airport.  They later departed to Bundaberg Airport.

Flight One Cirrus SR20 VH-FOL departed Shute to Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast) Airport for Bundaberg and then Archerfield Airports.

While sister-ship and fellow Cirrus SR20 VH-FOH departed from Prosie to Bundy via Biloela / Thangool Airport.

UPDATE!  VH-FOH continued to Archerfield on Tuesday 27 April.

Sincere thanks to local plane spotter Trevor H for taking the time to capture and send through these great photos of a great visitor to Rockhampton Airport!

Photos taken by Jonathan Williams and Trevor Hardsman  ©

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