Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Navair Flight Operations Embraer EMB-500 Phenom 100 Bizjet VH-LXZ Back at CQ Airports Once Again - Plus More!

Another day, another visit by the new Navair Flight Operations Embraer EMB-500 Phenom 100 bizjet VH-LXZ.  On Tuesday 13 April, it landed at Emerald Airport after flying up from Bankstown.  VH-LXZ then departed to Cairns before it popped into Mackay and Middlemount Airports. It then departed to Cessnock.

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VH-LXZ also visited Mackay Airport, as well as Bowen and Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast) Airports on Monday 12 April - see Blog post below!

Meanwhile, over at Hamilton Island Airport, also on Tuesday 13 April, Poolhurst Aviation Air Charter Services Pilatus PC-24 jet VH-VTF visited from its Archerfield base.

Finally, also on Tuesday 13 April, several light General Aviation (GA) aircraft and helicopters were also noted visiting several Central Queensland Airports including Avalon Aviation (Executive Helicopters) Eurocopter EC130B4 VH-EHY and Cessna R182 VH-EHM which both flew up from Archerfield to Cairns.  VH-EHY flew via Rockhampton and Townsville Airports, while VH-EHM flew via Gympie and Mackay Airports. 

McDermott Aviation Group / Machjet International Raytheon B200 King Air VH-NSN called into Bundaberg and then Moranbah Airports after flying up from its Sunshine Coast base.  VH-NSN then departed Moranbah Airport for the South.

UPDATE!  On Wednesday 14 April, VH-NSN returned to Bundaberg Airport from the South before returning to the Sunny Coast.

Brescon (Toowoomba) Beech B200 King Air VH-XDW flew up from Toowoomba-Wellcamp to Chinchilla, Yellow Bank and Rolleston Airports.  It later returned to Wellcamp via Chinchilla Airport.

Ipswich-based Airborne P/L (Palm Lake Works) Pilatus PC-12/47E VH-PLE visited Bundaberg Airport from the Gold Coast and Caloundra. 

Great Western Aviation Beech B200 VH-XGV made its weekly visit to Emerald Airport from Brisbane.

SFC Farming Raytheon B200 King Air VH-TXT landed back at Longreach from Tindal.  It had departed Longreach Airport for RAAF Base Tindal at Katherine in the Northern Territory the previous day.

UPDATE!  On Wednesday 14 April, VH-TXT departed Longreach Airport for its Mundine base. 

And Diamond DA40-180 Diamond Star VH-IKY flew up from Mudgee to Roma and then Mackay Airports.

UPDATE!  On Saturday 17 April, VH-IKY departed Mackay Airport for Roma Airport.

Photo taken by Steve Vit  ©

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