Friday, April 30, 2021

Tamworth-Based Eclipse EA500 Bizjet N465DG Finally Departs Rockhampton Airport - Plus More!

On Friday 30 April, Australian-based but American-registered Eclipse EA500 bizjet N465DG looked to finally depart Rockhampton Airport.  It was spotted flying South to Armidale and then Tamworth.

N465DG had arrived into Rockhampton Airport last Friday 23 April direct from Tamworth.

AirMed Australia Cessna 510 Citation Mustang bizjet VH-NEQ was noted departing Hamilton Island Airport for Bendigo also on Friday 30 April.  It had arrived into Hamo from Bendigo the previous day.

Meanwhile, also on Friday 30 April, Chaika LLC L65 Sea Bear amphibious aircraft VH-OMS flew down from Hamilton Island Airport to Gladstone Airport and ports further South.  It had been up at the Whitsunday Airport at Shute Harbour for last weekend's Fly-in and Seaplane Pilots Association Australia (SPAA) annual conference "Splashdown 2021".

The Queensland Police Service (Airwing) (State of Queensland) Raytheon B1900D VH-PSK called into Rockhampton Airport from Cairns and Townsville before later departing to Brisbane.  During the afternoon, VH-PSK then called into Maryborough Airport from Brisbane while heading back to Townsville and Cairns.

Finally, also on Friday 30 April, Cootamundra (New South Wales) based Outback Aero Cessna 208 Grand Caravan VH-FTT was noted visiting Longreach Airport.  It's exact movements are not known unfortunately.

And LifeFlight Agusta Westland AW139 helicopter VH-XIA looked to call into Gladstone Airport while out on a training flight from Archerfield.  It flew up via Chinchilla Airport and then returned South over the same route.

Photo taken by Steve Vit  ©

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