Friday, May 28, 2021

Asia Pacific Airlines (PNG) (Cobham Aviation) Dash-8-100 P2-NAZ Passes Back Through Longreach Airport - Plus More!

During the afternoon on Friday 28 May, Papua New Guinea based Asia Pacific Airlines Dash-8-100 P2-NAZ landed at Longreach Airport from Adelaide.  It later departed to Cairns.

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P2-NAZ has been in Adelaide for planned maintenance with Cobham Aviation (as pictured above) and passed through Longreach Airport from Cairns in March - see Blog post below!

Of interest, Asia Pacific Airlines is based in Tabubil, Papua New Guinea.  It is a subsidiary of Cobham Aviation.  Asia Pacific Airlines operates a fleet of three Dash-8-100 aircraft on domestic services, as well as flights to Cairns on behalf of Ok Tedi Mining Limited of which P2-NAZ wears the colours and titles.  

Also noted at Longreach Airport was Wagga Air Centre (Mabena) SOCATA TBM-850 VH-PVM.  On Friday 28 May, it departed Longreach Airport to Mount Isa as "Wagga Air 669" after arriving a couple of days earlier from Birdsville.

Meanwhile, also on Friday 28 May, Mackellar Mining Equipment / Flight Options (Australia) Cessna 560 Citation Ultra bizjet VH-MMC was noted departing Emerald Airport for Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast.  It had arrived on Thursday 27 May direct from its Sunny Coast base.

Silver Linings Aviation Cessna 680 Citation Sovereign bizjet VH-ZEK departed Hamilton Island Airport for Bankstown.  It had arrived from there on Monday 24 May.

And Vanderfield Pilatus PC-12/47 VH-WPH flew up to Hamilton Island Airport from Toowoomba and Saint George.

Finally, also on Friday 28 May, nice Amateur-Built Stoddard-Hamilton Glasair SH-2RG VH-CCG looked to fly up from Kilcoy to Wanella Station (near Coppabella) before heading across to Moranbah Airport.  It then retuned South to Kilcoy via Biloela / Thangool Airport.

And after arriving late the previous evening, Edwards Coaches Cessna 441 VH-TAZ was noted departing Mackay Airport for Melbourne (Moorabbin) and then Armidale.  It had arrived from Armidale very late on Thursday 27 May.

Photo taken by Tony Haynes  ©️

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