Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Beef Australia 2021 (Beef Week) Arrivals and Visitors to Rockhampton Airport on Tuesday incl RAAF B737 BBJ A36-001 Back as “Envoy 47” and Queensland Government Corporate Aircraft

As Beef Australia 2021 (Beef Week) rolls on in Rockhampton, some more nice bizjets and light General Aviation (GA) aircraft arrived or visited Rockhampton Airport on Tuesday 4 May, including both Queensland Government corporate aircraft bringing Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk as well as the RAAF private jet which collected Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

Aero Optics Aero Commander 500-S VH-JAJ arrived from its Bundaberg Airport base and in the afternoon, it departed back to there.

Brisbane-based Pilatus PC-12/47E VH-AAC departed to Longreach Airport and at lunch time arrived back at Rocky.

Olsson Ag P/L Cirrus SR22 VH-USW arrived from Redcliffe and Bundaberg Airports.  It flew North from Tamworth in New South Wales the previous day. 

Beech F33A Bonanza VH-ZWB arrived from its Capella base and in the afternoon, it departed back to there.

Bowenville (near Toowoomba) based Cessna 525 CitationJet CJ1+ bizjet VH-JSZ returned to Rocky from Bankstown after departing to there yesterday.  VH-JSZ later departed to Bundaberg Airport where it appeared to be overnighting. 

Poolhurst Aviation Air Charter Services Pilatus PC-24 jet VH-VTF was spotted visiting from its Archerfield base. 

Hughenden based Cessna 182 VH-PKV arrived from Gregory Springs.

Cessna 182 VH-JLM also arrived from its Hughenden base.

Gold Coast-based Hawker Beechcraft B300 Super King Air VH-OXF looked to fly up from Brisbane to the Roma area before calling into Rockhampton Airport.  It then returned to Brisbane. 

Torrens Creek (Hughenden) based SOCATA TBM700 VH-CEA arrived from Charters Towers. 

Gulf Aircraft Textron Aviation (Cessna) 208 Caravan VH-PYO arrived once again from Brisbane before then returning there later in the day. 

Hewitt Cattle Australia P/L SOCATA TBM 700 VH-PGA arrived from Toowoomba. 

Piper PA-46R-350T Malibu VH-NYG visited once again from its Dalby base.

And Amateur-built Van's RV-7A VH-PXP arrived from its Dirranbandi base.

Meanwhile, there were a couple of helicopter visitors, also on Tuesday 4 May, including Heli Qld Airbus Helicopters EC 130 T2 VH-WJY which arrived from Toowoomba. 

BCP Farming (Mulgildie) Robinson R66 VH- TAI arrived and departed. 

And Stirling Helicopters Eurocopter AS350B3 Squirrel helicopter VH-EUM arrived and departed a couple of times. 

A couple of departures included Paraway Pastoral Co Cessna 182 VH-YDU which departed Rockhampton Airport for Longreach Airport and then Rocklands.

Fly Weel Pilatus PC-12/47E VH-KWZ departed to Bundaberg Airport and then the Gold Coast. 

And Cessna 210 VH-YLS departed to Cairns. 

Finally, of the VIP visitors, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Boeing B737-7DT(BBJ) A36-001 "Envoy 47" returned to Rockhampton Airport from Brisbane to collect Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and others.

It later departed to Cairns and then Townsville.

While two of the Queensland Government (State of Queensland) Airwing aircraft departed Longreach Airport and brought the Queensland Premier, Ministers and support staff to Rockhampton Airport.

The Government's Raytheon Hawker 850XP bizjet VH-SGY later departed to Gladstone Airport and Brisbane, while  the Government's Raytheon B300 Super King Air VH-SGQ departed and looked to be spending the night parked at Gladstone Airport.

Sincere thanks to local plane spotter Scott H for allowing us to share these great photos!

All photos taken by Scott Harris  ©

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