Thursday, May 6, 2021

Beef Australia 2021 (Beef Week) Arrivals and Visitors to Rockhampton Airport on Thursday

As Beef Australia 2021 (Beef Week) rolls on in Rockhampton, some more nice bizjets and light General Aviation (GA) aircraft have visited Rockhampton Airport on Thursday 6 May including another visit by a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Dassault Falcon 7X bizjet.

Pilatus Aircraft PC-24 'Super Verstaile Jet' corporate bizjet VH-FGM visited from its Adelaide base. 

Gold Coast-based Hawker Beechcraft B300 Super King Air VH-OXF returned to Rocky from Brisbane via Roma Airport.  It again returned South later in the day. 

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Dassault Falcon 7X bizjet A56-002 as "Envoy 52" arrived from and later departed back to Canberra.

Drury Farming Co Piper PA-28-236 Dakota VH-EDB arrived from its Miles base. 

Walhallow Pastoral Co (Nothern Territory) Cessna 182 VH-ZJD arrived from the West. 

Tansey-based Van's RV-10 VH-JRV arrived from the North and later departed back in that direction. 

Moree-based Cessna 210 VH-FGY arrived from Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast) Airport.  It had flown up from New South Wales the previous day.

And Jampair P/L Embraer EMB-505 Phenom 300E bizjet VH-NSQ arrived from Bankstown and Brisbane.

Brisbane-based Hewitt Cattle Australia P/L SOCATA TBM 700 VH-PGA arrived back direct from Alice Springs before later departing to Moree and Archerfield.  It had departed Rocky for Alice Springs the previous day. 

Hawker Beechcraft B200GT Super King Air 250 VH-JHP arrived from Toowoomba, Roma and Rolleston Airports before then departing to Toowoomba.  During the afternoon, VH-JHP flew up to Rolleston Aerodrome and back to Roma Airport and Toowoomba again. 

Avcair (Avgunn) LearJet 60 bizjet VH-OLJ visited from Brisbane again. 

Mackellar Mining Equipment / Flight Options (Australia) Cessna 560 Citation Ultra bizjet VH-MMC arrived back at Rockhampton Airport from Emerald Airport before it departed to the Sunshine Coast. 

And the Queensland Government Airwing (State of Queensland) Raytheon B300 Super King Air VH-SGQ arrived back from Gladstone Airport before later departing to Brisbane.

Other departures departures were highlighted by BPW Aviation / Airspeed Aviation Cessna 441 Conquest II VH-EQU which departed to Casino and Tamworth.  It had arrived from Tamworth on Monday 3 May

Torrens Creek (Hughenden) based SOCATA TBM700 VH-CEA departed to Hughenden.

North Australian Pastoral Co Cessna 182 VH-WLQ departed to Clermont. 

Brisbane-based Cessna 182 VH-EVC departed to Archerfield.  It is unclear when it actually arrived! 

And Cessna 182 VH-CPY departed to Goondiwindi, while Cirrus SR22 VH-USW to Bundaberg, Redcliffe and Tamworth Airports.

Sincere thanks to local plane spotters Trevor H and Scott H for sharing with us these great photos from Rockhampton Airport during Beef Week!

Photos taken by Trevor Hardsman and Scott Harris  ©

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