Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Pionair Australia British Aerospace BAe-146-200 VH-SAZ Arrives into Rockhampton Airport

On Tuesday 15 June, Pionair Australia British Aerospace BAe 146-200QC VH-SAZ was spotted arriving into Rockhampton Airport.

The passenger-configured aircraft touched down on what is believed to be a closed tourist charter flight from Bankstown as 'SFZ9026' / "Skyforce 9026".

At the time of writing, it appears that VH-SAZ is remaining at Rockhampton Airport for at least the night.

UPDATE!  On Wednesday 16 June, VH-SAZ departed Rockhampton Airport and headed all the way up to Horn Island believed to be on the 'regular' school kids charter flight.  It then flew to Toowoomba-Wellcamp Airport - see Blog post above.

VH-SAZ was acquired by Pionair Australia in late 2017 after it previously was operated by Titan Airways in the United Kingdom as G-ZAPK.  The BAe 146 arrived in Australia in early 2018 and has completed several other closed tourist charter flights and Fly-in Fly-out (FIFO) charter flights, before spending some time in Western Australia operating for Cobham Aviation.

Sincere thanks to local plane spotter Scott H for taking the time to capture and send through these great photos!

All photos taken by Scott Harris  ©

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