Research reveals that VH-VXQ made its first visit to Mackay Airport back in December 2020 with it not visiting the Sugar City since February.
As mentioned previously on the CQ Plane Spotting Blog, VH-VXQ is painted into the original colour scheme that was introduced by the first jet aircraft that Qantas flew, the Boeing B707, when it first entered service in 1959. In fact, it is a livery similar to that worn by former Qantas Boeing B707 VH-XBA (ex VH-EBA) which is on display at the Qantas Founders Museum at Longreach Airport.
Sincere thanks to local plane spotter 'JM' for taking the time to capture and send through these great photos!
All photos taken by 'JM' ©