Saturday, July 31, 2021

A Couple of Cessna Citation Bizjets Around Whitsundays Airports – Plus More!

On Saturday 31 July, there were three familiar Cessna Citation bizjets that were noted visiting a couple of Whitsundays Airports.

Jetstream Aviation (Emprja P/L) Cessna 550 Citation II VH-VDF was noted visiting Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast) Airport from its Sunshine Coast base.

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Graham Aviation (Cairns) Cessna 510 Citation Mustang bizjet VH-FNI looked to have a busy of flying out of and back to its Cairns base, visiting both Hamilton Island and Proserpine Airports while also flying down to the Sunshine Coast.

Machjet (Machjet International) Cessna 525A Citation CJ2 bizjet VH-ZIY looked to depart Hamilton Island Airport for the Sunshine Coast before then returning to Hamo and then flying back home to the Sunny Coast. It appears to have flown North on Thursday 29 July.

While South Australian-based Piper PA-46R-350T Malibu Matrix VH-ZXJ arrived into Hamilton Island Airport from Cairns.

UPDATE!  On Monday 2 August, VH-ZXJ departed Hamo for Thargomindah and Aldinga in South Australia.

And Eclipse 500 bizjet N257AK landed at Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport from Archerfield.

UPDATE! On Monday 2 August, N257AK returned to Archerfield and then made its weekly flight up to the Whitsunday Airport at Shute Harbour.

Meanwhile, also on Saturday 31 July, a couple of aircraft I spotted at Bowen Aerodrome last weekend finally, departed with Pilatus PC-12/47 VH-DNG departing Mungindi / Dingadee after arriving from there last weekend. And Cessna 208 Caravan VH-WDE departed to Rockhampton Airport before continuing to Archerfield and Koarlo. It too had arrived from there last weekend.

Finally, also on Saturday 31 July, Flight Training Adelaide (FTA) / Qantas Group Pilot Academy Diamond DA-40 Star VH-YNW called into Bundaberg and Rockhampton Airports while on a flight out of and back to its Toowoomba-Wellcamp base.

Gulf Aircraft Textron Aviation (Cessna) 208 Caravan VH-PYO flew up from Brisbane to land at Marble Island for a short time before heading across to Rockhampton Airport.  It flown down from near Mount Isa on the previous day.

And Aerometrex (South Australia) Cessna 421B Golden Eagle VH-ECF arrived into Rockhampton Airport from Barcaldine Airport via some more aerial survey work.

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