Saturday, July 31, 2021

Hevilift Australia ATR 72-500 VH-FVM Calls into Rockhampton Airport on NRL Sports Charter

On Saturday 31 July, the South Sydney Rabbitohs National Rugby League team touched down at Rockhampton Airport on board Hevilift Australia (Fixed Wing Division) ATR 72-500 VH-FVM after it flew up from Brisbane and the Gold Coast as HT705.

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However, with strict lockdowns announced for the South-East corner while they were enroute, the NRL decided to cancel the proposed game that was to be held in the beef capital later on Saturday. So VH-FVM was refuelled and promptly departed back to the Gold Coast and then Brisbane but as HT706.

Of interest, the St. George Illawarra Dragons were on the tarmac in Brisbane on board Pionair Australia British Aerospace BAe-146-200 VH-SAZ which was also due to call into Rockhampton Airport, also on Saturday 31 July, but didn’t take off which the Dragons’ players instead returning to their hotel.

Photo taken by Steve Vit  ©️

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