Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Machjet (Machjet International) Cessna 525A Citation CJ2 Bizjet VH-ZIY Calls into Rockhampton Airport - Plus More!

On Tuesday 19 October,  Machjet (Machjet International) Cessna 525A Citation CJ2 bizjet VH-ZIY was noted visiting Rockhampton Airport.  It looked to fly up from Brisbane and bring the Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Queensland Health officials to town.

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VH-ZIY later departed Rockhampton Airport and returned to Brisbane.

Also noted arriving into Rockhampton Airport, also on Tuesday 19 October, was Avcair (Avgunn) LearJet 60 bizjet VH-ILJ.  It flew down from Townsville having earlier flown up from Brisbane.

UPDATE!  On Wednesday 20 October, VH-ILJ departed Rockhampton Airport and returned to Brisbane.

While Pilatus PC-12/45 VH-PID also arrived into Rockhampton Airport but from Toowoomba.

UPDATE!  On Wednesday 20 October, VH-PID departed Rockhampton Airport for Taroom.

UPDATE!  On Thursday 21 October, VH-PID returned to Rockhampton Airport from Taroom before then returning to Toowoomba.

And Link Airways (Corporate Air / Vee H Aviation) SAAB 340B VH-VEP visited Rockhampton Airport from Brisbane on one of its regular Fly-in Fly-out (FIFO) charter flights.

Meanwhile, up in the Whitsundays, also on Tuesday 19 October, Stroud Aviation and Transportation (Boonah) Cessna 510 Citation Mustang bizjet VH-SHI arrived into Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast) Airport from Archerfield.

UPDATE!  On Thursday 21 October, VH-SHI departed Prosie and returned to Archerfield.

While over at Hamilton Island Airport, Machjet (Machjet International) Cessna 525 Citation CJ1 bizjet VH-SIY flew down from Hamilton Island Airport to Sunshine Coast.  It had arrived from there back on Saturday 16 October.

UPDATE!  As this post was being written, late on Thursday 19 October, VH-SIY flew into Bundaberg Airport from the Sunshine Coast.  It then departed to Cairns early on Wednesday 20 October.

And Darwin-based Lloyd Aviation Jet Charter Dassault Falcon 900 bizjet VH-PPD arrived into Hamilton Island Airport from the Gold Coast and Brisbane.

UPDATE!  On Friday 22 October, VH-PPD departed Hamo and returned to Brisbane and then the Gold Coast.

Finally, also on Tuesday 19 October, Brisbane-based Australian Agricultural Company Pilatus PC-12/47E VH-AAC departed Archerfield and landed at St George before then continuing to Longreach Airport.  VH-AAC then continued to Dalgonally and Canobie Stations and then up to Mount Isa. 

UPDATE!  On Wednesday 20 October, VH-AAC looked to return back to Archerfield by reversing the above route.

And Colville Aviation Services (Torres Strait Air) Britten-Norman BN-2B-20 Islander VH-BNG departed Emerald Airport for Watts Bridge and planned maintenance.  It looked to fly down from Horn Island, Cooktown and Cairns the previous day.

Photo taken by Lloyd Fox  ©

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