Tuesday, February 15, 2022

MacKellar Mining Equipment Pty Ltd (Revesco Aviation) Cessna 680 Citation Sovereign VH-MMC Spotted at Emerald Airport - Plus More!

On Tuesday 15 February, MacKellar Mining Equipment Pty Ltd (Revesco Aviation) Cessna 680 Citation Sovereign bizjet VH-MMC was spotted on the ground at Emerald Airport soon after arriving from the Sunshine Coast.

At the time of writing, it appears that VH-MMC is staying at Emerald Airport for at least the night.

UPDATE!  On Wednesday 16 February, VH-MMC departed Emerald Airport and returned to the Sunshine Coast.

While also visiting Emerald Airport, also on Tuesday 15 February, was  RDO Equipment Co. (ex Vanderfield) Pilatus PC-12/47 VH-WPH.  It arrived from Toowoomba and the Sunshine Coast.  VH-WPH later departed to the North-West before eventually retuning to Emerald, Sunshine Coast and Toowoomba Airports.

And another two PC-12s were all noted visiting the Whitsunday Airport at Shute Harbour.

MT Air Charters / Pilatus Australia Pilatus PC-12/47E VH-JMU which arrived the previous day, departed to Adelaide.

Agile Aviation (South Australia) new PC-12/47E VH-TCP arrived from and then also later departed back to Adelaide.

As mentioned below, a third PC-12 in the form of brand new M. D. H. P/L (Cloncurry) Pilatus PC-12/47E VH-MDH also visited the Whitsunday Airport at Shute Harbour on Monday 14 February.

Meanwhile, also on Tuesday 15 February, another bizjet noted in the region was Avcair (Capital B Aviation Services) LearJet 60 bizjet VH-OLJ which popped into Rockhampton Airport.  It arrived from Brisbane and then departed to Darwin.

The Queensland Police Service (Airwing) Cessna 208 Caravan VH-PSY arrived into Rockhampton Airport from Cairns and Townsville before later departing back to to those places.

As mentioned below, the Queensland Police Service (Airwing) (State of Queensland) Raytheon B1900D VH-PSK arrived into Rockhampton Airport from Cairns and looked to suffer a technical problem and stay last Friday 11 February.

After arriving into Rockhampton Airport and not moving since November 2021, Tex Onsite (Tex Assets P/L) Aero Commander 500-U VH-TXE was started up and taxied across to the General Aviation (GA) Apron.

While Brescon (Toowoomba) Beech B200 King Air VH-WXB flew up from Toowoomba-Wellcamp to Chinchilla, Yellow Bank and Rolleston Aerodromes before then returning to Chinchilla and Wellcamp.

Wagga Air Centre (Mabena) SOCATA TBM-850 VH-PVM as "Wagga Air 669" flew up from Wagga Wagga, Camden and Orange to Davonport Downs then Mount Isa and Gregory Downs.

UPDATE!  VH-PVM returned to Wagga Wagga via Charleville, Inverell and Dubbo on Wednesday 16 February.

And McDermott Aviation Bell 214B helicopter VH-SUW popped into Rockhampton Airport from the South before departing towards the Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA).

Finally, also on Tuesday 15 February, Skytrans Airlines Dash-8-100 VH-QQB completed a return service the Labona Station Airstrip within Adani Australia's (Bravus Mining & Resources) Carmichael Coal Mine site and back as SKP773/4 before then flying back to Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast) and Cairns Airports as SKP86.  It had arrived from those places the previous day - see Blog post below!

While fellow Skytrans Dash-8-100 VH-QQF then arrived into Rockhampton Airport from Cairns and Proserpine Airports as SKP85 before then completing another return flight to Labona and back to Rockhampton Airport as SKP771/2.

Of interest, Skytrans Dash-8-100 VH-QQC operated from Townsville to Labona and back to Townsville as SKP761/2.

And Link Airways (Corporate Air / Vee H Aviation) Cessna 441 Conquest VH-VEH looked to call into Emerald Airport from the North before then departing to Canberra.  It looked to have flown up from there earlier in the day.

UPDATE!  On Wednesday 16 February, VH-VEH was back in the region, flying up from Maitland to Newlands then down to Emerald Airport. 

As mentioned below, fellow Link Airways Cessna 441 Conquest VH-VEJ called into Emerald Airport on Monday 14 February and was spotted above.

UPDATE!  On Wednesday 16 February, VH-VEJ looked to depart Oaky Creek to Clermont.

Photos taken by 'AC'  ©

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