Monday, February 28, 2022

Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Pilatus PC-24 Jet VH-FZQ Pops into Bundaberg Airport as "FlyDoc 519" - Plus More!

On Monday 28 February, Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (RFDS) Central Operations Pilatus PC-24 Jet VH-FZQ was spotted visiting Bundaberg Airport.

The sleek little aeromedical bizjet operated what appeared to be a Patient Transfer flight from or back to Adelaide. It was noted using the flight number and radio callsign of "FlyDoc 519".

Of interest, the RFDS Central Operations have two PC-24 jets in their fleet, while on Monday 28 February, the RFDS Western Operations took delivery of their third.

Around the same time, a couple of other RFDS (Queensland Section) King Air turboprop aircraft were also spotted visiting Bundaberg Airport, also on Monday 28 February.

RFDS Raytheon B200 King Air VH-VJU (ex VH-FDR) as "FlyDoc 445" arrived from Rockhampton Airport (where it is based) and then departed to Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) and Brisbane Airports.

And RFDS Hawker Beechcraft B200 King Air VH-FDS "FlyDoc 425" presently seems to be based at Bundaberg Airport and completed several flights from and back to the Rum City.

Meanwhile, a couple of other nice corporate bizjet and other movements, also on Monday 28 February, included Novajet (PAL Aerospace) (Canada) Dassault Falcon 900LX bizjet C-GGBC, which flew up from Melbourne (Essendon) and landed at Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast) Airport where it looked to stay.

MacKellar Mining Equipment Pty Ltd (Revesco Aviation) Cessna 680 Citation Sovereign bizjet VH-MMC was noted visiting the the Labona Station Airstrip within Adani Australia's (Bravus Mining & Resources) Carmichael Coal Mine site.  Again, it looked to arrive from and then later depart back to the Sunshine Coast.

Air Gold Coast Cessna 525 Citation CJ1 bizjet VH-CDG flew up from Archerfield to Mackay Airport and then Hamilton Island Airport.  It then flew down to Baralaba where, due to no parking area there, it parked on the Runway and closed it for four hours.  VH-CDG then flew back to Archerfield.

Balmoral Air Dassault Falcon 2000LX bizjet VH-WIO visited Hamilton Island Airport from its Bankstown base.

And McDermott Aviation Group / Machjet International Beech B200 King Air VH-MWZ was noted visiting my local Clermont Aerodrome from its Sunshine Coast base.

Finally, also on Monday 28 February, Link Airways (Corporate Air / Vee H Aviation) SAAB 340B VH-VEM visited Emerald Airport and my local Clermont Aerodrome before flying back to Brisbane.  Fellow SAAB 340B VH-VEF visited Mackay Airport also from Brisbane.  And SAAB 340B VH-VEP visited Theodore Aerodrome from Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast.

While Link Airways (Corporate Air  / Vee H Aviation) Metro 23 VH-VEK completed the airline's Regular Passenger Transport (RPT) service into Biloela / Thangool Airport, arriving from and later departing back to Brisbane.

And Skytrans Airlines Dash-8-100 VH-QQC flew down from Cairns and Proserpine Airports to Rockhampton Airport as SKP81 before it then flew out to Labona and back to Rocky as SKP771/2.  

Fellow Skytrans Skytrans Dash-8-100 VH-QQF was noted flying to Labona from and back to Townsville as SKP761/2.

Sincere thanks to Dan B from Dan Beck Photography for allowing us to share these great photos!

All photos taken by Dan B  ©

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