Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Bowenville-based Cessna 525 CitationJet CJ1+ Bizjet VH-JSZ Back in CQ Again and Spotted at Rockhampton Airport - Plus More!

On Wednesday 23 March, Bowenville (near Toowoomba) based Cessna 525 CitationJet CJ1+ bizjet VH-JSZ was spotted visiting Rockhampton Airport.

It looked to arrive from Archerfield and Dalby and then later depart to Natal Downs.

VH-JSZ then returned down to Dalby and Archerfield.

Meanwhile, also on Wednesday 23 March, Seair Pacific / Istlecote Cessna 208B Grand Caravan VH-TFB continued to fly around the region, this time departing Gladstone Airport and heading north to complete survey work off-shore before then landing at Mackay Airport.  VH-TFB then headed back to Gladstone Airport before then departing to the Gold Coast.

While the Queensland Police Service (Airwing) (State of Queensland) Raytheon B1900D VH-PSK flew down from Cairns to land at Rockhampton Airport. It then returned North to Townsville before then heading back to Cairns.

Austrek Aviation Cessna 310R VH-DZU arrived into Rockhampton Airport from Broken Hill and Blackall Airports.  It seems to be on a closed charter after departing its Toowoomba base earlier in the week.

UPDATE!  On Thursday 24 March, VH-DZU departed Rockhampton Airport for Caloundra and Toowoomba.

Finally, also on Tuesday 22 March and Wednesday 23 March, Skytrans Airlines Dash-8-100s VH-QQI and VH-QQF were spotted visiting Rockhampton Airport respectively during some busy days of flying.

VH-QQI had arrived into Rockhampton Airport on Tuesday 22 March from Townsville and the Labona Station Airstrip within Adani Australia's (Bravus Mining & Resources) Carmichael Coal Mine site.  It then completed flights between Rocky and Labona and then Mackay Airport and Labona on Wednesday before then departing Mackay Airport for Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast) and Cairns Airports.

While on Wednesday, VH-QQF flew down from Cairns to Proserpine and Rockhampton Airports before it completed flight to Labona and back to Rocky.  It then returned to Proserpine and Cairns Airports.

And also spotted at Rockhampton Airport, also on Wednesday 23 March, was Hinterland Aviation Cessna 208 Caravans VH-LZK and VH-CVN which have been completing the airline's week-daily closed Fly-in Fly-out (FIFO) charter flights between Rockhampton Airport and Labona.

Sincere thanks to local plane spotter John L for taking again taking the time to capture and send through these great photos from Rockhampton Airport!

All photos taken by John Lee  ©

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