Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Clive Palmer's Mineralogy Company Bombardier Global Express XRS Bizjet VH-UPH Pops into CQ Airports - Plus More!

On Tuesday 3 May, Clive Palmer's Mineralogy Company's registered Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global Express XRS bizjet VH-UPH was noted visiting a couple of Central Queensland Airports, seemingly bringing leader of the (Clive Palmer's) United Australia Party, Craig Kelly, into the region.

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It flew down from Townsville to Mackay Airport before then flying down to Rockhampton Airport.  VH-UPH then flew down to the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane.

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

Meanwhile, also on Tuesday 3 May, Seair Pacific / Istlecote Cessna 208 Caravan VH-LMD flew up from Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) and Maryborough Airports to Middlemount Aerodrome before it then departed back to Hervey Bay Airport.

FKG Air (Redjet Aviation) Hawker Beechcraft B200GT VH-FKB flew into Gladstone and then Rockhampton Airports after flying up from Toowoomba and Archerfield.

UPDATE!  On Wednesday 4 May, VH-FKB departed Rockhampton Airport for Hervey Bay Airport before it then returned to Archerfield and Toowoomba.

Raytheon A36 Bonanza VH-YGM arrived into Rockhampton Airport from its Orange base.

UPDATE!  On Saturday 7 May, VH-YGM departed Rockhampton Airport and returned to Orange.

While the Queensland Police Service (Airwing) (State of Queensland) Raytheon B1900D VH-PSK flew down from Cairns and Townsville to Brisbane before arriving into Rockhampton Airport.  It then returned to Townsville and Cairns.

And A.C.T. based Cessna 182s VH-KAM and VH-XRJ, along with Piper PA-32R-300 Saratoga VH-ITJ all flew up from Bundaberg Airport to the Whitsunday Airport at Shute Harbour.

Finally, also on Tuesday 3 May, Corporate Aviation Bell 429 Global Ranger helicopter VH-EQP called into Biloela / Thangool Airport from Southport and Caboolture before it then departed to Bowen Aerodrome.  VH-EQP then looked to have flown back down to Emerald Airport.

UPDATE!  On Friday 6 May, VH-EQP returned to Caboolture and its Southport base from Emerald Airport via Biloela / Thangool Airport.

And Gold Coast-based Eurocopter AS 350 B3 Squirrel helicopter VH-FJP flew up from Southport to Gladstone and then Mackay Airports.  It has since continued further North to Townsville, Cairns and Horn Island, and then possibly further.

Photo taken by Lloyd Fox  ©

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