Monday, May 30, 2022

McDermott Aviation Group / Machjet International Cessna 525C CitationJet CJ4 Bizjet VH-PIY Calls into Rockhampton Airport - Plus More!

On Monday 30 May, McDermott Aviation Group / Machjet International recently delivered Cessna 525C CitationJet CJ4 bizjet VH-PIY was noted visiting Rockhampton Airport.  

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It looked to arrive from the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane and later depart back to Brisbane.

UPDATE!  On Tuesday 31 May, VH-PIY was back in the region, popping into Mackay Airport from Brisbane and Archerfield before later departing to Cairns.

And early in the morning, Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) (Cobham SAR Services Pty Ltd) Bombardier CL-600-2B16 Challenger 604 bizjet VH-XND "Rescue 660" flew down from Cairns to the Northern tip of Fraser Island to provide aerial support to the Bundaberg-based LifeFlight Bell 412EP VH-XCI "Rescue 522" which was on a search and rescue task.

Meanwhile, also on Monday 30 May, Seair Pacific / Istlecote Cessna 208B Grand Caravan VH-TFB  flew up from Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) and Maryborough Airports to Biloela / Thangool Airport and then Middlemount Aerodrome.  It then flew back down to Hervey Bay Airport. 

Auscott P/L Beechcraft B200GT King Air VH-NMW visited Bundaberg Airport from Toowoomba. 

While at Rockhampton Airport, Piper PA-46R-350T Malibu VH-SOG looked to arrive from its Toowoomba base.  It is due to return there early on Tuesday 31 May.

Austrek Aviation Cessna 310 VH-DZX flew up from Toowoomba to Roma and then Rockhampton Airports.

UPDATE!  On Tuesday 31 May, VH-DZX departed Rockhampton Airport for Dalby.  Then on Wednesday 1 June, it returned to Roma and then Toowoomba.

Victoria-based Piper PA-39 Twin Comanche VH-ICS called into Rockhampton Airport from Bankstown and Moree before it then departed to the Whitsunday Airport at Shute Harbour.

And Schultz Equipment (Marburg) Bell 206B helicopter VH-ITM departed Rockhampton Airport for Bundaberg, Redcliffe, Archerfield and Gold Coast Airports.

Finally on Sunday 29 May, Inverted Downunder / Matt Hall Racing Extra EA-300L VH-IOG and MX Aircraft MXS VH-CQE both arrived back into Rockhampton Airport from the Old Station and once again parked on the General Aviation (GA) Apron.  On Monday 30 May, VH-IOG was noted completing joyflights out of Rockhampton Airport.

Photo taken by Dan B  ©

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