Thursday, June 2, 2022

FKG Air (Redjet Aviation) Hawker Beechcraft B200GT VH-FKB Pops into Rockhampton Airport - Plus More!

On Thursday 2 June, FKG Air (Redjet Aviation) Hawker Beechcraft B200GT VH-FKB was noted visiting Rockhampton Airport for the second time this week.

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It looked to arrive from Toowoomba and later depart to Thargomindah before heading back to Toowoomba.  VH-FKG also visited Rockhampton Airport on Tuesday 31 May.

Meanwhile, also on Thursday 2 June, the Queensland Police Service (Airwing) (State of Queensland) Cessna 208 Caravan VH-PSQ looked to depart Rockhampton Airport and return to Brisbane.  It had arrived into Rocky from the capital late last week and looked to complete aerial survey work in the area, including on Wednesday 1 June.

While New South Wales-based Handel Aviation Cessna T310R VH-ZIH was also noted completing aerial survey work in the area.  It looked to be operating out of Mackay Airport this week and on Thursday, it ended up landing at Gladstone Airport.

Campbell Aviation (New South Wales) Piper PA-28-181 Cherokee VH-XGN arrived into Rockhampton Airport from Bankstown, Ballina/Byron Bay Gateway and Bundaberg Airports.

UPDATE!  Over the next week, VH-XGN continued up to Far North Queensland, flying via Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast) Airport before then returning back South to Bankstown via (amongst other places) Longreach and Charleville Airports.

And Pilatus PC-12/45 VH-PID of Kibble (Aeronautics and Technology Holdings) looked to arrive into Rockhampton Airport from Toowoomba and Maryborough Airports before then continuing up to Cairns.

UPDATE!  On Friday 3 June, VH-PID returned to Rockhampton Airport but from Townsville before it then returned to Toowoomba

Finally, also on Thursday 2 June, Curtis Aviation (New South Wales) Cessna 182T VH-BXO arrived into Rockhampton Airport from Camden and Toowoomba.  On entering the Rockhampton Air Traffic Control zone, all communications were lost with the aircraft and it approached the circuit and landed uncontrolled. Thankfully there was no other traffic.

Photo taken by Dan B  ©

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