Saturday, July 23, 2022

Hevilift Australia ATR 72-500 VH-FVL Calls into Roma Airport - Plus More!

On Saturday 23 July, Hevilift Australia ATR 72-500 VH-FVL was noted arriving into Roma Airport as HT701/2.  At the time of writing, it appears to be staying for at least the night.

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UPDATE!  On Sunday 24 July, VH-FVL departed Roma Airport and returned to the Gold Coast and then Brisbane as HT709/10.

Another closed charter flight into the region, also on Saturday 23 July, looked to be completed by Alliance Airlines Fokker F-70 VH-NKQ which was noted completing a day-trip into Longreach Airport from and back to Brisbane as UTY6482/3.

Meanwhile, also on Saturday 23 July, Avcair (Avgunn) LearJet 60 bizjet VH-ILJ completed a pre-dawn visit to Rockhampton Airport from Brisbane.

And re-registered Arcturus Group P/L / Flight Options (Australia) Dassault Falcon 2000EX bizjet VH-EWB arrived into Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport from Sydney.

UPDATE!  On Monday 25 July, VH-EWB departed Hervey Bay Airport and returned to Sydney.

Finally, also on Saturday 23 July, there were numerous light General Aviation (GA) visitors to the region.

New South Wales-based Piper PA-46-500TP Malibu Meridian VH-WME called into Emerald Airport, arriving from the Gold Coast and departing to Sweers Island.

UPDATE!  On Wednesday 27 July, VH-WME called back into Emerald Airport, arriving from Normanton and departing to the Gold Coast.

RDO Equipment Co. (ex Vanderfield) Cessna 182 VH-JQC flew from Emerald Airport to the North and then back.  It seems to be currently based at Emerald Airport.

Beech A36 Bonanza VH-ILG flew from Mackay Airport to Gympie having flown in from there the previous day.

Cairns-based Hawker Beechcraft G36 Bonanza VH-IAG flew South from the Whitsunday Airport at Shute Harbour to Gladstone Airport and the Ballina / Byron Bay Gateway Airport.

ZephAir Australia Piper PA-34-220T Seneca VH-YSI flew up from Gladstone Airport to Biloela / Thangool Airport before then continuing to Mackay Airport.

And Eastern Air Link (Eastern Air Services) Piper PA-31-350 Chieftain VH-NMP departed Longreach Airport for Roma Airport and then Archerfield.  It looks to be on a closed tourist charter flight, having departed its Port Macquarie base for Archerfield around a week ago.

UPDATE!  On Sunday 24 July, VH-NMP departed Archerfield and returned to Port Macquarie.

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