Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Stroud Aviation and Transportation / Navair Flight Operations Cessna 510 Citation Mustang Bizjet VH-SHI Spotted at Mackay Airport - Plus More!

On Wednesday 27 July, Stroud Aviation and Transportation (Boonah) / Navair Flight Operations Cessna 510 Citation Mustang bizjet VH-SHI was spotted parked at Mackay Airport.  It had earlier arrived from Archerfield.


Later, VH-SHI departed Mackay Airport for Rockhampton Airport.

UPDATE!  On Thursday 28 July, VH-SHI departed Rockhampton Airport for Toowoomba and then Archerfield.

A couple of other Cessna Citation Mustang bizjets also visited the region, also on Wednesday 27 July, including AirMed Australia (Metro Holdings) (New South Wales) Cessna 510 Citation Mustang bizjet VH-SQY which flew into Hamilton Island Airport from the Gold Coast.  It later departed to Archerfield.

While recently re-registered (operator) Robindale Group / Air Link Cessna 510 Citation Mustang bizjet VH-CMK completed a medical evacuation flight into Rockhampton Airport, arriving from and later departing back to Bankstown as "Airmed 974".

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.

And Machjet (Machjet International) Canadair CL-600-2B16 Challenger 604 bizjet N685SC was noted arriving into Bundaberg Airport from its Sunshine Coast base.  It seems to be parked up for at least the night. 

Meanwhile, also on Wednesday 27 July, Brisbane-based Hewitt Cattle Australia P/L SOCATA TBM 700 VH-PGA flew out of  Archerfield for Moura Airport before then flying up to my local Clermont Aerodrome.  VH-PGA then returned to Archerfield.

Pilatus PC-12/45 VH-PID of Kibble (Aeronautics and Technology Holdings) looked to arrive into Rockhampton Airport from Toowoomba.

UPDATE!  On Thursday 28 July, VH-PID departed Rockhampton Airport for Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport and then back to Toowoomba.

While Link Airways (Corporate Air / Vee H Aviation) Metro 23 VH-VEK flew out from Brisbane to call into Longreach and Boulia Airports before then heading back to Brisbane.

And fellow Link Airways Cessna 441 Conquests VH-VEH and VH-VEY both departed Theodore Aerodrome for Mount Isa.  Both arrived the previous day from Nyngan.  

Finally, also on Wednesday 27 July, Sytrans Airlines Dash-8-100 VH-QQC departed Rockhampton Airport for Cairns as SKP982.   It had arrived at the start of the week and operated several Fly-in Fly-out (FIFO) charter flights between Rockhampton Airport and the Labona Station Airstrip within Adani Australia's (Bravus Mining & Resources) Carmichael Coal Mine site over the last couple of days.

While late on Tuesday 26 July, fellow Skytrans Dash-8-100 VH-QQG flew from Cairns to Labona as SKP983 before then flying to Rockhampton Airport as SKP776.  On Wednesday 27 July, VH-QQG departed Rockhampton Airport for Labona as SKP777 before then heading to Townsville as SKP787.

Photo taken by 'JM'  ©

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