Saturday, August 27, 2022

Gulf Coast Aviation Cessna 510 Citation Mustang Bizjet VH-KXM Spotted at Rockhampton Airport - Plus More!

On Saturday 27 August, Gulf Coast Aviation Cessna 510 Citation Mustang bizjet VH-KXM was spotted visiting Rockhampton Airport.

It looked to arrive from Vanrook Station and then depart to Bankstown.

While Stroud Aviation and Transportation (Boonah) / Navair Flight Operations Cessna 510 Citation Mustang bizjet VH-SHI visited Mackay Airport from Archerfield.

Jampair P/L (Navair Flight Operations) Embraer EMB-505 Phenom 300E bizjet VH-NSQ also visited Mackay Airport but from Sydney.

And Balmoral Air Dassault Falcon 2000LX bizjet VH-WIO departed Hamilton Island Airport for Bankstown before then returning to Hamo and staying.  VH-WIO had arrived into Hamo from Bankstown on Wednesday 24 August.

UPDATE!  On Sunday 28 August, VH-WIO departed Hamilton Island Airport for the Sunshine Coast and Bankstown before then flying to Hamo and back to Bankstown.

Meanwhile, before dawn on Saturday 27 August,  Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) (Cobham SAR Services Pty Ltd) Bombardier CL-600-2B16 Challenger 604 bizjet VH-XNE "Rescue 330" looked to complete airwork around Lady Elliot Island while on a long flight up from Melbourne (Essendon) to eventually land at Cairns.

Finally, also on Saturday 27 August, Eastern Air Services (Port Macquarie) Piper PA-31-350 VH-WGF departed Longreach Airport for Roma Airport and then Archerfield.  It had flown in from Winton the previous day.

Dino Air (Interair) Piper PA-31 Navajo VH-XGL seems to be continuing to operate local aerial survey flights out of Rockhampton Airport.

While Pekal Aviation Piper PA-31-350 Navajo VH-TRA flew from Goondiwindi to Toowoomba and then Longreach Airport before then continuing to Hells Gate.

UPDATE!  On Sunday 28 August, VH-TRA reversed these flights and returned to Longreach Airport and then Toowoomba and its Goondiwindi base.

And, late on Friday 26 August, Tex Onsite (Tex Assets P/L) Aero Commander 500-U VH-TXE returned to Rockhampton Airport from Alice Springs, flying via Tennant Creek, Mount Isa and Emerald Airports.

Photo taken by Nathan Pawley  ©

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