Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Sundown Pastoral Co. New Textron Aviation (Cessna) 680A Citation Latitude Bizjet VH-UCE Pops into Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast) Airport - Plus More!

On Wednesday 31 August, brand new Sundown Pastoral Co. Textron Aviation (Cessna) 680A Citation Latitude bizjet VH-UCE was noted visiting Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast) Airport on what appears to be its first visit to the region.

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It looked to arrive from and later depart back to its Gold Coast base.

VH-UCE was delivered to Sundown Pastoral Co. at the Gold Coast at the start of July and looks to be a replacement aircraft for their Raytheon B300 Super King Air VH-NSI which was exported to New Zealand and re-registered as ZK-APL in April this year.

Sundown Pastoral Co. also looked to previously operate Hawker Beechcraft Hawker 900XP bizjet VH-EVF between 2008 and 2016 with it being exported to the USA and re-registered as N881JC.

Meanwhile, also on Wednesday 31 August, Navair Flight Operations Embraer EMB-500 Phenom 100 bizjet VH-LXZ was noted arriving into Mackay Airport from Bankstown and Maitland.

UPDATE!  On Thursday 1 September, VH-LXZ departed Mackay Airport and returned to Maitland and then Bankstown.

Avcair (Avgunn) LearJet 60 bizjet VH-OLJ visited Hamilton Island Airport from Brisbane.

While Brescon (Toowoomba) Beech B200 King Air VH-XDW visited my local Clermont Aerodrome from Toowoomba-Wellcamp.

Ipswich-based Airborne P/L (Palm Lake Works) Pilatus PC-12/47E VH-VLQ was noted once again visiting Bundaberg Airport from its Gold Coast base.

And re-registered Poolhurst Aviation Air Charter Services Pilatus PC-12/47E VH-UJM looked to depart Rolleston Aerodrome for Archerfield.  It appears to have arrived the previous day.

Finally, also on Wednesday 31 August, Pionair Australia British Aerospace BAe-146-200 VH-SYO was noted departing Longreach Airport for Winton and Mount Isa as 'SFZ607' / "Skyforce 607".  It then flew to Cairns as 'SFZ9057' / "Skyforce 9057".  VH-SYO had arrived into Longreach Airport on Monday 29 August.

And Link Airways (Corporate Air / Vee H Aviation) Metro 23 VH-VET also flew into Longreach Airport, arriving from Boulia and departing to Brisbane.

Fellow Link Airways SAAB 340B VH-VEO flew up from Brisbane to the Sunshine Coast and was heading then to Theodore Aerodrome.  Due to weather however, and after a long hold, it diverted to Biloela / Thangool Airport.  VH-VEO was later able to land at Theodore Aerodrome before then returning to the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane.

Fellow Link Airways Cessna 441 VH-VEJ arrived into the Oaky Creek Mine Site from Brisbane.

UPDATE!  On Thursday 1 September, VH-VEJ departed Oaky Creek for Moree and Newcastle (Williamtown) before then returning to Brisbane.

Photo taken by Brodie Lawson  ©️

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