Friday, September 9, 2022

Jet City (Melbourne) Cessna 750 Citation X Bizjet VH-XCJ Pops into Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport - Plus More!

On Friday 9 September, a nice bizjet we haven't seen in the region for some time in the form of Jet City (Melbourne) Cessna 750 Citation X bizjet VH-XCJ which was noted visiting Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport from its Melbourne (Essendon) base.

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And also arriving into Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport, believed to be for a weekend of Air Force Cadets events, were Airflite / Commonwealth of Australia (Cadets Branch - Air Force) Diamond DA 40 NG Stars VH-UEL "Astra 224" and VH-UEM "Astra 220".

Both departed RAAF Base Amberley for Redcliffe before flying up to Hervey Bay Airport.

UPDATE!  After completing several local flights each over the weekend, both VH-UEL and VH-UEM returned to Amberley on Monday 12 September.

Meanwhile also on Friday 9 September, Brescon (Toowoomba) Beech B200 King Air VH-DYN flew into Rockhampton Airport from Toowoomba-Wellcamp.  It later returned there but via Thargomindah.

Townsville Airlines Beech 1900D VH-JYA arrived into Rockhampton Airport from Cairns and Townsville. It then departed to Brisbane. VH-JYA later returned to Rockhampton Airport from Brisbane before then departing directly back up to Cairns.

DeGunst Transport P/L Textron (Cessna) 208 Caravan VH-NPZ looked to fly up from its Bundaberg Airport base to Curtis Island and then back to Bundy.

While Link Airways (Corporate Air / Vee H Aviation) Cessna 441 Conquest VH-VEW flew up from Goulbourn to Mackay Airport "Survey 420".

UPDATE!  On Saturday 10 September, VH-VEW "Survey 420" departed Mackay Airport for survey work around Glenden before eventually finishing the day at Charters Towers Aerodrome. 

Edwards Coaches Cessna 441 VH-TAZ flew into Mackay from its Armidale base before then flying all the way down to Melbourne (Avalon).

And several more aircraft heading up to the Whitsunday Airport at Shute Harbour for the 2022 Fly-in and Runway Dinner looked to pass through a couple of CQ Airports including several Cirrus aircraft.  SR22s VH-ZGA, VH-FOJ, VH-CYJ, VH-INW, VH-DAL (from Bankstown), VH-DCB (from Mildura), VH-FIF, VH-EDH and VH-YQF, as well as SR20s VH-FOL and VH-FOE were all noted heading up.

Flight One (Services) Beech B200 King Air VH-FON passed through Rockhampton Airport while flying up from Archerfield to Shute Harbour.

Finally, also on Friday 9 September, AirMed Australia Cessna 510 Citation Mustang bizjet VH-NEQ as "AirMed 921" flew up from Bankstown, Tamworth and Archerfield to Rockhampton Airport before later flying down to Lightning Ridge and then Dubbo.

While late on Thursday 8 September, McDermott Aviation Group / Machjet International Cessna 525A CitationJet CJ2 bizjet VH-SUY flew out from Archerfield to very short stops at Roma and Rockhampton Airports before then flying down to the Sunshine Coast.

Photo taken by Brodie Lawson  ©️

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