Tuesday, September 13, 2022

New Graham Aviation (Cairns) Cessna 510 Citation Mustang Bizjet VH-FMZ Pops into Longreach Airport - Plus More!

On Tuesday 13 September, new Graham Aviation (Cairns) Cessna 510 Citation Mustang bizjet VH-FMZ was noted visiting Longreach Airport.  It looked to arrive from and then later depart back to Cairns.

VH-FMZ at Jandakot Airport just before flying across to Cairns

Of interest, VH-FMZ is the 'replacement' for fellow Cessna 510 Citation Mustang VH-FNI which was also operated by Graham Aviation out of Mareeba and Cairns.  VH-FMZ was registered at the start of August and previously wore the American registration marking of N510RP.  VH-FMZ looked to fly across from Jandakot (pictured above) on Monday 5 September.

VH-FNI was damaged in a taxiing incident at the Whitsunday Airport at Shute Harbour in April and was subsequently de-registered but then re-registered recently but to Air Link in Dubbo.

File photo

Meanwhile, also on Tuesday 13 September, Air Charter Services / Flight Options (Australia) Embraer EMB-505 Phenom 300 bizjet VH-VKX visited Hamilton Island Airport from Brisbane.

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

Mitchell Water Cessna 525 Citation M2 bizjet VH-WMY departed Mackay Airport for Chinchilla Aerodrome and then Melbourne (Essendon).  It had arrived into Mackay Airport from Archerfield late on Monday 12 September.

Norair P/L Beech A36 Bonanza VH-PIZ visited Rockhampton Airport from its Townsville base.

Piper PA-30 Comanche VH-EQM arrived into Rockhampton Airport from Watts Bridge.

UPDATE!  On Wednesday 15 September, VH-EQM departed Rockhampton Airport and returned to Watts Bridge.

Bunderra Cattle Co (Rockhampton) Piper PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage VH-KNV had a busy day of flying out of and back to Rockhampton Airport.  It headed to Emerald, Mount Isa, Brunette Downs and back to Emerald and then Rocky.

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

Brescon (Toowoomba) Beech B200 King Air VH-DYN arrived into the Labona Station Airstrip within Adani Australia's (Bravus Mining & Resources) Carmichael Coal Mine site from Toowoomba-Wellcamp. It is due to return to Wellcamp early on Wednesday 14 September.

While on their weekly Fly-in Fly-in (FIFO) charter flights, Southern Air Beech 1900 VH-VSO visited Moranbah Airport from West Sale and Bourke, and DeGunst Transport P/L Textron (Cessna) 208 Caravan VH-NPZ completed its weekly FIFO run from Bundaberg Airport to Nebo Aerodrome, this time with a stop at Gladstone Airport.

And Queensland Government (QGAir) Rescue (State of Queensland) Leonardo S.P.A. Helicopter (Agusta) AW139 helicopter VH-EGF was noted completing a medical evacuation flight out of Mackay Base Hospital to Townsville Base Hospital as "Rescue 521".

Finally, late on Tuesday 13 September, Pionair Australia British Aerospace BAe 146-200QC VH-SAZ was noted arriving in Rockhampton Airport from Bankstown as 'SFZ9026' / "Skyforce 9026"

VH-SAZ is due to depart Rockhampton Airport for Cairns and Horn Island as 'SFZ681' / "Skyforce 681" early on Wednesday 14 September on what appears to be the now-regular school holiday run to Far North Queensland.

Photo taken by Bob Coppinger  ©

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