Friday, November 11, 2022

US Registered Bizjets - Bombardier Global 6000 N880X & Gulfstream GV-SP (G550) N80AD - Call Into Hamilton Island & Mackay Airports - Plus More!

On Friday 11 November, a nice pair of American registered corporate bizjets were noted visiting Mackay and the Whitsundays Airports.

Believed to be Australian-based - operated by Pratt Aviation (Pratt Industries) - TVPX Aircraft Solutions Inc (America) Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global 6000 bizjet N880X looked to arrive into Hamilton Island Airport from Melbourne (Essendon) where it seems to be based.

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At the time of writing, it appears to be staying for at least the night.

While Executive Jet Management (Arcadia Leasing) Gulfstream Aerospace GV-SP (G550) bizjet N80AD flew up from Brisbane (pictured) to also land at Hamilton Island Airport.  It then completed the short hop down to Mackay Airport where it appears to be staying.

UPDATE!  On Tuesday 15 November, N80AD finally departed Mackay Airport, returning to Hamilton Island Airport and then heading across to Darwin.

Meanwhile, a couple of locally-based bizjets noted around the region, also on Friday 11 November, included Cirrus Australia (Air Link - Dubbo) Cessna 510 Citation Mustang bizjet VH-SEQ which flew from Archerfield to the Gold Coast and Port Macquarie and back to the Gold Coast before then heading up to the Whitsunday Airport at Shute Harbour and then back South to Archerfield.

Gulf Coast Aviation Cessna 510 Citation Mustang bizjet VH-KXM landed at Longreach Airport from Bankstown before it then departed to Vanrook Station and then to Cairns.

And LifeFlight (Aeromed) Bombardier Challenger 604 bizjet VH-URR "Ambulance 604" arrived into Rockhampton Airport from Townsville before later departing to Brisbane.  It then flew up to land at Mackay Airport before eventually returning to Townsville.

Finally, also on Friday 11 November, American Registered but Australian based Pilatus PC-12/47E N81DW flew into Emerald Airport from Caldervale Station (YCDV) before it then flew up to Mackay Airport and back 'home' to Adelaide.

It seems N81DW has visited a number of small remote Far North Queensland Airports and Properties since arriving in the region at the start of this week.

The Queensland Police Service (Airwing) (State of Queensland) Raytheon B1900D VH-PSK arrived into Rockhampton Airport from Cairns and Townsville before then departing to Brisbane.  It later returned directly to Townsville and then Cairns.

And the Queensland Government Airwing (State of Queensland) Raytheon B300 Super King Air VH-SGQ flew across from Carins to Mount Isa, Mareeba and Townsville before then flying down to Rockhampton Airport and Brisbane.

All photos taken by Lloyd Fox  ©️

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