Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Air Charter Services / Flight Options (Australia) Embraer EMB-505 Phenom 300 Bizjet VH-VKX Pops into Hamilton ISland Airport - Plus More!

On Tuesday 20 December, Air Charter Services / Flight Options (Australia) Embraer EMB-505 Phenom 300 bizjet VH-VKX was noted visiting Hamilton Island Airport. 

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It arrived from Sydney and then departed to the Sunshine Coast.

Meanwhile, also on Tuesday 20 December, 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 and then Cairns.

After arriving the previous day and operating at least flight out there, Machjet (Machjet International) Beech B200C King Air VH-PUY completed at least two more flights to the Labona Station Airstrip within Adani Australia's (Bravus Mining & Resources) Carmichael Coal Mine site from Rockhampton Airport and back.

Of interest, fellow Machjet Beech Super King Air VH-ZSY was noted completing at least two flights from Townsville to Labona. 

While Hinterland Aviation Cessna 208 Caravan VH-ETF was noted flying down from Townsville to Mackay Airport as HND290.  It then flew to Labona and back to Mackay Airport as HND291/2.  VH-ETF then returned to Townsville as HND293.

Other 'usual' Fly-in Fly-out (FIFO) flights including Southern Air Beech 1900 VH-VSO visiting Moranbah Airport once again.  It arrived directly from Melbourne (Moorabbin) and then departed back there but via Latrobe Valley.

Plus DeGunst Transport P/L Textron (Cessna) 208 Caravan VH-NPZ completed its weekly FIFO run from Bundaberg Airport to Nebo Aerodrome and back, flying up out there via Rockhampton and Mackay Airports.

Re-registered Raytheon A36 Bonanza VH-CCY departed Clermont Aerodrome for Inverell.  It is due to continue to Tamworth and Dingadee on Wednesday 21 December.

And locally-based Piper PA-24-250 VH-CDA flew down from Townsville to its Hedlow Airfield base.

Finally, also on Tuesday 20 December, Stirling Helicopters' recently registered Bell Helicopter Textron 206L-1 VH-HKC departed out from Rockhampton Airport for airwork to the North.  It later returned to Rockhampton Airport.

Of interest, VH-HKC was registered in September this year and looked to arrive into Rockhampton Airport from the Gold Coast at the end of last week. 

And Mackay-based Eurocopter AS 350 B3 Squirrel VH-XBO looked to fly up from Toowoomba-Wellcamp to Rockhampton Airport and then Mackay Airport.

Photo taken by David Geck  ©

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