Sunday, January 29, 2023

Careflight Beech B200 King Air VH-ZSU "Careflight 23" Pops into Mackay Airport from Bankstown - Plus More Over the Weekend!

On Sunday 29 January, Careflight Ltd. Beech B200 King Air VH-ZSU "Careflight 23" was noted visiting Mackay Airport.  It looked to arrive from and then later depart back to Bankstown, near Sydney.

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Careflight operates medical evacuation and patient transport services out of Bankstown Airport as well as a long-established based up in Darwin in the Northern Territory.

Meanwhile, also on Sunday 29 January, Jetstream Aviation (Emprja P/L) Cessna 550 Citation II VH-VDF arrived into Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast) Airport from its Sunshine Coast base.

And Aero Professional Services Piper PA-46-310P Malibu VH-BGK looked to visit Bowen Aerodrome from its Emerald (Denison Downs) base.

Finally, on Saturday 28 January, LifeFlight (Aeromed) Canadair CL-600-2B16 Challenger 604 bizjet VH-OFB "Ambulance 624" flew down from Townsville and Cairns to Mackay Airport before it then departed to Brisbane.

Graham Aviation (Cairns) Cessna 510 Citation Mustang bizjet VH-FMZ was noted arriving into Hamilton Island Airport from its Mareeba base via Cairns. It seems to be becoming a regular weekend visitor with it also visiting last weekend as posted below.  After some time in the ground, VH-FMZ returned North to Cairns and then back to Mareeba.

And Clermont-based (but Mackay-registered) Mooney M20J VH-NWF departed Clermont Aerodrome before dawn for Maitland in New South Wales.  It then flew back up to Mackay Airport.

UPDATE!  Early on Monday 30 January, VH-NWF flew back to Clermont Aerodrome from Mackay Airport.

Photo taken by Simon Coates  ©️

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