Saturday, January 21, 2023

Graham Aviation (Cairns) Cessna 510 Citation Mustang Bizjet VH-FMZ Spotted at Hamilton Island Airport - Plus More!

On Saturday 21 January, Graham Aviation (Cairns) Cessna 510 Citation Mustang bizjet VH-FMZ was spotted arriving into Hamilton Island Airport.

It touched down from Mareeba and Lizard Island and later departed back to Mareeba.

While over on the mainland, Mitchell Water Cessna 525 Citation M2 bizjet VH-WMY was photographed departing the Whitsunday Airport at Shute Harbour.

It had earlier arrived from Melbourne (Moorabbin) and later departed back there but via Adelaide (Parafield).

Meanwhile, also on Saturday 21 January, Malaysia-based Amateur-built Van's RV-6A VH-PNQ passed through Emerald Airport while heading South from Atherton and Charters Towers Aerodromes to Chinchilla and then Southport Aerodromes.

While Aerometrex Vulcanair (Partenavia) VH-EPX continues to operate in the region, completing aerial survey operations during a flight up from Gladstone Airport to Mackay Airport.

UPDATE!  On Sunday 22 January, VH-EPX returned to Gladstone Airport from Mackay Airport.

Bunderra Cattle Co Piper PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage VH-KNV departed Rockhampton Airport for Rolleston Aerodrome and then the Whitsunday Airport at Shute Harbour.  It later returned to Rockhampton Airport.

Of interest, it appears VH-KNV also flew to Archerfield and back to Rockhampton Airport on Friday 20 January.

Lane Aviation / Team Aviation Cirrus SR22 VH-YQF flew from its Archerfield base to Rockhampton, Mackay and Hamilton Sland Airports.  It then returned to Mackay Airport and then back to Archerfield.

And the visiting Seair Pacific (Istlecote) operated Found Aircraft Canada FBA-2C Bush Hawk XP VH-OOB departed Rockhampton Airport for the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast.  It had arrived the previous day see Blog post below.

VH-OOB was photographed above resting in the early morning sun at Rockhampton Airport on Saturday morning.

Finally, also on Saturday 21 January, the visiting Papua New Guinea (PNG) registered (to Heli-Niugini) Bell 206L LongRanger helicopter P2-HNJ also departed Rockhampton Airport but for the Sunshine Coast and ports South before ending the day at Wedderburn in Victoria.

It too had arrived into Rockhampton Airport the previous day and was also spotted resting in the early morning sun on Saturday.

And Coral Coast Helicopters (Marian) Messerschmitt Bolkow Blohm MBB BO105 CB-5 helicopter VH-FUB flew up from Caboolture and Caloundra to land at Rockhampton Airport before later departing to Mackay Airport.

Photos taken by Nick Sainsbury and Trevor Hardsman  ©

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