Tuesday, January 10, 2023

MacKellar Mining Equipment Pty Ltd (Revesco Aviation) Cessna 680 Citation Sovereign VH-MMC Calls into Labona at the Carmichael Mine - Plus More!

On Tuesday 10 January, and for the first time in the new year, MacKellar Mining Equipment Pty Ltd (Revesco Aviation) Cessna 680 Citation Sovereign bizjet VH-MMC was noted visiting the Labona Station Airstrip within Adani Australia's (Bravus Mining & Resources) Carmichael Coal Mine site.  It looked to arrive from its Sunshine Coast base.

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VH-MMC later departed Labona and looked to fly into Middlemount Aerodrome and then Emerald Airport where it appears to be staying for the night.

UPDATE!  On Wednesday 11 January, VH-MMC departed Emerald Airport and returned to the Sunshine Coast.

While now or the third day in-a-row, AirMed Australia Cessna 510 Citation Mustang bizjet VH-NEQ as "AirMed 956" was noted visiting the region on what appeared to be medical evacuation flights.  This time it visited both Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport and then Bundaberg Airport on two separate flights from and back to Archerfield during a busy afternoon and evening of flying.

Capital Jet Charter (Canberra) Cessna 525B CitationJet CJ3 bizjet VH-TCS was noted flying up from Canberra to Miles Airport before then flying to the Sunshine Coast and back to Miles Airport.

And Shortstop Jet Charter Dassault Falcon 900C bizjet VH-OAA departed Hamilton Island Airport for the Sunshine Coast and Melbourne (Essendon).  It had arrived from Essendon and Hobart over the weekend.

Meanwhile, also on Wednesday 11 January, Poolhurst Aviation Air Charter Services Pilatus PC-12/47E VH-UJM was noted flying across from Longreach Airport to Mackay Airport.  It then departed to Archerfield, possibly via Rolleston Aerodrome.

It appears that VH-UJM flew up to Longreach Airport from Archerfield via Redcliffe the previous day.

While The Queensland Government Airwing (State of Queensland) Raytheon B300 Super King Air VH-SGQ visited Rockhampton Airport from Mount Isa once again - same as yesterday!

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

Southern Air Beech 1900 VH-VSO visited Moranbah Airport once again.  It arrived from Latrobe Valley and Bourke and then returned direct to Latrobe Valley and then to Melbourne (Moorabbin).

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 Mackay Airport.

Brescon (Toowoomba) Beech B200 King Air VH-XDW visited the Labona Station Airstrip from Toowoomba-Wellcamp.

Finally, also on Tuesday 10 January, Skytrans Airlines Dsah-8-100 VH-QQB arrived into Rockhampton Airport from Brisbane as SKP781 and promptly operated the day's flights to and from the Labona Station Airstrip.  Fellow Dash-8-100 VH-QQG, which arrived the previous day, must have encountered a technical problem.

UPDATE!  On Wednesday 11 January, VH-QQB departed Rockhampton Airport for Cairns as SKP1787.

UPDATE!  On Thursday 12 January, VH-QQG was spotted departing Rockhampton Airport also for Cairns but as SKP533.  It was required to keep its landing gear down and extended for the entire flight suggesting that indeed it did have a problem while at Rocky.

Photo taken by Trevor Hardsman  ©

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