Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Mitchell Water Cessna 525 Citation M2 Bizjet VH-WMY Spotted at the Whitsunday Airport at Shute Harbour - Plus More!

On Tuesday 24 January, Mitchell Water Cessna 525 Citation M2 bizjet VH-WMY was spotted visiting the Whitsunday Airport at Shute Harbour once again.

The becoming frequent visitor this time arrived from Melbourne (Moorabbin) and West Wyalong and later departed to Melbourne (Essendon) and then back to Moorabbin.

While over on Hamilton Island Airport, Brisbane-based Adome P/L Cessna 525 CitationJet M2 bizjet VH-YWS departed there to Archerfield.  It had arrived from there on Sunday 22 January.

And 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 and then later depart back to its Sunshine Coast base.

Meanwhile, also on Tuesday 24 January, the Queensland Police Service (Airwing) (State of Queensland) Raytheon B1900D VH-PSK arrived into Rockhampton Airport from Brisbane after it had earlier flown all the way down there from Cairns and Townsville.  VH-PSK then continued further North back to Townsville and then Cairns.

Ballina-based PA-24-260 Commanche popped into Rockhampton Airport, arriving from Archerfield and then departing to Watts Bridge. 

Tamworth-based Beechcraft G58 Baron VH-NRJ flew up from Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport to Mackay Airport and then Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast) Airport.  It had flown up to Hervey Bay Airport from Tamworth via Caboolture the previous day.

UPDATE!  On Wednesday 25 January, VH-NRJ departed Proserpine Airport for Tamworth.

ZephAir Australia - Aircraft Charters Piper PA-31 Navajo VH-AYT departed Mackay Airport for Townsville.  It had flown down at the end of last week.

Auscott P/L Beechcraft B200GT King Air VH-NMW was noted visiting Bundaberg Airport from its Toowoomba base via Archerfield.

Flanagan Aviation (New South Wales) Beech 95-B55 Baron VH-EUZ visited Bundaberg Airport from its Lismore base.

Machjet (Machjet International) Hawker Beechcraft B200 King Air turboprops VH-ZSY and VH-NSN were both noted visiting Charters Towers Aerodrome after arriving from Hells Gate Roadhouse.

While of the often-weekly Fly-in Fly-out (FIFO) charter flights, DeGunst Transport P/L Textron (Cessna) 208 Caravan VH-NPZ flew up to Mackay Airport from its Bundaberg Airport base.  It then flew across to Nebo Aerodrome and then back to Bundaberg Airport.

Seair Pacific / Istlecote Cessna 208 Caravan VH-TQW visited the Wanella Station Airstrip near Coppabella, arriving from Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport and Maryborough Airport.  It then flew back down to the Fraser Coast, arriving directly into Hervey Bay Airport.

Brescon (Toowoomba) Beech B200 King Air VH-XDW arrived into my local Clermont Aerodrome from Toowoomba-Wellcamp.  It is due to return to Wellcamp early on Wednesday 25 January.

Hinterland Aviation Cessna 208 Caravan VH-TFQ completed the run from Townsville and Mackay Airport to Labona before then returning to Mackay Airport and back to Townsville.

And Babcock Mission Critical Services Australasia Agusta AB412 (Bell 412) VH-LSV, which flew South from Horn Island to Adelaide during the middle part of December, and then has been operating as "Rescue 55" around Adelaide, arrived into Rockhampton Airport from a two-day trip from Adelaide tracking via Mildura, Griffith and Dubbo on the first day, and then Moree, Toowoomba (pictured) and Bundaberg Airport today. 

UPDATE!  On Wednesday 25 January, VH-LSV departed Rockhampton Airport for Mackay Airport, Townsville and Cairns.

UPDATE!  On Thursday 26 January, VH-LSV continued from Cairns to Cooktown, Coen and Horn Island.

Finally, late on Monday 23 January, Alliance Airlines Fokker F-70 VH-JFB popped into Rockhampton Airport as UTY555 from Horn Island and Cairns before it later departed to Brisbane again as UTY555.  It is assumed that this is the school kids charter marking the start of the 2023 school year.

Photos taken by Lee Holloway and Garry Wilkinson  ©

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