Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Robindale Group (Bathurst) / Air Link Cessna 510 Citation Mustang Bizjet VH-CMK Arrives into Emerald Airport - Plus More! - UPDATED!

On Tuesday 31 January, Robindale Group / Air Link Cessna 510 Citation Mustang bizjet VH-CMK was noted arriving into Emerald Airport from Orange in New South Wales via the Sunshine Coast.

At the time of writing, it appears to be staying for at least the night.

UPDATE!  VH-CMK was photographed above early on Wednesday 1 February.  It later departed Emerald Airport for the Sunshine Coast and is due to continue to Bankstown early on Thursday 2 February.

While MacKellar Mining Equipment Pty Ltd (Revesco Aviation) Cessna 680 Citation Sovereign bizjet VH-MMC was noted making what seems to be its weekly visit to 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 31 January, FKG Air (Redjet Aviation) Hawker Beechcraft B200GT VH-FKB looked to fly up from Toowoomba and Archerfield to the Samuel Hill Aerodrome within the Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA).  It later returned to Archerfield and Toowoomba.

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 to Townsville and Cairns

Brisbane-based Hewitt Cattle Australia P/L SOCATA TBM 700 VH-PGA completed two visits to Moura Aerodrome both times from Archerfield.

Telford Aviation Beech A36 Bonanza VH-MPT flew up from Archerfield to Roma Airport and then to Agnes Water Airstrip.

UPDATE!  Late on Wednesday 1 February, VH-MPT departed Agnes Water Airstrip for Biloela / Thangool Airport and then onwards back to Archerfield.

Finally, also on Tuesday 31 January, Hinterland Aviation Cessna 208 Caravan VH-LZK was yet again noted completing a Fly-in Fly-out (FIFO) charter flight from Mackay Airport from the Labona Station Airstrip within Adani Australia's (Bravus Mining & Resources) Carmichael Coal Mine site and back.  It flew down from Townsville to Mackay Airport and then out to LAbona and back to Mackay Airport and then Townsville as HND290/1/2/3.

UPDATE!  On Wednesday 1 February, fellow Hinterland Aviation Cessna 208 Caravan VH-TFQ was noted completing the Labona Station Airstrip run to and from Mackay Airport.  It flew down to Labona from Townsville before flying across to Mackay Airport and back to Labona and then back to Townsville as HND280/1/2/3.

And Hinterland Aviation Cessna 208 Caravans VH-JES and VH-HLL are currently based at Rockhampton Airport and are operating the 3-4 week-daily flights from there to Labona and back.

Photo taken by 'AC'  ©

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