Monday, January 16, 2023

Victorian-based Embraer EMB-505 Phenom 300 Bizjet N227SL Pops into Rockhampton Airport - Plus More!

On Monday 16 January, Victorian-based but American-registered Embraer EMB-505 Phenom 300 N227SL was spotted on the ground at Rockhampton Airport. It arrived from Archerfield after previously arriving there from (possibly) it’s Melbourne (Essendon) base at the end of last week.

After a short time on the ground, N227SL departed Rockhampton Airport for Townsville.

UPDATE!  On Tuesday 17 January, N227SL returned to Rockhampton Airport from Townsville before later departing to Scone and Wagga Wagga.

While Air Charter Services / Flight Options (Australia) Embraer EMB-505 Phenom 300 bizjet VH-VKX was noted flying up from Brisbane and calling into Hervey Bau (Fraser Coast) Airport.  It then continued up to Bundaberg Airport and then Mackay Airport where it appears to be staying for the night.

UPDATE!  On Tuesday 17 January, VH-VKX departed Mackay Airport and returned to Brisbane.

And Bowenville (near Toowoomba) based Cessna 525 CitationJet CJ1+ bizjet VH-JSZ made an early morning visit to Mackay Airport, arriving from and departing back to Archerfield.

UPDATE!  On Tuesday 17 January, VH-JSZ made an afternoon visit to Mackay Airport, once again arriving from and departing back to Archerfield.

Meanwhile, also on Monday 16 January, Flight Training Adelaide (FTA) / Qantas Group Pilot Academy Diamond DA-40 Star training aircraft VH-YBU visited Gladstone Airport from its Toowoomba-Wellcamp base.

Locally-based Stringair Vision Beech A36 Bonanza VH-YLL completed a trip from Rockhampton Airport to Kingaroy and back to Rocky.

While Machjet (Machjet International) Beech B200C King Air VH-PUY was noted departing Rockhampton Airport for the Labona Station Airstrip within Adani Australia's (Bravus Mining & Resources) Carmichael Coal Mine site.  It then flew back to Rockhampton Airport before returning to Labona and back to Rockhampton Airport once again.  It appears that VH-PUY arrived into Rockhampton Airport from its Sunshine Coast base late on Sunday 15 January.

Fellow Machjet (Machjet International) Hawker Beechcraft B200 King Air VH-ZSY visited Mackay Airport from Cairns and Townsville.

And Brisbane-based Crockett Aviation Group Beech B200 King Air VH-FAQ also visited the Labona Station Airstrip within Adani Australia's (Bravus Mining & Resources) Carmichael Coal Mine site but from Archerfield and the Sunshine Coast.

Finally, also on Monday 16 January, Link Airways (Corporate Air / Vee H Aviation) Cessna 441 Conquest VH-VEW flew up from Goulbourn to Longreach Airport and then Cairns.  It is due to continue to Port Moresby on Tuesday 17 January.

And Skytrans Airlines Dash-8-100 VH-QQC flew down from Cairns to Rockhampton Airport as SKP1780 to complete their usual flights to Labona Station Airstrip and back.  The flight did not land at Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast) Airport as the Airport remains closed due to the rather wet weather passing through the region.

Photo taken by 'AC'  ©️

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