Sunday, February 12, 2023

Graham Aviation (Cairns) Cessna 510 Citation Mustang Bizjet VH-FMZ Calls into Roma and Hamilton Island Airports - Plus More!

Over the weekend, on Saturday 11 February, Graham Aviation (Cairns) Cessna 510 Citation Mustang bizjet VH-FMZ was noted arriving into Roma Airport from its Mareeba base via Cairns.  It then continued down to Bankstown.  

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Then, on Sunday 12 February, VH-FMZ flew up from Bankstown to Hamilton Island Airport before it then continued back to Cairns.

VH-FMZ then appears to have completed two more return flights from Cairns to Hamilton Island Airport back to Cairns before it eventually flew back to Mareeba.

Meanwhile, also on Saturday 11 February, LifeFlight (Aeromed) Canadair CL-600-2B16 Challenger 604 bizjet VH-OFB "Ambulance 624" flew down from Townsville to Mackay Airport before it then departed to Brisbane.  It then flew out of Mount Isa and then back to Townsville.

As shown above, VH-OFB now wears the 'new' LifeFlight livery as also worn by sister-ship VH-OFA.

And MH5 Air (Sunshine Coast) SOCATA TB-20 Trinidad VH-CIL visited Rockhampton Airport from its Toowoomba base.

Finally, on Sunday 12 February, Bundaberg-based Aero Optics (General Aviation Maintenance operated) Aero Commander 500-S VH-JAJ was photographed soon after arriving into into Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport from Archerfield.  It looked to have just completed aerial survey work in the area.

VH-JAJ later returned to Archerfield.

UPDATE!  On Monday 13 February, VH-JAJ was back in the region, this time landing at Bundaberg Airport again after flying up from Archerfield and completing aerial survey work in the area.  It again later returned to Archerfield.

Plus also on Sunday 12 February, Sydney-registered Cessna 208 Grand Caravan Skydiving Aircraft VH-XFB flew up from Caloundra to Lakeside Airpark where it is expected to (re-)commence skydiving operations from there over Laguna Quays.  It had also operated at Lakeside Airpark over the previous week and had operated mostly out of Caloundra in the days and weeks prior.

And across the weekend, Corporate Aviation Bell 429 helicopter VH-EQP flew from Archerfield to Darwin via many stops including Roma, Longreach and Cloncurry Airports.  It had flown up to Archerfield from its Southport base and the Gold Coast on Friday 10 February.

UPDATE!  On Thursday 9 March, VH-EQP was cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register and reportedly placed on the Indonesian Aircraft Register.

Photos taken by Nick Sainsbury, Mary Marshall and Alex Eecen  ©

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