Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Air Charter Services / Flight Options (Australia) Embraer EMB-505 Phenom 300 Bizjet VH-VKX Spotted at Hamilton Island Airport - Plus A Few Other Bizjets Around - And More!

On Wednesday 22 March, Air Charter Services / Flight Options (Australia) Embraer EMB-505 Phenom 300 bizjet VH-VKX was spotted as it arrived into Hamilton Island Airport.  It had flown up from Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

After some time on the ground, VH-VKX departed back to Brisbane.

Also calling into Hamilton Island Airport, also on Wednesday 22 March, was American-Registered Eclipse EA500 Bizjet N257AK which flew up from Archerfield.

UPDATE!  On Wednesday 29 March, N257AK finally departed Hamo and returned to Archerfield.

Plus Bowenville (near Toowoomba) based Cessna 525 CitationJet CJ1+ bizjet VH-JSZ flew up from Archerfield to Hamilton Island Airport before then heading down to Mackay Airport.
UPDATE!  On Saturday 25 March, VH-JSZ finally departed Mackay Airport and returned to Hamilton Island Airport.  It then departed to Brisbane and Archerfield.

While also over on the mainland, Jetstream Aviation (Emprja P/L) Cessna 550 Citation II VH-VDF arrived into Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast) Airport from the Sunshine Coast.

UPDATE!  On Friday 24 March, VH-VDF departed Prosie for the Sunny Coast.

After only returning over the weekend from an almost three-month stay at Sydney (presumably for maintenance), the locally-based Embraer EMB-550 Legacy 500 bizjet N142GZ departed Mackay Airport for Townsville.  It then returned to Mackay Airport before later returning back to Townsville again and staying.

UPDATE!  On Saturday 25 March, N142GZ departed Townsville and returned to Mackay Airport.

And GBJ Nominees (Navair Flight Operations) Textron (Cessna) 510 Citation Mustang bizjet VH-IEQ as "Navair 187" visited Rockhampton Airport from Bankstown.

Meanwhile, also on Wednesday 22 March, Austrek Aviation Beech B200 Super King Air VH-ZGD flew out from Toowoomba to Moura Aerodrome.  It then departed to Toowoomba-Wellcamp before returning to Toowoomba (City).

And Queensland Government (QGAir) Rescue (State of Queensland) Leonardo S.P.A. Helicopter (Agusta) AW139 helicopter VH-EGK was noted passing through Emerald Airport while ferrying South from Townsville to Archerfield.  It also seems that VH-EGK has taken up operations out of Archerfield as "Rescue 500".

Photo taken by Nick Sainsbury  ©

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