Tuesday, March 28, 2023

D & C Aviation (USA) Gulfstream G-IV-X (G450) Bizjet N986SP Arrives into Mackay Airport - Plus More!

On Tuesday 28 March, D & C Aviation (USA) Gulfstream G-IV-X (G450) bizjet N986SP was noted arriving into Mackay Airport from Brisbane.  At the time of writing, it appears to be staying for at least the night.

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N986SP appears to have arrived into Brisbane from overseas on Sunday 26 March.

UPDATE!  Late on Wednesday 29 March, N986SP departed Mackay Airport and flew down to Sydney.

Meanwhile, also on Tuesday 28 March, Pilatus PC-12/45 VH-PID of Kelsall P/L (Aeronautics and Technology Holdings) visited Rockhampton Airport from its Toowoomba base.  It also appears to have visited Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport almost each day since last Friday 24 March.

Gotts Aviation (Northern Territory) Cessna 402B VH-BIZ flew up from the Gold Coast to Longreach Airport.  It looks to be due to head to Mount Isa and Emkaytee Aerodrome near Darwin on Wednesday 29 March.  VH-BIZ looks to have been all the way down to Bankstown in New South Wales after leave Emkaytee last Tuesday 21 March.

Australia Skydive Cessna 208 Caravan VH-DZQ looks to have taken up operations out of the Whitsunday Airport at Shute Harbour after arriving from Tully on Sunday 26 March.  While Skydive Airlie Beach but Wollongong-registered Cessna 208 Caravan VH-DNK departed the Whitsunday Airport at Shute Harbour to Mareeba on Sunday 26 March.

UPDATE!  On Thursday 30 March, VH-DNK returned to the Whitsunday Airport at Shute Harbour from Cairns and Tully, while VH-DZQ returned North to Cairns and then Tully.

Liddle's Air Service Partenavia P.68C VH-PNW visited Mackay Airport from its Ingham base.

The Redcliffe Aero Club Vulcanair (Partenavia) P.68C VH-VMV looked to complete an aerial survey flight out of and back to Emerald Airport.  It looked to fly down to Emerald Airport from Mackay Airport the previous day after flying up there from Redcliffe late last week.

The Queensland Police Service (Airwing) (State of Queensland) Raytheon B1900D VH-PSK visited Rockhampton Airport from Cairns and Townsville.

Austrek Aviation Beech B200 Super King Air VH-ZGD flew up from Toowoomba to Maryborough Airport and then Emerald Airport.  It then continued out to Julia Creek and Cloncurry Airports before then returning back down to Toowoomba. 

Auscott P/L Beechcraft B200GT King Air VH-NMW arrived into Bundaberg Airport from its Toowoomba base via Archerfield.  It is due to return to Archerfield and Toowoomba on Wednesday 29 March.

Easternwell Group (Avcair) Beech B200 King Air VH-EWG flew up from Archerfield to Biloela / Thangool Airport and then Gladstone Airport.  It then returned to Archerfield before flying across to Toowoomba.

And Brisbane-based Hewitt Cattle Australia P/L SOCATA TBM 700 VH-PGA flew up from Mudgee to Alpha Aerodrome.

UPDATE!  On Wednesday 29 March, VH-PGA flew across to Emerald Airport and Moura Aerodrome.  On Thursday 30 March, VH-PGA departed Moura Aerodrome for Archerfield.

Finally, also on Tuesday 28 March, Brescon (Toowoomba) Beech B200 King Air VH-DYN visited the Labona Station Airstrip within Adani Australia's (Bravus Mining & Resources) Carmichael Coal Mine site from Toowoomba-Wellcamp.

Hinterland Aviation Beech B200 King Air turboprops VH-HLJ as HND100/1 and VH-HJS as HND120/1 both flew down from Cairns to Labona and back to Cairns.

DeGunst Transport P/L Textron (Cessna) 208 Caravan VH-NPZ completed its weekly FIFO run from Bundaberg Airport to Nebo Aerodrome but this time via Rockhampton Airport.  It later returned directly back to Bundy.

UPDATE!  On Wednesday 29 March, VH-NPZ flew from Bundaberg Airport to Archerfield and back.

And Southern Airlines Beech B200 King Air VH-AMF completed the weekly FIFO charter flight up to Moranbah Airport. It flew up from Latrobe Valley and Bourke to Moranbah Airport before then heading back South to Charleville Airport and Latrobe Valley and then Melbourne (Moorabbin).

Photo taken by Marlin Le  ©

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