Friday, March 31, 2023

Navair Flight Operations Embraer EMB-500 Phenom 100EV Bizjet VH-MQX Calls into Hamilton Island Airport - Plus More!

On Friday 31 March, Multiquip Poultry / Navair Flight Operations Embraer EMB-500 Phenom 100EV bizjet VH-MQX as "Navair 131" was noted arriving into Hamilton Island Airport from Bankstown.

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UPDATE!  On Sunday 2 April, VH-MQX "Navair 131" departed Hamilton Island Airport and returned to Bankstown.

And Bowenville (near Toowoomba) based Cessna 525 CitationJet CJ1+ bizjet VH-JSZ flew up from Archerfield to also land at Hamilton Island Airport.  It later departed to Rockhampton Airport.

UPDATE!  On Saturday 1 April, VH-JSZ departed Rockhampton Airport for Archerfield.

Meanwhile, also on Friday 31 March, Brescon (Toowoomba) Beech B200 King Air VH-DYN arrived into Rockhampton Airport from Toowoomba-Wellcamp before departing to Thargomindah and then back to Welllcamp. 

Brisbane-based Beech A36 Bonanza VH-OUD was noted visiting Gladstone Airport.

Daniel Livestock P/L (Dalby) Piper PA-34-200T Seneca VH-MRW flew up from Archerfield to Mackay Airport and Normanton. 

RDO Equipment Co. Cessna 182 VH-JQC departed Emerald Airport for Saint George.  It then looked to return to Emerald Airport.  VH-JQC had flown up from Toowoomba the previous day.

Gympie-based Amateur-built Van's RV-7 VH-VNM visited Clermont Aerodrome.  While locally-based Cessna R182RG VH-BAE was also noted flying out of and back to Clermont Aerodrome this week.

And also locally-based (but Mackay-registered) Mooney M20J VH-NWF departed Clermont Aerodrome for Mackay Airport and then Winton.

UPDATE!  On Tuesday 4 April, VH-NWF returned to Clermont Aerodrome from Mackay Airport after returning there from Winton on Saturday 1 April.

Finally, also on Friday 31 March, Sharp Airlines Metro 23 VH-UZN finally departed Rockhampton Airport for Mackay Airport as 'Sharp 102F'.  It had arrived into Rockhampton Airport early on Thursday 30 March from Brisbane as 'Sharp 162' but then broke down.

And Babcock Mission Critical Services Australasia Agusta AB412 (Bell 412) VH-LSV, which had flown down from Horn Island to Cairns yesterday, arrived into Rockhampton Airport from Cairns, Townsville and Mackay Airports.

UPDATE!  Over subsequent days, VH-LSV flew down to Adelaide where it has taken up operations with local emergency services.

Photos taken by Tony Haynes and John Lee  ©

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