Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Property Maintenance Australia P/L Pilatus PC-12/47E VH-WJA Before Dawn Visit to Rockhampton Airport - Plus Much More!

On Tuesday 14 March, Property Maintenance Australia P/L Pilatus PC-12/47E VH-WJA made a before dawn visit into Rockhampton Airport, arriving from Dubbo and then departing to Chinchilla and Sydney Airports.

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Austrek Aviation Beech B200 Super King Air VH-ZGD flew out from Toowoomba to Maryborough, Longreach and Julia Creek Airports before then heading back South to Emerald Airport and then back to Toowoomba.

Meanwhile, also on Tuesday 14 March, it was Fly-in Fly-out (FIFO) charter flights galore around the region including DeGunst Transport P/L Textron (Cessna) 208 Caravan VH-NPZ which completed its weekly FIFO run from Bundaberg Airport to Nebo Aerodrome and back direct.  VH-NPZ also looked to have flown to around Great Keppel Island and back to Bundaberg Airport on Sunday 12 March and Monday 13 March.

Southern Airlines Beech B200 King Air VH-AMF was noted doing the weekly Fly-in Fly-out (FIFO) charter flight up to Moranbah Airport. It flew up from Latrobe Valley and Bourke to Moranbah Airport before then heading back to those places and then eventually King Island and then Melbourne (Moorabbin).

Brescon (Toowoomba) Beech B200 King Air VH-XDW visited my local Clermont Aerodrome from its Toowoomba-Wellcamp base.

While after arriving into Rockhampton Airport the previous day from Cairns and Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast) Airport as SKP85/780 and then completing a flight to Labona and back, Skytrans Airlines Dash-8-100 VH-QQG completed two more flights to Labona and back to Rockhampton Airport on Tuesday 14 March.

UPDATE!  On Wednesday 15 March, VH-QQG departed Rockhampton Airport for Townsville as SKP787.

After also arriving into Rockhampton Airport the previous day, Seair Pacific / Istlecote Textron Aviation (Cessna) 208B Caravan VH-TQI was joined by fellow Seair Cessna 208 Caravan VH-TQW which arrived from Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport.  They both then departed to the Labona Station Airstrip within Adani Australia's (Bravus Mining & Resources) Carmichael Coal Mine site and back to Rockhampton Airport.  VH-TQW then departed back to Hervey Bay Airport.

UPDATE!  On Wednesday 15 March, VH-TQI departed Rockhampton Airport for Middlemount Aerodrome before then flying down to Maryborough and Hervey Bay Airports.

And after also arriving the previous day, Brisbane-based Crockett Aviation Group Beech B200 King Air VH-FAQ also departed Rockhampton Airport for Labona before returning to Rocky and then departing to Archerfield.

Plus Hinterland Aviation Cessna 208 Caravan VH-MRZ operated flights from Rockhampton Airport to Labona and back (along with VH-CVN on Monday 13 March), while fellow Hinterland Aviation Cessna 208 Caravan VH-HLL flew down from Townsville to Mackay Airport and then to Labona before returning to Mackay Airport and then back to Townsville as HND290/1/2/3.

UPDATE!  On Wednesday 15 March, VH-HLL again flew into Mackay Airport but from Townsville and Labona before then returning to Labona and then Townsville, as HND208/1/2/3.

Photo taken by Tony Haynes  ©

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