Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Elphinstone Group (Burnie) / Revesco Aviation (Perth) Embraer EMB-500 Phenom Bizjet VH-PNM Pops into Hamilton Island Airport - Plus More!

On Wednesday 5 April, Elphinstone Group (Burnie) / Revesco Aviation (Perth) Embraer EMB-500 Phenom bizjet VH-PNM flew up from Melbourne (Essendon), Burnie and Narrabri to Hamilton Island Airport before it then returned to Narrabri.  VH-PNM is due to return to Essendon on Thursday 6 April.

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Navair Flight Operations Embraer EMB-500 Phenom 100 bizjet VH-LXZ as "Navair 199" arrived into Mackay Airport from Bankstown and Cessnock.

UPDATE!  On Thursday 6 April, VH-LXZ "Navair 199" departed Mackay Airport and returned to Cessnock and then Bankstown.

McDermott Aviation Group / Machjet International Cessna 525C CitationJet CJ4 bizjet VH-PIY flew up from the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane to Moranbah Airport.  It then flew down to Middlemount Aerodrome and appeared to have stayed.

UPDATE!  On Thursday 6 April, VH-PIY departed Middlemount Aerodrome and returned to Moranbah Airport.  It then returned to Middlemount Aerodrome before then flying back down to Brisbane and the Sunny Coast. 

And Bowenville (near Toowoomba) based Cessna 525 CitationJet CJ1+ bizjet VH-JSZ flew up from Archerfield to Dalby and Natal Downs before then returning back down to Dalby and Archerfield.

Meanwhile, also on Wednesday 5 April, Colville Aviation Services (Torres Strait Air) Britten-Norman BN-2B-20 Islander VH-BNC looked to fly down from Charters Towers Aerodrome to Biloela / Thangool Airport and then Watts Bridge where it is going to undertake planned maintenance.  VH-BNC had flown into Charters from Horn Island, Coen and Mareeba the previous day.

Hinterland Aviation Cessna 208 Caravan VH-HLL flew down from Townsville to the Labona Station Airstrip within Adani Australia's (Bravus Mining & Resources) Carmichael Coal Mine site and then across to Mackay Airport before then flying back to Labona and Townsville as HND280/1/2/3.

Of interest, Hinterland Aviaton Cessna 208 Caravans VH-MRZ and VH-JES continue to operate Fly-in Fly-out (FIFO) charter flights from Rockhampton Airport to Labona and back.

Victoria-based Cessna 402C VH-ZMG flew down from Mount Isa to Charleville Airport and then Scone in New South Wales.

Austrek Aviation Beech B200 Super King Air VH-ZGD visited Moura Aerodrome from Toowoomba before then flying up to Emerald Airport and then back down to Archerfield and back to Toowoomba.

And Stirling Helicopters Bell 206 VH-JAQ hopped across from Rockhampton Airport to Stapleton Park on the north side of the city for joyflight operations during the Rocky Nats.  During the late afternoon, it completed a flight to the coast via the southern tip of the Berserkers and back.

UPDATE!  During the remainder of Rocky Nats, VH-JAQ operated from Stapleton Park and the Rockhampton Showgrounds, plus heading back to Rockhampton Airport.

Photo taken by Tony Haynes  ©

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