Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Multiquip Poultry / Navair Flight Operations Embraer EMB-500 Phenom 100EV Bizjet VH-MQX "Navair 199" Spotted at CQ Airports - Plus More!

On Tuesday 4 April, Multiquip Poultry / Navair Flight Operations Embraer EMB-500 Phenom 100EV bizjet VH-MQX as "Navair 199" landed at Bundaberg from Bankstown and Swan Hill.  

VH-MQX "Navair 199" then hopped down to Maryborough Airport where it was photographed below.

VH-MQX "Navair 199" then departed Maryborough Airport and returned to Swan Hill and Bankstown.

While fellow Navair Flight Operations Embraer EMB-500 Phenom 100 VH-HQK as "Navair 141" flew into Rockhampton Airport from Sydney, Dubbo and Chinchilla Airports.  It then departed back to Chinchilla Aerodrome before returning to Rockhampton Airport once again.

UPDATE!  On Thursday 6 April, VH-HQK "Navair 141" departed Rockhampton Airport for Brisbane and Dubbo.

While Air Charter Services / Flight Options (Australia) Embraer EMB-505 Phenom 300 bizjet VH-VKX made an early morning visit (arriving before dawn) to Mackay Airport from Brisbane.

As did Special Mining Services / Flight Options (Australia) Embraer EMB-505 Phenom 300E bizjet VH-UYX which visited Mackay Airport (also arriving before dawn) but from Sydney.

And Air Gold Coast Cessna 525 Citation CJ1 bizjet VH-CDG visited Monto Aerodrome from its Gold Coast base.

Meanwhile, also on Tuesday 4 April, Capital Jet Charter (Canberra) Pilatus PC-12/47E VH-STE flew up from Canberra to Maryborough Airport and then Rockhampton Airport.  It then flew across to Springsure Aerodrome before then returning back to Rockhampton Airport.

UPDATE!  On Thursday 6 April, VH-STE departed Rockhampton Airport for Maryborough Airport and then back to Canberra.

Re-registered Dalydine P/L (Pilatus Australia) Pilatus PC-12/47E VH-PDE (ex VH-FGZ) looked to fly up to Hamilton Island Airport from Archerfield before it then flew down to Adelaide.

Stirling Helicopters Piper PA-23-250 Aztec VH-EQD flew up from Archerfield to Rockhampton Airport before then departing to Roma Airport.  It is due to return to Rockhampton Airport and then fly back to Archerfield on Wednesday 5 April.

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 its Toowoomba-Wellcamp base.

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 to those places and then Melbourne (Moorabbin).

DeGunst Transport P/L Textron (Cessna) 208 Caravan VH-NPZ completed its weekly FIFO run from Bundaberg Airport to Nebo Aerodrome and back direct.

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.

Fellow Hinterland Aviation Cessna 208 Caravan VH-TFQ flew down from Townsville to Mackay Airport before then flying across to Labona Station Airstrip and then back to Mackay Airport and Townsville as HND290/1/2/3.

West Wing Aviation / Helicopters Townsville Beech 58 Baron VH-ABP departed Mackay Airport for Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast) Airport before it then flew down to Rockhampton Airport and then up to Townsville.  It had arrived into Mackay Airport from Townsville the previous day.

UPDATE!  On Wednesday 5 April, VH-ABP visited Mackay Airport once again from Townsville.

RCS Aviation (James Cook University - Townsville) Ted Smith Aerostar 601P VH-KWP departed Mackay Airport for Townsville and then points North to Cairns.

File photo

As shown above, VH-KWP was one of several aircraft damaged during a wild storm at Mackay Airport in October 2021.

Thomson Airborne (Aerial Surveys) Cessna 210N VH-JEI landed at Emerald Airport from Archerfield and later departed to Croydon.

And Australian Army marked Leonardo S.P.A. Helicopters (Agusta) AW139 Helicopter VH-YBF as "Warhorse 239" landed at Emerald Airport from Townsville before it then departed to Oakey, Tamworth and Bankstown.  Perhaps end of lease???

Photos taken by Neil Richardson and David Geck  ©

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