Sunday, April 23, 2023

New South Wales based Amateur-built Bearhawk 4 Place Model B VH-TGN Departs CQ Back to RAAF Base Richmond - Plus More!

On Saturday 22 April, the visiting New South Wales based Amateur-built Bearhawk 4 Place Model B VH-TGN finally departed Central Queensland, looking to head back to RAAF Base Richmond where it seemingly is operated by the RAAF Richmond Gliding Club.

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The Bearhawk departed Rockhampton Airport for Gladstone Airport before continuing to Goondiwindi and Richmond.

VH-TGN arrived into the region at the start of the week and visited Emerald Airport as well as visiting Rocky and Gladstone.

Also on Saturday 22 April, Beech 35 Bonanza VH-UXV arrived into Rockhampton Airport from Toowoomba. 

Australian Wings Academy Cessna 172s VH-WWJ and VH-EEA flew up to Rockhampton Airport from Archerfield before then continuing to Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast) Airport.

UPDATE!  It looked like VH-WWJ and VH-EEA returned to Archerfield from Proserpine Airport via Biloela / Thangool and Redcliffe Airports on Tuesday 25 April.

And Bowenville (near Toowoomba) based Cessna 525 CitationJet CJ1+ bizjet VH-JSZ arrived into Rockhampton Airport from Archerfield before then departing to the Sunshine Coast and the Shellharbour Airport at Wollongong.

UPDATE!  On Sunday 23 April, VH-JSZ returned to Rockhampton Airport from Shellharbour and the Sunshine Coast before then returning to Archerfield.

Meanwhile, also on Sunday 23 April, Dalydine P/L (Pilatus Australia) Pilatus PC-12/47E VH-PDE flew up to Mackay Airport from Sydney and Keeroongooloo, in the South-West corner of Queensland.  It had arrived there from Charleville Airport a couple of days prior.

Locally-based (but Mackay-registered) Mooney M20J VH-NWF arrived back into Clermont Aerodrome from Mackay Airport having flown across a couple of days prior.

Townsville-based NQ Heli-Worx (Meridan Helicopters) Eurocopter EC135 T2 VH-MVY has again been noted completing power-line inspections in the region as "Energy 402".  It departed Kortes Resort to complete airwork around Stanwell Power Station and then later returned to the report.

And Avcair (Avgunn) LearJet 60 bizjet VH-ILJ arrived into Bundaberg Airport from Brisbane before continuing up to Carins and Townsville and then back to the capital.

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