Wednesday, April 26, 2023

New Textron Aviation (Beech) B200GT Super King Air 260 VH-8MT Spotted at Rockhampton Airport - Plus More!

On Wednesday 26 April, sleek new Mike Tango Operations (Toowoomba) Textron Aviation (Beech) B200GT Super King Air 260 VH-8MT was spotted visiting Rockhampton Airport.  It arrived from Toowoomba and Bankstown and then later departed to Bellevue Station on Cape York.

UPDATE!  On Thursday 27 April, VH-8MT returned to Rockhampton Airport, flying in from Normanton.  It then departed to Archerfield and Toowoomba.

Meanwhile, also on Wednesday 26 April, Seair Pacific (Istlecote) Cessna 208B Grand Caravan EX VH-LYI departed Longreach Airport for Emerald Airport before continuing to Lady Eliott Island and the Gold Coast.  It seems to have been on a closed charter flight having departed the Gold Coast for Charleville and Birdsville Airports on Sunday 23 April before flying up to Longreach Airport on Monday 24 April.

And Stirling Helicopters Piper PA-23-250 Aztec VH-EQD flew up from Archerfield to Rockhampton Airport before then departing to Roma Airport and back to Archerfield.  This is a weekly flight.

Finally, also on Wednesday 26 April, MacKellar Mining Equipment Pty Ltd (Revesco Aviation) Cessna 680 Citation Sovereign bizjet VH-MMC flew up to Emerald Airport from the Sunshine Coast.  It then departed to the Labona Station Airstrip within Adani Australia's (Bravus Mining & Resources) Carmichael Coal Mine site.  During the afternoon, VH-MMC returned to Emerald Airport from Labona before heading back to the Sunshine Coast.

And LifeFlight (Aeromed) Canadair CL-600-2B16 Challenger 604 bizjet VH-OFB "Ambulance 624" flew up from Brisbane to Rockhampton Airport.  It later returned to Brisbane.

Sincere thanks to local plane spotter Trevor H for taking the time to capture and send through these great photos!

All photos taken by Trevor Hardsman  ©

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