Friday, April 21, 2023

Textron Aviation (Cessna) 208B Grand Caravan EX N673EX Pops into Cloncurry Airport - Plus More!

On Friday 21 April, a nice visitor to the 'far-flung' corners of the region (!) in the form of new Textron Aviation (Cessna) 208B Grand Caravan EX N673EX which appears to be heading 'home' following two months of being 'down under' in the South-Pacific region, completing a demonstration tour of most parts of Australia and also New Zealand and some South-Pacific Island nations.

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N673EX flew into Cloncurry Airport from Brisbane before then continuing to Darwin.  It is expected to depart overseas the next day.

N673EX had originally arrived into Australia back in mid-February and has since spent time in most states of Australia, New Zealand and some small South-Pacific Island nations.

Meanwhile, also on Friday 21 April, the Queensland Police Service (Airwing) Cessna 208 Caravan VH-PSV visited Rockhampton Airport from Cairns and Townsville.

And Skytrans Airlines Dash-8-100 VH-QQB as SKP779 flew up from Brisbane to the Labona Station Airstrip within Adani Australia's (Bravus Mining & Resources) Carmichael Coal Mine site before flying across to Rockhampton Airport and then back to Brisbane.

Finally, also on Friday 21 April, Machjet (Machjet International) Cessna 525A Citation CJ2 bizjet VH-ZIY was noted visiting Hamilton Island Airport again this time from the Sunshine Coast.

Fellow Machjet International Beech B200 King Air VH-ZPY also looked to visit Hamilton Island Airport but from Cairns.  It also appeared to visit Charters Towers Aerodrome the previous day.  

Plus fellow Machjet International Beech B200 King Air VH-ZSY looked to depart Labona for Townsville.

Gold Coast-based but American Registered Cirrus SF50 VisionJet bizjet N958AG flew down from Hamilton Island Airport to the Gold Coast and Maitland.  It looked to arrive from those places on Sunday 16 April.

Avcair (Avgunn) LearJet 60 bizjet VH-ILJ visited Mackay Airport from Brisbane.

AirMed Australia Cessna 510 Citation Mustang bizjet VH-PWX as "AirMed 998" flew into Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport from Bankstown before then departing to Coffs Harbour.

And overnight on Thursday 20 April and into Friday 21 April, LifeFlight (Aeromed) Canadair CL-600-2B16 Challenger 604 bizjet VH-OFB "Ambulance 624" flew up from Brisbane to Mackay Airport and then back to Brisbane.  

Photo taken by Tony Haynes  ©

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