Thursday, April 13, 2023

Victoria-based Cessna 525A CitationJet CJ2 VH-SWI (ex VH-MOR) Pops into Longreach Airport - Plus More!

On Thursday 13 April, Victoria-based Cessna 525A CitationJet CJ2 VH-SWI (ex VH-MOR) was noted passing through Longreach Airport.  It arrived from its Warrnambool base in Victoria and later departed to Cairns.

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Of interest, until March 2021, VH-SWI was previously registered VH-MOR and was a frequent visitor to Central Queensland!

UPDATE!  On Sunday 16 April, VH-SWI returned to Longreach Airport from Cairns and Cooktown before later departing down to Warrnambool.

Air Charter Services / Flight Options (Australia) Embraer EMB-505 Phenom 300 bizjet VH-VKX visited Mackay Airport from Brisbane.

Navair Flight Operations Embraer EMB-500 Phenom 100 bizjet VH-LXZ as "Navair 169" visited Maryborough Airport from the Gold Coast and Brisbane. 

And Avcair (Avgunn) LearJet 60 bizjet VH-ILJ arrived into Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport from Brisbane.  It later departed to Townsville and then returned to Brisbane.

Meanwhile, also on Thursday 13 April, Brisbane-based Crockett Aviation Group Beech B200 King Air VH-FAQ visited the Labona Station Airstrip within Adani Australia's (Bravus Mining & Resources) Carmichael Coal Mine site from Archerfield and the Sunshine Coast.

As did Flight One (Services) Beech B200 King Air VH-FON which also visited Labona but from Archerfield via the Sunshine Coast. 

Auscott P/L Beechcraft B200GT King Air VH-NMW flew up from Toowoomba to call into Maryborough Airport and then Emerald Airport.  It then continued up to Julia Creek before flying down to Longreach Airport and then back to Toowoomba. 

The Queensland Government Airwing (State of Queensland) Raytheon B300 Super King Air VH-SGQ visited Rockhampton Airport from Mount Isa

UPDATE!  On Friday 14 April, VH-SGQ did the same flight, visiting Rockhampton Airport once again from Mount Isa - where it seems to be currently based.

Now locally-based Piper PA-31 Navajo VH-IEK was noted operating between Monduran Airfield near Bundaberg and Bundaberg Airport itself.

Flight Training Adelaide (FTA) / Qantas Group Pilot Academy Diamond DA-40 Star training aircraft VH-EQF visited Bundaberg Airport from its Toowoomba-Wellcamp base.

UPDATE!  VH-EQF looked to visit Bundy once again on the same flight on Saturday 15 April.

While Emerald-based Heli Central Williams Helicopter Corp (Bell) UH-1H Huey VH-UHH looked to return to Emerald Airport after it appears to have operated out of Maryborough Airport for the week since arriving at the start of of the week.

And Tasmania-based Amateur-built Lancair Legacy VH-LNZ flew into Mackay Airport from Melbourne (Moorabbin) and Charleville Airport.

UPDATE!  On Sunday 16 April, VH-LNZ departed Mackay Airport for Walgett, Wagga Wagga and Devonport.

Photo taken by Tony Haynes  ©

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