Friday, May 26, 2023

Flight Options (Australia) Textron Aviation (Cessna) 525C CitationJet CJ4 VH-8CJ Calls into Hamilton Island Airport - Plus More - UPDATED with PIC!

On Friday 26 May, brand new and recently delivered Flight Options (Australia) Textron Aviation (Cessna) 525C CitationJet CJ4 VH-8CJ was noted arriving into Hamilton Island Airport from what appears to be its Sunshine Coast base.

The brand-new Citation arrived into Australia at Armidale (NSW) on Tuesday 16 May from Wichita (USA) via all stops.  It flew up to the Sunshine Coast the next day and the flight to Hamo is its first.

UPDATE!  On Sunday 28 May, VH-8CJ was photographed above as it departed Hamilton Island Airport for the Sunshine Coast.

While over on the mainland, Mitchell Water Cessna 525 Citation M2 bizjet VH-WMY flew up from Archerfield and the Sunshine Coast to the Whitsunday Airport at Shute Harbour.  It then flew down to Mackay Airport.

UPDATE!  On Monday 29 May, VH-WMY departed Mackay Airport and returned to Shute Harbour before then heading down to Broken Hill, Waikere, Melbourne (Essendon) and Melbourne (Moorabbin).

Of interest, VH-WMY visited Miles Airport twice on Friday 25 May.

And LifeFlight (Aeromed) Canadair CL-600-2B16 Challenger 604 bizjet VH-OFA "Ambulance 614" visited Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport from Brisbane.

Meanwhile, also on Friday 25 May, Gulf Aircraft Textron Aviation (Cessna) 208 Caravan VH-PYO flew down from Longreach Airport to Chinchilla Aerodrome.

Armada Aviation (of Ringwood in Victoria) Pilatus PC-12/45 turboprop VH-XAQ flew down from Cairns to Emerald Airport and then Injune Aerodrome.  It seems to be on a closed tourist charter flight and flew up to Far North Queensland ten days earlier.

Link Airways (Corporate Air / Vee H Aviation) Cessna 441 Conquest VH-VEJ flew up to the Oaky Creek Coal Mine site from Brisbane before then flying down to Moree and Newcastle (Williamtown) Tamworth.  It then returned to Brisbane. 

And RACQ LifeFlight Agusta Westland AW139 helicopter VH-XIL completed a training flight from Toowoomba to Gladstone Airport via Chinchilla Aerodrome.

Photo taken by Nick Sainsbury  ©

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