Sunday, May 28, 2023

FlyPelican (Pelican Airlines) BAe Jetstream 32 VH-OTQ Continues its Charter Flight at CQ Airports Over the Weekend - Plus More!

Over the course of the weekend, the visiting FlyPelican (Pelican Airlines) British Aerospace BAe Jetstream 3206 (Jetstream 32) turboprop aircraft VH-OTQ 'PE990' was spotted and noted visiting a couple more Central Queensland Airports as its closed tourist charter flight continued.

On Saturday 27 May, it flew out from Gladstone Airport to the East and flew at low level around Lady Musgrave Island then around the reefs North of there then around Heron Island and to land at Rockhampton Airport.

Then on Sunday 28 May, VH-OTQ was photographed (above) before it later departed to Mackay Airport.

UPDATE!  On Monday 29 May, VH-OTQ 'PE990" continued from Mackay Airport to Townsville.

Meanwhile, also over the weekend, also on Sunday 28 May, brand new and recently delivered Flight Options (Australia) Textron Aviation (Cessna) 525C CitationJet CJ4 VH-8CJ was photographed as it departed Hamilton Island Airport for the Sunshine Coast.

It had arrived from there on Friday 26 May.

Bowenville (near Toowoomba) based Cessna 525 CitationJet CJ1+ bizjet VH-JSZ was also spotted departing Hamilton Island Airport but for Archerfield.

It had arrived from there on Thursday 25 May.

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

Zauner Aviation Pilatus PC-12/47E VH-FMM departed the Whitsunday Airport at Shute Harbour for its Albury base via the Gold Coast.  It had arrived from these places on Friday 26 May.

Aero Professional Services SOCATA TBM700 VH-VSV departed its Denison Downs (Emerald) base for the Whitsunday Airpoort at Shute Harbour before later returning there.

And Bunderra Cattle Co Piper PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage VH-KNV departed Rockhampton Airport for Emerald Airport and then Boulia and Barrow Creek before returning direct to Rockhampton Airport.

Finally, also on Saturday 27 May, Multiquip Poultry / Navair Flight Operations Embraer EMB-500 Phenom 100EV bizjet VH-MQX as "Navair 141" called into Moura Aerodrome from Dubbo, Bourke and Alice Springs.  It later returned to Dubbo via Archerfield.

RDO Equipment Co. Pilatus PC-12/47 VH-WPH visited Tambo Aerodrome from Toowoomba.

Sydneyean Air (Sydney) Piper PA-31-350 VH-JVD was noted departing Longreach Airport for Roma Airport and Archerfield.  It seems to be on a closed tourist charter flight through parts of the region.

Kirkhope Aviation (of Melbourne) Beech B200 King Air VH-ZOK also seems to be on a closed tourist charter flight and flew from Mareeba to Charters Towers Aerodrome and then the Carnarvon Ranges.

While of the various aerial survey aircraft in the region, Southern Airlines Rockwell 690A Turbo Commander VH-SOU continues to operate out of Roma Airport, 

Dino Air (Interair) Piper PA-31 Navajo VH-XGL is operating out of Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast) Airport.

And Link Airways (Corporate Air / Vee H Aviation) Cessna 441 Conquest VH-VEW "Survey 24" is operating out of Mackay Airport.

Plus, it's worth mentioning that Robinson R44 Raven II VH-TBT which operates joy flights from near Mount Hedlow is now registered to Rockhampton Helicopters.

Photos taken by Trevor Hardsman and Nick Sainsbury  ©

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