Tuesday, May 23, 2023

New Hinterland Aviation Cessna 208B Grand Caravan VH-TQV First Visit to CQ at Rockhampton Airport - Plus More!

On Tuesday 23 May, newly delivered Hinterland Aviation Cessna 208B Grand Caravan VH-TQV was noted making its first visit to Central Queensland, arriving into Rockhampton Airport directly from Cairns as HND710.

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VH-TQV later returned to Cairns again as HND710.

Of interest, VH-TQV was acquired by Hinterland Aviation earlier in the year from AviAir in South Australia after the Cessna Grand Caravan spent time operating for the New South Wales (NSW) National Parks and Wildlife Service as "Park Air 7".

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Meanwhile, also on Tuesday 23 May, Seair Pacific (Istlecote) Textron Aviation (Cessna) 208B Caravan VH-TLH, which arrived from Gold Coast late yesterday, departed Rockhampton Airport for Labona and back before then departing to Lady Elliott Island. 

Brisbane-based Crockett Aviation Group Beech B200 King Air VH-FAQ flew into Rockhampton Airport from Archerfield and then flew to Labona and back before departing back to Archerfield. 

Southern Air Beech 1900 VH-VSO arrived into Moranbah Airport from Latrobe Valley and Bourke, before then departing back to Latrobe Valley and then eventually to Melbourne (Moorabbin).

DeGunst Transport P/L Textron (Cessna) 208 Caravan VH-NPZ completed its weekly FIFO run from Bundaberg Airport to Nebo Aerodrome and back.

And Brescon (Toowoomba) Beech B200 King Air VH-XDW flew up from Toowoomba-Wellcamp to the Sunshine Coast before continuing to Rolleston Aerodrome and Yellow Bank Junction before then returning back to Wellcamp. 

Photos taken by Jonathan Williams and Robert Myers  ©

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