Thursday, May 25, 2023

Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) - South-Eastern Section - Textron B300C Super King Air VH-MQK "FlyDoc 286" Arrives into Rockhampton Airport - Plus More!

On Thursday 25 May, Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) - South-Eastern Section - Textron B300C Super King Air VH-MQK as "FlyDoc 286" was noted arriving into Rockhampton Airport from Tamworth.

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UPDATE!  On Friday 26 May, VH-MQK "FlyDoc 286" departed Rockhampton Airport for Albury and then Melbourne (Essendon).

Meanwhile, also on Thursday 25 May,  Navair Flight Operations Embraer EMB-500 Phenom 100 bizjet VH-LXZ as "Navair 169" visited Mackay Airport from Bankstown and Cessnock.

FlyPelican (Pelican Airlines) British Aerospace BAe Jetstream 3206 (Jetstream 32) turboprop aircraft VH-OTQ 'PE990' flew up from Bundaberg Airport to Gladstone Airport via some sightseeing over the water.

Brisbane-based Crockett Aviation Group Beech B200 King Air VH-FAQ flew up to Labona Station Airstrip within Adani Australia's (Bravus Mining & Resources) Carmichael Coal Mine site from Archerfield before then returning there.

Flight One (Services) Beech B200 King Air VH-FON also arrived into Labona but from Archerfield and the Sunshine Coast before it then returned to these places. 

The Queensland Government Airwing (State of Queensland) Raytheon B300 Super King Air VH-SGQ flew into Rockhampton Airport from Mount Isa before it then departed to Brisbane via a low pass over Lady Musgrave Island and Lady Elliot Island. 

Link Airways (Corporate Air / Vee H Aviation) Cessna 441 Conquest VH-VEW flew up to Mackay Airport from Goulburn. 

UPDATE!  Over the next couple of days, VH-VEW began operating aerial survey flights out of Mackay and Emerald Airports as "Survey 24".

Rural Funds Management (A.C.T.) (formerly Capital Jet Charter) Pilatus PC-12/47E VH-STE had a busy day of flying, visiting Maryborough, Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast), Bundaberg, Moura, Rolleston and Ingelara Airports while flying out of Canberra (yesterday) and Brisbane.
And Campbell Aviation (NSW) Piper PA-28-181 VH-XGN and Schofield Flying Club (NSW) Cessna 182 VH-ZFC flew down from Hamilton Island Airport to the Old Station.  Both aircraft look to have flown up to Far North Queensland over the previous 10 days with them also calling into Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast), Emerald and Longreach Airports last week.

Finally, also on Thursday 25 May, Queensland Government (QGAir) Rescue (State of Queensland) Leonardo S.P.A. Helicopter (Agusta) AW139 helicopter VH-EGF popped into Emerald Airport while flying South from Townsville to Archerfield presumably for a period of planned maintenance.

Photo taken by Trevor Hardsman  ©

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