Thursday, June 8, 2023

Local Embraer EMB-550 Legacy 500 Bizjet N142GZ Back in The Air out of Mackay Airport to Bundaberg Airport - Plus More!

On Thursday 8 June, the locally-based Embraer EMB-550 Legacy 500 bizjet N142GZ was back in the air, noted departing Mackay Airport for Bundaberg Airport.

N142GZ parked at Bundaberg Airport

UPDATE!  On Monday 12 June, N142GZ finally departed Bundaberg Airport and returned home to Mackay Airport.

Other bizjets around the region, also on Thursday 8 June, included Brisbane-based Teys Australia Cessna 525 Citation CJ2 bizjet VH-TEY which departed Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport for Brisbane and Archerfield.  It had looked to arrive from Archerfield the previous day.

Navair Flight Operations Embraer EMB-500 Phenom 100 bizjet VH-LXZ as "Navair 169" visited Mackay Airport from Bankstown and Maitland.

Mitchell Water Cessna 525 Citation M2 bizjet VH-WMY flew up from Chinchilla Aerodrome and then Miles Aerodromes to the Whitsunday Airport at Shute Harbour.  It then flew down to Melbourne (Essendon) and Melbourne (Moorabbin).  It seems to have arrived into Chinchilla Aerodrome from Moorabbin, Essendon and Adelaide the previous day.

And LifeFlight (Aeromed) Canadair CL-600-2B16 Challenger 604 bizjet VH-OFC "Ambulance 634" visited Mackay Airport from Townsville.  It also looked to pop into Mackay Airport on Tuesday 6 June.

Finally, also on Thursday 8 June, Air Link (Dubbo) Beech B200 King Air VH-ISS, along with Consolidated Pastoral Company P/L Cessna 421C Golden Eagle VH-UTC, both flew down from Elliott (Northern Territory) to Isisford and then up to Longreach Airport. 

UPDATE!  On Friday 9 June, VH-ISS and VH-UTC both departed Longreach Airport for Isisford before then VH-UTC departed to Archerfield and VH-ISS departed to Brisbane. 

WDC Equipment and Contracting Raytheon 58 Baron VH-EZR looked to fly up from Chinchilla Aerodrome to Kidston and back.  And it possibly did the same yesterday too!

And McDermott Aviation Group / Machjet International Beech B200 King Air VH-ZPY, which earlier flew down from Cairns to the Sunshine Coast, flew up from there to complete airwork at Maryborough Airport before then returning to the Sunny Coast.

Photo taken by Dan B  ©

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