Thursday, July 6, 2023

FlyPelican (Pelican Airlines) BAe Jetstream 32 VH-OTD Spotted at Gladstone Airport – Plus More!

On Thursday 6 July, an interesting visitor to the region, presumably on a closed charter flight, was FlyPelican (Pelican Airlines) BAe Jetstream 32 VH-OTD.  It was spotted at Gladstone Airport visiting from Narrabri and Brisbane as PE998.

After returning to Brisbane, VH-OTD continued to Newcastle (Williamtown).

Meanwhile, also on Thursday 6 July, Austrek Aviation Beech B200 Super King Air VH-ZGD flew up from Toowoomba to Injune Aerodrome and then down to Port Macquarie then up to Emerald Airport and then back to Toowoomba. 

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

Flight One (Services) Raytheon B300 Super King Air VH-UVH flew up from Archerfield and the Sunshine Coast to Labona before returning to Archerfield direct.

The Queensland Government Airwing (State of Queensland) Raytheon B300 Super King Air VH-SGQ landed at Longreach Airport from Mount Isa and then departed to Gladstone Airport before continuing to Brisbane but via a missed approach at Gayndah. Aerodrome 

Property Maintenance Australia P/L Pilatus PC-12/47E VH-WJA arrived into Rockhampton Airport from Dubbo.  It is planned to return there on Friday 7 July.

Pilatus PC-12/45 VH-PID of Kelsall P/L (Aeronautics and Technology Holdings) looked to land at Emu Park Aerodrome from its Toowoomba base before then continuing to North towards Cairns.

UPDATE!  On Friday 7 July, VH-PID flew down from Townsville way to land at Emerald Airport before continuing to Canberra and then returning to Toowoomba.

Dalydine P/L (Pilatus Australia) Pilatus PC-12/47E VH-PDE visited 'Planet Downs' from Archerfield.

UPDATE!  Today, on Thursday 6 July, VH-PDE was 'officially' re-registered to Poolhurst Aviation Air Charter Services.

Hawker Beechcraft G58 Baron VH-EZD was noted flying down from Hamilton Island Airport to its Monto Aerodrome base.  It seems to have flown up there last Wednesday 28 June.

NSW based Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee VH-RSG landed at Longreach Airport from Toowoomba and Roma Airports.  It looked to have flown up from Kempsey last Tuesday 27 June.

UPDATE!  On Friday 7 July, VH-RSG continue to Cloncurry, Borroloola and Emkaytee in the Northern Territory.

And Seair Pacific (Istlecote) Cessna 208 Caravan VH-TFB flew up from Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport to Middlemount Aerodrome before flying back down to Maryborough and Hervey Bay Airports.

Finally, also on Thursday 6 July, Jetstream Aviation (Emprja P/L) Cessna 550 Citation II bizjet VH-VDF flew up from the Sunshine Coast to Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast) Airport and then Townsville.

UPDATE!  On Monday 10 July, VH-VDF returned to Proserpine Airport from Townsville before continuing back to the Sunny Coast.

AirMed Australia Cessna 510 Citation Mustang bizjet VH-NEQ as "AirMed 923" was back in the region again, arriving into Rockhampton Airport from Archerfield.  It then departed to Townsville before returning to Archerfield.

McDermott Aviation Group / Machjet International Cessna 525C CitationJet CJ4 bizjet VH-PIY as 'MC38' visited Bundaberg Airport from the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane.

All photos taken by Emily C  ©

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