Monday, August 21, 2023

Alliance Airlines Fokker F-70 Jet VH-KBX Arrives into Rockhampton Airport (Reportedly) for Long-Term Storage - Plus More! - UPDATED with Photos!

On Monday 21 August, Alliance Airlines Fokker F-70 jet VH-KBX arrived into Rockhampton Airport as 'UTY9812' from Brisbane.  It has reportedly arrived to be placed in long-term storage at the new Alliance Airlines hangar at Rockhampton Airport.

UPDATE!  More photos have been captured of VH-KBX in storage and added to this Blog post!

VH-KBX previously flew with the Royal Netherlands Air Force / Government of the Netherlands as a VIP transport aircraft as PH-KBX and was acquired by Alliance in 2017.

Meanwhile, also on Monday 21 August, Flight One (Services) Beech B200 King Air VH-FON flew up from Archerfield and the Sunshine Coast to the Labona Station Airstrip within Adani Australia's (Bravus Mining & Resources) Carmichael Coal Mine site and back.

Seair Pacific / Istlecote Cessna 208 Caravan VH-TQI flew up from Maryborough Airport to Rockhampton Airport before heading out to Middlemount Aerodrome and back to Rocky.

UPDATE!  On Wednesday 23 August, VH-TQI departed Rockhampton Airport for Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport.

Fellow Seair Pacific / Istelcote De Havilland DHC-6-100 Twin Otter VH-ZKF flew up to Labona from Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport.

UPDATE!  On Wednesday 23 August, VH-ZKF departed Labona for Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport.

And Microflite Pilatus PC-12/47E VH-8MF visited the Whitsunday Airport at Shute Harbour from Melbourne (Moorabbin).

Photos taken by Travis Whiting and John Lee  ©

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