Monday, September 11, 2023

Bushfires in the Region Sees a Number Aerial Firefighting Aircraft and Helicopters Come and Go at Bundaberg Airport - Plus More!

On Monday 11 September, bushfires in the region saw a number of firefighting aircraft and helicopters coming and going from Bundaberg Airport, including:

Aerotech Aircraft Holdings (Aerotech Helicopters) Pickering Aviation (Sikorsky) UH-60A Black Hawk helicopter VH-UHR "Helitack 516".

Avalon Aviation (Executive Helicopters) Eurocopter EC130B4 VH-EHY as "Firebird 404".

Kennedy Aviation / Kennedy Air-Ag Air Tractor AT-802A 'Fire Boss' water bombing aircraft - VH-XAT as "Bomber 288" and VH-XAJ as "Bomber 455".

Canadian-based Conair Aerial Firefighting Dash-8-Q400MR C-FFQE as "Bomber 141".

Agair Logistics P/L Gulfstream Aerospace (Aero Commander) 695-A JetProp 1000 VH-LMC as "Birddog 125" 

UPDATE!  On Tuesday 12 September, Victorian-based Agair Logistics P/L Gulfstream American Corporation 695A Jetprop Commander 1000 VH-HPY as "Birddog 370" was also noted in the region.

Meanwhile, also on Monday 11 September, Navair Flight Operations Embraer EMB-500 Phenom 100 bizjet VH-LXZ visited Mackay Airport from Bankstown and Cessnock.

Darwin-based Lloyd Aviation Jet Charter Dassault Falcon 900 bizjet VH-PPD visited Hamilton Island Airport from Brisbane.

Execujet (Taverners Aviation) Raytheon Hawker 800XP bizjet VH-RIU departed Hamilton Island Airport for Melbourne (Essendon).  It seems to have arrived into Hamo from Cairns last Thursday 7 September.

Arcturus Group P/L / Flight Options (Australia) Dassault Falcon 2000EX bizjet VH-EWB departed Hamilton Island Airport for Sydney after flying up from there last Friday.

McDermott Aviation Group / Machjet International Cessna 525A CitationJet CJ2 bizjet VH-SUY as "Machflight 41" departed Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast) Airport for Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast.  It had flown up last Friday.

And Brisbane-based Teys Australia Cessna 525 Citation CJ2 bizjet VH-TEY visited Charters Towers Aerodrome from Archerfield.

Finally, also on Monday 11 September, Telford Aviation Beech A36 Bonanza VH-MPT arrived into my local Clermont Aerodrome from Archerfield and then Collinsville Aerodrome.

UPDATE!  On Thursday 14 September, VH-MPT departed Clermont Aerodrome for the Whitsunday Airport at Shute Harbour.

And Brisbane-based Crockett Aviation Group Beech B200 King Air VH-FAQ as "Navair 170" visited the Labona Station Airstrip within Adani Australia's (Bravus Mining & Resources) Carmichael Coal Mine site from Archerfield and the Sunshine Coast.

Photos taken by Hayden Matthew Alexander and Jan Kretschmer  ©

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