Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Gulf Aircraft Cessna 680 Citation Sovereign Bizjet VH-PYN Calls into Both Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast) and Mackay Airports - Plus More!

On Tuesday 26 September, Gulf Aircraft Cessna 680 Citation Sovereign bizjet VH-PYN was noted flying into Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast) Airport from Brisbane.

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After a short time on the ground, it then flew down to Mackay Airport where it appears to be parking.

UPDATE!  On Saturday 30 September, VH-PYN finally departed Mackay Airport and returned to Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast) Airport before then flying back down to Brisbane.

Brisbane-based Teys Australia Cessna 525 Citation CJ2 bizjet VH-TEY landed at Emerald Airport from Archerfield. 

UPDATE!  On Wednesday 27 September, VH-TEY departed Emerald Airport for Charters Towers Aerodrome before then returning to Archerfield.

Mitchell Water Cessna 525 Citation M2 bizjet VH-WMY flew up from Melbourne (Moorabbin) to the Whitsunday Airport at Shute Harbour.  It later departed to Waikerie, Mildura and then back to Moorabbin. 

And Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) (Cobham SAR Services Pty Ltd) Bombardier CL-600-2B16 Challenger 604 bizjet VH-XNC as "Rescue 440" flew down from Cairns landed at Longreach Airport via a search operation North of there.  It then departed back to Cairns.

Meanwhile, also on Tuesday 26 September, Skytrans Airlines commenced a new Fly-in Fly-out (FIFO) run from Toowoomba-Wellcamp to Emerald Airport.  Dash-8-100 VH-QQB was spotted at Emerald Airport after arriving from Brisbane and Wellcamp as SKP744/5.

It later returned to those places as SKP746/7.

While over at Rockhampton Airport, Skytrans Dash-8-100 VH-QQI arrived from Townsville as SKP529 and a little later, fellow Skytrans Dash-8-100 VH-QQC departed to Townsville as SKP530.  VH-QQI then proceeded to fly the closed FIFO charter flights to the Labona Station Airstrip within Adani Australia's (Bravus Mining & Resources) Carmichael Coal Mine site and back to Rockhampton Airport.

Finally, also on Tuesday 26 September, RDO Equipment Co. Pilatus PC-12/47 VH-WPH landed at Emerald Airport from Toowoomba and then later departed back to there. 

The Queensland Government Airwing (State of Queensland) Raytheon B300 Super King Air VH-SGQ arrived into Rockhampton Airport from Cairns and Townsville before then departing to Brisbane.  It then returned to Rockhampton Airport from the capital before returning back North to Townsville and then Cairns.

While Dasap P/L Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftan VH-MDM landed at Winton Airport from its Burketown base.  It is due to return North on Wednesday 27 September.

Austrek Aviation Cessna 310R VH-DZU landed at Winton Airport from Toowoomba and Roma Airports.

UPDATE!  On Thursday 28 September, VH-DZU returned to Roma Airport and then Toowoomba.

And overnight on Monday 25 September, Air Link (Dubbo) Beech B200 King Air VH-ISS made a visit to Rockhampton Airport from Archerfield.

Photos taken by Lloyd Fox and 'AC'  ©

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