Thursday, October 19, 2023

GBJ Nominees (Navair Flight Operations) Textron (Cessna) 510 Citation Mustang Bizjet VH-IEQ "Navair 123" Pops into Rockhampton Airport - Plus More!

On Thursday 19 October, GBJ Nominees (Navair Flight Operations) Textron (Cessna) 510 Citation Mustang bizjet VH-IEQ as "Navair 123" visited Rockhampton Airport from Bankstown.

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While McDermott Aviation Group / Machjet International Cessna 525A CitationJet CJ2 bizjet VH-SUY as "Machflight 421" visited Hamilton Island Airport from the Sunshine Coast. 

LifeFlight (Aeromed) Bombardier Challenger 604 bizjet VH-URR "Ambulance 604" visited Mackay Airport from Townsville.

UPDATE!  After some research, this is the first time that VH-URR has been in Central Queensland since December 2022.  It appears to have spent time flying to other parts of Australia and overseas where it has also been re-painted and had 'LifeFlight Singapore' titles added as shown in the photo above which is from May 2023.

And Bowenville (near Toowoomba) based Cessna 525 CitationJet CJ1+ bizjet VH-JSZ departed Rockhampton Airport for Dalby.  It had arrived into Rocky late on Wednesday 18 October from Natal Downs via Mackay Airport.

Meanwhile, also on Thursday 19 October, 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.  It later returned there via the Sunshine Coast.

While AERgO Asset Management Beech B200 King Air VH-XGV as "Navair 173" also visited Labona but from Archerfield via the Sunshine Coast.  It returned to Archerfield direct. 

Austrek Aviation Cessna 310R VH-DZU flew up from Toowoomba to Emerald Airport and then across to Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport and then back to Toowoomba. 

Beech 95-B55 Baron VH-MYM which flew up from Gayndah Aerodrome to Middlemount Aerodrome during the morning, flew down to Rockhampton Airport.  It then returned to Gayndah Aerodrome.

The Queensland Government Airwing (State of Queensland) Raytheon B300 Super King Air VH-SGQ arrived into Rockhampton Airport from Cairns and Townsville and then departed to Brisbane. 

Queensland Government (QGAir) Rescue (State of Queensland) Agusta AW139 helicopter VH-ESZ flew up from Townsville from Archerfield via Emerald Airport.  It is believed to have undergone planned maintenance while at Archerfield. 

And at the completion of the Singapore Armed Forces' Exercise Wallaby 2023 (XWB23), the LifeFlight Agusta Westland AW139 helicopter VH-XIA "Guardian 10" flew down from The Glen Airfield within the Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA) to Bundaberg Airport and beyond.

Photos taken by John Lee and Ryan Hothersall  ©

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