Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Eagle One Aviation (Navair Flight Operations) Cessna 525B CitiationJet CJ3+ Bizjet VH-X8X "Navair 131" Pops into Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast) Airport - Plus More!

On Wednesday 1 November, Eagle One Aviation (Navair Flight Operations) Cessna 525B CitiationJet CJ3+ bizjet VH-X8X as "Navair 131" made a late visit into Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast) Airport.  It arrived from Bankstown and looked to depart to Ingham.  It looked to be planned to fly back to Bathurst and then Bankstown on Thursday 2 November.

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Balmoral Air Dassault Falcon 2000LX bizjet VH-WIO visited Hamilton Island Airport from Bankstown.

The locally-based Embraer EMB-550 Legacy 500 bizjet N142GZ departed Mackay Airport for Sydney.

UPDATE!  On Friday 3 November, N142GZ returned to Mackay Airport from Sydney.

And Air Alsie Dassault Falcon 7X bizjet D-ACFL as 'MMD6515' / "Mermaid 6515" departed Hamilton Island Airport for Brisbane carrying Sir Paul McCartney.

As mentioned below, it had arrived on Sunday 29 October.

UPDATE!  On Thursday 2 November, Falcon 7X D-ACFL as "Mermaid 6515" flew back to Hamilton Island Airport from Brisbane.

UPDATE!  On Saturday 4 November, D-ACFL departed Hamo for the Gold Coast.

Meanwhile, also on Wednesday 1 November, Seair Pacific (Istlecote) Cessna 208 Caravan VH-LYI flew up from Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport to the Labona Station Airstrip within Adani Australia's (Bravus Mining & Resources) Carmichael Coal Mine site.  It then completed two more flights between there and Rockhampton Airport before returning to Hervey Bay Airport.

After arriving the previous day, fellow Seair Pacific / Istlecote Cessna 208 Caravan VH-TQI flew two flights to Labona and back from Rockhampton Airport.

Austrek Aviation Beech B200 Super King Air VH-ZGD landed at Moura Aerodrome from Toowoomba then returned to there. 

Skytrans Airlines Dash-8-100 VH-QQC which had arrived into Rockhampton Airport at the start of the week for the Labona flights, departed to Townsville as SKP584.   Fellow Skytrans Dash-8-100 VH-QQG had departed to Cairns on Sunday as SKP526. 

AirServices Australia / Pearl Aviation Hawker Beechcraft B300 Super King Air VH-FIY as "Auscal 3" departed Rockhampton Airport to complete local VOR calibration before it then flew to Brisbane.  VH-FIY "Auscal 3" had arrived the previous day all the way from Darwin via Mount Isa.

Machjet (Machjet International) Hawker Beechcraft B200 King Air VH-ZSY as Machflight 73 arrived into Rockhampton Airport from Cairns and Labona and then departed back to Labona. 

General Aviation Maintenance (GAM) Aero Commander 500-S VH-UJU operated aerial survey flights out of Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport.

After operating in Far North Queensland for some time, Link Airways (Corporate Air / Vee H Aviation) Cessna 441 Conquest VH-VEH popped into Longreach Airport from Horn Island and later departed to Goulburn.  Fellow Link Airways Cessna 441 Conquest VH-VEY departed Emerald Airport for Oaky Creek and Brisbane.

And LifeFlight Rescue Bell 412EP VH-XCK "Rescue 522" landed on the Rockhampton Base Hospital pad after flying up from Bundaberg Hospital.  It then departed to Gladstone Airport and Bundaberg Airport. 

Finally, also on Wednesday 1 November, the new Alliance Airlines hangar was officially opened at Rockhampton Airport.

Alliance Airlines Fokker F-100 VH-UQB as UTY552 flew up and parked at the hangar - as did AAA Aircraft / Flight Options (Australia) Cessna 550 Citation Bravo bizjet VH-CCJ which arrived from the Sunshine Coast.

Later, VH-UQB departed back to Brisbane but as UTY553 and VH-CCJ returned to the Sunny Coast.

And the Queensland Government Airwing (State of Queensland) Raytheon B300 Super King Air VH-SGQ visited Rockhampton Airport from Brisbane.

Photos taken by Tony Haynes and Wayne Bass  ©

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