Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Execujet (Taverners Aviation) Raytheon Hawker 800XP Bizjet VH-RIU Pops into Hamilton Island Airport Again - Plus More!

On Tuesday 2 January, Execujet (Taverners Aviation) Raytheon Hawker 800XP bizjet VH-RIU was noted visiting Hamilton Island Airport once again. It again looked to arrive from and later depart back to Sydney.

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VH-RIU has complete similar visits over the last couple of weeks.

While Multiquip Poultry / Navair Flight Operations Embraer EMB-500 Phenom 100EV bizjet VH-MQX as "Navair 187" was also noted visiting Hamilton Island Airport but from Bankstown.

And Jet Aviation Flight Services (USA) Gulfstream Aerospace GVI (G650ER) bizjet N650HA departed Hamilton Island Airport for Sydney. It had arrived on Saturday 30 December.

Meanwhile, also on Tuesday 2 January, LifeFlight (Aeromed) Canadair CL-600-2B16 Challenger 604 bizjet VH-OFC "Ambulance 634" made two visits to the region to Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport and then Rockhampton Airport, both times arriving from and later departing back to Brisbane.

Seair Pacific / Istlecote Cessna 208 Caravan VH-LMD flew up from Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport to Middlemount Aerodrome and back.

DeGunst Transport P/L Textron (Cessna) 208 Caravan VH-NPZ completed its weekly Fly-in Fly-out (FIFO) charter flight into Nebo Aerodrome from Bundaberg Airport - this time flying there and back direct.  It had also completed a local flight on New Years Day.

And a pair of Victoria-based visitors in the form of New Day Aviation Services Piper PA-31 VH-MWC and Piper PA-23-250 VH-CUW were spotted at Gladstone Airport.  They both had arrived into the Port City from Victoria on Boxing Day.

UPDATE!  On Saturday 6 January, both VH-WMC and VH-CUW departed Gladstone Airport together for Coffs Harbour and Melbourne (Moorabbin).

Photos taken by John Lee and Swavek Topolski  ©

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