Saturday, February 3, 2024

Manx Jet Management (UK) Dassault Falcon 7X Bizjet M-LJCR Departs Hamilton Island Airport - Plus More!

On Saturday 3 February, the visiting Manx Jet Management (UK) Dassault Falcon 7X bizjet M-LJCR departed Hamiton Island Airport for Darwin and then Bangkok, Thailand. 

M-LJCR arrives into Darwin Airport

It had arrived from Melbourne (Essendon) on Tuesday 30 January.

While over on the mainland, Execujet Australia Bombardier CL-600-2B16 Challenger 604 bizjet VH-VSZ arrived into Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast) Airport from Cairns. It had flown into Far North Queensland the previous day.

At the time of writing it appears to be staying for at least the night.

UPDATE!  On Monday 5 February, VH-VSZ departed Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast) Airport for Sydney.

Also still parked at Proserpine Airport was McDermott Aviation Group / Machjet International Cessna 525C CitationJet CJ4 bizjet VH-PIY "Machflight 17" which arrived on Friday 2 February - see Blog post below!

UPDATE!  On Sunday 4 February, VH-PIY "Machflight 17" departed Prosie for the Sunshine Coast.

Easternwell Group (Avcair) Beech B200 King Air VH-EWG passed through Emerald Airport twice while flying up and down between Toowoomba (and Brisbane on the return leg) and Kidston.

Air Link Piper PA-31-350 VH-MZF flew into Blackall Airport from Bankstown and Archerfield.

UPDATE!  On Sunday 4 February, VH-MZF returned to Archerfield.  It is due to return to Bankstown on Monday 5 February.

Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche B VH-SEX looked to visit Middlemount Aerodrome from Inverell (New South Wales) and Dalby.

And Flight Training Adelaide (FTA) / Qantas Group Pilot Academy Diamond DA-40 Star training aircraft VH-YTI, VH-EQO, VH-PQE and VH-YTZ all arrived into Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport from Toowoomba-Wellcamp via Archerfield before departing back to Wellcamp.

Finally, also on Saturday 3 February, there were several helicopters noted flying around the region.

Radford Harvesting (Tasmania) / Utility Helicopters (Sunshine Coast) Agusta 119 Koala helicopter VH-X6I (N803CF) was noted flying around the Mackay Hinterland area.

Frontier Helicopters (WA) Eurocopter AS 350 B3 Squirrel VH-ZBQ passed through at least Dalby and Charleville Airports while flying from Redcliffe to Alice Springs.

Omni Executive (Canberra) / M.I. Helicopters (Roma) Bell 206L-3 LongRanger III VH-NPI was seen flying out of and back to its Roma Airport base.

And Australian Army marked Leonardo S.P.A. Helicopters (Agusta) AW139 helicopter VH-YBF as "Warhorse 207" was noted completing airwork and eventually landing at Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast) Airport while on a flight out of and back to Townsville.

Photos taken by Mary Marshall and James Kirk  ©

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