Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Navair Flight Operations Embraer EMB-500 Phenom 100 VH-HQK "Navair 141" Pops into Rockhampton Airport - Plus More!

On Tuesday 6 February, Navair Flight Operations Embraer EMB-500 Phenom 100 VH-HQK as "Navair 141" was noted arriving into Rockhampton Airport from Dubbo.  It then departed to Julia Creek and Cloncurry before then returning to Julia Creek and Rockhampton Airport where it seems to be staying for the night.

File photo

UPDATE!  On Wednesday 7 February, VH-HQK "Navair 141" departed Rockhampton Airport for Dubbo.

While MacKellar Mining Equipment Pty Ltd (Revesco Aviation) Cessna 680 Citation Sovereign bizjet VH-MMC flew into Emerald Airport from the Sunshine Coast.  It then departed to Adelaide.

UPDATE!  On Wednesday 7 February, VH-MMC landed back at Emerald Airport from Adelaide and then departed back to Sunshine Coast.

Capital Jet Charter (Canberra) Cessna 525B CitationJet CJ3 bizjet VH-TCS looked to arrive into (near) Taroom Aerodrome from Canberra.  It later departed to Tamworth and back to Canberra.

And Machjet (Machjet International) Cessna 525A Citation CJ2 bizjet VH-ZIY as "Machflight 121" looked to complete airwork at Maryborough and Bundaberg Airports while on a flight out of and back to the Sunshine Coast.

Meanwhile, also on Tuesday 6 February, McDermott Aviation Group / Machjet International Beech B200 King Air VH-NSN as "Machflight 11" flew into Rockhampton Airport from Cairns and Townsville before departing to Brisbane.

UPDATE!  On Thursday 8 February, VH-NSN as "Machflight 121" was back in the region, flying up from the Sunshine Coast to complete airwork at Bundaberg and Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airports before returning to the Sunny Coast.

Sunshine Coast-based Rockwell International 114 VH-KSW arrived into Rockhampton Airport from Caboolture.

UPDATE!  Over the rest of the week, VH-KSW visited Springsure, Emerald, Middlemount, Biloela / Thangool, Agnes Water and Bundaberg Airports before returning to Caboolture on Friday 9 February.

AirServices Australia / Aero Pearl-operated Hawker Beechcraft B300 Super King Air VH-FIZ "Auscal 4" also called into Longreach Airport, arriving from Alice Springs and departing to Brisbane.  It also completed some airwork at Charleville Airport while flying to Brisbane.

And Nautilus Aviation Bell Helicopter Textron Canada 412EP helicopter VH-ZVP as "Rescue 421" flew down from Cairns, Townsville and Mackay to Gladstone and Bundaberg Airports before then finishing the day at the Oakey Army Aviation Centre.

Finally, also on Tuesday 6 February, it's worth noting that 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 to complete some aerial surveillance / search work in the Whitsundays area.

Earlier, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Lockheed C-130J-30 Hercules Transport Aircraft A97-468 "Trojan 30" flew up from RAAF Base Richmond to complete a missed approach at RAAF Base Amberley and fly then up to complete similar airwork / searching around the Whitsunday Islands.

Photo taken by Paul Tyler  ©

No comments:

Post a Comment