Wednesday, February 7, 2024

PNG Registered Pacific Helicopters Airbus BK117 Helicopter PK-BKZ Spotted at the Whitsunday Airport at Shute Harbour - Plus More!

On Wednesday 7 February, a nice 'new' helicopter was spotted passing through the Whitsunday Airport at Shute Harbour in the form of Papua New Guinea registered Pacific Helicopters (Goroka) Airbus BK117 helicopter P2-BKZ.

Little is known about the chopper, but it did ferry up to the Whitsundays on Tuesday 6 February from the Sunshine Coast via Bundaberg and Rockhampton Airports.
On Wednesday, P2-BKZ departed the Whitsunday Airport at Shute Harbour for Townsville, Mareeba and ports to the North.

Meanwhile, also on Wednesday 7 February, the sleek SG Aviation Australia / Business Aviation Solutions Gulfstream G-VI (G650ER) bizjet VH-SGA visited Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport from Melbourne (Essendon).

Air Link (Dubbo) Cessna 510 Citation Mustang bizjet VH-SEQ arrived into Rockhampton Airport from Archerfield and the Sunshine Coast as "AirMed 923".

UPDATE!  On Thursday 8 February, VH-SEQ "AirMed 923" departed Rockhampton Airport and returned to the Sunny Coast and Archerfield.

And Victorian-based but American-registered Embraer EMB-505 Phenom 300 N227SL flew up Archerfield to Townsville and then Rockhampton Airport before then departing back to Archerfield.

Finally, also on Wednesday 7 February, Poolhurst Aviation Air Charter Services Pilatus PC-12/47E VH-PDE visited Rolleston Aerodrome from Archerfield.

Mackay-based Piper PA-31 Navajo VH-DWX departed Mackay Airport for Cloncurry Airport.

UPDATE!  After making a few stops, VH-DWX returned to Mackay Airport on Friday 9 February.

And the visiting Southern Airlines (Moorabbin) Cessna 404 VH-TTZ completed a flight from Rockhampton Airport to Emerald Airport and back to Rocky.

Photo taken by Lee Holloway  ©

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