Saturday, June 8, 2024

Stroud Aviation and Transportation (Boonah) / Navair Flight Operations Cessna 510 Citation Mustang Bizjet VH-SHI "Navair 173" Hamilton Island Airport - Plus More!

On Saturday 8 June, Stroud Aviation and Transportation (Boonah) / Navair Flight Operations Cessna 510 Citation Mustang bizjet VH-SHI as "Navair 173" departed Hamilton Island Airport to Bankstown and Archerfield.  It had arrived from Bankstown early on Thursday 6 June and flew down from Archerfield the previous afternoon.

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Bowenville (near Toowoomba) based Cessna 525 CitationJet CJ1+ bizjet VH-JSZ arrived into Rockhampton Airport from Archerfield via Dalby and Bundaberg Airports.  It is due to depart back to those places on Sunday 9 June.

UPDATE!  On Sunday 9 June, VH-JSZ departed Rockhampton Airport and returned to Bundaberg Airport before continuing to Dalby and Archerfield. It then flew to Moura Aerodrome and onwards to Mount Isa.

And LifeFlight (Aeromed) Canadair CL-600-2B16 Challenger 604 bizjet VH-OFB "Ambulance 624" flew into Mackay Airport from Brisbane before then departing to Cairns.  It then returned to Mackay Airport and then back to Brisbane.

Meanwhile, also on Saturday 8 June, General Aviation Maintenance (GAM) Aero Commander 500-S VH-UJU flew down from Townsville to Mackay Airport via some aerial survey work.  It then completed a local flight out of and back to Mackay Airport again via some aerial surveying.

Flight Testing Services Australia (Brisbane) PA-31/A1 Navajo VH-WHE continued to complete aerial survey flights out of Bundaberg Airport.  It had flown up from Redcliffe last weekend and also operated out of Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport.

Brisbane-based Piper PA-31 Navajo VH-DEP flew from Gladstone Airport to Mackay Airport.  It has been operated daily aerial survey flights out of Gladstone and Rockhampton Airports after flying up Archerfield last weekend.

While Air Gold Coast Cessna 172RG VH-BCD arrived into Rockhampton Airport from Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast) Airport before then departing to Bundaberg Airport, the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast.  It looked to have flown up to Prosie the previous day flying up from the Gold Coast via Roma, Longreach and Bowen Airports.

Helibiz / Heli Lift Bell 205A-1 VH-WOC arrived into the Whitsunday Airport at Shute Harbour from the North.

Victoria-based Airbus Helicopters EC 130 T2 VH-BTC arrived into Rockhampton Airport from Archerfield and then departed to Townsville.

And Sunshine Coast registered Aerospatiale AS.350D Squirrel VH-PIH, which possibly arrived into Rockhampton Airport on Friday, operated several charter flights over Rocky.  It took off from outside the Rockhampton Aero Club, did a wide circuit over northside of the city, the direction varied according to traffic approaches and departures, then landed at a school on the western side of the river for a short stop, then did a short hop back to the Aero Club.  It flew over a dozen flights through the morning, finishing in the early afternoon.

Photo taken by Trevor Hardsman  ©

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