Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Skyline Aviation Beechcraft Beechjet 400A / Nextant 400TXi ZK-NXJ visits Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay planespotter Ben May was on hand to capture the arrival of a very rare visitor to Hervey Bay / Fraser Coast Airport on Tuesday, March 22, in the form of New Zealand based Skyline Aviation Beechcraft Beechjet 400A / Nextant 400TXi ZK-NXJ, which reportedly dropped off a patient to a local ambulance.

Of interest, this very sleek looking jet touched down at Hervey Bay Airport at 1.30pm from Dunedin, New Zealand via Coolangatta / Gold Coast for Customs. The aircraft had earlier flown from Auckland to Dunedin.

Generally, we would take the time to research the history of an unfamiliar aircraft type and share the learnings, however, as time is limited on this occasion, thought we would instead provide a link about the development of the Beechcraft Beechjet which was originally designed as the Mitsubishi MU-300 Diamond : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawker_400  

After an overnight stay at Hervey Bay, Beechcraft Beechjet 400A / Nextant 400TXi ZK-NXJ departed back to Auckland, New Zealand on Wednesday, March 23, but not before another Customs clearance at Coolangatta / Gold Coast Airport.   
All photo's contributed by Ben May.