We boarded VH-JZG at Townsville Airport early on Monday and soon the JG70 flight took to the air.
After a quick overfly of the city we landed at Rockhampton Airport to a water-cannon salute by the Aviation Rescue Firefighters and 'goodie' bags from the Rockhampton Regional Council.
We rejoined VH-JZG midway through Monday afternoon and departed North to Rockhampton as JG73 - dodging some typical Queensland storms.
And then finally, we returned to Townsville where we touched down just after 6pm.
It was a long day but it was a historic day where I was able to join with JetGo in launching four new services - we even received commemorative photo-cards to celebrate the historic day (I believe the photo featured was taken by Townsville plane spotter Dave!).
A great day and I hope to have a full Trip Report finished by this weekend!
Additional photos taken by Kayanne Hardsman ©