Early on Tuesday 20 January, VH-ZZE departed Mackay using the radio callsign of "Customs 44", and was later heard arriving into Rockhampton shortly after lunch time. Rocky plane spotter 'IAD' popped out to the Airport after work and captured a few photos as VH-ZZE rested on the Northern end of the Rockhampton Airport apron.
The Dash-8 is part of a 13-strong fleet of Dash-8 and Reims (Cessna) F406 fixed-wing surveillance aircraft, which are supported by several helicopters operating over the Northern half of Australia.
Thanks to the Mackay spotters and ‘IAD’ for these great photos!
Photos taken by ‘AC' and 'IAD’ ©