We posted below that stunning new Airbus Helicopters H145 D-HADW, which is currently on an Australian demo tour, touched down at Mackay Airport late on Thursday 2 July.
On Friday 3 July it was noted operating demonstration flights out of Mackay Airport for the two local helicopter operators - Whitsunday Helicopters and Mackay Helicopters - with one flight noted to be tracking from Bowen back to Mackay.
Local plane spotter 'AC' was up early on Saturday 4 July and captured these stunning photos of D-HADW as it sat outside the Mackay Helicopters hangar. D-HADW was later noted departing Mackay Airport for Townsville.
The H145 - recently renamed from EC145 T2 - is being demonstrated to several Australian operators including EMS (Emergency Medical Service) and police operations. The H145 is also being demonstrated to the Australian military during its month-long visit of 15 capital cities, regional centres and towns stretching from Melbourne to Far North Queensland and points in between.
All photos taken by 'AC' ©