On Sunday 17 April, a pair of Australian Army Boeing CH-47F 'Foxtrot' Chinook helicopters passed through Rockhampton Airport, believed to be also heading to Canberra from their Townsville base. They were identified as A15-306 and A15-307 and arrived in quick succession from Townsville using the radio callsign "Fatboy".
It is believed that these two Chinooks will join in fellow Army CH-47D A15-202 and CH-47F A15-303 which passed through Rocky on Saturday 16 April in Canberra as part of a transfer ceremony this week of the older A15-202 to the Australian War Memorial which will be added to the national collection. See our Blog post below!
After taking on fuel, the two Chinooks departed Rocky separately with A15-306 first to depart to the South as "Brahman 306" followed a short time later by A15-307 also heading South as "Brahman 307".
Gladstone plane spotter Michael F captured this image below from this front yard!
Sincere thanks to local plane spotter Ash B who popped out to Rockhampton Airport to capture these great photos!
Photos taken by Ash Burggraaff and Michael Fleetwood ©